#20: RB Miquale Lewis, Ball State
The Verdict: Compact and elusive at only 5-foot-6, Lewis is coming off of the 5th best single season rushing total in MAC history, having accounted for some 1736 yards (5.4 avg) on the ground in 2008. Lewis rushed for over 100 yards in all but three of the Cardinals' games a season ago, including a 166-yard, four touchdown outing in the upset of Indiana. What's amazing about Lewis' 2008 season was that it came on the heels of an injury plagued 2007 campaign in which the senior runner tore his ACL during the fifth game of the season. Incredibly quick, Lewis is a great start and stop runner who displays outstanding cutback ability and a willingness to instigate contact. Deceptively strong for his size, Lewis is also a serviceable receiver out of the backfield and an underrated pass blocker. While Ball state may take a step back without quarterback Nate Davis in 2009, expect Lewis to help keep the Cardinal offense near the top of the MAC.
Past Players: [#50: Navy LB Ross Pospisil] [#49: Fresno State RB Ryan Mathews] [#48: Wyoming DT John Fletcher] [#47: BSU WR Briggs Orsbon] [#46: EMU QB Andy Schmitt] [#45: Marshall TE Cody Slate] [#44: LA Tech WR/KR Philip Livas] [#43: CSU Gaurd Shelly Smith] [#42: Wyoming FS Chris Prosinski] [#41: SMU receiver Emmanual Sanders] [#40: UTEP QB Trevor Vittatoe] [#39: CMU DE/DT Frank Zombo] [#38: Nevada RB Vai Tuau] [#37: Marshall DE Albert McClellan] [#36: Boise State DE Ryan Winterswyk] [#35: ULM LB Cardia Jackson] [#34: CMU WR Bryan Anderson] [#33: SJSU DE Carl Ihenacho] [#32: ASU DE Alex Carrington] [#31: Kent State RB Eugene Jarvis] [#30: DL D'Anthoney Smith] [#29: BSU FS Sean Baker] [#28: CSU WLB Mychal Sisson] [#27: BSU QB Kellen Moore] [#26: Hawaii C John Estes] [#25: UH RB Bryce Beall] [#24 E. Carolina DE CJ Wilson] [#23 Buffalo WR Naaman Roosevelt] [#22 S. Miss. WR DeAndre Brown] [#21 TCU CB Nick Sanders]