Ball State Cardinals Wide Receiver Willie Snead Could Be Best Player In MAC For 2014

By Joseph Lisi
Ball St.
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Ball State Cardinals had a very impressive 2013 season. The team reeled of 10 victories and had one of the most prolific aerial attacks in the country (ninth overall, 333.3 passing yards per game). Senior quarterback Keith Wenning was one of the most underrated players in the country and had a star wide receiver in Willie Snead.

While Wenning will most certainly move on to the NFL, Snead will try and build off his 2013 season in leading the Cardinals back to the top of the standings.

Snead had an explosive season for the Cardinals leading them with 97 receptions for 1,429 yards and a team best 14 touchdowns. He averaged 14.7 yards per catch and was a threat to go the distance every time he touched the rock. Snead’s speed allowed Wenning to throw over the top of defenses and put pressure on opposing secondaries.

Snead had nine games in which he had over 100 yards receiving and his nine-reception, 175-yard receiving game against Eastern Michigan led the Cardinals to victory. Snead had three games in which he had over 10 receptions and had five multi-touchdown games on the year.

Standing at 5-foot-11 and weighing 193 pounds, Snead has great hands and speed which gives the Cardinals the ability to open the their playbook. Snead will be counted on to be the leader of the offense and mentor the younger receivers on the team.

As the Cardinals will look to build off of their impressive 2013 season, the team can feel confident that they have a star in the making in Willie Snead.

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