Awards and Honors:
2017 All-Mid-American Conference First Team
2017 Ball State John Magnabosco Award (most outstanding player)
MAC West Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 4, 2017)
2016 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team
2017 (R-Sr.): Started all 12 games and recorded at least one sack in seven contests … career-high three sacks at Illinois on Sept. 2 … equaled the Ball State career record for sacks (25) on Nov. 16 versus Buffalo … ranked among the national leaders in sacks (11.5 – 4th), forced fumbles (5 – 1st) and tackles for loss (16.5 – 19th) … finished fourth on the squad with 51 tackles … notched a career-high seven tackles in three games – at Illinois (Sept. 2), versus Tennessee Tech (Sept. 16) and versus Central Michigan (Oct. 21) … recorded six stops, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in the win over UAB on Sept. 9 … wrapped up his Ball State career with five stops, a tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries against Miami on Nov. 21.
2016 (R-Jr.): Played in all 12 games with 11 starts at defensive end … led the team and ranked third in the MAC with 8.5 sacks … concluded the season with a then personal-high 2.5 sacks at Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 22 … recorded multiple sacks in three other contests – at Indiana on Sept. 10, versus Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 17 and at Central Michigan on Oct. 8 … tallied a season-high five stops, including 1.5 tackles for loss, in the win at Florida Atlantic on Sept. 24 … forced and recovered a fumble on the same play in the opener at Georgia State.
2015 (R-So.): Saw action in 11 games at defensive end … led the team with five sacks … ranked third on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss … was involved in a tackle for loss in six contests … notched a strip sack and recovered the fumble in the third quarter at No. 16 Texas A&M on Sept. 12 … tallied a 14-yard sack in the fourth quarter against Georgia State on Oct. 17 that forced a punt … finished with a season-high three tackles at Ohio on Nov. 17.
2014 (R-Fr.): Played in 10 games to earn first letter … season-high four tackles versus Akron … registered at least one tackle in six games … tallied first career tackle in his collegiate debut at Iowa … forced first career fumble versus Eastern Michigan.
2013 (Fr.): Took a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two letters in football for coach Steve Tutsie at Warren Central High … helped team to a 33-8 overall record in career … helped the Warriors reach the Indiana High School state championship game in 2010 and 2011 … all-state and all-conference as a senior … Warren Central's Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior … team captain as a senior … tallied 10 sacks and six knockdowns as a senior … also competed in track … won the sectional and placed in the regional in the discus as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of George Winbush and Nicole Williams … born Dec. 18, 1994, in Indianapolis … five brothers and two sisters … full name is Anthony Winbush … earned his Ball State bachelor’s degree in December 2017.