MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan senior offensive tackle Eric Fisher has been selected to SI.com’s All-America Second Team and to the Associated Press All-America Third Team.
A 2012 First Team All-MAC honoree, Fisher was a mainstay up front for CMU this season, starting all 12 games at left tackle. He anchored a line that helped the Chippewa offense average 6.2 yards per play, second best in the MAC, produce nearly 400 yards of offense per game, and score 30 or more points in the season’s final six games. CMU also ranked fourth in the conference in sacks allowed (14). A three-year starter and two-time winner of CMU’s Offensive Upfront Player of the Year Award, Fisher is widely considered to the top senior left tackle in the nation and is projected to be an early round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fisher is Central Michigan’s 20th Associated Press All-America honoree and the first since Brian Pruitt earned First Team recognition in 1994. He was just one of four players from the Mid-American Conference to receive recognition on the 2012 AP teams and was the lone MAC representative on SI.com’s first and second teams.
Fisher and the Chippewas are preparing for the December 26 Little Caesars Bowl versus Western Kentucky. The game, CMU’s fifth bowl appearance in the last seven years, is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff in Detroit and will be broadcast to a national television audience on ESPN.
Tickets for the Little Caesars Bowl remain for sale. All tickets* will be sold at Ticket Central in the lobby of the CMU Events Center, by phone at 1-888-FIRE-UP2 (347-3872) or 774-3045, and online at cmuchippewas.com and facebook.com/cmufootball. Ticket Central is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Tickets purchased through Ticket Central will ensure seating within the CMU fan sections and have been priced at a drastic discount from those offered through Ford Field and other outlets.
*Student tickets will only be sold in person at Ticket Central and additional on-campus locations.