Top 5 male athletes

1. Josh Harris (football)

Junior quarterback Josh Harris broke several school records while leading the Falcons to No. 16 in the nation. Harris broke the BG single-season record with 22 touchdowns (20 rushing and two receiving). In the Toledo game, he rushed for three touchdowns and broke the record for total offense with 3,162 yards. He also broke the single-season record for touchdowns scored with 20. In the Eastern Michigan game, Harris broke the single-season record for points scored with 116. He also broke records for the most plays in a season with 539, and the most touchdowns scored or passed for with 41. Harris finished the season second in the country in points responsible for with 21.09 per game. He also ranked among the NCAA leaders in total offense (16th, 263.50 yards) and scoring (fourth, 11.17 per game). Harris led the Mid-American Conference in scoring, and was seventh in the league in passing efficiency (125.3) and passing yards per game (202.1).

2. Robert Redd (football)

Wide receiver Robert Redd lead the Falcons in catches, total receiving yards and touchdowns. He was also on the top five graduating senior list. See page 12.

3. Kelly Hunt (baseball)

Senior first baseman Kelly Hunt will finish his career at BGSU as the all-time RBI leader, and is one home run away from surpassing Andy Tracy as the all-time home run leader. He was last season’s MAC player of the year. Hunt has started all of BG’s games this season, and has the highest average on the team at .429. Hunt leads the team in hits, doubles, home runs, total bases, RBIs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.

4. David DeGraff (soccer)

Junior goalkeeper David DeGraff provided experience in the net for the young Falcon soccer team, helping the team rebound from a slow non-conference start to win the regular season conference championship. DeGraff earned first-team All-Mid-American Conference and first-team All-Ohio. He started in all 19 of Bowling Green’s games and finished the season with 87 saves and a .690 save percentage. He recorded two shut-outs, both against MAC teams. DeGraff was instrumental in the Falcons’ win over Kentucky in the MAC semifinals. With the Falcons up 2-1, Kentucky was threatening to tie the game in the final minutes. DeGraff withstood the Wildcats’ attack and helped the Falcons advance to the Championship game against Akron. DeGraff led the MAC in saves.

5. Mario Rothmund (cross country)

Senior Mario Rothmund burst onto the BGSU cross country scene last fall, finishing second at the Eastern Michigan Open, the first meet of the season. He was the top BG finisher in every race he competed in. Rothmund finished third in BG’s lone home meet, the Mel Brodt Invitational, fifth at the Central Collegiate Championships and second at the Notre Dame Invitational. He ran his best 8K time of the season at the Auburn Invitational, running 24 minutes 37.13 seconds to finish 15th. Rothmund was picked as the team’s MVP.