Ball State quarterback Drew Plitt and wide receiver Justin Hall are on both the Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List and the 2021 College Football America Yearbook Preseason Mid-American Conference Starting Lineup.
Plitt and Hall are two of eight MAC players on the College Football America Yearbook Starting Lineup that also made it onto the Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List.
Plitt and Hall helped the Cardinals to one of their best seasons in recent memory, as they went 7-1 overall, won the MAC championship game over Buffalo and then won the Arizona Bowl against San Jose State. Both are using the extra year of eligibility afforded them by the NCAA due to COVID-19.
The 2021 College Football America Yearbook features eight pages of MAC content, including an overall preview of the conference race, a spotlight piece on a stadium, the MAC Starting Lineup, all team schedules and a half-page devoted to each program.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
Only college seniors and fourth-year junior graduates are eligible for the Senior Bowl. Fourth-year junior graduates must have graduated by the December prior to the game to be eligible.
The Senior Bowl will be played on Feb. 5, 2022, in Mobile, Alabama. In the 2021 NFL Draft, 106 Senior Bowl players were drafted, with 36 of them taken in the first three rounds.
2021 College Football America Mid-American Conference Preseason Starting Lineup
(Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List Players in Bold)
Pos. Player, School, Class
QB Drew Plitt, Ball State, Sr.
RB Teon Dollard, Akron, Jr.
RB De’Montre Tuggle, Ohio, Sr.
WR Justin Hall, Ball State, Sr.
WR Skyy Moore, Western Michigan, So.
TE Ryan Luehrman, Ohio, Sr.
OL Jake Fuzak, Buffalo, Sr.
OL Derek Smith, Central Michigan, Sr.
OL Bill Kuduk, Kent State, Sr.
OL Mike Caliendo, Western Michigan, Sr.
C Bryce Harris, Toledo, Sr.
DL Ralph Holley, Western Michigan, Sr.
DL Ali Fayad, Western Michigan, Sr.
DL Troy Hairston II, Central Michigan, Sr.
DL Desjuan Johnson, Toledo, Jr.
LB Anthony Ekpe, Ball State, Sr.
LB Troy Brown, Central Michigan, Jr.
LB James Patterson, Buffalo, Sr.
DB Willie Reid, Central Michigan, So.
DB Alvinoski LaFleur, E. Michigan, Sr.
DB Bricen Garner, Western Michigan, Sr.
DB Bryce Cosby, Ball State, Sr.
PK Marshall Meeder, C. Michigan, Fr.
P Nick Mihalic, Western Michigan, Jr.
KR Trayvon Rudolph, N. Illinois, Fr.
PR Ron Cook Jr., Buffalo, Jr.
AP Justin Hall, Ball State, Sr.