EMU's Brody Hoying

(11-29-17) Coldwater grad and Eastern Michigan Defensive Back Brody Hoying was named to the All-MAC Fist Team Defense.

Hoying, a first-year starter led the country in fumble recoveries with four. He also ranked sixth in the FBS with four forced fumbles and hauled in a pair of interceptions for EMU. Overall, he ranked 13th in the MAC with 78 tackles (44 solo, 34 assisted) to go along with four stops for a loss. He returned a pick-six in the season opener against UNC Charlotte, Sept 1, and followed it up with a 71-yard INT return against Rutgers University, Sept. 9, to help the Eagles to their first-ever win over a “Power 5” opponent. In total, Hoying’s 106 interception return yards rank seventh-most in an EMU single-season. For his efforts, he was named the league’s Player of the Week on Sept. 25 and the MAC’s Scholar Athlete of the Week on Sept. 27.

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It is the second consecutive year, the Eastern Michigan saw eight team members named to All-Mid-American Conference Teams, the league office announced Wednesday, Nov. 29. The eight selections are tied for third-most in program history, with the 1986, 1988, 1996, and 2016 teams also posting the same amount of honorees.

2017 All-MAC First Team Defense
Position – Name – School
Outside Linebacker – Ulysees Gilbert, Akron @
Outside Linebacker – Jim Jones, Kent State
Inside Linebacker – Khalil Hodge, Buffalo #
Inside Linebacker – Quentin Poling, Ohio @!
Down Lineman – Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois
Down Lineman – Maxx Crosby, Eastern Michigan
Down Lineman – Joe Ostman, Central Michigan #%
Down Lineman – Anthony Winbush, Ball State ^
Defensive Back – Amari Coleman, Central Michigan @
Defensive Back – Darius Phillips, Western Michigan @*
Defensive Back – Brody Hoying, Eastern Michigan
Defensive Back – Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois #=
Punter – Joe Davidson, Bowling Green @=

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