As the 12 Mid-American Conference football programs move through their respected 2017-18 campaigns, The Daily News will give a recap and preview every week, running through the teams' previous opponents and looking ahead to the following week. MAC, Photo Provided

MAC football rundown: Week 1

Each week throughout the football season, The Daily News runs through the Mid-American Conference, recapping the previous week and looking ahead to this week’s games. 

KeVonn Mabon, Ball State football's all-time receptions leader signed with the Tennessee Titans following the 2017 NFL Draft. He was one of five Ball State athletes who received an NFL opportunity.

5 former Ball State athletes earn NFL opportunities

Following the conclusion of the 2017 NFL draft Saturday, five Ball State athletes earned opportunities to pursue professional football. Four of them played for on the Ball State football team during their collegiate careers, but one made his presence known on the basketball court. Three players were signed as undrafted free agents: standout wide receiver KeVonn Mabon signed with the Tennessee Titans, safety Martez Hester signed with the Indianapolis Colts and gradating power forward Franko House signed with the Chicago Bears.  The other two, linebacker Aaron Taylor and offensive lineman Drake Miller didn't sign, but did pick up mini-camp offers.

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