13 Cardinals on All-MAC Teams

A total of 13 Ball State Cardinals were selected to the All-MAC Teams including four first teamers.

Ball State's phenomenal 2013 season was rewarded on Wednesday as a total of 13 Cardinal athletes were named to the All-Mid-American Conference teams including a total of 4 on the first team alone.

Headlining the first team for the Cardinals (10-2, 7-1 in the MAC) are TE Zane Fakes, OG Jordan Hansel, DE Jonathan Newsome and WR Willie Snead.

Snead, a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award and 2 time All-MAC First Teamer, is a 5-11 Jr. who paced the Cardinals with 97 receptions for 1,429 yards and 14 touchdowns. His receiving yards and touchdowns were both single season school records. Snead ranks 4th in the nation in receiving yards and touchdowns and 8th in receptions.

Fakes, a 6-3 237 Sr. TE, managed 37 receptions for 382 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season for the Cardinals.

Hansel, a 6-4 326 Sr. OG, started 11 games and was the top performer on the prolific and record-setting Cardinal offense this season. Hansel was a 3rd Team Performer a year ago.

Newsome, a 6-3 240 Sr. DE, racked up 8 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss in his second season with the Cardinals after transferring from Ohio State. Newsome was a second team All-MAC member a season ago.

Highlighting the All-MAC Second Team are Cardinals RB Jahwan Edwards, DB Jeffery Garrett, LB Ben Ingle, DT Nathan Ollie, WR/KOR Jamill Smith and QB Keith Wenning.

Edwards managed 964 yards and 13 touchdowns despite missing two contest due to injury. Garrett, a senior, had a team high 5 interceptions and 49 tackles this season. Ingle led the Cardinals with 105 tackles and added an INT and 3.5 tackles for loss. Ollie had 3 sacks, 9 TFL and 67 tackles.

Smith, a senior from Muncie, IN, had 63 receptions for 855 yards and 8 touchdowns along with 9 punt returns for 84 yards and 23 kickoff returns for 609 yards.

Wenning completed 296 of 454 passes for a school record 3,933 yards and 34 touchdowns. He is Ball State's all time leader in passing yards, touchdowns and is second in completion percentage.

The Third Team included OC Jacob Richard (a former walk-on), WR Jordan Williams (68 rec, 1,016 yards, 10 TDs) and PK Scott Secor (17-21 FG, 109 points).

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