CLEVELAND, OH – Following a record-breaking season for the University at Buffalo football team, five Bulls were named to the All-Mid-American Conference team, the league announced on Wednesday. Wide receiver Anthony Johnson and linebacker Khalil Hodge were named to the first team; while defensive end Demone Harris was named to the second team and center James O'Hagan and defensive end Chuck Harris were named to the third team.
Johnson has been a phenom for the Bulls this season. The junior wideout has 76 catches for 1,356 and a school-record 14 touchdowns on the year. Johnson leads the MAC and ranks second in the nation in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He has six games of 140 or more receiving yards which is also tops in the country.
Hodge was also named to the first team. The junior linebacker has built on his 123-tackle performance from a season ago, by posting a MAC-best 154 stops in 2017. Hodge ranks second in the nation in tackles. He has added 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. It is the second straight season he has been named All-MAC - he was named All-MAC Second Team in 2016.
Demone Harris is an All-MAC selection for the first time in his career. A second-team pick, Harris leads the Bulls in tackles for loss with 9.5 and sacks with five. The Buffalo native also had 55 tackles and a pair of forced fumbles on the season.
The Bulls placed two players on the All-MAC Third Team, including O'Hagan, who was also a third-team selection last year. The junior center has been the anchor of the Bulls offensive line, starting every game this season. Buffalo has run 400 pass plays on the year and have only allowed 17 sacks.
Chuck Harris was also named to the third team. The junior defense end is having the best season of his career. He ranks third on the team in tackles with 73 and has added seven tackles for loss and four sacks.
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