The Ball State offensive line prepares to snap the ball during the football game against Georgia State on Oct. 17 at Scheumann Stadium. Alaina Jaye Halsey // DN File
Five Ball State football players receive All-MAC accolades
Ball State football had five players win All Mid-American Conference accolades despite the team's 3-9 end of season record.
Junior linebacker Sean Wiggins and red-shirt junior defensive lineman Joshua Posley both received first team accolades.
Wiggins finished second on the team and 14th in the MAC with 94 tackles during his first season as a starter.
Posley played his first two seasons in Cincinnati, before transferring to Ball State. He had a team-high 9.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks on the season. Posley also led the team in quarterback hurries, with six, and forced fumbles, with two.
Senior center Jacob Richard and senior wide receiver Jordan Williams both earned second team all-conference awards.
This marked the third year in a row for Richard to win all-league honors. Richard started his last 37 games for the Cardinals and was a team captain during his senior year.
As a senior, Jordan Williams led Ball State and was sixth in the MAC in receptions (72) and receiving yards (920). During his time as a Cardinal, Williams ranks fourth all time for Ball State receivers in receptions (200) and receiving yards (2,723).
Junior wide receiver KeVonn Mabon was the fifth Cardinal to win an award, earning the third team honors as both a receiver and a kick returner.
Mabon struggled at the beginning of the season, but came back and averaged 27.2 yards per return, which ranks 16th nationally. His best statistical game as a wide receiver was against Ohio, where he had 10 catches for 139 yards and a touchdown. During that game he also accumulated 173 return yards on six tries.