The junior college transfer is a big part — philosophically and physically — of Northern Illinois's veteran defensive line.
Quietly one of the MAC's leading tacklers, Justin Cherocci looks to build off an impressive sophomore season.
One of the most consistent members of a young UMass team, Johnson proved his worth in 2012 and looks to build on that success this season.
Bowling Green's defense was out of this world in 2012, but it lost a star to the NFL. Can the Falcons find a way to rekindle that success for the 2013 season? It all begins on the defensive line.
Given the nod to be the new placekicker very early in EMU's 2012 campaign, the true freshman has given the optimistic Eagles fans some hope heading into the 2013 season.
It's not often a freshman is able to take the redshirt off and immediately contribute to the team. Then again, it's not often a freshman is 6'4" and runs like a bolt of lightning.
John Lechner has plenty of past Bobcats to look up to, including those who have made it to the NFL and those from Nebraska.
He started his career making a cameo in a viral blooper reel, but by the end of the season he became one of the top field position movers in the MAC.
No list of the MAC's best is incomplete without the senior leader of the MAC champs' superior offensive line.