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2021 MAC Awards and First Team selections

2021 MAC awards

With the 2021 college football season winding down, conference awards and players of the year are being announced. Here, TGH gives you the full list of the 2021 MAC Awards and First Team selections. Check our college football page for more lists of college football award winners.

MAC Player of the Year

Dustin Crumm, QB – Kent State

Offensive Player of the Year

Lew Nichols, RB – Central Michigan

Defensive Player of the Year

Ali Fayad, DL – Western Michigan

Special Teams Player of the Year

Kalil Pimpleton, PR – Central Michigan

Coach of the Year

Thomas Hammock – Northern Illinois

All-MAC First Team Offense

Quarterback – Dustin Crum, Kent State

Offensive Lineman – Sidy Sow, Eastern Michigan. Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan. Luke Goedeke, Central Michigan. Bryce Harris, Toledo. Mike Caliendo, Western Michigan

Tight End – Christian Sims, Bowling Green

Wide Receiver – Kalil Pimpleton, Central Michigan. Dante Cephas, Kent State. Jack Sorenson, Miami. Skyy Moore, Western Michigan

Running Back – Lew Nichols III, Central Michigan. Bryant Koback, Toledo

Placekicker – Nate Needham, Bowling Green

All-MAC First Team Defense

Down Lineman – Troy Hairston, Central Michigan. Kameron Butler, Miami. Jamal Hines, Toledo. Ali Fayad, Western Michigan

Linebacker – Darren Anders, Bowling Green. James Patterson, Buffalo. Troy Brown, Central Michigan. Ivan Pace Jr., Miami

Defensive Back – Bryce Cosby, Ball State. Elvis Hines, Kent State. C.J. Brown, Northern Illinois. Sam Womack, Toledo. Tycen Anderson, Toledo

Punter – Nathan Snyder, Ball State

All-MAC First Team Special Teams

Kickoff Return Specialist – Justin Hall, Ball State

Punt Return Specialist – Kalil Pimpleton, Central Michigan

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