If he never puts a Bearcats uniform on again, Ben Mauk will have left his mark and a lasting impression on the Bearcats football program for years to come. The gutsy quarterback from Kenton, Ohio was an unknown heading into the season, but soon caught the attention of the Bearcat faithful and has become a Bearcats Legend with his overall performance during the 2007 season.
Coming back from an injury many felt would end his playing career; Ben Mauk used a shortly kept rule by the NCAA to transfer from Wake Forest to his home state of Ohio last winter. With questions on his ability following him until the start of preseason camp, Mauk keep looking straight ahead never questioning if he'd be on the field, but when he'd take his place among the other quarterbacks fighting for the starting position.
Playing in an offense like the one he played under at the high school level, Ben Mauk showed the country why he posted some great offensive numbers as a prep player that gained him national attention and records.
Leading the Bearcats to nine of their ten victories Mauk posted some great offensive numbers and earns Bearcat Insiders Offensive Player of the Year honors for 2007.
For the season Mauk connected on 235 of his 386 pass attempts while throwing for 31 touchdowns with only 9 interceptions and 3,121 yards. But while fans watched as he made some great throws, it was his ability to escape and keep a play going fans will remember most. In the process Ben picked up another 377 yards and 3 touchdowns.
With the possibility of gaining a sixth season of eligibility, Bearcat fans have their fingers crossed until official word is heard from the NCAA. If granted Bearcat fans will be excited heading into next season as many will expect to see Ben give a repeat performance and help the Bearcats football program take the next steps toward a Big East Championship and BCS game.
Bearcat Insider would like to congratulate Ben on such a memorable season and thank him for all the time he gave Bearcat Insider during the course of the past season.
BCI Offensive Player of the Year
Bearcat Insider Top Stories
USF most talented team top to bottom in AACDuring the weekly American Athletic Conference Teleconference the Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Tommy Tuberville spoke on injuries to important players, the Miami RedHawks…
Bearcat Insider6:05 PM
J.T.’s defensive game ballsThe Cincinnati Bearcats defense held Miami RedHawks to 313 total yards on Saturday. The Bearcats secured their 11th victory in a row in the Victory Bell rivalry and J.T. Smith of…
Bearcat Insider4:25 PM
J.T.’s offensive game ballsThe Cincinnati Bearcats offense accumulated 461 yard total against the Miami RedHawks on Saturday. The Bearcats secured their 11th victory in a row in the Victory Bell rivalry and…
Bearcat Insider4:17 PM
Is the future now for Ross Trail?Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Ross Trail got his first career start against the Miami RedHawks Saturday. After a solid performance in the Victory Bell versus the RedHawks,…
Bearcat Insider6:55 AM
BCI recaps 27-20 Victory Bell victoryJ.T. Smith and Arin Gentry of Bearcat Insider recap the Cincinnati Bearcats 27-20 win in the Victory Bell versus the Miami RedHawks. Check out the BCI recap!
Bearcat InsiderSaturday at 11:24 PM