Published Wed, Nov 30, 2011 2:31 pm Dateline
After winning five division special teams player of the week awards, the Mid-American Conference named Ohio placekicker Matt Weller the Special Teams "Player of the Year" Wednesday. Weller led the conference and set a school record with 22 made field goals this season and is tied for the longest field goal made with a 49-yard boot. The Twinsburg, Ohio native was a perfect 16-for-16 on tries inside of 40 yards.
Weller not the only Bobcat receiving post season accolades, Ohio led all schools with 11 players named to the postseason All-MAC teams. Joe Flading was the only 'Cat named to the conference's first team. (HEADSCRATCHER: Matt Weller can be the conference's player of the year in his position, but doesn't make first team?)
Six Ohio players made the second team: offensive lineman Eric Herman, wide receiver LaVon Brazill, and Weller represent the Bobcats' offense. On the defensive side of the ball, three more 'Cats made the team: linebacker Noah Keller, lineman Tremayne Scott, and cornerback Travis Carrie.
Four Ohio players made the MAC's third team to round out the nominees. Tyler Tettleton, in his first year as a starter, was named the third team quarterback, lineman A.J. Strum and running back Donte' Harden join Tettleton on the third team offense. No Bobcats made the third team defense, but Harden was also tabbed the third team kickoff return specialist.