MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State’s 11 preseason All-MAC picks and 5 first-team alternatives through Phil Steele’s Faculty Soccer Preview are tied for the second-most of any workforce within the league.
The once a year e-newsletter comes out this week, previewing the 2020 season. Best Central Michigan (12) has extra total honorees on Steele’s MAC groups than the Cardinals, whilst handiest Western Michigan (6) has extra at the first workforce.
Here’s a breakdown of the Cardinals known …
Caleb Huntley, Sr., RB: A second-team All-MAC selection closing fall, Huntley led the league with 106.2 speeding yards in step with recreation, topping 100 yards in seven of 8 convention video games. With three hundred and sixty five days left to play, he already ranks 9th at the faculty’s profession speeding checklist with 2,465 yards.
Justin Corridor, Sr., WR: A 3-time All-MAC variety, the flexible Corridor was once named to the league’s first workforce closing fall. He led the Cardinals in catches (61) and receiving yards (684), whilst his 8 overall touchdowns have been moment handiest to Huntley’s 12. The previous freshman All-American ranks 5th at school historical past with 208 profession catches.
Jaylin Thomas, R-Sr., LB: A 3rd-team All-MAC selection closing fall, Thomas enters his ultimate season with 211 profession tackles. He was once moment at the workforce closing 12 months with 97 stops, together with double-digit totals in 3 of the overall six video games.
Antonio Phillips, Sr., DB: A primary-team All-MAC cornerback closing fall, Phillips was once named this week to the watch checklist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given once a year to the country’s maximum exceptional defensive participant. Phillips ranked moment within the league closing 12 months with 4 interceptions.
Amechi Uzodinma II, Jr., DB: Uzodinma was once the one MAC participant with extra interceptions than Phillips closing season, choosing off 5 passes on his strategy to second-team all-league reputation. The cornerback’s interception overall ranked 7th nationally.
Drew Plitt, R-Sr., QB: Plitt had a breakout 12 months closing fall in his first season because the Cardinal’s full-time starter, main the MAC with 24 landing passes. He ranked moment within the league with 243.2 passing yards in step with recreation whilst directing the MAC’s peak offense when it comes to each issues and yards.
Curtis Blackwell, Sr., OL: A 3rd-team All-MAC variety closing fall, Blackwell began all 12 video games at proper guard for the league’s top-rated offense. His 30 profession begins are probably the most of any lively BSU offensive participant and moment total at the workforce in the back of handiest senior protection Bryce Cosby’s 35.
Chris Agyemang, Grad, DL: Agyemang was once named to the checklist regardless of no longer but taking part in a down for the Cardinals. The graduate switch was once a two-time first-team All-Northeast Convention variety for FCS program Sacred Center. He racked up 5.Five sacks and eight.Zero tackles for loss closing fall.
Christian Albright, Sr., LB: Albright enters his ultimate collegiate season as Ball State’s lively chief in profession sacks (11.0), tackles for loss (22.5) and compelled fumbles (7). A 3rd-team All-MAC variety two seasons in the past, Albright led the Cardinals with 10.Five tackles for loss closing fall.
Joseph Greenwood, Sr., LS: Greenwood serves because the Cardinals lengthy snapper for each punts and box targets. He has performed in all 36 video games during the last 3 seasons.
Kaleb Slaven, R-Sr., OL: Slaven is getting into his fourth season because the Cardinals’ beginning left take on. He began 10 video games closing fall for the top-rated offense within the MAC.
Ball State is scheduled to open the 2020 season on Thursday, Sept. three with a house recreation towards Maine. Click on right here for info on soccer tickets for the approaching season. The Cardinals go back 16 overall starters from a 2019 workforce that contended overdue into the season for a MAC West Department name and received key contention video games over Northern Illinois and league champion Miami.
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