Ibe and Jackson receive All-MAC Honors

A couple of Eastern Michigan football players received All-MAC honors for the 2015 season as it was announced Wednesday, Dec. 2 that senior linebacker Great Ibe had been named second team All-MAC and senior running back Darius Jackson had been named third team All-MAC.

The Philadelphia, Pa., native, Great Ibe ended his career at EMU with 131 tackles as a middle-linebacker for the Eagles defense, which was the most in the Mid-American Conference. Ibe compiled 69 solo tackles, which leaves him at 15th in the Eastern Michigan record books.

Ibe had a career high game against UMass this season that the nation took notice to, having had 21 tackles, two for a loss of yards, and a sack. Ibe was named the MAC West defensive player of the week as well as the Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week.

A Sparta, Ill., native, Darius Jackson led EMU’s rushing attack this season going for over 1,000-yards on the ground, being the 13th player to ever do so in EMU history. Jackson also caught for 201-yards this season along with a pair of receiving touchdowns, giving him the most touchdowns scored by any player in a single-season at EMU with 16.

Jackson finished second in the MAC in total rushing yards, only behind Northern Illinois’ Joel Bouagnon who carried for 1,212. Jackson’s career high game came against Army in week four, having 141-yards and a pair of touchdowns.

2015 MAC Specialty Award Winners
Coach of the Year: Matt Campbell, Toledo
Freshman of the Year: RB Jamauri Bogan, Western Michigan
Offensive Player of the Year: QB Matt Johnson, Bowling Green
Defensive Player of the Year: LB Jatavis Brown, Akron
Special Teams Player of the Year: KR Aregeros Turner, Northern Illinois
Vern Smith Leadership Award Winner: QB Matt Johnson, Bowling Green


2015 All-MAC First Team Offense
Position – Name, School
Quarterback – Matt Johnson, Bowling Green
Offensive Linemen – Storm Norton, Toledo
Offensive Linemen – Andrew Ness, Northern Illinois &
Offensive Lineman – Willie Beavers, Western Michigan +
Offensive Linemen – Nick Beamish, Central Michigan &
Offensive Linemen – Aidan Conlon, Northern Illinois
Tight End – Matt Weiser, Buffalo
Wide Receiver – Roger Lewis, Bowling Green &
Wide Receiver – Corey Davis, Western Michigan &@
Wide Receiver – Tajae Sharpe, UMass &
Wide Receiver – Daniel Braverman, Western Michigan %
Running Back – Joel Bouagnon, Northern Illinois
Running Back – Travis Greene, Bowling Green @
Placekicker – Christian Hagan, Northern Illinois

2015 All-MAC First Team Defense
Position – Name, School
Outside Linebacker – Jatavis Brown, Akron &^
Outside Linebacker – Sean Wiggins, Ball State
Inside Linebacker – Boomer Mays, Northern Illinois +
Inside Linebacker – Austin Valdez, Bowling Green
Down Lineman – Orion Jones, Toledo +
Down Lineman – Perez Ford, Northern Illinois +
Down Lineman – Joshua Posley, Ball State
Down Lineman – Terence Waugh, Kent State
Defensive Back – Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois
Defensive Back – Nate Holley, Kent State &
Defensive Back – Cheatham Norrils, Toledo
Defensive Back – Demetrius Monday, Kent State
Punter – Joe Davidson, Bowling Green

2015 All-MAC First Team Specialists
Position – Name, School
Kickoff Return Specialist – Aregeros Turner, Northern Illinois
Punt Return Specialist – Corey Jones, Toledo


2015 All-MAC Second Team Offense
Position – Name, School
Quarterback – Cooper Rush, Central Michigan
Offensive Lineman – Alex Huettel, Bowling Green +@
Offensive Lineman – Jacob Richard, Ball State %#
Offensive Lineman – Levon Myers, Northern Illinois
Offensive Lineman – Jacob Bennett, Bowling Green
Offensive Lineman – John Kling, Buffalo
Tight End – Ben McCord, Central Michigan
Wide Receiver – Jordan Williams, Ball State +#
Wide Receiver – Kenny Golladay, Northern Illinois
Wide Receiver – Gehrig Dieter, Bowling Green
Wide Receiver – Alonzo Russell, Toledo %#!
Running Back – Kareem Hunt, Toledo &
Running Back – Terry Swanson, Toledo
Placekicker – Brian Eavey, Central Michigan

2015 All-MAC Second Team Defense
Position – Name, School
Outside Linebacker – Trent Greene, Bowling Green
Outside Linebacker – Brandon Berry, Buffalo
Inside Linebacker – Great Ibe, Eastern Michigan +
Inside Linebacker – Jovan Santos-Knox, UMass &
Down Lineman – Allen Covington, Toledo
Down Lineman – Blake Serpa, Central Michigan
Down Lineman – Bryson Albright, Miami
Down Lineman – Cody Grice, Akron &
Defensive Back – Darius Phillips, Western Michigan
Defensive Back – Kavon Frazier, Central Michigan
Defensive Back – Ian Wells, Ohio
Defensive Back – Ronald Zamort, Western Michigan %
Punter – Anthony Melchiori, Kent State &@

2015 All-MAC Second Team Specialists
Position – Name, School
Kickoff Return Specialist – Darius Phillips, Western Michigan %
Punt Return Specialist – Trey Dudley-Giles, UMass


2015 All-MAC Third Team Offense
Position – Name, School
Quarterback – Zach Terrell, Western Michigan +
Offensive Lineman – Taylor Moton, Western Michigan
Offensive Lineman – Ramadan Ahmeti, Central Michigan
Offensive Lineman – Mike McQueen, Ohio
Offensive Lineman – Lucas Powell, Ohio %
Offensive Lineman – Isaiah Williams, Akron
Tight End – Rodney Mills, UMass
Wide Receiver – Jesse Kroll, Central Michigan
Wide Receiver – Ronnie Moore, Bowling Green
Wide Receiver – Sebastian Smith, Ohio
Wide Receiver – KeVonn Mabon, Ball State %
Running Back – Jamauri Bogan, Western Michigan
Running Back – Darius Jackson, Eastern Michigan
Placekicker – Andrew Haldeman, Western Michigan

2015 All-MAC Third Team Defense
Position – Name, School
Outside Linebacker – Okezie Alozie, Buffalo
Outside Linebacker – Trey Seals, UMass
Inside Linebacker – Matt Dellinger, Kent State
Inside Linebacker – Quentin Poling, Ohio
Down Lineman – Jamal Marcus, Akron
Down Lineman – Rodney Coe, Akron
Down Lineman – JT Jones, Miami
Down Lineman – Trent Voss, Toledo
Defensive Back – Asantay Brown, Western Michigan
Defensive Back – Marlon Moore, Northern Illinois
Defensive Back – Boise Ross, Buffalo
Defensive Back – DeJuan Rogers, Toledo
Punter – Logan Laurent, UMass

2015 All-MAC Third Team Specialists
Position – Name, School
Kickoff Return Specialist – KeVonn Mabon, Ball State
Punt Return Specialist – Ryan Burbrink, Bowling Green &@

& 2014 First-Team All-MAC
+ 2014 Second-Team All-MAC
% 2014 Third-Team All-MAC

^ 2013 First-Team All-MAC
@ 2013 Second-Team All-MAC
# 2013 Third-Team All-MAC

! 2012 Third-Team All-MAC

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