Bryan M. Vance

The Top 50 MAC Football Players Of 2014

The list to end all lists is back! Follow along from No. 50 to No. 1 right here. Like this Storystream to get updates on Facebook, or bookmark this page and check back every day from now until Aug 23 as we reveal a player each day at 10 a.m..

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Titus Davis Is Poised For An Explosive Season

Davis is one of the most explosive players in the country, and he will be looking to break big plays in his senior season in the maroon and gold.

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Travis Greene Looks To Have Another Big Year

The work-horse of the BGSU backfield Travis Greene checks in at No. 4 on our top 50 countdown.

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"Quake" Edwards Leads Ball State On the Ground

Ball State's record breaking running back anchors the ground game for the Cardinals.

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Greg Mancz Leads the Way For the Toledo Rockets

Greg Mancz is Toledo's rock, and will be one of the best players in the MAC this fall.

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Corey Davis: The Hands Man

After a stellar freshman season that saw him take home MAC Freshman of the Year honors, can Corey Davis help lead a young WMU squad to a turnaround year?

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Tyler Loos Has Your Back(Side)

The best left tackle in the MAC has faced serious injury in each of his three seasons. But he's healthy and ready to anchor the conference's top offensive line.

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Tarell Basham Has A Bright Future At Ohio

Tarell Basham showcased some of his vast potential during his limited playing time in 2013. This year, Basham could show the nation why he's not just the best DL in the MAC, but in the country.

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Jamaal Bass Is the Jordan Lynch of NIU's Defense

We break into the top-10 with the Huskies' senior LB. Bass has been a beast for the Huskies for three years now...expect more of the same in 2014.

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Devin Bass Leads An Experienced Bobcat Secondary

This redshirt junior cornerback will be expected to lead a still experienced secondary after losing an NFL draftee, and the defensive back with the most interceptions on the team.

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Tommylee Lewis Is Fast, Really Fast

The speedy receiver has helped the Huskies in numerous ways the past three season. Now he'll look to add the exclamation point to an already solid career in DeKalb.

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Jatavis Brown Is A Bad, Bad Man, and That's Good

Jatavis Brown was the lone Akron Zip to make the All-MAC First Team in 2013 and checks in at 13 in our MAC Top 50 Countdown.

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Gabe Martin Looks To Bounce Back For BGSU' defense

BGSU linebacker Gabe Martin looks to have a bounce back year after a torn ACL sidelined him for most of the 2013 season.

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Jordan Williams, Ball State's Top Aerial Asset

With Willie Snead gone to the NFL, Jordan Williams becomes the Cardinals top deep threat.

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Alonzo Russell Is a Freak

The two time Third-team ALL-MAC selection will be the number one target this season for the Rockets.

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Alex Huettel, the Anchor Of BGSU's O-line

BGSU's Alex Huettel makes the move from right guard to center to help solidify the Falcon O-line

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Bronson Hill Can Do It All

One of the conference's best running backs is in Ypsilanti. Can he end his senior season on a high note?

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Joe Licata: Face of the UB Franchise

Joe Licata was just a redshirt sophomore this past fall, but he was arguably one of the top quarterbacks in mid-major college football. After taking over the starting job down the stretch of 2012, Licata piloted the Buffalo Bulls to one of their best seasons in program history in 2013.

Now a junior, the New York native seems poised to have another big year, and as just the second quarterback on our list thus far, Licata has firmly cemented himself as one of the best in the league. He checks in at No. 19. Our pals over at UB Bull Run have more.

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Justin Cherocci Leads the Chippewas' Defense

The veteran leader of CMU's defense checks in next on our countdown of the MAC's best players.

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A Super Sophomore Rushes All The Way To No. 21

Kareem Hunt came into the season last year as a backup running back to David Fleullen. He ended the season with Toledo fans buzzing about the future.

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Treyvon Hester #22 on the MAC Top 50

The big man at the front of Toledo's defensive line checks in at No. 22 on our list.

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Is This the Next NIU Safety To Get Drafted High?

Expectations will meet performance for Dechane Durante in 2014 as he becomes the leader of the Huskies' secondary.

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Ben Ingle and the Cardinals Get Defensive For 2014

Ball State will be doing it with defense this season. No player is more important to that mission than Ben Ingle.

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Jeremiah Detmer Is As Reliable As They Come

Clutch kicking and accurate kicking are an underappreciated aspect of football that some football coaches forget. But Rockets fans know just how valuable having a skilled kicker can be

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NIU Safety Marlon Moore Looks To Impress In 2014

The junior safety is poised to become one of the defensive leaders for the Huskies this season.

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Andy Phillips Is the Next Great CMU O-Lineman

Another CMU player checks in our countdown, this time its a potential future NFL offensive guard and one of the most experienced offensive lineman in the MAC.

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EMU Might Have The Best Tight End In The MAC

One of the conference's finest tight ends plays a huge role for the Eagles' offense.

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D.J. Lynch Is Dedicated To Preseason Preparation

The anchor for the Falcons defense D.J. Lynch ranks among not only the best linebackers in the MAC but also in the country.

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Da'Ron Brown Puts a Defense In Deep Trouble.

Da'Ron Brown brings the kind of speed to the wide receiver position that can leave a defense behind.

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Cameron Stingily Will Run You Over

Stingily broke out last year when the Huskies needed him the most.

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Justin March Will Play a Vital Role for the Zips

The Zips defense made major improvements in 2013 and it started with Justin March and the linebacking core.

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Jawon Chisholm: Best Of the Best

The Zips are improving steadily. With a true leader at the helm, and three years of experience under his belt, Jawon Chisholm should perform and be one of if not the MAC's best running back by season's end. The Zips are ready to turn the corner and Chisholm will help guide them back to prominence.

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Celiscar Holds Down the Fort For the Bronco D

The Broncos hope Donald Celiscar's skill and experience will bolster a defense - and a team in general - that's still trying to find itself.

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Jacob Richard Will Lead a Top Offensive Line

Jacob Richard is a key player for the Cardinals offensive line in order to continue to be as successful as they were in the previous season.

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BGSU WR Ronnie Moore Is a Jack Of All Trades

Ronnie Moore is an electric undersized, and underrated receiver with good hands, and big play ability. His special teams and slot play goes under the radar because of all the fire power surrounding him on the field.

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Buffalo's Andre Davis Checks In At No. 37

Checking in at No. 37 on our list is a big offensive lineman from the Buffalo Bulls, Andre Davis. Our pals at Bull Run have a write up on him here.

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Justin Currie: Quarterback Of the Bronco Defense

While he may not boast the stats, Justin Currie has shown himself to be an intricate part of the Western Michigan Bronco defense since the days of Bill Cubit.

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Miami's Kent Kern Is A Tackling Machine

At No. 39 on our list, Kent Kern was a rare bright spot on Miami's defense last season.

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Jeff Myers Is the Definition Of An Ironman

The Toledo offensive lineman isn't the most famous member of his unit, but he's not to be taken lightly.

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Lincoln Hansen Is Vital To EMU's Success In 2014

One of the more well-respected offensive linemen in Lincoln Hansen comes up at no. 41 on our list.

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Antwan Crutcher Is An Intimidating Force For Ohio

A big 'ole defensive tackle for the Oho Bobcats is next on our list of the top 50 players in the MAC for 2014.

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Top MAC Football Players: #43 Nick Beamish

Coming in at #43 on our top MAC Football Players of 2014, Nick Beamish looks to be the next great offensive lineman out of CMU.

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Akron Gunslinger Kyle Pohl Checks In At No. 44

Kyle Pohl went in and proved he can hang in the Big 10 on the road at Ann Arbor. With a year of experience under his belt, and another year playing under Terry Bowden, Pohl should thrive and compete to be amongst the best quarterbacks in the MAC by season's end.

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Top MAC Football Players: #46 Saylor Lavallii

The junior running back from Mason Michigan packs a lot of punch into a small package.

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Top MAC Football Players: #47 Leterrius Walton

A menace on Central Michigan's defensive line, Leterrius Walton is next on our list of the top MAC football players of 2014.

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Top MAC Football Players: #48 Anthony Melchiori

Punters are weapons, and boy is Melchiori a weapon for the Flashes.

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Top MAC Football Players: #49 Gehrig Dieter

The former Indiana star heads into 2014 under the radar. Teams may know of him, but may not be aware of what's in store until they face him.

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Top MAC Football Players: #50 Chase Cochran

We start off our summer series of the Top 50 MAC football players of 2014 with an explosive Bobcat wide receiver.

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