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2022 PFF College Preseason All-MAC Team

Frisco, TX, USA; Miami (Oh) Redhawks quarterback Brett Gabbert (5) throws a pass in the second quarter against the North Texas Mean Green at Toyota Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

• Northern Illinois leads the way with five players on the All-MAC first team.

• The All-MAC quarterbacks are Miami (OH)'s Brett Gabbert (first team), Central Michigan's Daniel Richardson (second team), Ohio's Kurtis Rourke (third team) and Kent State's Collin Schlee (HM).

• Check out PFF's 2023 NFL Draft Big Board to see which MAC stars are among the top preseason draft prospects.

Ahead of the 2022 college football season, PFF presents its preseason All-MAC Team.

Below are the first, second and third teams in addition to an honorable mention team. For in-depth analysis of these college football talents — and their respective programs — take a look at the 2022 PFF College Football Preview Guide.



QB: Brett Gabbert, Miami (OH)

RB: Lew Nichols III, Central Michigan

RB: Xavier Williams, Kent State

WR: Trayvon Rudolph, Northern Illinois

WR: Dante Cephas, Kent State

WR: Hassan Beydoun, Eastern Michigan

TE: Jack Coldiron, Miami (OH)

OT: Nolan Potter, Northern Illinois

OT: Marques Cox, Northern Illinois

G: Sidy Sow, Eastern Michigan

G: Dylan Deatherage, Western Michigan

C: Jacob Gideon, Western Michigan


DI: Braden Fiske, Western Michigan

DI: Daymond Williams, Buffalo

Edge: Jose Ramirez, Eastern Michigan

Edge: Jamal Hines, Toledo

LB: Corvin Moment, Western Michigan

LB: James Patterson, Buffalo

CB: Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo

CB: John Saunders Jr., Miami (OH)

S: Jordan Anderson, Bowling Green

S: Maxen Hook, Toledo

Flex D: Jordan Gandy, Northern Illinois


K: John Richardson, Northern Illinois

P: Luke Elzinga, Central Michigan

PR/KR: Ja'Shaun Poke, Kent State


QB: Daniel Richardson, Central Michigan

RB: Marquez Cooper, Kent State

RB: Sean Tyler, Western Michigan

WR: Quian Williams, Buffalo

WR: Mac Hippenhammer, Miami (OH)

WR: Dallas Dixon, Central Michigan

TE: Christian Sims, Bowling Green

OT: Brian Dooley, Eastern Michigan

OT: Marcellus Johnson, Eastern Michigan

G: Tyler Long, Toledo

G: Logan Zschernitz, Northern Illinois

C: Rusty Feth, Miami (OH)


DI: John Wesley Whiteside, Central Michigan

DI: Desjuan Johnson, Toledo

Edge: Thomas Incoom, Central Michigan

Edge: Karl Brooks, Bowling Green

LB: Dyontae Johnson, Toledo

LB: Brandon Martin, Ball State

CB: Roman Parodie, Ohio

CB: Montre Miller, Kent State

S: Tariq Drake, Ohio

S: Nate Bauer, Toledo

Flex D: Matthew Salopek, Miami (OH)

K: Alex McNulty, Buffalo

P: Jonah Wieland, Ohio

PR/KR: Sean Tyler, Western Michigan


QB: Kurtis Rourke, Ohio

RB: Carson Steele, Ball State

RB: La'Darius Jefferson, Western Michigan

WR: Cole Tucker, Northern Illinois

WR: Jayshon Jackson, Ball State

WR: Corey Crooms, Western Michigan

TE: Joel Wilson, Central Michigan

OT: Reid Holskey, Miami (OH)

OT: Jeremiah Banks-Wall, Bowling Green

G: J.J. Lippe, Northern Illinois

G: Gabe Wallace, Buffalo

C: Jamezz Kimbrough, Central Michigan

DI: Walter Haire, Bowling Green

DI: George Wolo, Buffalo

Edge: Max Michel, Buffalo

Edge: Saivon Taylor-Davis, Kent State

LB: Zaire Barnes, Western Michigan

LB: Clayton Coll, Ball State

CB: Donte Kent, Central Michigan

CB: Amechi Uzodinma II, Ball State

S: Nico Bolden, Kent State

S: Dean Clark, Kent State

Flex D: Davon Ferguson, Bowling Green


K: Marshall Meeder, Central Michigan

P: Nick Mihalic, Western Michigan

PR/KR: Jacquez Stuart, Toledo


QB: Collin Schlee, Kent State

RB: Terion Stewart, Bowling Green

RB: Antario Brown, Northern Illinois

WR: Yo'Heinz Tyler, Ball State

WR: Tanner Knue, Eastern Michigan

WR: Dylan Drummond, Eastern Michigan

TE: Tristian Brank, Akron

OT: Corey Stewart, Ball State

OT: Damon Kaylor, Ball State

G: Trevor Campbell, Western Michigan

G: Christophe Atkinson, Ohio

C: Sam Allan, Kent State


DI: Judge Culpepper, Toledo

DI: Austin Ertl, Miami (OH)

Edge: Michael Kennedy, Northern Illinois

Edge: Tavion Woodard, Ball State

LB: Darren Anders, Bowling Green

LB: Nick Rattin, Northern Illinois

CB: Charles Amankwaa, Akron

CB: Dorian Jackson, Western Michigan

S: Zachary Ford, Toledo

S: CJ Brown, Northern Illinois

Flex D: Jacquezz Warren, Miami (OH)


K: Graham Nicholson, Miami (OH)

P: Dom Dzioban, Miami (OH)

PR/KR: Trayvon Rudolph, Northern Illinois

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