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Ohio Earns a League-Best 11 Spots on All-MAC Team

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Nov. 30, 2011

 

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University football team landed a league-high 11 spots on the 2011 Postseason All-League team which was announced today by the Mid-American Conference.

Junior kicker Matt Weller (Twinsburg, Ohio) and senior offensive lineman Joe Flading (Cincinnati, Ohio) highlighted the list of honorees for the Bobcats. Weller was named Special Teams Player of the Year, while Flading received All-MAC First Team honors for the second-consecutive season.

Weller leads the conference in with a school record 22 field goals made, surpassing the mark of 21 which he set in 2009. His long of 49 yards is tied for the longest field goal made by any kicker in the conference this season. Weller converted a career-high five field goals in a 29-28 win at Bowling Green on Nov. 16 to help the Bobcats clinch the MAC East Division.

Flading received All-MAC First Team recognition following a 2011 season where he helped pave the way for nine 200-yard rushing games. He has also started in 37-straight games. Flading’s All-MAC honor is the third of his career.

Senior wide receiver LaVon Brazill (Lantana, Fla.), junior offensive lineman Eric Herman (Oregon, Ohio), senior linebacker Noah Keller (Kearney, Neb.), junior defensive lineman Tremayne Scott (Ocala, Fla.), junior cornerback Travis Carrie (Antioch, Calif.) and Weller were all selected to the All-MAC Second Team.

Keller’s All-MAC honor was the third of his career, while Brazill and Weller were recognized for the second time in their respective careers. Herman, Scott and Carrie were each named All-MAC for the first time.

Brazill has surpassed 100 yards receiving on five separate occasions this fall and leads the team in receptions (58) and receiving yards (914). Herman has started in 36 straight games and has the most pancake (79) and decleater blocks (16).

Keller, who is a three-time captain, leads the team in tackles with 92 stops and ranks in the Top 10 all-time in career tackles with 414. In four of the last six weeks, he has recorded 10 tackles-or-more. Scott has played in all 12 games and is ranked third on the team in tackles with 55. He also has a team-best 3.5 sacks and 8.0 tackles for loss on the year. Carrie leads the team with four interceptions and has also played in all 12 games this season. He ranks sixth on the team in tackles.

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Tettleton (Norman, Okla.), senior A.J. Strum (Delmont, Pa.) and senior running back Donte Harden (Erie, Pa.) were each named to the All-MAC Third Team. Both Tettleton and Harden were named to the All-Conference team for the first time, while Strum earned the second All-MAC honor of his career.

Tettleton has set 11 single season school records this fall in his first season as a starter. He has accounted for 34 touchdowns (26 passing; 8 rushing) and he is also one of just seven quarterbacks nationally that have thrown 26-or-more touchdowns and seven interceptions or less. Strum has started in 31 straight games and has totaled 52 pancake blocks. Harden has accounted for 1,599 all-purpose yards.

Friday night's game can also be heard live on the Citizens Bank Ohio IMG Sports Network with "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein, Rob Cornelius and Brian Boesch calling all of the action. Airtime begins at 6 p.m. ET with MAC Championship Live.

2011 MAC Specialty Award Winners

Vern Smith Leadership Award Winner:  QB Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois

Coach of the Year:  Ron English, Eastern Michigan

Offensive Player of the Year:  QB Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois

Defensive Player of the Year:  DL Drew Nowak, Western Michigan

Special Teams Player of the Year: K Matt Weller, Ohio

Freshman of the Year:  RB Anthon Samuel, Bowling Green

 

2011 All-MAC First Team Offense

Position – Name - School

Quarterback – Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois @

Center – Scott Wedige, Northern Illinois @

Offensive Linemen – Mike VanDerMeulen, Toledo %

Offensive Lineman – Trevor Olson, Northern Illinois @

Offensive Lineman – Joe Flading, Ohio @&

Offensive Linemen – Pat Boyle, Temple

Tight End – Evan Rodriquez, Temple @

Wide Receiver – Jordan White, Western Michigan @

Wide Receiver – Eric Page, Toledo @!

Wide Receiver – Nick Harwell, Miami #

Wide Receiver – Kamar Jorden, Bowling Green @

Running Back - Bernard Pierce, Temple @ ^

Running Back –Branden Oliver, Buffalo

Placekicker –Mathew Sims, Northern Illinois

 

2011 All-MAC First Team Defense

Position – Name - School

Outside Linebacker –Aaron Morris, Ball State

Outside Linebacker – Khalil Mack, Buffalo

Inside Linebacker – Brian Wagner, Akron !

Inside Linebacker - Dwayne Woods, Bowling Green #

Down Lineman – Roosevelt Nix, Kent State @

Down Lineman – Adrian Robinson, Temple @ ^

Down Lineman – Chris Jones, Bowling Green %

Down Lineman – Drew Nowak, Western Michigan

Defensive Back – Jahleel Addae, Central Michigan %

Defensive Back – Dayonne Nunley, Miami

Defensive Back – Desmond Marrow, Toledo

Defensive Back – Sean Baker, Ball State #

Punter – Brian Schmeidebusch, Bowling Green

 

2011 All-MAC First Team Specialists

Position – Name - School

Kickoff Return Specialist – Eric Page, Toledo @

Punt Return Specialist –Eric Page, Toledo

 

2011 All-MAC Second Team Offense

Position – Name - School

Quarterback – Alex Carder, Western Michigan %

Center – Zac Kerin, Toledo

Offensive Lineman - Brandon Brooks, Miami # !

Offensive Lineman – Jordan Hansel, Ball State

Offensive Lineman – Brian Winters, Kent State %

Offensive Lineman – Eric Herman, Ohio

Tight End – David Blackburn, Central Michigan

Wide Receiver – LaVon Brazill, Ohio !

Wide Receiver – Briggs Orsbon, Ball State

Wide Receiver – Perez Ashford, Northern Illinois

Wide Receiver – Marcus Rivers, Buffalo

Running Back – Adonis Thomas, Toledo #

Running Back – Jasmin Hopkins, Northern Illinois

Placekicker – Matt Weller, Ohio ^

 

2011 All-MAC Second Team Defense

Position – Name - School

Outside Linebacker – C.J. Malauulu, Kent State

Outside Linebacker – Tahir Whitehead, Temple

Inside Linebacker – Travis Freeman, Ball State

Inside Linebacker – Noah Keller, Ohio ! +

Down Lineman – Sean Progar, Northern Illinois @

Down Lineman – Tremayne Scott, Ohio

Down Lineman – Nate Ollie, Ball State

Down Lineman – Brad Ohrman, Eastern Michigan

Defensive Back – Johnnie Simon, Western Michigan

Defensive Back – Josh Pleasant, Kent State

Defensive Back – Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois

Defensive Back – Travis Carrie, Ohio

Punter – Brandon McManus, Temple

 

2011 All-MAC Second Team Specialists

Position – Name - School

Kickoff Return Specialist – BooBoo Gates, Bowling Green

Punt Return Specialist – Jamill Smith, Ball State

 

2011 All-MAC Third Team Offense

Position – Name - School

Quarterback – Tyler Tettleton, Ohio

Center – Ben Bojicic, Bowling Green

Offensive Lineman – Dann O’Neill, Western Michigan

Offensive Lineman – Wayne Tribue, Temple

Offensive Lineman – Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

Offensive Lineman – A.J. Strum, Ohio #

Tight End – Garrett Hoskins, Eastern Michigan

Wide Receiver – Nate Palmer, Northern Illinois

Wide Receiver – Titus Davis, Central Michigan

Wide Receiver – Cody Wilson, Central Michigan #

Wide Receiver – Chleb Ravenell, Western Michigan

Running Back – Donte’ Harden, Ohio

Running Back – Matt Brown, Temple #

Placekicker – John Potter, Western Michigan %

 

2011 All-MAC Third Team Defense

Position – Name - School

Outside Linebacker – Justin Cudworth, Eastern Michigan

Outside Linebacker – Jerrell Wedge, Miami

Inside Linebacker – Luke Batton, Kent State

Inside Linebacker – Ryan Kennedy, Miami

Down Lineman – Austin Brown, Miami #

Down Lineman – Morkeith Brown, Temple

Down Lineman – Freddie Bishop, Western Michigan

Down Lineman – T.J. Fatinikun, Toledo %

Defensive Back – Latarrius Thomas, Eastern Michigan

Defensive Back – Kevin Kroboth, Temple

Defensive Back – Luke Wollet, Kent State

Defensive Back – Marlon Pollard, Eastern Michigan

Punter – Scott Kovanda, Ball State

 

All-MAC Third Team Specialists

Position – Name - School

Kickoff Return Specialist – Donte’ Harden, Ohio

Punt Return Specialist – Terrell Jackson, Buffalo @

  

@ 2010 First team All-MAC

# 2010 Second team All-MAC

% 2010 Third team All-MAC

 

^ 2009 First team All-MAC

! 2009 Second team All-MAC

& 2009 Third team All-MAC

 

~ 2008 First team All-MAC

+ 2008 Second team All-MAC