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UB lands seven players on All-MAC football team

The Bulls turn the All-Mac team roster blue with seven honored players

Senior linebacker James Patterson (8) was named first-time All-MAC this season.
Senior linebacker James Patterson (8) was named first-time All-MAC this season.

December kicked off with seven UB football players earning their place on the All Mid-American Conference football team. The Bulls received these honors despite finishing the season with a discouraging 4-8 record and failing to make a bowl game for the first time in four seasons.

Senior linebacker James Patterson was named first-team All-MAC for the second season in a row. He ranked second in the MAC with a career-best 116 tackles and also racked up a team-high 13 tackles for loss, along with 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception.  

Redshirt fifth-year offensive lineman Jake Fuzak was also a second-team All-MAC selection for the second straight season. He was a key player at left tackle and helped his unit rank fourth in the MAC in rushing offense with a game average of 195.5 yards in 2021.

Junior defensive tackle Daymond Williams was the second of two Bulls to earn All-MAC second team honors. The Cisco College (TX) transfer ranked sixth in the MAC in sacks and added 46 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss.

In addition to Patterson, Fuzak and Williams, junior running back Dylan McDuffie, graduate wide receiver Quian Williams, fifth-year redshirt offensive lineman Jack Klenk and junior running back Ron Cook Jr. — who was selected for his special teams contributions as a kick returner — all received third-team All-MAC honors. 

Sophie McNally is an assistant sports editor and can be reached at 

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Sophie McNally is an assistant sports editor at The Spectrum. She is a history major studying abroad for a year from Newcastle University in the UK. In her spare time, she can be found blasting The 1975 or Taylor Swift and rowing on a random river at 5 a.m.  



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