Nov. 27, 2007
CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Ohio football squad had six members named to the 2007 Mid-American Conference football team, the league office announced Tuesday.
Ohio had three student-athletes named to the first team (graduate student kicker Michael Braunstein, senior running back Kalvin McRae and senior guard Matt Miller), two to the second team (junior tight end Andrew Mooney and senior defensive tackle Landon Cohen) and one to the third (junior defensive end Jameson Hartke).
Braunstein (Gilbert, Az.) finished the season with a school-records in field goals (20) and extra-point percentage (100.0, 38-38). His 83.3 percent field goal percentage this season also now stands as Ohio's top career mark as well.
McRae (Decatur, Ga.) rewrote much of Ohio's record book over the course of his career and 2007 was no different. He finished his career as the school's leader in rushing yards (4,398), 100-yard rushing games (21), rush attempts (909), rushing yards per game (91.6), all-purpose yards (5,248) and tied for the total touchdowns mark (49). In 2007, he set single-season school records with 1,434 rushing yards, 19 rushing touchdowns, 294 rush attempts and 119.5 rushing yards per game.
Miller (Mechanicsville, Ga.), who started at right guard, graded out at 89 percent this season. He helped pave the way for a Bobcat team that tallied the most passing yards (2,564), the most passing touchdowns (17) and the second-highest total of points (366) in the program's history.
Mooney (Lubbock, Tx.) was Ohio's leading receiver with 34 catches, nine of which went for a touchdown, which set Ohio's single-season touchdown receptions record. He also led the Bobcats with 498 receiving yards.
Cohen (Spartanburg, S.C.) finished fifth on the team with 59 tackles, but led the Bobcats with 12.5 tackles for loss. His 39.5 career tackles for loss tie him with former Ohio linebacker Matt Muncy for fourth all-time in school history.
Hartke (Centerville, Ohio) had 51 tackles this season, including 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. He also tallied four pass breakups and returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown in the 33-32 loss to Wyoming. His 13.5 career sacks now put him in sole possession of fifth on the school's all-time list.