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2009 INFORMATION GUIDE


LOUIS DELMAS

Second highest draft selection in WMU history. 33rd overall – Detroit Lions 2008 NFL Draft

EJ BIGGERS

Only sixth defensive back ever selected. 217th overall – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2008 NFL Draft

LONDEN FRYAR

WMU record holder for pass break ups in a game (6). 2008 Undrafted Free Agent – Kansas City Chiefs

JAMARKO SIMMONS

WMU record holder for career receptions (260), receptions in a season (104) and receiving yards in a season (1,276). 2008 Undrafted Free Agent – Green Bay Packers

2008 TEXAS BOWL • www.wmubroncos.com • HIGHEST TEAM GPA IN PROGRAM HISTORY • www.wmubroncos.com


WMU FOOTBALL IS ... JAMES BLAIR 2008 UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT

GREG JENNINGS 52ND SELECTION 2006 NFL DRAFT

LOUIS DELMAS 33RD SELECTION 2009 NFL DRAFT JAMARKO SIMMONS 2009 UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT

LONDEN FRYAR 2009 UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT

TONY SCHEFFLER 61ST SELECTION 2006 NFL DRAFT

EJ BIGGERS 217TH SELECTION 2009 NFL DRAFT JASON BABIN 27TH SELECTION 2004 NFL DRAFT

... AN OPPORTUNITY


WMU FOOTBALL IS ...

WMU FOOTBALL HAS BROKEN THE TEAM GPA RECORD THREE-STRAIGHT YEARS 2008 - 2.84 2007 - 2.81 2006 - 2.78


TIM HILLER 2009 DETROIT ATHLETIC CLUB MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

PHIL SWANSON 2008 ESPN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN ANTHONY GEBHART 2007 ESPN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN

DUSTIN DUCLO 2008 DRADDY SEMIFINALIST AND NFF HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY MEMBER

... PREPARED


WMU FOOTBALL IS ...

WMU FOOTBALL VISITED THE DEPELCHIN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN HOUSTON DURING TEXAS BOWL WEEK


TIM HILLER WAS PART OF A 22-PERSON MISSION TO TRINIDAD IN THE SPRING OF 2009

WESTERN MICHIGAN FOOTBALL HAS GIVEN BACK OVER 3,500 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE TO KALAMAZOO AND SW MICHIGAN

... GIVING BACK


WMU FOOTBALL IS ... BIG GAME CLIMACOOL POLO GOLD

9 OZ. TEAM FLEECE CREW 9 OZ. TEAM FLEECE PANTS

TECHFIT LIGHTWEIGHT CREW GOLD

TECHFIT HEAVYWEIGHT MOCK

ADIDAS LEGEND FOOTBALLS

CORNER BLITZ GLOVES

BIG GAME CLIMACOOL CREW GOLD

BIG GAME CLIMACOOL POLO BLACK

MAYHEM GLOVES

ADIDAS COACHES GLOVES

BIG GAME HEAVYWEIGHT PARKA BLACK

BIG GAME WARM-UP JACKET AND PANTS GOLD

PAYDIRT GLOVES

SCORCH GLOVES

WMU PLAYER ISSUED CAMP GEAR GOLD/BLACK/GRAY


OVERTIME WRISTBAND CHINSTRAP PAD

PRO-AIR HELMET

CUSTOM GAME JERSEY & PANTS BLACK

SCORCH 7

PRO INTIMIDATE 2

PRO-AIR HELMET

CUSTOM GAME JERSEY & PANTS WHITE MAYHEM GLOVES

TEAM LOWER CUT SOCKS TEAM CREW SOCKS TEAM OTC SOCKS

ADIDAS BRONCO TEAM HATS

RESPONSE CUSHION

REGGIE 619

SCORCH 7 TURFLOW

QUICKSTART

... GEARED UP


WMU FOOTBALL IS ...


WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PHILOSOPHY The Western Michigan University Football Strength and Conditioning Program trains each football player with the purpose that what we do in our training will carry over to the game of football. In the weightroom we combine functional exercises with the effective set and repetition schemes. Out on the field, the running program emphasizes speed development, appropriate functional conditioning and agilities that are both football specific and position specific.

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING MEASURES OF SUCESS When a young man enters our strength and conditioning program, we want to challenge him with the goals that help him become the football player he knew he could be, as well as the football player he never knew he could become. Then when he looks back at his playing career here at Western Michigan University he can say that before every season, game, and play he was physically and mentally prepared - the strength and conditioning program is a success.

... STRONG


WMU FOOTBALL IS ... WMU FOOTBALL GAME DAY IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. THE TEAM STAYS AT THE RADISSON PLAZA HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO THE NIGHT BEFORE EVERY HOME GAME AND CHARTER FLIGHTS FOR EACH GAME OUTSIDE DRIVING DISTANCE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHO WILL BE IN THE CROWD AT WALDO STADIUM, INCLUDING HOLLYWOOD ACTOR AND FORMER BRONCO GREAT TERRY CREWS WESTERN MICHIGAN FIGHT SONG FIGHT ON, FIGHT ON FOR WESTERN; TAKE THE BALL, MAKE A SCORE, WIN THE GAME. ONWARD FOR THE BROWN AND GOLD; PUSH ‘EM BACK, PUSH ‘EM BACK; BRING US FAME. FIGHT ON, FIGHT ON FOR WESTERN; OVER ONE, OVER ALL WE WILL REIGN. FIGHT, BRONCOS, FIGHT, FIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT. WESTERN WIN THIS GAME!


2008 TEXAS BOWL

... AN EXPERIENCE


WMU FOOTBALL IS ... WMU FOOTBALL STUDENT-ATHLETES HAVE THE BEST FACILITIES IN THE MAC TO TRAIN IN, REHABILITATE IN AND EAT. THE BRONCOS’ TRAINING TABLE OPENED LAST FALL


EVERY YEAR THE SEELYE ATHLETIC INDOOR FACILITY IS USED FOR WMU’S SPRING PRACTICE AND ITS ANNUAL PRO DAY. TWENTY-ONE OF 32 NFL TEAMS WERE REPRESENTED AT PRO DAY IN 2009.

... STATE OF THE ART


MIKE GARY ATHLETIC FUND Founded in 1956 by a group of area businessmen and dedicated Broncos, the Mike Gary Athletic Fund was established to provide direct financial support to the athletic programs of Western Michigan University.

The Gary Fund supports all WMU athletic programs from football to baseball to tennis and each and every student-athlete’s experience.

The fund is named in honor of long-time athletic director, Bronco football coach and WMU Hall of Fame inductee, Mr. Mitchell “Mike” Gary.

The WMU student-athletes and teams are grateful to the Gary Fund donors and the volunteers.

In its 53 years of existence, the Mike Gary Athletic Fund has been the official fundraising arm of the WMU Athletic Department, raising over $4 million through annual gifts and major contributions. OUR MISSION To support the student-athletes of Western Michigan University in their pursuit of championships, academic excellence and personal growth as representatives of WMU, its alumni, fans and community members.

The Broncos would like to thank the following Car Coaches for their support of WMU Athletics: Cole Century - Tom Cole (owner) DeNooyer Chevrolet - Bill DeNooyer (owner) Harold Zeigler Auto Group - Harold & Aaron Zeigler (owner) John Tapper Automotive - John Tapper (owner) Maple Hill Auto Group - Jim Vandenberg (owner) Metro Toyota - Jeff DeNooyer (owner)

GARY FUND EXCEEDS $1 MILLION FOR SECOND-STRAIGHT YEAR Gary Fund had another record-setting year with an overall goal of $1.0 million for the 2009 campaign. The Mike Gary Athletic Fund announced a two percent increase in donations with a total of $1,022,045. Last year’s record total was $1,002,749. The Gary Fund volunteers surpassed their calling period goal of $475,000 with a total of $477,962. The announcement was made at the Mike Gary Athletic Fund Celebration held at the Gilmore House hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Dunn. In attendance were the Gary Fund volunteers, the WMU Head Coaches and athletic staff. The chair for the 2009 campaign was Jim Hall and the Vice Chair was Jim Everts.


WMU ATHLETICS ARE ... “I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE MIKE GARY ATHLETIC FUND WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES IN THE DIVISION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS. THE GARY FUND AND ALL ITS VOLUNTEERS HAVE HELPED US WITH SOME OF THE FINEST FACILITIES IN THE MAC FROM OUR FIELD SURFACE, COACHES’ OFFICES AND SEELYE CENTER, TO OUR TEAM TRAVEL AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT. THEY HAVE MADE OUR JOB A LOT EASIER AND OFFER A GREAT BENEFIT TO OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES. — WMU HEAD FOOTBALL COACH BILL CUBIT

... SUPPORTED


WMU FOOTBALL IS ... WESTERN MICHIGAN FOOTBALL WILL BE TELEVISED NATIONALLY TWICE IN 2009 WITH TWO MORE DATES ON THE BIG TEN NETWORK. THE BRONCOS STARTED A NEW TRADITION IN 2008 WITH A “TONIGHT SHOW STYLE” KICKOFF LUNCHEON IN THE RADISSON PLAZE HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO.

... GETTING EXPOSURE


TABLE OF CONTENTS at Michigan

9/12

at Indiana

12 p.m.

9/19

MIAMI * CommUniverCity Night

7 p.m.

9/26

HOFSTRA ECCU Education Day

7 p.m.

10/3

3:30 p.m.

at Northern Illinois * 3:30 p.m.

10/10 at Toledo *

7 p.m.

10/17 CENTRAL MICHIGAN * 2 p.m. Hall of Fame Day 10/24 BUFFALO * Homecoming/Family Weekend 2009

2 p.m.

10/31 at Kent State *

2 p.m.

11/7

at Michigan State

TBD

11/14 at Eastern Michigan * 1 p.m. 11/24 BALL STATE * Senior Day/Salute to the Veterans

7 p.m.

12/4

8 p.m.

MAC CHAMPIONSHIP Ford Field

Events, Dates and Times (based on ET) are subject to change Designated home games listed in ALL CAPS * — Mid-American Conference game

THE WESTERN MICHIGAN EXPERIENCE Pros Academics Community Service Bronco Gear Strength & Conditioning Game Day Facilities Fundraising Media

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GENERAL INFORMATION 2009 Schedule Table of Contents Quick Facts Credits Campus Guide

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MEDIA INFORMATION Media Outlets Game Day Staff Bronco Radio Network Media Calendar

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BRONCO FOOTBALL Numerical Roster Pronunciation Guide Alphabetical Roster Geographical Roster Roster Breakdowns Depth Chart

21-28 22-23 23 24-25 26 26-27 28

2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW Season Outlook

29-34 30-34

2009 FOOTBALL COACHES & STAFF Head Coach Bill Cubit Assistant Coaches Support & Medical Staff

35-54 36-37 38-49 50-54

BRONCO FOOTBALL BIOGRAPHIES Seniors Juniors Sophomores Redshirt Freshmen Newcomers

55-100 56-66 57-76 77-85 86-94 95-100

2009 FOOTBALL OPPONENTS Michigan Indiana Miami Hofstra Northern Illinois Toledo Central Michigan Buffalo Kent State Michigan State Eastern Michigan Ball State 2009 Postseason

101-114 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114

2008 FOOTBALL REVIEW Season Review Scoring Drives

115-132 116 117

Game-by-Game Starters Season Statistics Game-by-Game Recaps

117 118-119 120-132

BRONCO FOOTBALL IN THE PROS Active Pros Jason Babin Greg Jennings Tom Nutten John Offerdahl Bob Rowe Tony Scheffler Pro Register Draft History

133-142 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE MAC Commissioner 2009 MAC FB Directory All-Time MAC Standings

143-148 144 145 146-148

FOOTBALL AWARDS & HONORS National Awards & Postseason Games Mid-American Conference Awards Academic Awards WMU Hall of Fame Team Awards All-Time Captains

149-154 150 151 152 152 153 154

BRONCO FOOTBALL HISTORY The Story of WMU Football All-Century Team Annual Results Season-by-Season Results All-Time Series Results Waldo Stadium Records Coaching History All-Time Letterwinners Record Book 100-Yard Games — Rushing 100-Yard Games — Receiving 300-Yard Games — Passing

155-192 156-163 163 164 165-170 170 170 171 172-181 182-187 188-190 190-192 192

BRONCO FOOTBALL BOWL HISTORY WMU Bowl Team Photos Bowl Game-by-Game History Bowl Records

193-196 194 195 196

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY The University Kalamazoo WMU Athletic Facilities Kathy Beauregard Dr. John M. Dunn Media Relations Administrative Staff & Coaches Athletic Staff Directory Mike Gary Fund — Donor List

197-208 198-199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207-208

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FOOTBALL QUICK FACTS Western Michigan University School Location Enrollment Nickname Colors Stadium Capacity Surface Affiliation Conference President

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Mich. 49008 24,818 Broncos Brown & Gold Waldo Stadium 30,200 FieldTurf (installed 2006) NCAA Division I-A Mid-American (MAC) West Division Dr. John M. Dunn Northern Illinois, 1967 Kathy Beauregard Hope, 1979 Monty Porter Iowa, 1989

Athletics Director Assistant Athletic Director Media Relations Director of Athletic Media Relations/Football Contact Office Cell Press Box E-mail Associate Director of Athletic Media Relations Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations Web site

Special Teams Starters Lost Offense Defense Special Teams

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Career Record Widener (five seasons) Western Michigan (four seasons) Mid-American Conference record (four seasons)

Quarterbacks Secondary Safeties Defensive Line Tight Ends Running Backs/Special Teams Offensive Line

Offensive Graduate Assistant Bronco Administration/Support Supervising A.D., Football Director of Football Operations Strength & Conditioning Coach Director of Medical Services Equipment Manager Video Coordinator Secretary

Monty Porter Tim Knox Nate Peoples Kyle Blecha Kenico Hines Patrick Bracken Sarah McChesney

Bronco Football Offices WMU Football Office

9-4 6-2 MAC West, T-2nd Multiple 4-3 25 (12 o, 10 d, 3 s) 20 (6 o, 14 d, 0 s) 14 (7 o, 4 d, 3 s) Tim Hiller (QB), Nick Clemens (OG), Juan Nunez (WR), Anthony Parker (OT), Phillip Swanson (OG), Paul Wasikowski (C), Brandon West (RB) Justin Braska (DE), Cody Cielenski (DT), Austin Pritchard (LB), Mitch Zajac (LB) Ben Armer (P), Tom Harrington (LS), John Potter (K) 12 (4 o, 8 d, 0 s) Rob Johnson (OT), Schneider Julien (WR), Branden Ledbetter (TE), Jamarko Simmons (WR) E.J. Biggers (CB), Zach Davidson (DE), Louis Delmas (FS), Cory Flom (DT), Londen Fryar (CB), Boston McCornell (LB), Nick Varcadipane (DT), C.J. Wilson (SS) NA

Bronco Coaching Staff Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator

Receivers/Assistant Head Coach

Defensive Graduate Assistant Mat Kanan Ohio, 1997 269-387-4125 269-998-2259 269-387-3064/3065 mat.kanan@wmich.edu Matt Holmes Indianapolis, 2002 Kristin Keirns Heidelberg, 2005 Adam Bodnar Western Michigan, 2008 www.wmubroncos.com

Team Information 2008 Overall Record 2008 Conference Record/Finish Offensive Formation Defensive Formation Letterwinners Returning Letterwinners Lost Starters Returning Offense Defense

Steve Morrison (Fifth season) Michigan, 1994 Mike Grant (Second season) Nebraska, 1993 Ryan Cubit (Second season) Western Michigan, 2006 Tim Daoust (Fourth season) Wittenberg, 2001 Rick Kravtiz (Second season) Troy, 1977 Peter McCarty (Third season) Massachussetts, 1978 Jake Moreland (Fifth season) Western Michigan, 2000 Mike Sabock (Second season) Baldwin-Wallace, 1977 Bob Stanley (Third season) Texas, 1968 Brent Bassham (First season) Western Michigan, 2008 Matt Ludeman (Third season) Western Michigan, 2007

Bill Cubit (Fifth season) Delaware, 1975 63-38-1, eight seasons 34-18-1 29-20 20-11

Bill Brown Alumni Football Center 1903 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5422 269-387-8620 269-387-8623

Phone Fax Bronco Football History First varsity season All-time record/seasons MAC Championships MAC West Division Titles Bowl Appearances

All-Americans Academic All-Americans NFL Alumni

1906 504-392-24/103 seasons 1966, 1988 1999, 2000 Aviation Bowl, 1961 (New Mexico 28, WMU 12) California Bowl, 1988 (Fresno State 35, WMU 30) International Bowl, 2007 (Cincinnati 27, WMU 24) Texas Bowl, 2008 (Rice 38, WMU 14) 14 7 37

Bronco Radio Network Radio Phone Fax Play-by-Play Color Commentary

Bronco Radio Network (WZUU 92.5 - FM — Flagship) 269-387-3120 269-387-3668 Robin Hook (26th season) Monty Porter (12th season)

Spring Prospectus Credits Editor/Layout Mat Kanan Content Editing Matt Holmes, Kristin Keirns, Bill Cubit, Kim Hemingway Cover Design Mike Naylor (Silhouette Graphics) Photography Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, GS Photo, Zolton Cohen, WMU Athletics Printing Performance Communications Information updated through July 10, 2009

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WMU CAMPUS MAPS

2009 BRONCO FOOTBALL

LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS RESTAURANTS Area Code (269) Maggie’s Campus Cafe 2715 W. Michigan Ave. 381-1312 McGinnis Landing Restaurant 5031 W. Main St. 388-9911

Old Burdick’s Grill 100 W. Michigan Ave. 343-0032

Zazios 100. W. Michigan Ave. 384-2650

Hawthorne Suites Hotel 2575 S. 11th St. 353-2547

The Union 359 S. Burdick St. 384-6756

LODGING Area Code (269)

Holiday Inn West 2747 S. 11th St. 375-6000

Websters Fine Dining 100 W. Michigan Ave. 343-4444

Clarion Hotel 3600 E. Cork St. 385-3922

TAXI CABS Area Code (269) Bronco Taxi Co. 343-3000 Checker Cab/Yellow Cab 345-0177

Radisson Plaza Hotel 100 W. Michigan Ave. 343-3333

DIRECTIONS TO WMU Waldo Stadium From I-94 • Exit at Oakland Drive and proceed North • Go through a stoplight at Howard and continue one mile • Turn left onto Oliver and turn right on Press Lane From US-131 • Take Stadium Drive East exit • Go East through the stoplight at Howard Street • Continue another mile until the light at Oliver • Turn right, go halfway up the hill and turn left on Press Lane Davis Street Fields (practice facility) From I-94 • Exit at Oakland Drive and proceed North • Go through a stoplight at Howard; continue one mile to Austin Street

• Turn right and proceed down hill • Turn left onto Davis; fields are on left hand side From US-131 • Take Stadium Drive East exit • Go East through the stoplight at Lovell Street • Turn right onto South; right on Oak, right on Lovell; left onto Davis Seelye Center (indoor practice site) From I-94 • Exit at Oakland Drive and proceed North • Turn left at Howard and proceed down hill • Turn right on Stadium Drive From US-131 • Take Stadium Drive East exit

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FOOTBALL MEDIA OUTLETS PRINT Kalamazoo Gazette Howard Thomas, sports editor; Graham Couch Western Herald Mark Rudi, sports editor; Mike Feld Battle Creek Enquirer Jeff Karzen Grand Rapids Press Gretchen Fleming ELECTRONIC WWMT-TV (CBS) Ed Kengerski, sports director; Andy Pepper WOOD-TV (NBC) Jack Doles, sports director; Jason Terzis WZZM-TV (ABC) Henry Wofford, sports director; Tom Clyde, Dan Harland WXMI-TV (FOX) Brent Ashcroft, sports director; Tim Doty

BRONCO RADIO NETWORK WZUU — 92.5 FM: (Flagship) Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan WMAX — 96.1 FM: Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, South Haven WBCH — 100.1 FM/1220 AM: Hastings WTVB — 1590 AM: Coldwater BRONCO REVIEW 1660 The FAN Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Old Burdicks Grill

BRONCO SPORTS UPDATE WZUU — 92.5 FM Monday-Friday, 5:50 p.m. WQXC — 100.9 FM Monday-Friday, 5:35 p.m. 1660 The FAN Monday-Friday, 5:55 p.m. WKZO — 590 AM Monday-Friday, 3:45 p.m.

Robin Hook (left), the Voice of Bronco Athletics and Monty Porter enter their 14th season as the broadcast team for Western Michigan football. Hook, entering his 26th season handles play-by-play duties, while Porter, embarking on his 14th campaign, provides analysis. Both are also members of the WMU Athletic Administration.

1660 The Fan Dan Cash, sports director/broadcaster WKZO-590 AM Dan Cash, sports host INTERNET Bronco Insider (subscription) mac-sports.com themacdaily.com macreportonline.com broncoblitz.com Media coverage of Western Michigan football (left) continues to grow year after year. Porter and Hook (right) call a game during the 2008 football season.

GAME STAFF & MEDIA DATES

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The WMU game day staff (pictured above) provides an invaluable service to the media by compiling an official statistics package at the conclusion of each home game. The staff’s accuracy is matched only by its long service of loyalty to Bronco Football. Dr. Hal Ray (back left), a retired professor at WMU, enters his 46th season on the statistical crew this fall. Marv Moll (back right), a WMU graduate in his 40th year on the crew, has commuted from Grand Rapids the past 38 years to assist on game days. Scott Thomas (front left), is in his seventh season. Darren Willey (middle right), enters his 22nd season. Willey also captained the statistical crew for Bronco Hockey at the NCAA Midwest Regional held in Grand Rapids in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Bill Hopkins (front right) assists not only with the football statistical staff but with both men’s and women’s basketball and hockey as well. Adam Bodnar enters his fourth season on the statistical crew (not pictured).

DATES TO REMEMBER First Day of Preseason Camp Monday, Aug. 3 First Game Saturday, Sept. 5 at Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) First Home Game Saturday, Sept. 19 vs. Miami (CommUniverCity) Mid-American Conference Championship Friday, Dec. 4 Detroit (Ford Field) on ESPN2 Media Practices Monday: 7-8:30 p.m. (W/D/S) Tuesday: 3:15-5:20 p.m. (W/D/S) Wednesday: 3:15-5:20 p.m. (W/D/S) Thursday: 2:45-4:15 p.m. (W/S) W-Waldo Stadium • D-Davis Street Fields • S-Seelye Athletic Center

Weekly Media Events Mid-American Conference Coaches Teleconference Mondays, 9:30-9:38 a.m. Press Luncheon Zazios (Radisson Hotel) Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-Noon Phone Interview Times Coach Cubit - 10-11:30 a.m. (Tuesday and Wednesday) Please contact SID to request interview Players - After practice (Tuesday and Wednesday Please contact SID to request interview (Mat Kanan • 269-387-4125)

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NUMERICAL ROSTER

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NO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

NAME Doug Wiggins Brandon West ••• Tim Hiller ••• Jamelle Murray Deshon Lawrence • Damond Smith Jamie Simpson Ansel Ponder Tronic Williams

POS S RB QB WR CB CB RB WR WR

HT 5-11 5-10 6-5 5-8 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-1

WT 197 188 228 167 175 180 237 187 173

ELG/CL Jr./Jr. Sr./Sr. Sr./5th Jr./Sr. So./Jr. Fr./Fr. R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr.

HOMETOWN North Miami Beach, Fla. Brunswick, Ga. Orrville, Ohio Delray, Fla. College Park, Ga. Ecorse, Mich. Dowagiac, Mich. Bluefield, W.Va. Fort Myers, Fla.

LAST SCHOOL North Miami Beach HS Camden County HS Orrville HS Atlantic HS Westlake HS Inkster HS Dowagiac Union HS Hargrave Military Academy/Bluefield HS South Fort Myers HS

10 11 12 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 19

Tyler VanTubbergen Dallas Walker Robert Arnheim • Alex Carder Andy Dorcely ••• Matt Mills ^# Anthony Williams • John Potter • Drew Burdi Tom Gibson ^# Josh Price •

QB TE WR QB CB SS TE K QB QB CB

6-4 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-0 5’10 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-0

189 238 195 205 194 185 230 195 198 175 195

Fr./Fr. So./So. So./Jr. R-Fr./So. Sr./Sr. R-Fr./So. Jr./Sr. So./So. Jr./Sr. Fr./Fr. So./So.

Holland, Mich. Chattanooga, Tenn. Orlando, Fla. Shawnee, Kan. Miami, Fla. North Muskegon, Mich. Miami, Fla. Grand Haven, Mich. Downers Grove, Ill. Evergreen Park, Ill. Jacksonville, Fla.

West Ottawa HS Georgia MC/Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Miss.) Edgewater HS Shawnee Mission Northwest HS North Miami Beach HS Grand Valley State/North Muskegon HS Miami Edison HS Grand Haven HS Downers Grove HS Brother Rice HS Terry Parker HS

20 21 22 23 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 29

Brian Fields Antoin Scriven Glenis Thompson ••• Aaron Winchester • Lewis Toler Alex Jagels ^# David Lewis Dan Cocci ^# Caleb Morris # Tim Balice ^ Vernon Stewart # Keith Dixson Jermaine Vereen

RB RB RB RB CB QB CB SS K P SS CB CB

5-9 5-11 5-8 5-9 5-10 6-3 5-10 5’11 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-1 5-10

193 194 210 190 167 210 170 187 210 195 190 185 182

Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Sr. So./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./Sr. So./Jr. Fr./Fr. Jr./Sr. Jr./Sr. So./Jr. So./Jr. Fr./Fr.

New Castle, Del. Inverness, Fla. West Palm Beach, Fla. North Miami Beach, Fla. New Castle, Del. Rochester, Mich. Deerfield Beach, Fla. Evergreen Park, Ill. Coudersport, Pa. Ionia, Mich. Canton, Mich. Flint, Mich. Longs, S.C.

30 31 32 33 34 34 35 36 36 37 38 39

Dervon Wallace Scott Hinds James O’Neill Mario Armstrong •• Jamail Berry • Eric Monette Austin Pritchard ••• Jaron Deshazor # Evan Steger ^# Ben Armer • Chris Prom Waymon Ross

WR SS TE SS SS WR LB RB K P LB LB

6-0 6-3 6-5 6-0 6-0 6-5 6-4 5-8 6’0 5-10 6-4 6-1

180 190 235 188 190 180 233 190 180 201 220 225

So./Jr. R-Fr./So. Jr./Sr. Jr./Jr. Jr./Sr. R-Fr./So. Sr./5th So./Jr. Fr./Fr. So./Jr. R-Fr./So. R-Fr./So.

Stone Mountain, Ga. Fort Myers, Fla. Grand Haven, Mich. Warner Robbins, Ga. New Castle, Del. Portage, Mich. Lebanon, Ohio Portage, Mich. Noblesville, Ind. Janesville, Wis. Saukville, Wis. Marathon, Fla.

Tower HS Fort Myers Highland HS Grand Haven HS Northside HS Coffeyville CC (Kan.)/William Penn HS Portage Central HS Lebanon HS Portage Central HS Noblesville HS Parker HS Port Washington HS Marathon HS

40 41 42 42 43 45 46 47 47 48 48

Kyle Lark Jordan Brooks # Chad Baliko # Jason Polmanteer ^# Chris Blair Shaun Vernon # Clark Mussman Brooks Bunbury ^# Mitch Zajac • Justin Braska ••• Mike Perisee ^#

LB RB TE DE TE LB TE K ILB DE WR

6-1 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-4 5-11 6-4 5-8 6-1 6-4 5-7

222 230 239 235 230 220 222 188 220 234 170

Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./5th R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. So./Jr. Fr./Fr. Jr./Sr. So./So. Sr./5th Jr./Jr.

Alma, Mich. Carole Stream, Ill. Fenton, Mich. Battle Creek, Mich. Grand Rapids, Mich. Lake Orion, Mich. Ogden Dunes, Ind. Leland, Mich. Holt, Mich. DeWitt, Mich. Chicago, Ill.

Alma HS Glenbard North HS Brighton HS Gull Lake HS East Grand Rapids HS Lake Orion HS Portage HS East Central HS Holt HS DeWitt HS Grand Rapids JC/Bangor HS

52 53 55 56 57 58 58 59

Joe Smith # Matt Pickens • Doug Scott T.J. Lynch Ryan Byrne Dan Johnston # Jake Rawlins ^# Wesley Watson #

LB LB LB DE DT P LS DT

5-10 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-4 6’2 6’0

230 215 210 238 275 165 235 260

R-Fr./So. Jr./Sr. R-Fr./So. So./So. R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr.

Three Rivers, Mich. Bloomfield, Mich. San Diego, Calif. Blythe, Ga. Woodstock, Ga. Elmhurst, Ill. Lexington, S.C. Muskegon, Mich.

60 61

Nick Mitchell • Nick Clemens ••

OL OL

6-1 6-5

290 307

Jr./Sr. Jr./Sr.

Palatine, Ill. Waunakee, Wis.

William Penn HS Citrus HS Palm Beach Lake HS North Miami Beach HS William Penn HS Rochester HS Deerfield Beach HS Mt. Carmel HS Coudersport HS Ionia HS Plymouth HS Harmony PS North Myrtle Beach HS

Mendon HS Brother Rice HS Cathedral Catholic HS Georgia MC/Hephziba HS Etowah HS York HS Lexington HS Mendon HS William Friend HS Waunakee HS

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NUMERICAL ROSTER NAME Kevin Galeher Paul Wasikowski ••• Sam Jaeger Phillip Swanson •• Kirk Nakama ^# Nick Norton # Terry Davisson Cody Cielenski •• Tom Harrington •••

POS OT C OL OL LS DE OL DT LS

HT 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-4 5’7 6-1 6-6 6-2 6-0

WT 295 291 321 307 205 230 265 280 223

ELG/CL R-Fr./So. Sr./5th R-Fr./So. Jr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./5th Sr./Sr.

HOMETOWN Evergreen Park, Ill. Cudahy, Wis. Westville, Ind. Grand Haven, Mich. Santa Clara, Calif. Holt, Mich. Rensselaer, Ind. Downers Grove, Ill. Chicago, Ill.

LAST SCHOOL St. Rita HS Cudahy HS Chesteron HS Grand Haven HS St. Francis HS Holt HS Rensselaer Central HS North HS St. Rita HS

70 72 73 75 76 77 78 78 79

Mark Zielinski Anthony Parker • Greg Peterson Josh Hadel Marcus Cann Ben Samson John Buwalda ^# Andrew Sharp # Jonathan Jack

OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DT OL

6-4 6-5 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-9 6-3 6-6

330 305 284 295 315 345 290 245 323

Fr./Fr. So./Jr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./Jr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr./ So./So. So./Jr.

Winnetka, Ill. Miami, Fla. Waukesha, Wis. Gladstone, Mich. Bamberg, S.C. Long Grove, Ill. Kalamazoo, Mich. Ann Arbor, Mich. Matteson, Ill.

80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89

E.J. Riley # Juan Nunez •• Josh Schaffer Jordan White • Matt Stevens •• Blake Hammond Chleb Ravenell Nate White # Trevon (Trey) Smith Seth Patterson

WR WR WR WR TE TE WR WR WR WR

6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-5 6-0 6’3 6-4 6-3

180 172 205 206 243 236 185 175 210 185

R-Fr./So. Jr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Jr./Sr. Sr./5th R-Fr./So. Jr./Jr. R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. R-Fr./So.

Portage, Mich. Miami, Fla. Naperville, Ill. North Ridgeville, Ohio Wheaton, Ill. Mokena, Ill. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Kalamazoo, Mich. Perry, Ga. Round Rock, Texas

Portage Central HS Miami Carol City HS Neuqua Valley HS North Ridgeville HS Warrenville South HS Lincoln Way East HS Georgia MC/Wando HS Indiana State/Comstock HS Perry HS Stony Point HS

90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

James Sandlin Cory Sueing Drew Nowak • Paul Dreher # Deauntay Legrier Chris Pyant Weston Peiffer Freddie Bishop David Box Paul Hazel

DT DE DE DT LB DT DE DE DT DE

6-2 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-6

284 244 250 260 240 269 245 247 288 205

Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./So. R-Fr./So. R-Fr./So. Jr./Sr. So./So. R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr.

Tuscaloosa, Ala. Grand Rapids, Mich. Green Bay, Wis. Buchanan, Mich. Rochelle, Ga. Farmington Hills, Mich. Chaska, Minn. Inkster, Mich. Milan, Mich. Miami, Fla.

American Christian Academy Ottawa Hills HS De Pere HS Niles HS Wilcox County HS Harrison HS Chaska HS Carleton Airport HS Milan HS South Miami HS

New Trier HS North Miami Beach HS Waukesha West HS Gladstone HS Garden City CC/Bamberg Erhardt HS Adlai E. Stevenson HS Kalamazoo Christian HS Ann Arbor Pioneer HS Marian Catholic HS

2009 BRONCO FOOTBALL

NO 62 63 64 65 66 66 67 68 69

• Letters earned ^ Duplicate Number # Walk-on HS = High School; CC = Community College; JC = Junior College; SS = Secondary School; PS = Prep School; MC = Military College HEAD COACH: Bill Cubit (O) (Delaware, 1975 – Fifth Season) COORDINATOR: Steve Morrison (D/LB) (Michigan, 1995 – Fifth Season) ASSISTANTS: Ryan Cubit (QB) (Western Michigan, 2006 – First Season) Tim Daoust (CB) (Wittenberg, 2001 – Fourth Season) Mike Grant (WR) (Nebraska, 1992 – Second Season) Rick Kravitz (S) (Troy, 1977 – Second Season) Peter McCarty (DL) (UMass, 1978 – Third Season) Jake Moreland (TE/Recruiting Coord.) (Western Michigan, 2000 – Fifth Season) Mike Sabock (RB/ST) (Baldwin-Wallace, 1977 – Second Season) Bob Stanley (OL) (Texas, 1968 – Third Season) GRADUATE ASSISTANTS: Brent Bassham (Def. GA) (Western Michigan, 2008 – First Season) Matt Ludeman (Off. GA) (Western Michigan, 2007 – Third Season) DIRECTOR OF FB OPERATIONS: Tim Knox (Hiram, 1997 – 13th Season)

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Jamail Berry John Buwalda Cody Cielenski Dan Cocci Bill/Ryan Cubit Tim Daoust Andy Dorcely Kevin Galeher Josh Hadel Sam Jaeger Deauntay Legrier Deshon Lawrence Jamelle Murray Kirk Nakama Juan Nunez

juh•MEEL boo•WALL•duh see•uh•LEN•skee KOH•chee Q•bit DOWST DOR•slee GALE•hr HAY•dul YAY•gr D•AHN•tay luh•GREER deh•SHAWN juh•MELL NAH•kuh•muh NOON•yez

Weston Peiffer Michael Perisee Chleb Ravenell Mike Sabock Antoin Scriven Damond Smith Cory Sueing Evan Steger Lewis Toler Tyler VanTubbergen Dervon Wallace Paul Wasikowski Mitch Zajac Mark Zielinski

PIE•fr PAIR•eh•say KAY•leb RAV•eh•nell SAY•bok AN•twan SKRI•vin DAY•mund SOO•ing STAY•gher TOH•lr van•TOOB•er•ghen der•VON WAHS•eh•kow•skee ZAY•jak zuh•LIN•skee

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

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NO 37 33 12

NAME Ben Armer • Mario Armstrong •• Robert Arnheim •

POS P SS WR

HT 5-10 6-0 6-2

WT 201 188 195

ELG/CL So./Jr. Jr./Jr. So./Jr.

HOMETOWN Janesville, Wis. Warner Robbins, Ga. Orlando, Fla.

LAST SCHOOL Parker HS Northside HS Edgewater HS

27 42 34 97 43 98 48 41 47 18 78 57

Tim Balice ^ Chad Baliko # Jamail Berry • Freddie Bishop Chris Blair David Box Justin Braska ••• Jordan Brooks # Brooks Bunbury ^# Drew Burdi John Buwalda ^# Ryan Byrne

P TE SS DE TE DT DE RB K QB OL DT

5-11 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-8 6-1 6-9 6-0

195 239 190 247 230 288 234 230 188 198 290 275

Jr./Sr. Sr./5th Jr./Sr. R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./5th Fr./Fr. Jr./Sr. Jr./Sr. Fr./Fr./ R-Fr./So.

Ionia, Mich. Fenton, Mich. New Castle, Del. Inkster, Mich. Grand Rapids, Mich. Milan, Mich. DeWitt, Mich. Carole Stream, Ill. Leland, Mich. Downers Grove, Ill. Kalamazoo, Mich. Woodstock, Ga.

Ionia HS Brighton HS Coffeyville CC (Kan.)/William Penn HS Carleton Airport HS East Grand Rapids HS Milan HS DeWitt HS Glenbard North HS Central HS Downers Grove HS Kalamazoo Christian HS Etowah HS

76 14 68 61 26

Marcus Cann Alex Carder Cody Cielenski •• Nick Clemens •• Dan Cocci ^#

OL QB DT OL SS

6-5 6-2 6-2 6-5 5’11

315 205 280 307 187

So./Jr. R-Fr./So. Sr./5th Jr./Sr. Fr./Fr.

Bamberg, S.C. Shawnee, Kan. Downers Grove, Ill. Waunakee, Wis. Evergreen Park, Ill.

Garden City CC/Bamberg Erhardt HS Shawnee Mission Northwest HS North HS Waunakee HS Mt. Carmel HS

67 36 28 15 93

Terry Davisson Jaron Deshazor # Keith Dixson Andy Dorcely ••• Paul Dreher #

OL RB CB FS DT

6-6 5-8 6-1 6-0 6-5

265 190 185 194 260

Fr./Fr. So./Jr. So./Jr. Sr./Sr. R-Fr./So.

Rensselaer, Ind. Portage, Mich. Flint, Mich. Miami, Fla. Buchanan, Mich.

Rensselaer Central HS Portage Central HS Harmony PS North Miami Beach HS Niles HS

20

Brian Fields

RB

5-9

193

Fr./Fr.

New Castle, Del.

William Penn HS

62 19

Kevin Galeher Tom Gibson ^#

OT QB

6-5 6-0

295 175

R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr.

Evergreen Park, Ill. Evergreen Park, Ill.

St. Rita HS Brother Rice HS

75 85 69 99 3 31

Josh Hadel Blake Hammond Tom Harrington ••• Paul Hazel Tim Hiller ••• Scott Hinds

OL TE LS DE QB SS

6-6 6-5 6-0 6-6 6-5 6-3

295 236 223 205 228 190

Fr./Fr. R-Fr./So. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Sr./5th R-Fr./So.

Gladstone, Mich. Mokena, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Miami, Fla. Orrville, Ohio Fort Myers, Fla.

Gladstone HS Lincoln Way East HS St. Rita HS South Miami HS Orrville HS Fort Myers Highland HS

79 64 25 58

Jonathan Jack Sam Jaeger Alex Jagels ^# Dan Johnston #

OL OL QB P

6-6 6-5 6-3 6-4

340 321 210 165

So./Jr. R-Fr./So. Jr./Sr. Fr./Fr.

Matteson, Ill. Westville, Ind. Rochester, Mich. Elmhurst, Ill.

Marian Catholic HS Chesteron HS Rochester HS York HS

40 5 94 25 56

Kyle Lark Deshon Lawrence • Deauntay Legrier David Lewis T.J. Lynch

LB CB LB CB DE

6-1 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-3

222 175 240 170 238

Fr./Fr. So./Jr. R-Fr./So. So./Jr. So./So.

Alma, Mich. College Park, Ga. Rochelle, Ga. Deerfield Beach, Fla. Blythe, Ga.

16 60 34 26 4 46

Matt Mills ^# Nick Mitchell • Eric Monette Caleb Morris # Jamelle Murray Clark Mussman

SS OL WR K WR TE

5’10 6-1 6-5 6-0 5-8 6-4

185 290 180 210 167 222

R-Fr./So. Jr./Sr. R-Fr./So. Jr./Sr. Jr./Sr. Fr./Fr.

North Muskegon, Mich. Palatine, Ill. Portage, Mich. Coudersport, Pa. Delray, Fla. Ogden Dunes, Ind.

66 66 92 81

Kirk Nakama ^# Nick Norton # Drew Nowak • Juan Nunez ••

LS DE DE WR

5’7 6-1 6-4 6-0

205 230 250 172

Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./So. Jr./Jr.

Santa Clara, Calif. Holt, Mich. Green Bay, Wis. Miami, Fla.

32

James O’Neill

TE

6-5

235

Jr./Sr.

Grand Haven, Mich.

Grand Haven HS

72 89 96 48 73 53

Anthony Parker • Seth Patterson Weston Peiffer Mike Perisee ^# Greg Peterson Matt Pickens •

OL WR DE WR OL LB

6-5 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-5 6-0

305 185 245 170 284 215

So./Jr. R-Fr./So. So./So. Jr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Jr./Sr.

Miami, Fla. Round Rock, Texas Chaska, Minn. Chicago, Ill. Waukesha, Wis. Bloomfield, Mich.

North Miami Beach HS Stony Point HS Chaska HS Grand Rapids JC/Bangor HS Waukesha West HS Brother Rice HS

Alma HS Westlake HS Wilcox County HS Deerfield Beach HS Georgia MC/Hephziba HS Grand Valley State/North Muskegon HS William Friend HS Portage Central HS Coudersport HS Atlantic HS Portage HS East St. Francis HS Holt HS De Pere HS Miami Carol City HS

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NAME Jason Polmanteer ^# Ansel Ponder John Potter • Josh Price • Austin Pritchard ••• Chris Prom Chris Pyant

POS DE WR K CB LB LB DT

HT 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-3

WT 235 187 195 195 233 220 269

ELG/CL R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. So./So. So./So. Sr./5th R-Fr./So. Jr./Sr.

HOMETOWN Battle Creek, Mich. Bluefield, W.Va. Grand Haven, Mich. Jacksonville, Fla. Lebanon, Ohio Saukville, Wis. Farmington Hills, Mich.

LAST SCHOOL Gull Lake HS Hargrave Military Academy/Bluefield HS Grand Haven HS Terry Parker HS Lebanon HS Port Washington HS Harrison HS

86 58 80 39

Chleb Ravenell Jake Rawlins ^# E.J. Riley # Waymon Ross

WR LS WR LB

6-0 6’2 6-0 6-1

185 235 180 225

Jr./Jr. Fr./Fr. R-Fr./So. R-Fr./So.

Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Lexington, S.C. Portage, Mich. Marathon, Fla.

77 90 82 78 55 21 7 6 52 88 36 84 27 91 65

Ben Samson James Sandlin Josh Schaffer Andrew Sharp # Doug Scott Antoin Scriven Jamie Simpson Damond Smith Joe Smith # Trevon (Trey) Smith Evan Steger ^# Matt Stevens •• Vernon Stewart # Cory Sueing Phillip Swanson ••

OL DT WR DT LB RB RB CB LB WR K TE SS DE OL

6-5 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-4 6’0 6-4 5-11 6-4 6-4

345 284 205 245 210 194 237 180 230 210 180 243 190 244 307

Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./So. R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. R-Fr./So. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./5th So./Jr. Fr./Fr. Jr./Sr.

Long Grove, Ill. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Naperville, Ill. Ann Arbor, Mich. San Diego, Calif. Inverness, Fla. Dowagiac, Mich. Ecorse, Mich. Three Rivers, Mich. Perry Ga. Noblesville, Ind. Wheaton, Ill. Canton, Mich. Grand Rapids, Mich. Grand Haven, Mich.

22 24

Glenis Thompson ••• Lewis Toler

RB CB

5-8 5-10

210 167

Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr.

West Palm Beach, Fla. New Castle, Del.

10 29 45

Tyler VanTubbergen Jermaine Vereen Shaun Vernon #

QB CB LB

6-4 5-10 5-11

189 182 220

Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./Jr.

Holland, Mich. Longs, S.C. Lake Orion, Mich.

11 30 63 59 2 83 87 1 23 16 9

Dallas Walker Dervon Wallace Paul Wasikowski ••• Wesley Watson # Brandon West ••• Jordan White • Nate White # Doug Wiggins Aaron Winchester • Anthony Williams • Tronic Williams

TE WR C DT RB WR WR S RB TE WR

6-5 6-0 6-3 6’0 5-10 6-0 6’3 5-11 5-9 6-3 6-1

238 180 291 260 188 206 175 197 190 230 173

So./So. So./Jr. Sr./5th Fr./Fr. Sr./Sr. Jr./Sr. R-Fr./So. Jr./Jr. So./So. Jr./Sr. Fr./Fr.

Chattanooga, Tenn. Georgia MC/Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Miss.) Stone Mountain, Ga. Tower HS Cudahy, Wis. Cudahy HS Muskegon, Mich. Mendon HS Brunswick, Ga. Camden County HS North Ridgeville, Ohio North Ridgeville HS Kalamazoo, Mich. Indiana State/Comstock HS North Miami Beach, Fla. North Miami Beach HS North Miami Beach, Fla. North Miami Beach HS Miami, Fla. Miami Edison HS Fort Myers, Fla. South Fort Myers HS

47 70

Mitch Zajac • Mark Zielinski

ILB OL

6-1 6-4

220 330

So./So. Fr./Fr.

Holt, Mich. Winnetka, Ill.

Georgia MC/Wando HS Lexington HS Portage Central HS Marathon HS Adlai E. Stevenson HS American Christian Academy Neuqua Valley HS Ann Arbor Pioneer HS Cathedral Catholic HS Citrus HS Dowagiac Union HS Inkster HS Mendon HS Perry HS Noblesville HS Warrenville South HS Plymouth HS Ottawa Hills HS Grand Haven HS Palm Beach Lake HS William Penn HS

2009 BRONCO FOOTBALL

NO 42 8 17 19 35 38 95

West Ottawa HS North Myrtle Beach HS Lake Orion HS

Holt HS New Trier HS

• Letters earned ^ Duplicate Number # Walk-on % Sitting out 2008 season due to NCAA transfer rules HS = High School; CC = Community College; JC = Junior College; SS = Secondary School; PS = Prep School; MC = Military College HEAD COACH: Bill Cubit (O) (Delaware, 1975 – Fifth Season) COORDINATOR: Steve Morrison (D/LB) (Michigan, 1995 – Fifth Season) ASSISTANTS: Ryan Cubit (QB) (Western Michigan, 2006 – First Season), Tim Daoust (CB) (Wittenberg, 2001 – Fourth Season) Mike Grant (WR) (Nebraska, 1992 – Second Season), Rick Kravitz (S) (Troy, 1977 – Second Season) Peter McCarty (DL) (UMass, 1978 – Third Season), Jake Moreland (TE/Recruiting Coord.) (Western Michigan, 2000 – Fifth Season) Mike Sabock (RB/ST) (Baldwin-Wallace, 1977 – Second Season), Bob Stanley (OL) (Texas, 1968 – Third Season)

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GRADUATE ASSISTANTS: Brent Bassham (Def. GA) (Western Michigan, 2008 – First Season) Matt Ludeman (Off. GA) (Western Michigan, 2007 – Third Season) DIRECTOR OF FB OPERATIONS: Tim Knox (Hiram, 1997 – 13th Season)

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BRONCOS BY CLASS

2009 BRONCO FOOTBALL

SENIORS (11) Chad Baliko, Justin Braska, Cody Cielenski, Andy Dorcely, Tom Harrington, Tim Hiller, Austin Pritchard, Matt Stevens, Glenis Thompson, Paul Wasikowski, Brandon West JUNIORS (20) Mario Armstrong, Tim Balice, Jamail Berry, Brooks Bunbury, Drew Burdi, Nick Clemens, Alex Jagels, Nick Mitchell, Caleb Morris, Jamelle Murray, Juan Nunez, Jim O’Neill, Michael Perisee, Matt Pickens, Chris Pyant, Chleb Ravenell, Phillip Swanson, Jordan White, Doug Wiggins, Anthony Williams SOPHOMORES (20) Ben Armer, Robert Arnheim, Marcus Cann, Jaron Deshazor, Keith Dixson, Jonathan Jack, Deshon Lawrence, David Lewis, T.J. Lynch, Drew Nowak, Anthony Parker, Weston Peiffer, John Potter, Josh Price, Andrew Sharp, Vernon Stewart, Shaun Vernon, Dallas Walker, Dervon Wallace, Aaron Winchester, Mitch Zajac

BRONCOS BY STATE ALABAMA (1) James Sandlin (Tuscaloosa) CALIFORNIA (2) Kirk Nakama (Santa Clara), Doug Scott (San Diego) DELAWARE (3) Jamail Berry (New Castle), Brian Fields (New Castle), Lewis Toler (New Castle) GEORGIA (8) Mario Armstrong (Warner Robbins), Ryan Byrne (Woodstock), Deshon Lawrence (College Park), Deauntay Legrier (Rochelle), T.J. Lynch (Blythe), Trevon (Trey) Smith (Perry), Dervon Wallace (Stone Mountain), Brandon West (Brunswick) FLORIDA (16) Robert Arnheim (Orlando), Andy Dorcely (Miami), Paul Hazel (Miami), Scott Hinds (Fort Myers), David Lewis (Deerfield Beach), Jamelle Murray (Delray), Juan Nunez (Miami), Anthony Parker (Miami), Josh Price (Jacksonville), Waymon Ross (Marathon), Antoin Scriven (Inverness), Glenis Thompson (West Palm Beach), Doug Wiggins (North Miami Beach), Anthony Williams (Miami), Tronic Williams (Fort Myers), Aaron Winchester (North Miami Beach) ILLINOIS (16) Jordan Brooks (Carole Stream), Drew Burdi (Downers Grove), Cody Cielenski (Downers Grove), Dan Cocci (Evergreen Park), Kevin Galeher (Evergreen Park), Tom Gibson (Evergreen Park), Blake Hammond (Mokena), Tom Harrington (Chicago), Jonathan Jack (Matteson), Dan Johnston (Elmhurst), Nick Mitchell (Palatine), Michael Perisee (Chicago), Ben Sampson (Long Grove), Josh Schaffer (Naperville), Matt Stevens (Wheaton), Mark Zielinski (Wilmette)

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REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (18) Freddie Bishop, Ryan Byrne, Alex Carder, Paul Dreher, Kevin Galeher, Blake Hammond, Scott Hinds, Sam Jaeger, Deauntay Legrier, Matt Mills, Eric Monette, Seth Patterson, Jason Polmanteer, Chris Prom, E.J. Riley, Waymon Ross, Doug Scott, Jamie Simpson, Joe Smith, Nate White

INDIANA (4) Terry Davisson (Rensselaer), Sam Jaeger (Westville), Clark Mussman (Ogden Dunes), Evan Steger (Noblesville) KANSAS (1) Alex Carder (Shawnee)

MICHIGAN (35) Tim Balice (Ionia), Chad Baliko (Fenton), Freddie Bishop (Inkster), Chris Blair (Grand Rapids), David Box (Milan), Justin Braska (DeWitt), Brooks Bunbury (Leland), John Buwalda (Kalamazoo), Jaron Deshazor (Portage), Keith Dixson (Flint), Paul Dreher (Buchanan), Josh Hadel (Gladstone), Alex Jagels (Rochester), Kyle Lark (Alma), Matt Mills (North Muskegon), Eric Monette (Portage), Nick Norton (Holt), Jim O’Neill (Grand Haven), Matt Pickens (Bloomfield), Jason Polmanteer (Battle Creek), John Potter (Grand Haven), Chris Pyant (Farmington Hills), E.J. Riley (Portage), Andrew Sharp (Ann Arbor), Jamie Simpson (Dowagiac), Damond Smith (Ecorse), Joe Smith (Three Rivers), Vernon Stewart (Canton), Cory Sueing (Grand Rapids), Phillip Swanson (Grand Haven), Tyler VanTubbergen (Holland), Shaun Vernon (Lake Orion), Wesley Watson (Muskegon), Nate White (Kalamazoo), Mitch Zajac (Holt)

FRESHMEN (23) Chris Blair, David Box, Jordan Brooks, John Buwalda, Dan Cocci, Terry Davisson, Brian Fields, Tom Gibson, Josh Hadel, Paul Hazel, Dan Johnston, Kyle Lark, Clark Mussman, Kirk Nakama, Nick Norton, Greg Peterson, Ansel Ponder, Jake Rawlins, Ben Samson, James Sandlin, Josh Schaffer, Antoin Scriven, Damond Smith, Trevon (Trey) Smith, Evan Steger, Cory Sueing, Lewis Toler, Tyler VanTubbergen, Jermaine Vereen, Wesley Watson, Tronic Williams, Mark Zielinski

MINNESOTA (1) Weston Peiffer (Chaska) OHIO (3) Tim Hiller (Orrville), Austin Pritchard (Lebanon), Jordan White (North Ridgeville) PENNSYLVANIA (1) Caleb Morris (Couderspot) SOUTH CAROLINA (3) Marcus Cann (Bamberg), Chleb Ravenell (Mount Pleasant), Jermaine Vereen (Longs) TENNESSEE (1) Dallas Walker (Chattanooga) TEXAS (1) Seth Patterson (Round Rock) WEST VIRGINIA (1) Ansel Ponder (Bluefield) WISCONSIN (6) Ben Armer (Janesville), Nick Clemens (Waunakee), Drew Nowak (Green Bay), Greg Peterson (Waukesha), Chris Prom (Saukville), Paul Wasikowski (Cudahy) Mitch Zajac hails from Holt, Mich., and is one of 31 Broncos from the Great Lakes State. In 2009, six of WMU’s signees from the state of Michigan were on the Detroit Free Press’ Fab 50 Prospect List.

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LETTERWINNERS RETURNING OFFENSE (12) Robert Arnheim (WR), Nick Clemens (OL), Tim Hiller (QB), Nick Mitchell (C), Juan Nunez (WR), Anthony Parker (OT), Phillip Swanson (OG), Glenis Thompson (RB), Paul Wasikowski (C), Brandon West (RB), Anthony Williams (TE), Aaron Winchester (RB) DEFENSE (10) Mario Armstrong (SS), Jamail Berry (SS), Justin Braska (DE), Cody Cielenski (DT), Andy Dorcely (FS), Deshon Lawrence (CB), Matt Pickens (LB), Drew Nowak (DE), Josh Price (CB), Mitch Zajac (LB) SPECIAL TEAMS (3) Ben Armer (P), Tom Harrington (LS), John Potter (K)

RETURNING STARTERS — OFFENSE (7) PLAYER Nick Clemens Tim Hiller Anthony Parker Juan Nunez Phillip Swanson Paul Wasikowski Brandon West

POS. OG QB OT WR OG C RB

YEAR Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

GP/GS 2008 STATS 13/13 834 offensive snaps, started every game 13/13 339-522, 3,725 yds., 36 TDs 13/12 951 offensive snaps 12/6 57 rec., 701 yds., 7 TDs 13/13 955 offensive snaps, started every game 13/8 734 offensive snaps 12/11 204 att., 1,026 yds., 8 TDs, 637 KR yds.

GP/GS 13/11 12/11 11/10 13/13

2008 STATS 819 offensive snaps 59 rec., 712 yds., 6 TDs 45 rec., 464 yds., 6 TDs 104 rec., 1,276 yds., 7 TDs

2009 BRONCO FOOTBALL

Tim Hiller, Juan Nunez, Austin Pritchard, Phillip Swanson and Brandon West (pictured left to right) are Western Michigan’s returning All-Mid-American Conference selections from the 2008 season.

STARTERS LOST — OFFENSE (4) PLAYER Rob Johnson Schneider Julien Branden Ledbetter Jamarko Simmons

POS. OT WR TE WR

RETURNING STARTERS — DEFENSE (4) PLAYER Justin Braska Cody Cielenski Austin Pritchard Mitch Zajac

POS. DE DT LB LB

YEAR Sr. Sr. Sr. So.

GP/GS 2008 STATS 13/7 52 tackles, 10.0 TFLs, 6.0 sacks, 3 PBUs, 1 FF 10/5 36 tackles, 10.0 TFLs, 4.0 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH 13/9 86 tackles, 12.5 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, 3 PBUs 12/5 29 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 3 PBUs

STARTERS LOST — DEFENSE (8)

LETTERWINNERS LOST OFFENSE (6) Caleb Clark (WR), Kirk Elsworth (RB), Robert Johnson (OT), Schneider Julien (WR), Branden Ledbetter (TE), Jamarko Simmons (WR) DEFENSE (14) E.J. Biggers (CB), Zach Davidson (DE), Louis Delmas (FS), Dustin Duclo (LB), Cory Flom (DT), Londen Fryar (CB), Scott Gajos (SS), Dan Krasinski (LB), Greg Marshall (DE), Boston McCornell (LB), Harrison Porter (LB), Desman Stephen (CB), Nick Varcadipane (DT), C.J. Wilson (SS)

PLAYER E.J. Biggers Zach Davidson Louis Delmas Cory Flom Londen Fryar Boston McCornell Nick Varcadipane C.J. Wilson

POS. CB DE FS DT CB LB DT SS

GP/GS 2008 STATS 13/13 62 tackles, 5.0 TFLs, 2 INTs, 4 PBUs, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 BLK 13/12 56 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, 1 QBH, 1 safety 13/13 111 tackles, 4.0 TFLs, 4 INTs, 3 PBUs, 1 FR 13/8 26 tackles, 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack, 1 QBH 11/10 42 tackles, 1 INT, 6 PBUs 13/10 72 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 1.0 sack, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 2 QBHs, 1 FR, 2 FFs 13/11 43 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, 4 PBUs, 1 FF 13/13 70 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 3 INTs, 6 PBUs, 1 QBH

RETURNING STARTERS — SPECIAL TEAMS (3) PLAYER Ben Armer Tom Harrington John Potter

POS. P LS K

YEAR So. Sr. So.

GP/GS 13/0 13/0 13/0

2008 STATS 50-2,032 yds., 40.6 average, 11 50+ yds. Snapped on every punt/XP/FG, 3 tackles 11-16 FGM-FGA, 45-yd. long, 41-43 XPM-XPA

SPECIAL TEAMS (0)

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STARTERS LOST — SPECIAL TEAMS (0) PLAYER NA

POS.

GP/GS

2008 STATS

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LT

LG

C

RT

79 • Jonathan Jack • 6-6 • 340 • So. 77 • Ben Samson • 6-5 • 345 • Fr.

TE

WR (X) WR (T)

81 • Juan Nunez • 6-0 • 172 • Jr. 30 • Dervon Wallace • 6-0 • 180 • So. 86 • Scott Hinds • 6-3 • 190 • RFr.

12 • Robert Arnheim • 6-2 • 180 • So. 8 • Ansel Ponder • 6-2 • 187 • Fr.

84 • Matt Stevens • 6-4 • 243 • Sr. 85 • Blake Hammond • 6-5 • 236 • RFr. 42 • Chad Baliko • 6-3 • 239 • Sr.

QB

WR (Z)

83 • Jordan White • 6-0 • 206 • Jr. 89 • Seth Patterson • 6-3 • 185 • RFr.

3 • Tim Hiller • 6-5 • 228 • Sr. 18 • Drew Burdi • 6-1 • 198 • Jr. 14 • Alex Carder 6-2 • 205 • RFr.

RB

2 •Brandon West • 5-10 • 188 • Sr. 23 • Aaron Winchester • 5-9 • 190 • So. 22 • Glenis Thomspon • 5-8 • 210 • Sr. 7 • Jamie Simpson • 6-1 • 237 • RFr.

LDE

97 • Freddie Bishop • 6-4 • 247 • RFr. 48 • Justin Braska ��� 6-4 • 234 • Jr.

DT

68 • Cody Cielenski • 6-2 • 280 • Sr. 95 •Chris Pyant • 6-3 • 269 • Jr.

WLB

39 • Chris Prom • 6-4 • 220 • RFr. 39 • Waymon Ross • 6-1 • 225 • RFr. 55 • Doug Scott • 6-3 • 210 • RFr.

LCB

15 • Andy Dorcely • 6-0 • 194 • Sr. 5 • Deshon Lawrence • 6-0 • 175 • So.

KO

17 • John Potter • 6-2 • 195 • So. 26 • Caleb Morris • 6-0 • 210 • Jr.

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RG

72 • Anthony Parker • 6-5 • 305 • So. 65 • Phillip Swanson • 6-4 • 307 • Jr. 63 • Paul Wasikowski • 6-3 • 291 • Sr. 61 • Nick Clemens • 6-5 • 307 • Jr. 65 • Phillip Swanson • 6-4 • 307 • Jr. 64 • Sam Jaeger • 6-5 • 321 • RFr. 60 • Nick Mitchell • 6-1 • 290 • Jr. 62 • Kevin Galeher • 6-5 • 295 • RFr.

SNAP

69 •Tom Harrington • 6-0 • 223 • Sr.

DT

92 • Drew Nowak • 6-4 • 250 •8 So. 57 • Ryan Byrne • 6-0 • 275 • RFr.

MLB

RDE

96 • Weston Peiffer • 6-4 • 245 • So. 56 • T.J. Tynch • 6-3 • 238 • So.

SLB

47 •Mitch Zajac • 6-1 • 220 • So. - or - 35 • Austin Pritchard • 6-4 • 233 • Sr. 94 • Deauntay Legrier • 6-1 • 240 • RFr. 39 • Waymon Ross • 6-1 • 225 • RFr. - or 53 • Matt Pickens • 6-0 • 215 • Jr. 55 • Doug Scott • 6-3 • 210 • RFr. - or 52 • Joe Smith • 5-10 • 230 • RFr. 45 • Shaun Vernon • 5-11 • 220 • So.

FS 1 •Doug Wiggins • 6-0 • 180 • Jr. 34 • Jamail Berry • 6-0 • 190 • Jr. 31 • Scott Hinds • 6-3 • 190 • RFr.

SS

RCB

33 • Mario Armstrong • 6-0 • 188 • Jr 28 • Keith Dixson • 6-1 • 185 • RFr. 27 • Vernon Stewart • 5-11 • 190 • So.

25 • David Lewis • 5-10 • 170 • So. 19 •Josh Price • 6-0 • 195 • So.

FG

PAT

P

17 • John Potter • 6-2 • 195 • So. 26 • Caleb Morris • 6-0 • 210 • Jr.

17 • John Potter • 6-2 • 195 • So. 26 • Caleb Morris • 6-0 • 210 • Jr.

37 • Ben Armer • 5-10 • 201 • So. 27 • Tim Balice • 5-11 • 195 • Jr.

HD

KR

12 • Robert Arnheim • 6-2 • 180 • So. 27 • Tim Balice • 5-11 • 195 • Jr.

2 •Brandon West • 5-10 • 188 • Sr. 23 • Aaron Winchester • 5-9 • 190 • So.

PR 1 •Doug Wiggins • 6-0 • 180 • Jr. 12 • Robert Arnheim • 6-2 • 180 • So.

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2009 SEASON PREVIEW

The 2008 edition of Western Michigan football was a special one. Everyone who follows Bronco football knows about the third nine-win season in program history, the fourth bowl game in program history and second in three seasons, the 29 wins over a four-year span and the 500th program win on Oct. 4. In spite of all this, as soon as the Reliant Stadium clock hit 0:00 to close out the 2008 Texas Bowl, work began on 2009, the 104th season of Western Michigan football. WMU welcomes back 32 letterwinners, including seven starters on offense and three on the defensive side of the ball. Included in that group is All-Mid-American Conference returnees Tim Hiller, Juan Nunez, Austin Pritchard, Phillip Swanson and Brandon West. They are joined by a group of Broncos who are eager to prove their worth on the field this season.

QUARTERBACKS (6) No. 3 10 14 18 19 25 L

Name Tim Hiller L Tyler VanTubbergen Alex Carder Drew Burdi Tom Gibson Alex Jagels

Height 6-5 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-3

Weight 228 189 205 198 175 210

Year Senior Freshman Redshirt Freshman Junior Freshman Junior

= 2008 Letterman

Hiller returns for his senior season and if he amasses the numbers he did as a junior, the WMU record book will be littered with the Orrville, Ohio, native’s name. He is already perched above all other Bronco signal callers in single-season attempts (522), completions (339), yards (3,725) and TDs (36) and is one of only two quarterbacks to reach the 3,000-yard plateau twice in a career.

tionally-ranked Ball State, where his TD pass ranked fifth on ESPN’s SportsCenter Plays of the Day that night. He and redshirt freshman Alex Carder will battle for the backup spot in 2009. Carder took last season to grasp the offense and has shown arm strength that could be beneficial for the Broncos for seasons to come.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (15) No. 60 61 62 63 64 65 67 70 72 73 75 76 77 78 79 L

Name Nick Mitchell L Nick Clemens L Kevin Galeher Paul Wasikowski L Sam Jaeger Phillip Swanson L Terry Davisson Mark Zielinski Anthony Parker L Greg Peterson Josh Hadel Marcus Cann Ben Samson John Buwalda Jonathan Jack

Height 6-1 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-6 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-9 6-6

Weight 290 307 295 291 321 307 265 330 305 284 295 315 345 290 323

Year Junior Junior Redshirt Freshman Senior Redshirt Freshman Junior Freshman Freshman Sophomore Freshman Freshman Sophomore Freshman Freshman Sophomore

= 2008 Letterman

Almost the entire starting offensive line returns in 2009, including Swanson, a Third Team All-MAC guard and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. Swanson is rejoined by fellow starters Anthony Parker at tackle, Nick Clemens at guard and both Nick Mitchell and Paul Wasikowski, who each logged significant time as the starting center a season ago.

Two-thousand eight was the senior’s second full season as a starter and his grasp of head coach Bill Cubit’s offense grew with each game. His effort in WMU’s comeback win at Buffalo set school records for attempts (63) and completions (42) and his 471 yards at Central Michigan is more than any other Bronco in a game in program history.

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With all of these accolades, Hiller and the Broncos know that having an able back up is a must in college football. He injured his left knee during WMU’s 23-17 win over Illinois, its second over a Big Ten team in as many seasons, but he powered through the final two regular season games and the Broncos’ bowl appearance against Rice. Western Michigan returns junior signal caller Drew Burdi, who is a legitimate dual threat behind center. Burdi showed his versatility in WMU’s win over Idaho, running 42 yards for a score, and at na-

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Possibilities along the line, one which has produced a 1,000-yard rusher in three of the last four years, are Jonathan Jack, Kevin Galeher, Ben Samson or possibly one of the other four true freshmen recruited by the Broncos coaching staff this past spring.

RUNNING BACKS (8) No. 2 7 20 21 22 23 36 41 L

Name Brandon West L Jamie Simpson Brian Fields Antoin Scriven Glenis Thompson L Aaron Winchester L Jaron Deshazor Jordan Brooks

Height 5-10 6-1 5-9 5-11 5-8 5-9 5-8 6-2

Weight 188 237 193 194 210 190 190 230

Year Senior Redshirt Freshman Freshman Freshman Senior Sophomore Sophomore Freshman

= 2008 Letterman

For the first time since 2006, Western Michigan has a legitimate 1-2 punch in the backfield with returning senior Brandon West and sophomore Aaron Winchester. Unlike the duo of West and Mark Bonds three seasons ago, these two running backs are power and finesse combined. West became the 15th back in program history to rush for over 1,000 yards and was the third to do so in four seasons. Winchester averaged nearly four yards per carry during his rookie campaign. Both were excellent release valves in the passing game, combining for 376 yards and three scores on 47 receptions. West is coming off an All-MAC season and Winchester was one of five Bronco freshmen to be named to the All-MAC Freshman Team by CollegeFootballNews.com in 2008. They will be rejoined by bruising runner Glenis Thompson and redshirt freshman Jamie Simpson, along with a pair of newcomers who will vie for playing time in 2009. The hardest hit positional unit on the offense is at wide receiver and tight end. Jamarko Simmons, Schneider Julien and Branden Ledbetter have moved on and moving on with them are the 208 receptions, 2,452 yards and 19 touchdowns this trio combined for a season ago.

Returning is deep threat and Third Team All-MAC selection Juan Nunez. The junior tied Simmons for the most receiving TDs (7) and had long receptions of 30 yards or more in seven of 12 games played, having long catches of 41 and 45 yards against Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan, respectively.

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Swanson and Parker worked to protect Hiller’s blind side at left tackle in 2008 but Swanson moved back to left guard midway through the year and Parker found his groove at right tackle. Depth will be WMU’s main concern in 2009 as most of those backing up each slot of the offensive line will either be redshirt freshmen, true freshmen or sophomores.

WMU needs to find that second go to receiver as Nunez was for Simmons in 2008. In order to keep him out of double coverage situations, the likelihood is that the responsibility will fall on an underclassman. Converted quarterback Robert Arnheim showed flashes of dependability as a redshirt freshman but had just nine catches. Jordan White makes his return after being sidelined for the entire 2008 campaign due to injury. His speed was evident in 2007 and

WIDE RECEIVERS (14) No. 4 8 9 12 30 34 48 81 82 83 86 87 88 89 L

Name Jamelle Murray Ansel Ponder Tronic Williams Robert Arnheim Dervon Wallace Eric Monette Michael Perisee Juan Nunez L Josh Schaffer Jordan White Chleb Ravenell Nate White Trevor (Trey) Smith Seth Patterson

Height 5-8 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-5 5-7 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-3

Weight 167 187 173 180 180 180 170 172 205 206 185 175 210 185

Year Junior Freshman Freshman Sophomore Sophomore Redshirt Freshman Junior Junior Freshman Junior Junior Redshirt Freshman Freshman Redshirt Freshman

= 2008 Letterman

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he looks to provide that same downfield threat. Redshirt freshman Seth Patterson also should see time at wide out in 2009. The tight end position now turns to Matt Stevens. Despite only re-

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INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE (9)

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TIGHT ENDS (8) No. 11 16 32 42 43 46 84 85 L

Name Dallas Walker Anthony Williams L Jim O’Neill Chad Baliko Chris Blair Clark Mussman Matt Stevens L Blake Hammond

Height 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-5

Weight 238 230 234 239 230 222 243 236

Year Sophomore Junior Junior Senior Freshman Freshman Senior Redshirt Freshman

No. 57 59 68 78 90 92 93 95 98

Name Ryan Byrne Wesley Watson Cody Cielenski L Andrew Sharp James Sandlin Drew Nowak L Paul Dreher Chris Pyant David Box

Height 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-2

Weight 275 260 280 245 284 250 260 269 288

Year Redshirt Freshman Freshman Senior Sophomore Freshman Sophomore Redshirt Freshman Junior Freshman

= 2008 Letterman L

cording six catches a season ago, he has shown to be successful in goal line/scoring situations, and also proved to be a threat on the seam route much like his predecessors Ledbetter and Tony Scheffler. The Bronco faithful received a preview of the 2009 defensive line in WMU’s win over Illinois. Justin Braska, Cody Cielenski, Drew Nowak and Weston Peiffer all logged significant time in the trenches a season ago and even though this foursome still has to work towards earning a starting spot (as is true at many spots on the Bronco defense), they combined for 100 tackles, 23.0 tackles for loss and 12.0 sacks in 2008. The benefit of this group is their youth. Nowak and Peiffer are returning sophomores and many of the Broncos in this positional unit are either freshmen or redshirt freshmen. The depth is there but the talent needs to be groomed before the coaching staff can determine what combination will work the best. WMU needs to find an edge pass rusher within the ranks in order to have success in stopping

= 2008 Letterman

DEFENSIVE ENDS (7) No. 48 56 66 91 96 97 99 L

Name Justin Braska L T.J. Lynch Nick Norton Cory Sueing Weston Peiffer Freddie Bishop Paul Hazel

Height 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-6

Weight 234 238 230 244 245 247 205

Year Senior Sophomore Freshman Freshman Sophomore Redshirt Freshman Freshman

Weight 233 220 225 222 220 220 210 215 210 240

Year Senior Redshirt Freshman Redshirt Freshman Freshman Sophomore Sophomore Redshirt Freshman Junior Redshirt Freshman Redshirt Freshman

= 2008 Letterman

LINEBACKERS (10) No. 35 38 39 40 45 47 52 53 55 94

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Name Austin Pritchard L Chris Prom Waymon Ross Kyle Lark Shaun Vernon Mitch Zajac L Joe Smith Matt Pickens Doug Scott Deauntay Legrier

Height 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-3 6-1

= 2008 Letterman

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many of the dual-threat quarterbacks the Broncos will face in 2009.

With two-thirds of the starting linebackers returning, Western Michigan will possibly look to its younger corps to fill in the vacancy left by Boston McCornell and Dustin Duclo, unless the Broncos continue to show opposing offenses different looks from the nickel and sometimes dime packages.

No. 1 16 26 27 31 33 34 L

Name Doug Wiggins Matt Mills Dan Cocci Vernon Stewart Scott Hinds Mario Armstrong L Jamail Berry L

Height 5-11 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-0

Weight 197 185 187 190 190 188 190

Year Junior Redshirt Freshman Freshman Sophomore Redshirt Freshman Junior Junior

Weight 197 188 180 190

Year Junior Senior Sophomore Sophomore

= 2008 Letterman

The defensive secondary is by far the hardest hit unit coming into 2009 in terms of experience. Three of the four starters from a year ago were All-MAC and two, Louis Delmas and Londen Fryar, were awarded all-conference honors in multiple seasons. The experience these four provided to their younger teammates is a reason why the Bronco secondary will continue with success.

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The linebacker corps at Western Michigan is another area of the defense where it returns starters and strength. First Team All-MAC selection Austin Pritchard was second on the team with 86 tackles and led the defense with 12.5 TFLs. He is rejoined by sophomore Mitch Zajac, another CollegeFootballNews.com All-MAC Freshman Team member. He earned his first start against Illinois and started every game thereafter.

SAFETIES (7)

CORNERBACKS (8) No. 5 6 15 19 24 25 28 29 L

Name Deshon Lawrence L Damond Smith Andy Dorcely L Josh Price L Lewis Toler David Lewis Keith Dixson Jermaine Vereen

Height 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-1 5-10

Weight 175 180 194 195 167 170 185 182

Year Sophomore Freshman Senior Sophomore Freshman Junior Sophomore Freshman

= 2008 Letterman

RETURN MEN (4) Sophomore Josh Price proved to be a ball hawk similar to Delmas with similar hitting ability as well. Mario Armstrong and Jamail Berry each provided sound coverage during their sophomore seasons. Also joining the fold after sitting out one year is University of Miami transfer Doug Wiggins, who is versatile and fast. WMU’s career record holder for kick returns, kick return yards and all-purpose yards returns in the form of Brandon West. Aaron Winchester showed his skill in the return game as well. He racked up 446 return yards as a true freshman. WMU will look toward a new direction in the punt return game as both Schneider Julien and E.J. Biggers have moved on.

No. 1 2 12 23 L

Name Doug Wiggins Brandon West L Robert Arnheim Aaron Winchester L

Height 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-9

= 2008 Letterman

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KICKERS (4) No. 17 26 36 37 L

Name John Potter L Caleb Morris Evan Steger Brooks Bunbury

Height 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-8

Weight 195 210 180 188

Year Sophomore Junior Freshman Junior

= 2008 Letterman

the first time since 2007. Returning sophomore punter Ben Armer and kicker John Potter had on the job training in 2008 as redshirt and true freshmen, respectively. Potter scored the seventh most points in a season for a kicker, while Armer averaged over 40 yards per punt.

PUNTERS (3) No. 27 37 58 L

Name Tim Balice Ben Armer L Dan Johnston

Height 5-11 5-10 6-4

Weight 195 201 185

Year Junior Sophomore Freshman

= 2008 Letterman

LONG SNAPPERS (3) No. 58 66 69 L

Name Jake Rawlins Kirk Nakama Tom Harrington L

Height 6-3 5-7 6-0

Weight 235 205 223

Year Freshman Freshman Senior

= 2008 Letterman

Former walk-on Tom Harrington returns for his senior season and fourth as the Broncos primary snapper on punts, extra points and field goals. WMU will look to get a few younger athletes experience in the art of long snapping as Harrington will depart after the 2009 campaign.

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heads to Bloomington, Ind., to take on the Hoosiers for the first time in Memorial Stadium since 2006. Western Michigan’s final Big Ten opponent will be the Spartans in East Lansing on Nov. 7. WMU will host five teams at Waldo Stadium where the Broncos went undefeated in 2008, the 10th time in program history and the second under Cubit. The Broncos open the home slate with MAC East rival Miami on CommUniverCity Night on Sept. 19, followed by Hofstra on Sept. 26. Western Michigan goes on the road against Northern Illinois and Toledo before returning home for “The Battle for the Cannon” against Central Michigan on Oct. 17. The Broncos face 2008 MAC Champion Buffalo on Oct. 24 in front of their Homecoming crowd. Road tilts at Kent State and Eastern Michigan are sandwiched around the Michigan State game before closing out the regular season against 2008 MAC West Champion Ball State on Nov. 24. The ESPN2 game will be the second nationally televised game at Waldo Stadium in the last three seasons. The success of the 2008 season is something to build on but not to dwell on. Each team has one season, one game, one quarter and one practice at a time to prove its worth and the work put in during March through April and in August will tell each Bronco on the roster how successful they can be in 2009.

Unlike in years past, WMU’s coaching staff has remained intact. The only coach to leave the staff was A.J. Ricker, who is now the offensive line coach at Saint Joseph’s College. The only other change is that Ryan Cubit is now working with the Bronco quarterbacks full time. The continuity of having the same coaching staff will help Western Michigan in implementing its game plan and getting the newcomers acclimated. The Broncos face three Big Ten opponents in 2009 (Michigan, Indiana and Michigan State), opening the season on Sept. 5 at “The Big House.” It will be two Big Ten opponents in a row when WMU

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BILL

CUBIT

HEAD COACH - FIFTH SEASON Coaching Experience: 33nd Season Career Division I (FBS): 29-20 Western Michigan: 29-20 Mid-American Conference: 20-11 Bill Cubit is entering his fifth season at the helm of the Western Michigan University football program in 2009. Prior to the Broncos’ bowl game in Houston, Texas, Coach Cubit agreed to a five-year extension which will keep him in the Brown & Gold through the 2013 season. Cubit boasts a record of 29-20 with the Broncos and holds a 20-11 mark in the MidAmerican Conference. Cubit’s win total over the past four years is the second most over that span in program history, second only to the 31 wins posted by the Broncos from 1997-2000. Cubit was the offensive coordinator for two of those seasons as well. Throughout Cubit’s time at Western Michigan, giving back to the community and philanthropy has been a top priority for him and his coaching staff. Cubit was a member of the American Diabetes Association in 2005, the National Kidney Foundation a season ago and has been a supporter of the America Cancer Society throughout his time as a Bronco. The WMU football program has garnered 31 All-MAC selections, 10 Academic All-MAC selections, two Associated Press All-Americans and two ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America selections under the leadership of Coach Cubit. The 2008 campaign was one to remember as Western Michigan captured nine wins for only the third time in program history and appeared in its fourth postseason bowl game, the second in three years under Cubit, when WMU played Rice in the 2008 Texas Bowl. The Broncos offense ranked 28th in the country with a passing offense that ranked 11th. Western Michigan went undefeated in home games (6-0) for the 10th time in program history, going a perfect 5-0 at Waldo Stadium and winning a home game at Ford Field against Illinois. It marked the second-straight season the Broncos defeated a Big Ten team and the third straight season with a win over a team from a BCS conference. WMU also broke the single-season record for pass completions (326).

Cubit officially became the 14th coach in program history on Dec. 4, 2004, as the Broncos embarked on their 100th season of varsity football in 2005. Cubit turned the program around in his first season, bringing the first winning campaign to Kalamazoo since 2000. The Broncos’ 7-4 overall record and 5-3 conference mark was the second largest one-year turnaround in the nation in 2005 and was the largest one-year turn around in Mid-American Conference history. In doing so, he was named the MAC Coach of the Year and was ranked fourth among Division I-A coaches in the first year with their program. He brings 31 years of coaching experience, including 16 years as a head coach on the collegiate and high school level and seven years as an offensive coordinator at four NCAA Division I schools having worked the sidelines in five of the nation’s premiere conferences (Mid-American, Big East, Big 12, PAC-10 and Southeastern). Cubit returns to Western Michigan where he served as offensive coordinator from 1997-99. Prior to returning to Kalamazoo in 2004, Cubit served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Stanford University. He coached the quarterbacks for two seasons (2003-04) and served as the Stanford offensive coordinator as well in 2004. In 2004, Cubit directed a Cardinal offense that ranked 28th in NCAA passing (247.3 yards per game). Prior to his stint in Palo Alto, Cubit served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rutgers University (2001-02). He also worked as offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach under Larry Smith at Missouri during the 2000 season. In his first stint with the Broncos, Cubit oversaw an offense that ranked in the NCAA Top 25 for passing offense, scoring offense and total offense in back-to-back seasons. The Brown & Gold were the nation’s 20th-highest scoring team in 1998, averaging 32.7 points per game, and the nation’s 23rd-highest scoring squad in 1999, producing 31.1 points per game.

COACHING EXPERIENCE Western Michigan Western Michigan Stanford Rutgers Missouri Western Michigan Widener Akron Florida Central Florida Swarthmore

In 2007, the Cubit-led offense had its first 3,000-yard passer since 1999 and saw a running back eclipse the 2,000-yard career rushing mark for only the 11th time in program history. Rated the 10th-toughest schedule among non-BCS schools, Western Michigan took on six bowl-eligible teams, including a pair of teams that finished the year ranked in the top six in the country (West Virginia and Missouri). WMU captured its second win over a BCS school in as many seasons, defeating Iowa, 28-19, in Iowa City. WMU captured its first bowl bid in 18 years (1988 California Bowl) when the Broncos faced the University of Cincinnati in the inaugural International Bowl on Jan. 6, 2007. The team led the nation in interceptions (22) and ranked sixth in the country in rush defense (71.92 ypg), holding the opposition under 10 net yards rushing four times. The program earned eight wins in 2006, marking only the fifth time in its history that feat had been accomplished and the Broncos went undefeated at Waldo Stadium for the first time since 2000.

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Nine former Broncos have made the step to the next level under Cubit’s reign. Louis Delmas was the second highest pick in program history, going 33rd overall to Detroit in the 2009 NFL Draft. Fellow defensive back EJ Biggers was also selected in 2009, going 217th overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jamarko Simmons and Londen Fryar each signed free agent contacts in 2009 as well. Greg Jennings was the 52nd overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, going to the Green Bay Packers. Nine picks later, Tony Scheffler was selected 61st overall by the Denver Broncos. One season later, Dominic Moran and Ameer Ismail were both invited to NFL mini-camps by the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints, respectively, followed James Blair in 2008. Blair signed with the Bengals and is now a member of the Lions. His son, and former Bronco quarterback, Ryan Cubit signed a two-year contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in April of 2007. Jennings and Scheffler remain in the NFL and have experienced great success through their first three seasons.

2007-present 2005-06 2003-04 2001-02 2000 1997-99 1992-96 1990-91 1989 1983-85 1975-76

Head Coach/Offensive Coord. Head Coach Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks Head Coach Running Backs Quarterbacks Asst. Head Coach/Secondary Running Backs/Wide Receivers

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER CUBIT YEAR 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007

NAME POSITION Louis Delmas FS Austin Pritchard LB Jamarko Simmons WR EJ Biggers CB Zach Davidson DE Londen Fryar CB Branden Ledbetter TE Tim Hiller QB Boston McCornell LB Juan Nunez WR Phillip Swanson OG Brandon West RB James Blair OT Londen Fryar CB Jamarko Simmons WR

TEAM First First First Second Second Second Second Third Third Third Third Third First First First

YEAR 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005

NAME POSITION Zach Davidson DE Louis Delmas FS Boston McCornell LB Brandon West RB/KR Robbie Krutilla C Branden Ledbetter TE Londen Fryar CB Ameer Ismail LB Mark Bonds RB Branden Ledbetter TE Dominic Moran OT Ameer Ismail LB Greg Jennings WR Tony Scheffler TE Trovon Riley RB

TEAM Second Second Second Second Third Third First First Second Second Second First First First Second

Cubit mentored quarterback Tim Lester, who finished fifth in NCAA career passing yards (11,299) and seventh in career touchdown passes (87). Under Cubit’s direction, WMU placed ninth in NCAA passing (310.4 yards per game) in 1998 and 11th in passing offense (311.8 yards per game) in 1999. The Broncos compiled a 22-12-0 record in Cubit’s three seasons with the program. Cubit’s head coaching experience includes five seasons (1992-96) at Division III Widener University in Philadelphia. He led the Pioneers to a 34-18-1 mark, two Middle American Conference championships and a pair of NCAA

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Tournament appearances. He was twice named conference coach of the year. Other collegiate stops for Cubit include two years (1990-91) as running backs coach at the University of Akron, a season (1989) as quarterbacks coach at the University of Florida, three seasons as assistant head coach (1985) and the secondary coach (1983-85) at the University of Central Florida and two years (1975-76) coaching running backs and receivers at Swarthmore College. As a high school coach, Cubit compiled a nine-year record of 7915-2 at three different programs — Martin County (Fla.), Academy Park (Pa.) and his alma mater, Sharon Hill. A Sharon Hill, Pa., native, Cubit (55/DOB: 10-14-53) earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Delaware in 1975. He played quarterback and wide receiver for the Blue Hens (1971-74), earning Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention in 1974. He also set school records for catches in a game (10) and season (47), along with receiving yards in a season (787). In 1981, he earned a master’s degree in education from Saint Joseph’s University. Bill and his wife Nancy have three grown children - Stacey, who was married on March 3, 2007, Sheri, married on July 7, 2007, and Ryan, married on Feb. 9, 2008. Cubit became a grandfather for the first time in the spring of 2009 when his daughter Stacey welcomed a daughter, Kyley, and again in July of 2009 when his son Ryan and wife Mandy welcomed Lila Belle. Ryan joined the Bronco staff in 2008 as an offensive graduate assistant and now serves as the Broncos quarterbacks coach.

AWARD WINNERS UNDER CUBIT YEAR 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005

NAME Ameer Ismail Ameer Ismail Bill Cubit Greg Jennings Greg Jennings Greg Jennings Tim Hiller

AWARD Associated Press All-America MAC Defensive Player of the Year MAC Coach of the Year MAC Offensive Player of the Year MAC MVP - Vern Smith Award Associated Press All-America MAC Freshman of the Year

WMU NFL DRAFT PICKS UNDER CUBIT YEAR 2009 2009 2006 2006

NAME Louis Delmas EJ Biggers Greg Jennings Tony Scheffler

TEAM Detroit Tampa Green Bay Denver

ROUND Second Seventh Second Second

OVERALL 33rd 217th 52nd 61st

“I’m a big fan of Bill’s and his program. He is a great innovator. Bill has his team playing exciting, hard-nosed football that reflects the strong rivalries of the MidAmerican Conference.” — Jerry Angelo, Chicago Bears General Manager “Coach Cubit challenges his athletes to be great. He’s the most competitive coach I’ve ever been around.” — Greg Jennings, former WMU Bronco and current Green Bay Packer “Coach Cubit takes a genuine interest in his players and cares about their development both on and off the field. He has the program headed in the right direction.” — Tony Scheffler, former WMU Bronco and current Denver Bronco “Coach Cubit taught me a lot about family and how important it is to be a part of a team. He is a great man on and off the field and he took care of all of us as if we were his own kids. He helped me grow into the hard-working player I am today and I thank him for everything, especially his love and support through it all.” — EJ Biggers, former WMU Broncos and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer “Not only is Coach Cubit a good coach, but he is a great person. He really made the game fun for me and was an easy guy to be around. On top of all that, he’s a real smart coach who understands the game and always puts the players in the best position to win. I really enjoyed the opportunity I had to play for him.” — Alex Smith, former Stanford Cardinal and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer “Bill Cubit cares about his student-athletes and the members of his coaching staff. He is a family guy who happens to also be a football coach. Those two qualities combine to make him a great man.” — Chris Tabor, former WMU assistant coach and current Chicago Bears special teams assistant coach “Bill Cubit came to Western Michigan and immediately turned the program around after four-straight losing seasons. His team’s have excelled academically as well after posting the highest team GPA in program history in each of the past two seasons. Western Michigan football has become an example of how doing the right things results in success under Cubit. I also like the disciplined brand of football they play on a weekly basis and his no nonsense approach to the game.” — Phil Steele, Phil Steele’s College Preview Magazine

CUBIT’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY The goal of our football program at Western Michigan University is to operate within a constant, never-ending quest for excellence in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the community. We are pushing to find new and better methods to achieve success in every area.

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Nancy and Bill Cubit with granddaughter, Kyley (daughter of Stacy and Kyle).

Jon and Sheri (Cubit) Breidenstein

Mandy and Ryan Cubit

Kyle, Kyley and Stacy (Cubit) Hicks

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STEVE

MORRISON

DEFENSIVE COORD./LINEBACKERS COACH Michigan, 1994 Fifth Season Recruiting Area(s): East Michigan Morrison, who enters his fifth season on the staff and also serves as the linebackers coach for the Broncos, returns for his second season as the Broncos defensive coordinator in 2009. He, along with with Jake Moreland, came to the Broncos in Bill Cubit’s first season of 2005 and has helped put the program into two postseason bowl games over the last three seasons. In 2008, the defensive side of the ball boasted five All-Mid-American Conference selections en route to ranking second in the MAC in sacks and third in tackles for loss and rush defense. Morrison’s positional unit of linebacker touted two All-MAC selections, including first-time first team selection Austin Pritchard. In 2007, Morrison’s defensive unit accounted for 246 tackles for the Broncos (28.2 percent) and had a pair of linebackers record 70 stops. Dustin Duclo, who made a career-best 74 tackles, and Boston McCornell accounted for 173 of those tackles from the linebacker position. In just his first season in the Brown & Gold, McCornell earned Second Team Defense AllMAC with 99 tackles, the most by a Bronco since 2003. The 2006 campaign was Morrison’s first season at WMU as the linebackers coach and had the nation’s leader in sacks and tackles for loss in his unit in Associated Press AllAmerica selection Ameer Ismail. The 2006 corps of linebackers was a key component in Western Michigan leading the nation in sacks per game. Ismail alone led the nation with 17.0 sacks and 25.5 TFLs in 2006. Linebackers had a hand in the Broncos leading the country in interceptions as linebackers accounted for four picks on the season.

Western Michigan Western Michigan Western Michigan Michigan Michigan

2008-present Defensive Coord./Linebackers 2006-07 Linebackers 2005 Defensive Line 2003-04 Graduate Assistant - Outside Linebackers 2002 Quality Control (Defense)

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER MORRISON YEAR 2008 2008 2007 2006 2005

NAME Austin Pritchard Boston McCornell Boston McCornell Ameer Ismail Ameer Ismail

POSITION LB LB LB LB LB

TEAM First Third Second First First

AWARD WINNERS UNDER MORRISON YEAR 2006 2006

NAME Ameer Ismail Ameer Ismail

AWARD Associated Press All-America MAC Defensive Player of the Year

MORRISON’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY I want to challenge, guide and inspire each player to develop the tools and confidence needed to maximize their potential both on and off the field. My goal for them after graduation is to leave here armed with the knowledge that anything can be accomplished with the right positive attitude and great mental fortitude.

The Bronco defense not only led the country in interceptions (24) and sacks per game (3.54), but also snapped a 33-year old conference record by allowing just 76.1 rushing yards per game. It bested the former record of 77.0 ypg that had stood since 1973. In 2005, Morrison’s defensive line accounted for 16.5 (53.2 percent) of the Broncos’ 31.0 sacks and six of the team’s eight blocked kicks. Lineman Paul Moersch swatted three kicks in 2005, tying a WMU record for a career. Nick Varcadipane was named Freshman All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com. Morrison previously coached at the University of Michigan, spending two seasons as the graduate assistant in charge of outside linebackers (2003-04) and a year in quality control for defense (2002). Wolverine fans may remember Morrison as a first-team All-Big Ten performer (1994) who ranks 10th in career tackles. He earned All-Big Ten honors in 1994. After earning a bachelor’s degree in sports management and communications in 1994, Morrison played four seasons in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts (1995-98). Morrison started 31 games over four seasons and played in the 1995 AFC Championship Game. Morrison (37/DOB: 12-28-71) also served two seasons (2000-01) as defensive coordinator at Brother Rice High School, helping the Warriors to a state title in 2000.

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A Birmingham, Mich., native, Steve is married to the former Mary Campana and they are the parents of three sons, Alexander (8) and Marco (4) and Roman (2).

(Front) Roman, Alexander and Marco (Back) Mary and Steve Morrison

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MIKE

GRANT

ASST. HEAD COACH/ WIDE RECEIVERS COACH Nebraska, 1992 Second Season Recruiting Area(s): West Florida, Detroit Public Schools

and has currently completed the course work for his master’s degree in mass communication. While a student, he earned a spot on the 1991 Phillips 66 Academic All-Big Eight Honor Roll and was the recipient of the Student-Athlete Academic Honor Medallion, The Reader’s Digest Scholarship, the Omaha World Herald Scholarship and the Bobby Reynolds Scholarship. While playing at Nebraska from 1988-92, he lettered three years as a quarterback and was a member of teams which earned three Orange Bowl invitations and made appearances in the Fiesta and Citrus Bowls. Grant (39/DOB: 1-26-70) and his wife Nina, have a daughter, Mireia.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Mike Grant enters his second season with the Western Michigan football staff as its wide receivers coach in 2009. The Broncos receiving corps was led by Sports Illustrated and Phil Steele’s All-American Jamarko Simmons. Simmons rewrote the record book in 2008, breaking the singleseason mark for receptions (104) and yards (1,276). He also broke the career record for receptions (260) and became the third Bronco with 3,000 career receiving yards. He signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers, rejoining former teammate Greg Jennings. Bronco receivers combined for 21 of WMU’s 37 receiving TDs in 2008, including seven for Simmons and Third Team All-MAC selection Juan Nunez and six for Schneider Julien. The starting trio each had over 50 receptions on the season. Grant brings 16 years of coaching experience to WMU after spending the 2007 season at Southern Miss and the previous nine years at Iowa State (1998-2006). He has either played or coached in 13 bowl games and was a member of a staff that won two national championships. As an assistant coach, his teams participated in the Fiesta Bowl (1996), Orange Bowl (1994, 97), Insight.com Bowl (2000), Independence Bowl (2001, 2004), the Humanitarian Bowl (2002) and the EV1.net Bowl (2005). He spent six years as the wide receivers coach at Iowa State. Beside working with the receiving corps and recruiting responsibilities, he was the lead coach for the kickoff cover unit. Other areas he was involved in included serving as liaison with NFL scouts and the weight room program, including offseason and summer conditioning, handling freshmen orientation and life skills program during fall camp, assisting with housing and training table and program correspondence. Grant’s wide receivers at ISU broke every receiving record in the school’s history. He had three players named first-team All-Big 12 in 2005 and one of his receivers became the all-time leading receiver in the history of ISU and another became the all-time leader in touchdown receptions.

Western Michigan Western Michigan Southern Miss Iowa State Iowa State Iowa State Iowa State James Madison Nebraska Nebraska

2009-present 2008 2007 2001-06 2000 1999 1998 1997 1994-95 1993-94

Asst. HC/Wide Receivers Wide Receivers Wide Receivers Wide Receivers Running Backs Outside Linebackers Defensive Backs Tight Ends/Wide Receivers Graduate Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER GRANT YEAR 2008 2008

NAME Jamarko Simmons Juan Nunez

POSITION WR WR

TEAM First Third

GRANT’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY My goal is to create a learning environment and trusting relationship with the student-athlete in which I can share my knowledge and experience to assist them to reach their highest potential. Whether it is in the classroom, on the football field or in society, it is not just about becoming better players but respecting the game.

Prior to that, he coached the running backs (2000), outside linebackers (1999) and defensive backs (1998) at Iowa State. He coached first-team All-Big 12 running back Ennis Haywood, who became the seventh ISU back to post two 1,000-yard rushing seasons and his running backs went two years without a fumble. While coaching the defensive backs, the secondary went from No. 107 in the nation to No. 29 in his first year with the position. The pass efficiency defense went from 153.3 to 111.5 the next season and the secondary increased in interceptions and decreased in touchdowns given up. Grant brings years of successful special teams experience as well. The special teams unit at Iowa State was ranked in the top four of the Big 12 Conference each year. During his tenure at Iowa State, he was the lead coach of the kickoff cover from 1998-2006, and PAT block team (1999) and assisted with the punt team (1998-2006), the punt return team (1998-2006) and the kickoff return (1999). He went to Iowa State after serving as the tight ends/wide receivers coach (1997) at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. He was a graduate assistant coach, (199495) working with the receivers at Nebraska, spent a year as a student assistant recruiting coordinator (1993-94) and three years as the liaison to the football booster and athletic clubs (1994-97), also at Nebraska.

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From 1993 until 1996, he was a coach or facilitator at football camps, workshops and clinics in Nebraska, New Jersey and Florida. He also garnered experience working with Nebraska’s Public Relations Office (1992-93) and served as the executive producer of the Tom Osborne Show (1993-94). Grant graduated from Nebraska in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising

(From front to back) Mireia, Nina and Mike Grant

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RYAN

CUBIT

QUARTERBACKS COACH Western Michigan, 2006 Second Season Recruiting Area(s): South Florida, Southwest Michigan Ryan Cubit was named the Broncos’ quarterbacks coach on January 30, 2009. He served one season as an offensive graduate assistant and worked closely with WMU’s corp of quarterbacks and helped the unit experience an unprecedented level of success in 2008.

COACHING EXPERIENCE Western Michigan Western Michigan

2009-present 2008

Quarterbacks Offensive Assistant

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER CUBIT YEAR 2008

NAME Tim Hiller

POSITION QB

TEAM Third

The numbers put up by Tim Hiller are a testament to the Cubit-ran offense and Ryan’s emphasis on the techniques needed to be successful in that offense. Hiller posted career numbers in 2008, breaking the single-season record for passing yards (3,725), touchdowns (36), completions (339) and attempts (522). He led the Mid-American Conference in those categories as well as in completion percentage (64.9 percent), which was the third-highest in a season at WMU. Cubit, a quarterback himself, finished his playing career at WMU tied for the career completion percentage record (60.2) and ranked fifth all-time in career passing yards (4,729). He is also tied for seventh for completions in a game (29 against Northern Illinois in 2006 and Eastern Michigan in 2004) and has the eighth and ninth-best single-season completion percentages, 61.4 in 2006 and 60.2 in 2005. After earning his bachelors degree in business management in 2006, Cubit began work on his MBA the following Fall semester. While in class, Cubit led the Broncos to their first bowl appearance since 1988, taking WMU to the inaugural International Bowl in Toronto. He racked up 2,138 yards and 16 passing touchdowns during his final playing season with the Broncos.

CUBIT’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY The most satisfying part of my job is to challenge a student-athlete, and see the process they go through as they reach success on and off the field. I want to see them have success after all of their hard work.

Cubit signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) after his college career. He joined the WMU staff prior to the 2008 season and worked as an offensive graduate assistant. His time was mainly spent with the Bronco quarterbacks in order to communicate the many nuances of Western Michigan’s intricate offensive schemes and game plans during practice sessions and from the coaching booth during games. Ryan (26/DOB: 10-7-82) married the former Mandy Turowski on Feb. 9, 2008 and the couple gave birth to their first child, Lila Belle, in July of 2009.

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TIM

DAOUST SECONDARY COACH Wittenberg, 2001 Fourth Season Recruiting Area(s): Midline Michigan, Ohio

Tim Daoust enters his fourth season with the Western Michigan coaching staff in 2009 and will serve as the Broncos’ secondary coach for the third season. Three of Daoust’s four starting defensive backs earned All-MAC in 2008 (Louis Delmas, EJ Biggers, Londen Fryar) with Delmas earning Phil Steele’s All-America honors and a berth in the 2009 Senior Bowl. Delmas and Biggers were selected in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, respectively, while Fryar signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Desman Stephen signed a two-year deal with the Hamilton TigerCats of the CFL. In 2008, Daoust worked with an experienced group of defensive backs that helped the Broncos lead the conference in pass efficiency defense and rank fourth in pass defense as well as total defense during the previous season. A pair of DB’s earned All-MAC honors with Delmas garnering Second Team Defense and Fryar earning First Team Defense for the second-straight season. Anthony Gebhart was named ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-America as well as the National Football Foundation Michigan Chapter’s Division I Scholar Athlete of the Year. Daoust served as the defensive line coach during the 2006 campaign. The Bronco defense flourished in 2006, leading the country in sacks with 3.54 per game and interceptions with 24 on the year. Four Broncos had three or more interceptions as the WMU secondary accounted for 18 picks. The Bronco defense also snapped a 33-year old conference record by allowing just 76.1 rushing yards per game, besting the former record of 77.0 ypg that had stood since 1973. Western Michigan’s defensive line, along with putting pressure on the quarterback, pressured the opposition’s special teams on field goal and extra point attempts. WMU blocked six kicks in 2006, a mark bettered only by its 2005 performance of eight blocked kicks.

Western Michigan Western Michigan Cincinnati Illinois State Northern Illinois

2007-present 2006 2005 2004 2002-03

Cornerbacks/Secondary Defensive Line Graduate Assistant Cornerbacks Graduate Assistant

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER DAOUST YEAR 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2006

NAME Louis Delmas EJ Biggers Londen Fryar Londen Fryar Louis Delmas Londen Fryar

POSITION FS CB CB CB FS CB

TEAM First Second Second First Second First

WMU NFL DRAFT PICKS UNDER DAOUST YEAR 2009 2009

NAME Louis Delmas EJ Biggers

TEAM Detroit Tampa

ROUND Second Seventh

OVERALL 33rd 217th

DAOUST’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY It is my goal to teach our young men the same characteristics that make them great football players - discipline, attitude and teamwork - are the same characteristics that will make them great students, citizens, husbands and fathers.

He began his career in the Mid-American Conference by spending two seasons at Northern Illinois from 2002-03. Daoust served as a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati during the 2005 campaign where he assisted the secondary coach. Prior to his stint with Cincinnati, Daoust served as the cornerbacks coach at Illinois State from spring 2004 through winter 2005. There he coordinated and ran all daily meetings for cornerbacks and was also responsible for providing instruction to long snappers. Daoust last was a member of the MAC in 2003 when he served as the defensive graduate assistant at Northern Illinois from the spring of 2003 through the fall season. He began his stint with the Huskies in the fall of 2002 as a graduate assistant and video coordinator, producing all computer generated scouting reports and video cut-ups. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Daoust earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Wittenberg University. As a defensive end on the Tigers football team (1998-2001), Daoust was honored as a team captain (2000-01) and was a two-time Golden Helmet Award Winner. He was named first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference as a senior and received second-team All-NCAC honors as a junior. He finished his career second all-time at Wittenberg with 27.5 career sacks and fourth in the record book for sacks in a season, amassing 10.5 during the 2000 campaign. Wittenberg football went 45-5 during Daoust’s career, winning four NCAC championships and making four appearances in the NCAA Division III National Playoffs. The Tigers reached the National Quarterfinals in Daoust’s final two seasons.

Jen and Tim Daoust

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Daoust (30/DOB: 10-4-78) and his wife, the former Jen Emming, currently reside in Kalamazoo.

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RICK

KRAVITZ SAFETIES COACH Troy, 1977 Second Season Recruiting Area(s): South Florida

Rick Kravitz leads the Western Michigan safeties in 2009 as he enters his second season with the Broncos. In 2008, he inherited a corps of experienced defensive backs, including active interceptions leader Louis Delmas. Delmas did not disappoint, earning First Team All-MAC honors and a spot in the 2009 Senior Bowl en route to becoming the 33rd overall selection by the Detroit Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft. Delmas is the second-highest draft selection in WMU football history.

Western Michigan Memphis North Carolina State South Florida West Alabama Florida A&M Florida A&M

2008-present 2007 2006 1996-2005 1994-95 1986-93 1985

Safeties Defensive Coordinator Safeties/Special Teams Coord. Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coord. Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coord. Defensive Coordinator Graduate Assistant

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER KRAVITZ YEAR 2008

NAME Louis Delmas

POSITION FS

TEAM First

Kravitz came to Kalamazoo after one season as the defensive coordinator at Memphis. Prior to joining the Tigers, he spent the 2006 season as the N.C. State safeties coach and special teams coordinator. In 2006, the Wolfpack ranked 13th nationally in pass defense and 36th overall in total defense. Kravitz spent 10 years at the University of South Florida (USF) as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. Hired in December of 1995, Kravitz quickly developed the Bulls’ defense into one of the most consistent units in college football throughout a rapid ascent into Division I-FBS.

WMU NFL DRAFT PICKS UNDER KRAVITZ YEAR 2009

NAME Louis Delmas

TEAM Detroit

ROUND Second

OVERALL 33rd

The defensive coordinator from the inception of USF football, Kravitz added assistant head coach to his title in 2001, the same season he switched his emphasis to the secondary after coaching the linebackers in his first four seasons. The USF defense finished 17th in the nation in 2002, 2003 and 2005 and ranked seventh against the run in 2002, allowing just 87.18 yards per game. That same year, USF led the nation in turnover margin, forcing 36 miscues, (22 interceptions and 14 fumble recoveries.) In 2005, USF ranked third nationally in fumbles recovered and sixth in pass defense. The Bulls’ defensive unit also ranked in the top 15 in scoring defense, turnovers gained and sacks that same season.

KRAVITZ’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY Nothing is success until you accomplish it. I want to help our student-athletes reach those accomplishments and find success.

Kravitz was tabbed as one of the “Top-5 toughest college assistants to replace among those who accepted new positions” after the 2005 season by senior writer Bruce Feldman of ESPN The Magazine. A college defensive coordinator since 1986, Kravitz joined USF from West Alabama, where he had been the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator in 1994 and 1995. He joined the staff at West Alabama after eight years as the defensive coordinator at Florida A&M where he coached six All-Americans and had 10 players drafted into the NFL. Prior to joining the college coaching ranks, Kravitz was a coach and teacher at two Pinellas County high schools from 1979-83. He first entered coaching as a defensive coordinator at Lakewood High in 1979, and then served four seasons as an assistant coach at Countryside High. A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., Kravitz played at Troy State, competing as a defensive end and offensive tackle between 1974-76. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Troy State in physical education in 1977 and later earned a master’s degree in administration and supervision in 1987 while serving as an assistant coach at FAMU. Kravitz (55/DOB: 8-6-54) has a grown daughter, Kristin, and is married to the former Jo Ann Howell of Tampa, Fla. Kristin is married to Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher Doug Waechter.

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PETER

McCARTY DEFENSIVE LINE COACH Massachusetts, 1978 Third Season Recruiting Area(s): Georgia, Northeast Florida

Western Michigan Central Florida Stanford Georgia Tech Illinois Maryland Holy Cross American Int’l

Peter McCarty enters his third season as a member of the Western Michigan coaching staff in 2009. Under McCarty’s tutelage, the Bronco defensive line ranked second in the Mid-American Conference in sacks in each of the past two seasons, third in tackles for loss and rush defense in 2008 and fourth in total defense and tackles for loss in 2007. Defensive end Zach Davidson earned Second Team Defense All-MAC honors in each of his last two seasons compiling 10.0 sacks and 22.0 tackles for loss during that span.

Defensive Line Defensive Line Defensive Line Defensive Tackles Defensive Tackles Defensive Ends/Linebackers Outside Linebackers Def. Coord./Inside Linebackers

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER McCARTY YEAR 2008 2007

McCarty spent three seasons as the defensive line coach for the University of Central Florida. McCarty came to UCF after serving as the defensive line coach at Stanford from 2002-03. In his first season at UCF, McCarty developed a pair of true freshmen defensive tackles into starters in Keith Shologan and Emeka Okammor. In 2005, Shologan was one of UCF’s most reliable players and totaled 29 tackles on the year.

2007-present 2004-06 2002-03 2001 1997-2000 1992-96 1986-91 1982-85

NAME Zach Davidson Zach Davidson

POSITION DE DE

TEAM Second Second

McCARTY’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY It is a privilege to be part of a program that demands being a champion in all facets of the student-athlete experience. I hope we can help create a foundation for these young men to build for great careers in their future.

McCarty, who has over 20 years of coaching experience, had previous stops at Georgia Tech, Illinois, Maryland and Holy Cross prior to coming to UCF. McCarty was the defensive tackles coach at Georgia Tech in 2001 under George O’Leary. McCarty spent four seasons (1997-2000) as the defensive tackles coach at Illinois under Ron Turner. During his tenure, he helped the Fighting Illini to a victory in the 1999 Micronpc.com Bowl. Prior to his stint at Illinois, McCarty was the defensive ends and linebackers coach at Maryland for five years (1992-96) under head coach Mark Duffner. McCarty also worked for Duffner as the outside linebackers coach at Holy Cross for five seasons (1986-91). In 1991, McCarty spent the year as an intern for the New England Patriots. From 1982-85, McCarty was the defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach at American International in Springfield, Mass. McCarty began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Bangor High School in Maine. From there, he moved on to become the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Maine Central Institute. McCarty was an all-conference linebacker at Massachusetts in 1977. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from UMass in 1978 and a master’s degree in physical education from Syracuse in 1982. A native of Bangor, Maine, McCarty (53/DOB: 1-12-56) has two sons, Cullen (12) and Jackson (9).

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JAKE

MORELAND

TIGHT ENDS COACH/RECRUITING COORD. Western Michigan, 2000 Fifth Season Recruiting Area(s): Wisconsin, Minnesota, Canada Jake Moreland enters his fifth season in command of the WMU tight end corps and his second as the recruiting coordinator for his alma mater, which was announced on March 12, 2008. He, along with with Steve Morrison, came to the Broncos in Bill Cubit’s first season of 2005 and has helped put the program into two postseason bowl games over the last three seasons. Western Michigan is becoming one of the premier programs for tight ends under this former Bronco. The success of WMU tight ends has been evident over the past two seasons. In 2007, tight ends accounted for 10 of WMU’s 23 scoring strikes (43 percent). Led by three-time All-MAC selection Branden Ledbetter, WMU tight ends accounted for nearly 22 percent of the Broncos’ aerial scores in 2008 and helped the offensive line block for the program’s 15th 1,000-yard rusher. Ledbetter is the only Bronco tight end to have six receiving TDs in a season for three-straight years and is the program’s leader for TDs by a tight end (20). In 2006, Moreland’s three biggest contributors, Ledbetter, Keith Schultz and Matt Stevens, accounted for 50 percent of the Broncos’ aerial scores in 2006. Ledbetter hauled in six alone en route to a Second Team All-Mid-American Conference nod. Moreland returned to his alma mater as the tight ends coach on Dec. 10, 2004. During his first season back with the Broncos, Moreland had Tony Scheffler, ranked fourth in John Mackey Award voting and a First-Team All-MAC Offense honoree, at his disposal and he came through with 670 yards and nine scoring grabs. The tight end arsenal did not end there for Moreland as Ledbetter also came through in 2005 with a pair of touchdowns on 11 catches. Scheffler was selected 61st overall in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. In two seasons, Scheffler has hauled in 67 receptions for 835 yards and nine touchdowns. He grabbed five scoring receptions in 2007, bettering his rookie mark by one.

Western Michigan Western Michigan St. Joseph’s Elmhurst

2008-present Tight Ends/Recruiting Coord. 2005-07 Tight Ends 2004 Special Teams Coord./Off. Asst. 2003 Tight Ends

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER MORELAND YEAR

NAME

2008 2007 2006 2005

Branden Ledbetter Branden Ledbetter Branden Ledbetter Tony Scheffler

POSITION

TEAM

TE TE TE TE

Second Third Second First

WMU NFL DRAFT PICKS UNDER MORELAND YEAR 2006

NAME Tony Scheffler

TEAM Denver

ROUND Second

OVERALL 61st

MORELAND’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY Coaching at WMU gives me the opportunity to help young men realize success both on and off the field. By sharing experiences and providing guidance, our student-athletes have an opportunity to be positive role models in the community.

Moreland served as special teams coordinator and offensive assistant for Saint Joseph’s College in 2004. During his tutelage, the Pumas set school records in seven offensive categories. Prior to arriving in Rensselaer, Moreland made his coaching debut at Elmhurst College in 2003. Working with tight ends, Moreland helped Elmhurst set 11 offensive records and record its first winning season in 15 years. Moreland lettered four seasons with the Broncos (1996-99), and has caught more passes (143) than any other tight end in school history. He ranks second in receiving yards (1,414) and is tied for second in TDs (13) among tight ends. Moreland earned All-MAC Second Team honors and was tabbed WMU’s Offensive MVP in 1999. Moreland made the All-MAC First Team in 1998. Moreland went on to a professional career in the National Football League, playing for the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns. He retired in 2002 shortly after signing with the Houston Texans. A Milwaukee native, Moreland (32/DOB: 1-18-77) earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Western Michigan in 2000. Moreland, an avid golf enthusiast away from football, recorded his first hole-in-one with a shot off his nine iron at the 141-yard, par-3 third at Angels Crossing during the Summer of 2006. Moreland and his wife, the former Anne Sampair, reside in Kalamazoo.

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MIKE

SABOCK

RUNNING BACKS/SPECIAL TEAMS COACH Baldwin-Wallace, 1977 Second Season Recruiting Area(s): Chicago (Northwest Suburbs)

COACHING EXPERIENCE Western Michigan Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Penn State

Mike Sabock continues his career in the Mid-American Conference in his second season as the running backs and special teams coach at Western Michigan in 2009. Sabock helped WMU achieve the 15th 1,000-yard running back in program history as Brandon West rushed for 1,026 yards in 2008. West also became the Broncos career record holder in kick returns, kick return yards and all-purpose yards during his junior campaign. Prior to joining the Broncos, Sabock spent 24 seasons on the staff at Northern Illinois, the longest tenure of any football assistant coach in NIU’s major college history.

2008-present 1997-2007 1996 1995 1987-94 1984-86 1983

Running Backs/Special Teams Defensive Ends/Special Teams Tight Ends Defensive Backs Outside Linebackers Defensive Backs Graduate Assistant

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER SABOCK YEAR

NAME

2008

Brandon West

POSITION

TEAM

RB

Third

Sabock was the Huskies’ recruiting coordinator since Joe Novak took over as head coach in 1996. He became the defensive ends coach the next season and spent 11 seasons in that role. He also coached the Northern Illinois kickers and punters. On the field, Sabock worked with some of NIU’s best. Northern Illinois had a defensive end earn first team All-MAC honors in four of the last five seasons. In 2006, Larry English added his name to that list that includes Travis Moore (2002 and 2004), and Vinson Reynolds (2003). In his work with the Northern Illinois special teams, Sabock saw NIU players collect four-straight MAC Special Teams Player of the Year awards from 2000-03, including all-time scoring leader, kicker Steve Azar in 2001 and 2003. He also worked with the Huskie defensive backs (1984-86 and 1995), outside linebackers (1987-94) and tight ends (1996). During his time at NIU, Sabock was on the staffs of four different head coaches, beginning with Lee Corso (1984) and continuing during the regimes of Jerry Pettibone (1985-90) and Charlie Sadler (1991-95).

SABOCK’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY I believe my players should be the hardest working players on the field every day. Players need to be taught that work ethic is a habit. Work ethic must be taught every day!! If a player has the ability to be great, it is my job to make sure they practice to be great!!

Sabock came to Northern Illinois from Penn State, where he served as a graduate assistant coach for the Nittany Lions and legendary coach Joe Paterno in 1983, when PSU finished 7-4-1 with a trip to the Aloha Bowl. He made a pair of prep coaching stops in Ohio prior to that assignment, serving three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Austintown Fitch High School and three seasons at Alliance High School. A two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference pick at Baldwin-Wallace College, Sabock started as a defensive back on the Yellow Jacket unit that ranked as high as No. 2 in NCAA Division III in 1976. Prior to that, he played both quarterback and defensive back at State College Area High School on unbeaten squads as a junior (9-0) and as a senior (10-0). In addition to his four football letters, Sabock was a four-year letterwinner as a pole vaulter on the track team. He graduated from BWC in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and earned a master’s degree in athletic administration from Kent State in 1981. Sabock, born in Lansthul, Germany, (54/DOB: 8-21-55) is the co-author of a book “Coaching - A Realistic Perspective,” now in its ninth edition. He and his wife, the former Sandy Spencer, have two grown sons, Kevin and Dan, who play collegiate football at Northern Illinois and Elmhurst, respectively.

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BOB

STANLEY

OFFENSIVE LINE COACH Texas, 1968 Third Season Recruiting Area(s): West Michigan, Indiana Bob Stanley enters his third season as the offensive line coach for Western Michigan University in 2009. Stanley’s relatively young offensive line ranked second in the conference in sacks allowed and helped Brandon West to become the 15th 1,000-yard rusher in program history. Offensive guard Phillip Swanson came into his own having started each game of his career en route to a Third Team All-MAC selection on the field and Second Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America selection off the field.

COACHING EXPERIENCE Western Michigan New Mexico Kansas State Southern Methodist Kansas State Temple Akron Purdue Purdue Texas Vanderbilt Texas Christian Texas A&M

Stanley, who has 39 years of coaching experience, worked with a veteran line in 2007. Three seniors started in the trenches for the Broncos led by James Blair and Robbie Krutilla. Krutilla earned Third Team Offense All-MAC during his senior season, was a Rimington Trophy candidate for the second-straight season and a Outland Trophy candidate as well. Blair earned First Team Offense All-MAC. He participated in both the 2008 Hula Bowl Classic and the 2008 Texas vs. The Nation Challenge. Prior to joining the Broncos, Stanley spent one season at New Mexico, guiding the offensive line. Stanley spent the three previous years in the same capacity under Bill Snyder at Kansas State.

2007-present Offensive Line 2006 Offensive Line 2003-05 Offensive Line 2002 Offensive Line 2000-01 Graduate Assistant 1996-97 Assistant Coach 1991-94 Assistant Coach 1988-90 Offensive Coord./Offensive Line 1987 Offensive Line 1986 Offensive Line 1983-85 Offensive Line 1982 Offensive Line 1973-81 Offensive Line

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER STANLEY YEAR

NAME

2008 2007 2007

Phil Swanson James Blair Robbie Krutilla

POSITION

TEAM

OG OT C

Third First Third

During the 2004 season, three of Stanley’s pupils earned all-Big 12 honors, including Jeromey Clary as a second team All-Big 12 pick by the coaches, Kansas City Star and Dallas Morning News. John Doty and Mike Johnson received honorable mention. After rejoining the K-State staff in January of 2003, Stanley’s offensive line helped pave the way to a No. 9 national ranking in rushing offense, a ninth-place finish in scoring offense and the No. 17 spot in total offense. The offense was one of seven in the country to average over 200 yards per game in both rushing and passing. The Wildcat offensive line also helped Darren Sproles become the nation’s leading rusher with 1,986 yards in 2003. Sproles set single-season and single-game school rushing records, while the offensive line ranked first in the Big 12 in fewest sacks allowed per game.

STANLEY’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY In teaching the high performance people that we do, we strive to enhance the competitive atmosphere. Whether it be in the classroom or on the field, the emphasis is on consistency, work ethic and finishing everything that we attempt.

At the conclusion of the 2003 season, Stanley saw four of his offensive linemen earn some type of all-conference honor, including center Nick Leckey, who was a consensus first team all-Big 12 selection, finalist for the Rimington Trophy and a first team All-American by ESPN.com. Stanley’s first stop at Kansas State came in 2000-01 when he served as a graduate assistant working with the offensive line. In 2002, Stanley was the offensive line coach at SMU under former K-State defensive coordinator Phil Bennett. Stanley went to K-State from Irving (Texas) High School where he was the assistant head coach and offensive line coach from 1998-99. He also served assistant stints under head coach Ron Dickerson at Temple (offensive line, 1996-97) and for Gerry Faust at Akron (offensive line, 1991-94). From 1987-90, he worked as the offensive line coach for head coach Fred Akers at Purdue, including three seasons as the offensive coordinator. Stanley also served as the offensive line coach at Texas A&M (1973-81), TCU (1982), Vanderbilt (1983-85) and Texas (1986). His first high school coaching job came at Alice (Texas) High School, where he was a defensive coordinator for head coach (and former Texas Tech head coach) Spike Dykes in 1969.

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Stanley moved back to his hometown of Odessa, Texas, in 1970. He spent three seasons (1970-72) as the offensive line coach and linebackers coach for Gil Bartosh at Permian High School. During his playing career at Texas, Stanley (63/DOB: 10-14-45) earned three letters under legendary head coach Darrell Royal. In 1966, Stanley helped the Longhorns to a Bluebonnet Bowl appearance.

Bob and Deborah Stanley

Stanley earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas in 1968. He and his wife, Deborah, have five grown children, Misty, Gretchen, Summer, Matt and Christopher.

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TIM

COACHING EXPERIENCE

KNOX

Western Michigan Western Michigan Western Michigan Western Michigan

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS Hiram, 1997 13th Season

Tim Knox is entering his 13th season with the Western Michigan football program in 2009, by far the longest tenured member of the football staff. He has served many roles with the Broncos, beginning with his three seasons (1997-99) as a graduate assistant. Knox moved into his current role as the director of football operations in 2000 and served in that capacity for three seasons before filling a need for the program as running backs coach in 2004.

2005-present 2004 2000-03 1997-99

Director of Football Operations Running Backs Director of Football Operations Graduate Assistant

KNOX’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY

In 2005, Knox resumed his duties as the director of football operations. In this role he handles every logistical facet of team travel during the season and during the Broncos’ recruiting periods. He handles all aspects of the program’s summer football camps during the off-season and his work with NFL scouts and high school coaches is a large piece of the Broncos’ success in both areas during his time with the University. Three former Broncos have been drafted during Knox’s time with the Brown & Gold - Greg Jennings and Tony Scheffler (2006) and Jason Babin (2004), WMU’s only first round selection.

Being around outstanding young men everyday, like we have here at Western Michigan, makes it easy to say I am fortunate to look forward to each day I am with this program.

A 1997 graduate of Hiram College, Knox holds the distinct honor of being the only member of the WMU football staff to have witnessed two of the program’s three nine-win seasons and both of Western Michigan’s MAC West Division crowns in 1999 and 2000. He has also been a member of coaching staffs that have defeated Illinois, Virginia and Iowa (twice). Knox lettered four years at cornerback for the Terriers, earning All-Ohio Athletic Conference Second Team honors in 1995 and 1996 and honorable mention accolades in 1994. He was also a two-time OAC All-Academic selection in 1995 and 1996. As a Terrier he also lettered as a member of the baseball team in 1996 and 1997 and acted as a student assistant coach with the men’s basketball program for three seasons. A native of Bainbridge Township, Ohio, Knox is a 1993 graduate of Kenston High School. Knox lettered a combined eight times in football, basketball and baseball. Knox (34/DOB: 4-29-75) earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Hiram and a master’s in sports administration from WMU in 1999. Knox began teaching an undergraduate class in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation department during the 2007 fall semester. The class is Football 1350 and equips future physical education teachers with the ability to relay the techniques of the game to their students. He continues to proctor the class today. Tim, the youngest of three brothers and the proud uncle of seven nieces and nephews, resides in Kalamazoo. One of his nieces, Maura, appeared in a national ad campaign for Nestle Tollhouse Cookies in 2007. Tim’s father, Al, will enter his 44th year of teaching in Northeast, Ohio, when the 2009-10 school year gets under way. He has taught students that have gone onto great professional careers, namely movie star Halle Berry (Bedford HS) and LeBron James (St. VincentSt. Mary HS) of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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BRENT

BASSHAM

DEFENSIVE GRADUTE ASSISTANT Western Michigan, 2008 First Season

Brent Bassham is in his first season as the defensive graduate assistant in 2009 after serving as an undergraduate assistant from 2006 through 2008. Bassham will assist the defensive coaching staff on scouting of opponents and help with the establishment and implementation of game plans week in and week out. The Oakley, Mich., native completed his undergraduate degree in secondary education in December of 2008 at the completion of his third season as a student assistant for WMU football, Bassham worked with the receivers and quarterback coaches, broke down opponent film for offense and defense, set up quarterback drills and assisted with quality control.

COACHING EXPERIENCE Western Michigan

2009-present

Defensive Graduate Assistant

BASSHAM’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY I believe in hard work and always doing your best, in every aspect of life.

Bassham called personnel packages for the defensive coordinator during games while also scripting offensive schemes. He was a student assistant on each of the Broncos’ last two teams to reach postseason bowl games (International Bowl - 2006; Texas Bowl - 2008). In 2003, Bassham (25/DOB: 9/30/83) returned to his alma mater, Chesaning High School, to serve as offensive coordinator for the junior varsity squad and the quarterback/receivers/safeties coach for the varsity team.

Brent Bassham

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MATT

LUDEMAN

OFFENSIVE GRADUTE ASSISTANT Western Michigan, 2007 Third Season

COACHING EXPERIENCE Western Michigan Western Michigan

2009-present 2007-08

Offensive Graduate Assistant Defensive Graduate Assistant

Matt Ludeman enters his third season as a graduate assistant with the Bronco football team in 2009 but he will take on a different role this season. The former defensive end will move over to the offensive side of the ball with the departure of offensive assistant A.J. Ricker. Utilizing his knowledge of the Bronco defense, Ludeman worked with all facets of it, scouting upcoming opponents and assisting the defensive staff to establish and implement game plans in 2008, a season that saw WMU rank second in the MAC in sacks and participate in its second bowl game in three seasons. Ludeman was a starting defensive end during the Broncos last trip to a bowl game and coached in his first on Dec. 30, 2008 against Rice in the Texas Bowl.

LUDEMAN’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY Football is all about the three E’s - Effort, Energy and Enthusiasm - if you don’t have those you will not be successful and enjoy playing or coaching this game.

Ludeman supported a defense that in 2007 led the Mid-American Conference in pass efficiency defense, ranked second in sacks and fourth in total defense, pass defense and tackles for loss. Much of his work was done after the game and off the field as he worked to scout upcoming WMU opponents. Ludeman was the emotional leader of a defensive unit that led the nation in sacks per game and interceptions. The Oak Creek, Wis., native recorded a pair of picks in the final two games of his collegiate career. His first came on a deflected pass against Akron (11/24/06) and his last came in the second quarter of the International Bowl against Cincinnati (1/6/07). Making 17 starts over his career, seven at defensive end as a senior, Ludeman finished his time as a Bronco student-athlete with 54 total tackles (20 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. His career high in tackles, six, came against a highly touted Bowling Green team in October of 2005. Ludeman not only made half a dozen stops, but he also sacked then Falcon Omar Jacobs, forcing a fumble that was recovered for a touchdown in a 45-14 victory on the road. Ludeman (25/DOB:1-27-84) received his bachelors degree in criminal justice and sociology from Western Michigan University in May of 2007. He also participated in the 2007 USA Football Tournament held in Japan. It was an event where teams were comprised of former collegiate football players representing their respective countries. He and the former Jenna Ulmer, niece of 1972 All-American and 2005 WMU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Larry Ulmer, were married in 2009.

Jenna and Matt Ludeman

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DENNIS

KYLE

ASSOCIATE AD MEDICAL/SUPPORT SERVICES

DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL SERVICES Fresno State, 1993 10th Season

ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF

CORBIN

BLECHA

Central Michigan, 1976 27th Season

Assistant Athletic Director for Medical/Support Services Dennis Corbin is entering his 27th year at Western Michigan. He received the Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award at the 22nd Annual Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS) Awards Banquet held on the Michigan State campus on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. A 1976 graduate of Central Michigan, Corbin earned a degree in athletic training/physical education before completing his master’s degree at the University of Arizona in the same field three years later. After spending three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Bowling Green, Corbin arrived at WMU. He currently supervises the athletic training and strength and conditioning staffs while overseeing student-athlete conduct, drug testing, and welfare issues.

Kyle Blecha became head athletic trainer of the Bronco football program in July of 2000. Prior to arriving at WMU, he served over three years as head athletic trainer at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. Blecha completed his bachelor’s degree in physical education-athletic training at Fresno State. Kyle and his wife, Kelley, have two daughters, Ally (17) and Sydney (9).

Corbin and his wife, Gayle, have two grown children, Natalie and Nicholas, and reside in Kalamazoo.

BRIAN

BAUER

ATHLETIC TRAINER Indiana State, 1999 Eighth Season

Brian Bauer is entering his eighth season at Western Michigan, having joined the WMU Athletic Training staff in August of 2002. Bauer came to Kalamazoo by way of the University of Findlay, where he spent a year as an assistant trainer. Bauer worked with the Oiler hockey team, in addition to softball, women’s tennis and men’s and women’s golf. A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Bauer served an athletic training internship with the Fort Wayne Komets during the 1999 IHL season.

Sydney, Ally, Kelley and Kyle Blecha

Bauer earned a bachelor’s of science degree in athletic training from Indiana State and a master’s degree of education from Grand Valley State University in 2001.

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Brian and his wife, Rebecca, have a son, Landon (4) and a daughter Brynley (1).

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NATE

TIM

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH Mississippi State, 1997 Fifth Season

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH Western Michigan, 2000 Ninth Season

PEOPLES

Peoples spent three years (2002-05) as the top assistant strength coach at Stanford University, working extensively with the Cardinal football team. He also served two seasons (2000-02) at the University of Central Florida in the capacity of assistant strength coach. A Tampa native, Peoples earned three letters (1995-97) at inside linebacker at Mississippi State University. He received a bachelor’s degree in fitness management from MSU in 1997 and added a master’s in sports administration in 1999. During that time, Peoples worked as a graduate assistant. Peoples is married to the former Amber Twyner. They have a daughter, Marin (4).

Tim Herrmann oversees the strength and conditioning program for men’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, golf, women’s tennis, dance and also works closely with the football team. The Santa Maria, Calif., native first joined the department as a strength and conditioning intern in 1999, later becoming a graduate assistant in 2000 and being elevated to a full-time position in 2002. Herrmann oversees the daily operation of the Read Fieldhouse and Seelye Center weight rooms, where 15 of WMU’s 16 varsity programs train. He specifically develops and implements strength, speed and conditioning programs for men’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and assists with football. His numerous responsibilites also include daily scheduling of the weight rooms, overseeing the graduate assistant program and the maintenance and purchase of weight room equipment.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING STAFF

Nate Peoples begins his fifth season with Bronco Football as the program’s strength and conditioning coach. In 2008 Peoples was one of four to be named finalist for NCAA Division I (FBS) Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year by FootballScoop.com.

HERRMANN

A certified strength and conditioning specialist since 2000 by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Herrmann possesses a pair of degrees from Western Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s in exercise science in 2000 and was awarded a master’s in exercise physiology two years later.

JUSTIN

LYONS

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ASST. University of Findlay, 2008 First Season

Justin Lyons joined the WMU strength and conditioning staff as a graduate assistant in January of 2009 after completing his playing career at the University of Findlay. The Jenison, Mich., native was a four-year starter with the Oilers, earning starts at five different positions (MLB, WLB, SLB, Buck and Defensive End) Lyons was a CBS Sportsline All-American nominee, a two-time all-conference, all-area and All-Dream Team in high school, receiving honorable mention for all-state and served as team captain for two seasons. Nate, Marin and Amber Peoples

Lyons has worked in the physical fitness arena since August of 2006, designing year-round programs for various NCAA sports teams, including lacrosse, volleyball, basketball and football, even working with the volleyball and soccer teams at the University of Findlay.

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He will work with the WMU football team, assisting strength and conditioning coach Nate Peoples, as well as with the women’s golf team and cheerleading teams. Lyons graduated from Findlay in December of 2008 with a degree in strength and conditioning, earning a 3.89 GPA. He is currently pursuing his masters in exercise physiology within the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) Department at Western Michigan University.

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KENICO

HINES EQUIPMENT STAFF

EQUIPMENT MANAGER Indiana State, 1999 Sixth Season

Kenico Hines begins his sixth season as equipment manager in 2009. Hines arrived in Kalamazoo via the Chicago Bears, where he served as assistant equipment manager (2003-04). Hines also spent two seasons (2001-02) as equipment assistant with the New York Jets. Hines’ other NFL experience includes seasonal and training camp internships with the Bears and a training camp internship with the Dallas Cowboys. Hines was the head equipment manager for the Arkansas Twisters of the Arena2 Football League in 2000. In addition, he spent two years as an assistant equipment manager at Indiana State University and five years as a student assistant. A native of Elkhart, Ind., Hines earned a bachelor’s in communications from Indiana State in 1999. He is married to the former Aisha Givens. The couple has six children. The group includes four daughters, Jamia (14), Deasia (8), Kyra (5) and Trini (4), and two sons, Patrick (6) and Jeren (3).

(Across the front) Trini, Patrick, Kyra (Across the back) Aisha, Jeren, Deasia, Jamia and Kenico Hines

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PATRICK

MAT

VIDEO COORDINATOR Albright, 2004 Fifth Season

DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS/ FOOTBALL SID Ohio, 1997 Fifth Season

BRACKEN

Bracken previously served a one-year internship with the Cleveland Browns, assisting with coaches video. A native of Clifton Heights, Pa., Bracken spent time as a production assistant for the Travel Channel, working on the show “Great Hotels” and also worked for a cable television station. Bracken attended Albright College where he received a bachelor’s degree in digital media in 2004. He played two seasons of football (lettering in 2001 and 2002) at the safety position and was a member of the rugby club team. Bracken was inducted into the Albright College Rugby Hall of Fame in May of 2006.

Mat Kanan enters his fifth season with Western Michigan and his third year as the director of media relations in 2009. He serves as the media contact for Western Michigan football, softball and golf. He received his masters in sports management from WMU in August of 2009. Kanan joined the athletic media relations staff in September of 2005 after spending two years with the athletic communications staff at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been an active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America since 2003. While at Penn, Kanan served as the media contact for the football, women’s basketball, baseball and men’s/women’s swimming programs. Kanan also provided media support at the Penn Relays Carnival in 2004 and 2005, the 2005 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships and served as the secondary official scorer at a number of Philadelphia Phillies games.

VIDEO STAFF & MEDIA RELATIONS

Patrick Bracken begins his fifth season as video coordinator for Bronco football.

KANAN

After graduating from Ohio University from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 1997, Kanan, a native of Fremont, Ohio, worked for five years in corporate marketing before entering the sports information field as an intern at Capital University, a Division III institution in Columbus, Ohio. Kanan and is wife, Donna, a 1999 graduate of Ohio University, reside in Kalamazoo.

Mat and Donna Kanan

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ROBIN

MONTY

ASSISTANT AD/PLAY-BY-PLAY Western Michigan, 1978 26th Season

ASSOCIATE AD/COLOR ANALYST Iowa, 1989 14th Season

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

HOOK

The Voice of Bronco Athletics since 1984, Robin Hook handles play-by-play duties for football, along with men’s and women’s basketball and hockey. In 2008 Hook celebrated his silver anniversary of 25 years behind the mic for Bronco Athletics. Hook joined the WMU Athletic Department in April of 1995 and was promoted to assistant athletic director for broadcast services in 1998. Hook has expanded WMU’s radio coverage with the creation of the Bronco Radio Network and added numerous corporate sponsors. Prior to arriving at WMU, Hook was an on-air radio personality for 15 years, mostly with WKMI-AM in Kalamazoo. As a part of his administrative duties for WMU Athletics, Hook handles all sponsorship relationships as well as working hand-in-hand with the stations that comprise the Bronco Radio Network. A Bellville, Mich., native, Robin and his wife Ruth are the parents of Chelsea (24) and Jared (20), who plays baseball for Michigan State.

ROBERT

BAKER TEAM PHYSICIAN Illinois 10th Season

PORTER

Monty Porter oversees the operating budgets, finances and human resources activities for WMU’s athletic program. In addition, he serves as supervising A.D. for football, hockey, gymnastics, golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, ticket office operations and equipment operations. Porter celebrates his 14th anniversary as color radio analyst for football in 2009. Porter came to WMU in November of 1995 after spending four seasons at Lamar, where he served as Assistant A.D. for Business Affairs. The Coralville, Iowa, native was also an administrative assistant at Iowa, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees with an athletic administration emphasis. While a student at Iowa, Porter worked with the Hawkeye football team. Monty and his wife, Mellissa, have five children: Montgomery (17), Collin (15), Gavin (14), Emily (13) and Adysen (6).

TERRY

NELSON TEAM PHYSICIAN Illinois 27th Season

Dr. Terry Nelson is in his 27th season with the Bronco Football program. Dr. Robert Baker begins his 10th season working with the Bronco football team. A third generation alumnus from the University of Illinois, Dr. Baker earned four degrees (BS, MS, PhD, MD) from Illinois in addition to serving a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Michigan State University. Dr. Baker authored a position statement for NATA guidelines for Asthma and Athletes and belongs to the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Dr. Nelson earned degrees from the University of Illinois (BS), Loyola Stritch Medical School (MD). He served an internship and Orthopedic Residency at the Southwest Health and Education Center and completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. A marathon runner, Dr. Nelson belongs to the Michigan Medical Society, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Academy Orthopedic Society and the American Orthopedic Society and Sports Medicine. Dr. Nelson and his wife Gail have a daughter, Jennifer, and three sons, Jon, David and Ross.

Dr. Baker and his wife Lynette have three children: Amanda, Katelyn and Robert Paul.

SARAH

McCHESNEY FOOTBALL SECRETARY 12th Season

54 Sarah McChesney has been with the University for 30 years and enters her 12th year as the Football Secretary. Sarah and her husband, Gregg, have one child, Sean (22).

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CHAD

BALIKO TIGHT END 6-3 • 239 • Sr./5th Fenton, Mich. Brighton HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 8 0 2007 2006 TOTALS 8 0

REC YDS AVG 0 0 0.0 - - DNP - - - REDSHIRT - 0 0 0.0

TD 0

LG 0

YPG 0.0

0

0

0.0

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2008: Walk-on ... appeared in eight games ... involved in a season-high 22 snaps vs. Toledo (11/15) ... appeared in 19 total snaps vs. Illinois (11/8) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl (12/30). 2007: Did not see game action ... member of the offensive scout team. 2006: Walk-on ... redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Played football all four years (2001-04) ... team captain in 2003 and 2004 ... 2004 first team all-area (TE) ... first team all-district ... Ann Arbor News first team ... academic award three years (2002-04) ... 2003 second team all-area and second team all-district ... 2002 second team allarea (WR) ... played baseball for four years (2002-05) ... 2005 all-area first team (1B) and team captain ... football team made state playoffs in each of the two seasons during career ... baseball team that went 20-6 en route to a district championship. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Sue and Dan Baliko ... mother attended Eastern Michigan ... brother, Jason, also played football at Western Michigan (1996-2000) at quarterback ... born July 18, 1987 in Hartland, Mich.

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JUSTIN

BRASKA DEFENSIVE END 6-4 • 234 • Sr./5th • 3L DeWitt, Mich. DeWitt HS

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Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 13 7 2007 12 0 2006 13 0 2005 TOTALS 38 7

ST 19 9 8

AT 33 10 6

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TT TFL SK INT 52 10.0-51 6.0-46 0 19 4.0-31 2.0-20 0 14 3.0-11 2.0-7 0 - - REDSHIRT - 85 17.0-93 10.0-73 0

PBU 3 0 0

FF 1 0 0

FR 0 0 0

QBH 0 1 0

3

1

0

1

2008: Appeared in all 13 games and made seven starts ... led the defense with 6.0 sacks on the season and was tied for second in TFLs with 10.0 ... had one solo tackle vs. Northern Illinois (9/6) ... recorded three solo tackles and a sack for a loss of eight yards at Idaho (9/6) ... had three tackles with 1.5 TFL of nine yards at Temple (9/27) ... had six tackles and a sack for a loss of six yards vs. Ohio (10/4) ... had seven tackles and one pass break-up at Central Michigan (10/18) ... had seven tackles with 2.0 TFL of four yards and one sack at Ball State (11/25) ... recorded five tackles and tied a WMU bowl record with 2.5 sacks for 26 yards in the Texas Bowl (12/30). 2007: Appeared in all 12 games ... had one solo tackle vs. Akron (10/6) ... had three tackles with 1.0 TFL of 10 yards at Eastern Michigan (10/27) ... had a sack for a loss of 10 yards and four total tackles at Iowa (11/17) ... had 1.0 TFL of a yard vs. Temple (11/24). 2006: Appeared in 13 games ... made Bronco debut vs. Indiana (9/2) with first career tackle ... had one total tackle and 1.0 tackle for a loss of four yards vs. Temple (9/23) ... had three total tackles vs. Ball State (10/21) ... had first career sack vs. Eastern Michigan (10/28) ... had one tackle and one sack vs. Akron (11/24) ... had two tackles vs. Cincinnati in the International Bowl (1/6/07). 2005: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Linebacker, fullback ... Associated Press Class B All-State selection ... No. 20 on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50 list ... No. 51 on Detroit News Blue Chip list ... Lansing State Journal Defensive Player of the Year ... posted 132 tackles on a defense that allowed just 9.1 points per game ... chosen to play in the Michigan East-West All-Star Game ... played entire senior season with a torn knee ligament. PERSONAL: Accounting major ... son of Craig and Sheila Dennis ... born Feb. 22, 1987 in Lansing, Mich.

CAREER HIGHS Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Pass Deflected Pass Defended

7, 2x - last at Ball State (11/25/08) 2.5 v Rice (12/30/08) % 2.5 v Rice (12/30/08) 1 at Idaho (9/13/08) 1, 3x - last v Illinois (11/8/08) 1, 3x - last v Illinois (11/8/08)

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CODY

CIELENSKI DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-2 • 257 • Sr./5th • 2L Downers Grove, Ill. North HS

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Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 10 5 2007 12 6 2006 9 0 2005 TOTALS 31 11

ST 17 20 1

AT 19 11 2

38

32

TT TFL SK INT 36 10.0-40 4.0-23 0 31 6.0-31 3.5-27 0 3 0.5-4 0.5-4 0 - - REDSHIRT - 70 16.5-75 7.5-54 0

PBU 1 2 0

FF 0 0 0

FR 0 2 0

QBH 1 0 0

3

0

2

1

2008: Appeared in 10 games and made five starts ... tied for second on the team with 10.0 TFLs ... had six total tackles, including four solo tackles and 0.5 TFL of one yard at Temple (9/27) ... had four tackles with two sacks for a loss of 10 yards vs. Ohio (10/4) ... had two tackles and one sack for a loss of nine yards at Central Michigan (10/18) ... had five total tackles vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... had five tackles and 0.5 sack for a loss of one yard vs. Illinois (11/8) ... had four tackles vs. Toledo (11/15)... appeared in the Texas Bowl (12/30), recording five tackles. 2007: Started four games appearing in all 12 ... first career start at Toledo (9/29) ... recorded first-career solo sack at Eastern Michigan (10/27) ... had two total tackles and a break-up at Iowa (11/17) ... one sack for a loss of seven yards with three tackles and one break-up vs. Temple (11/24). 2006: Appeared in nine games ... made Bronco debut vs. Indiana (9/2) and made first career tackle and had one tackle ... had one tackle and 0.5 tackle for loss vs. Virginia (9/16). 2005: Redshirted ... member of the defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Defensive line, offensive line ... tabbed 2004 Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Illinois by Rivals.com ... listed in IHSA record book as the state’s all-time pass sack leader (43) ... member of 2004 Class 8A state championship team ... two-time all-state selection by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois Coaches Association and Champaign Gazette ... DuPage Daily Herald AllArea Team ... chosen Daily Herald Player of the Year senior season ... twice voted team captain. PERSONAL: Personal financial planning major ... son of Butch and Michelle Cielenski ... born Dec. 18, 1986 in Downers Grove, Ill.

CAREER HIGHS

5588

Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks QB Hurries Fumble Recoveries Passes Deflected Passes Defended

6 at Temple (9/27/08) 2.0 v Ohio (10/4/08) 2.0 v Ohio (10/4/08) 1 at Central Michigan (10/18/08) 1, 2x - last v Akron (10/6/07) 1, 2x - last v Temple (11/24/07) 1, 2x - last v Temple (11/24/07)

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ANDY

DORCELY CORNERBACK 6-0 • 194 • Sr./Sr. • 3L Miami, Fla. North Miami Beach HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 10 0 2007 8 2 2006 12 0 TOTALS 30 2

ST 2 6 2 10

AT 2 2 2 6

TT 4 8 4 16

TFL 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

SK INT PBU 0.0-0 0 0 0.0-0 1 1 0.0-0 0 0 0.0-0 1 1

15

FF 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0

QBH 0 0 0 0

2008: Appeared in 10 games ... had one tackle at Nebraska (8/30) ... registered one tackle vs. Ohio (10/4) ... had one solo tackle vs. Illinois (11/8) ... had one solo tackle at Ball State (11/25) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Started two of eight games ... had first-career interception returned for five yards vs. Indiana (9/8), added six total tackles with a season high 98 snaps. 2006: Appeared in 12 games ... made Bronco debut vs. Indiana (9/2) with one tackle ... appeared mainly on special teams in 2006. HIGH SCHOOL: Made 54 tackles, four interceptions and a blocked punt on defense ... had 28 receptions for 573 yards and five touchdowns on offense ... named second-team all-conference as a tight end ... Florida Top-100 prospect ... National Honor Society member ... participated in Dade v. Broward All-Star Game ... threesport athlete in football, basketball, track ... former high school teammate of fomrer Broncos E.J. Biggers and Louis Delmas ... attended same high school as fellow Broncos Anthony Parker, Doug Wiggins and Aaron Winchester. PERSONAL: Occupational therapy major ... son of Stlifete and Bernadette Dorcely ... born Sept. 4, 1987 in Miami, Fla.

CAREER HIGHS Tackles Interceptions Interception Return Yards Longest Interception Return Passes Deflected Passes Defended

6 v Indiana (9/8/07) 1 v Indiana (9/8/07) 5 v Indiana (9/8/07) 5 v Indiana (9/8/07) 1 v Indiana (9/8/07) 2 v Indiana (9/8/07)

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TOM

HARRINGTON LONG SNAPPER 6-0 • 223 • Sr./Sr. • 3L Chicago, Ill. St. Rita HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 13 0 2007 12 0 2006 13 0 TOTALS 38 0

ST 2 2 0 4

AT 1 0 1 2

TT 3 2 1 6

TFL 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

SK INT PBU 0.0-0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0

69

FF 0 0 0 0

FR 0 1 0 1

QBH 0 0 0 0

2008: Appeared in all 13 games as long snapper for the third season in a row ... served as the long and short snapper on every field goal, PAT, and punt for thirdconsecutive season ... made first tackle of the season vs. Northern Illinois (9/6) ... appeared in 10 snaps at Temple (9/27) ... had one tackle vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... appeared in six snaps vs. Illinois (11/8) ... saw action in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Walk-on ... appeared in all 12 games, serving as the team’s long and short snapper on every field goal, PAT and punt for the second-consecutive season ... appeared in 10 snaps vs. West Virginia (9/1) ... appeared in eight snaps vs. Indiana (9/8) and vs. Missouri (9/15) ... appeared in 11 snaps vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) and vs. Akron (10/6) ... appeared in 12 snaps vs. Northern Illinois (10/13), Ball State (10/20), Central Michigan (11/6) and vs. Iowa (11/17) ... had one tackle vs. Temple (11/24) appeared in 11 snaps ... involved in total 116 snaps. 2006: Walk-on ... appeared in all 13 games as the Broncos’ long snapper ... on the field for 124 special teams plays ... made Bronco debut vs. Indiana (9/2) ... appeared in 11 total snaps vs. Indiana ... appeared in 10 total snaps vs. Toledo (9/9) ... appeared in 10 total snaps vs. Virginia (9/16) ... appeared in 13 total snaps vs. Temple (9/23) ... appeared in 10 total snaps vs. Ohio (10/7) ... appeared in six total snaps vs. Northern Illinois (10/14) ... appeared in nine total snaps vs. Ball State (10/21) ... appeared in nine snaps vs. Eastern Michigan (10/28) ... appeared in 32 snaps the final three games of the season including 12 against Cincinnati in the International Bowl (1/6/07). HIGH SCHOOL: Three-sport student-athlete during high school, participating in football, hockey and baseball ... football team participated in the semifinals of Prep Bowl and quarterfinals of state playoffs during last two seasons of high school career ... center on high school hockey team that made it to semifinals of Kennedy Cup ... played first base for a team that went 32-4 and participated in sectional championship. PERSONAL: Criminal justice major ... son of Patricia and Thomas Harrington ... born Sept. 23, 1987 in Evergreen Park, Ill.

CAREER HIGHS Tackles Fumble Recoveries

3 v Miami (11/4/06) 1 at West Virginia (9/1/07)

60

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HIGH SCHOOL: Quarterback ... rated as the 28th-best Pro Style quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com ... threw for 3,029 yards and finished with 7,222 career yards — just two of six school records he holds ... seventh all-time leading passer in Ohio history ... threw 30 touchdowns in 2004, finishing with 55 for his career ... Akron Beacon Journal Player of the Year ... carried a perfect 4.00 grade-point average.

TIM

HILLER QUARTERBACK 6-5 • 228 • Sr./5th • 3L Orrville, Ohio Orrville HS Career Statistics YR GP GS ATT COMP YDS PCT TD 2008 13 13 522 339 3,725 64.9 36 2007 12 12 421 267 3,021 63.4 20 2006 - - REDSHIRT - 2005 7 5 151 98 1,334 65.3 20 TOTALS 32 30 1,094 704 8,080 64.4 76 YR ATT 2008 38 2007 50 2006 2005 38 TOTALS 126

YDS AVG TD 2 0.1 1 -69 -1.4 2 - - REDSHIRT - 59 1.6 1 -8 -0.1 4

LG 39 12

YPG 0.2 -5.8

13 39

8.4 -0.3

2008: Started all 13 games ... named Third Team All-MAC Offense ... named Detroit Athletic Club 2009 Male Michigan College Athlete of the Year ... broke WMU single-season records for passing attempts (522), completions (339), yards (3,725) and touchdowns (36) ... led the MAC in five of six major passing categories (attempts, completions, yards, yards per game, and touchdowns) ... became just the second Bronco to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season twice in a career ... threw for multiple touchdowns in all but two games ... threw for over 300 yards in seven games ... named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week twice (9/13, 10/11) ... named First Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District ... completed 30-of-49 passes for a total of 342 yards and two touchdowns at Nebraska (8/30) ... went 21-of-30 for 186 yards with no interceptions and three touchdowns vs. Northern Illinois (9/6) ... completed 23-of-31 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns at Idaho (9/13) ... tied career high with five touchdown passes on 27-of31 passing for 333 yards vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... named First Team Phil Steele’s Mid-Season All-MAC Offense ... completed 24-of-37 passes for 347 yards and four touchdowns and recorded a career high 51 yards rushing vs. Ohio (10/4) ... set school records for attempts (63) and completions (42) en route to 345 yards and four touchdowns at Buffalo (10/11) ... threw for a school record 471 yards and helped three receivers over the century mark at Central Michigan (10/18) ... completed 24of-36 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... went 28-of-40 for a total of 301 yards and two touchdowns vs. Illinois (11/8) ... completed 22-of-36 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns vs. Toledo (11/15)... threw 19 completions for 198 yards and a WMU bowl recordtying two touchdowns vs. Rice in the Texas Bowl (12/30). 2007: Started all 12 games ... named Academic All-MAC ... finished season as only second Bronco to pass for 3,000 yards in a season ... finished year with second-best completion (267) and attempt (421) totals in a season at WMU ... became fourth Bronco with 40 career passing TDs ... completion percentage of 63.4 percent ranks fourth for a season ... completed 28of-51 with 343 passing yards and three touchdown passes vs. Indiana (9/8) ... completed 30-of-43 passes for a total of 240 yards and touchdown at Missouri (9/15), first career punt of 17-yards ... completed 21-of-29 passes for a total of 229 and three touchdown passes with a long of 48 yards at Toledo (9/29) ... recorded a career best of 375 yards passing, ranking 10th at WMU, completing 27-of-40 passes and throwing for three touchdown passes with a long of 52 yards vs. Akron (10/6) ... completed 20-of-29 passes for a total of 226 yards and one touchdown at Northern Illinois (10/13) ... was 21for-38 with a long of 50 yards for a total of 237 yards vs. Ball State (10/20) ... had 311 yards with a long of 65 yards and two touchdown passes vs. Central Michigan (11/6) ... completed 26-for-45 with no interceptions for a total of 367 yards and

PERSONAL: Business and marketing major ... son of Tom and Amy Hiller ... born Dec. 13, 1986 in Parma, Ohio ... hometown of Orrville, Ohio is also home to Smucker’s, Co. and legendary college hoops coach Bobby Knight ... continues to carry 4.00 GPA ... completed undergraduate degree in August of 2008 ... completed mission trip to Trinidad in 2009.

3

INT 10 15

LG YPG EFF 56 286.5 143.81 77 251.8 132.25

3 28

89 190.6 178.85 89 252.5 144.20

three touchdowns at Iowa (11/17) ... awarded MAC West Offensive Player of the Week (11/21) ... completed 24-of-39 for a total of 276 yards and one touchdown pass vs. Temple (11/24) ... only player in the MAC to earn Scholar Athlete of the Week three times during the fall season. 2006: Redshirted due to injury. 2005: Appeared in seven games and made five starts as a true freshman ... MAC Freshman of the Year ... named Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America ... Named MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week (10/24) ... preseason VandelaySports.com eighth-ranked rookie on Top MAC Freshman List ... ranked 12th on preseason Athlon Sports MAC Recruiting Rankings ... finished season with 1,334 yards, 20 touchdowns and three interceptions on 98for-158 (64.9 percent) passing, rushed for 59 yards and one touchdown on 38 carries ... had 178.85 passing efficiency (which would have led the MAC and the nation if eligible) ... third most touchdown passes in WMU history and most by a freshman ... made collegiate debut against Buffalo (10/1), throwing a pair of touchdowns ... threw a career-high five scoring strikes and 308 yards against Ball State (10/8) and rushed for an additional TD ... registered four games with at least three touchdown passes ... made first collegiate start at Bowling Green (10/22), tossing three TD passes ... threw a career-long 89-yard scoring pass to Greg Jennings against the Falcons ... lowest yardage total was 239 yards against Central Michigan (11/12), including four touchdowns ... injured knee in season finale at Northern Illinois (11/23) on Broncos’ second offensive snap.

CAREER HIGHS Passing Attempts Completions Yards Touchdowns Longest Completion 300-yard passing games Completion Percentage Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Rushing TDs Longest Run Punts Yards Punt Average Longest Punt Punts Inside 20 Tackles

63 at Buffalo (10/11/08) # 42 at Bufalo (10/11/08) # 471 at Central Michigan (10/18/08) # 5, 2x - last v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 89 at Bowling Green (TD) (10/22/05) 12 (1 - 2005; 4 - 2007; 7 - 2008 ^) 87.1 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 10, 3x - last v Ball State (10/20/07) 51 v Ohio (10/4/08) 1, 4x - last v Northern Illinois (9/6/08) 39 v Ohio (10/4/08) 1 at Missouri (9/15/07) 17 at Missouri (9/15/07) 17.0 at Missouri (9/15/07) 17 at Missouri (9/15/07) 1 at Missouri (9/15/07) 1, 4x - last v Eastern Michigan (11/1/08)

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AUSTIN

PRITCHARD LINEBACKER 6-4 • 233 • Sr./5th • 3L Lebanon, Ohio Lebanon HS

35

Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 13 9 2007 1 0 2006 13 0 2005 11 4 TOTALS 38 13

ST 47 5 14 28 94

AT 39 6 13 26 84

TT 86 11 27 54 178

YR REC YDS 2008 2 2 TOTALS 2 2

AVG 1.0 1.0

TD 2 2

LG 1 1

TFL SK INT 12.5-38 2.0-8 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 4.0-23 2.0-17 0 5.5-37 3.5-31 1 22.0-98 7.5-56 1

PBU 3 0 2 0 5

FF 0 0 0 2 2

FR 0 0 0 0 0

QBH 0 0 1 0 1

YPG 0.2 0.2

2008: Appeared in all 13 games and made nine starts ... named First Team All-MAC Defense ... led the defense with 12.5 TFLs ... finished second on the team with 86 tackles (47 solo) ... had seven tackles with 1.0 TFL of seven yards at Nebraska (8/30) ... had eight tackles and one sack for a loss of one yard vs. Ohio (10/4) ... recorded career-high 17 tackles, including 10 solo tackles with 2.0 TFL of four yards at Central Michigan (10/18) ... had six total tackles with 1.5 TFLs of two yards vs. Eastern Michigan ... had eight tackles and one sack for a loss of seven yards vs. Toledo (11/15) ... led the Broncos with 11 tackles and 2.5 TFL of ten yards at Ball State (11/25) ... had 5 tackles vs. Rice in the Texas Bowl (12/30). 2007: Appeared in first game of the season leading the team with 11 tackles vs. West Virginia (9/1) ... earned MAC West Defensive Player of the Week ... missed remainder of season due to injury. 2006: Appeared in all 13 games ... had one total tackle and 0.5 tackle for loss vs. Virginia (9/16) ... had one tackle and 0.5 sack for a loss of six yards vs. Temple (9/23) ... had four total tackles and one pass breakup vs. Ohio (10/7) ... had five total tackles and 1.0 sack vs. Ball State (10/21) ... had seven total tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss vs. Eastern Michigan (10/28) ... had three tackles vs. Cincinnati in the International Bowl (1/6/07). 2005: Appeared in all 11 games and made four starts as a true freshman ... finished season with 54 tackles (28 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception ... made collegiate debut and first career start in season opener at Virginia (9/3) ... recorded two double-digit tackle games ... registered a career-high 14 stops (eight solo) against Ball State (10/8) ... returned first career interception 12 yards against Central Michigan (11/12). HIGH SCHOOL: Safety, receiver, tight end ... team’s leading tackler (90) ... scored nine touchdowns in addition to 29 receptions and 515 yards ... Southwest Ohio Honorable Mention ... Mid-Miami League First Team choice ... received Ohio Coaches Association Silver Scholar Athlete Award ... team captain. PERSONAL: Civil engineering major ... son of Dave and Pam Pritchard ... born Dec. 1, 1986 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

CAREER HIGHS

6622

Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles QB Hurries Interceptions Interception Return Yards Longest Interception Return Passes Deflected Passes Defended Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception Receiving TDs

17 at Central Michigan (10/18/08) 2.5 at Ball State (11/25/08) 1.5 v Buffalo (10/1/05) 1, 2x - last v Kent State (10/29/05) 1 v Cincinnati (1/6/07) 1 v Central Michigan (11/12/05) 12 v Central Michigan (11/12/05) 12 v Central Michigan (11/12/05) 1, 5x - last v Illinois (11/8/08) 1, 5x - last v Illinois (11/8/08) 1, 2x - last v Toledo (TD) (11/15/08) 1, 2x - last v Toledo (11/15/08) 1, 2x - last v Toledo (TD) (11/15/08) 1, 2x - last v Toledo (11/15/08)

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MATT

STEVENS TIGHT END 6-4 • 243 • Sr./5th • 2L Wheaton, Ill. Warrenville South HS

84

Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 13 5 2007 5 2 2006 12 5 2005 TOTALS 30 12

REC YDS AVG TD 6 93 15.5 2 1 7 7.0 0 4 38 9.5 1 - - REDSHIRT - 11 138 12.5 3

LG 32 7 18

YPG 7.2 1.4 3.2

32

4.6

2008: Appeared in all 13 games and started five times ... had one reception for 24 yards at Nebraska (8/30) ... recorded season-high two receptions for nine yards vs. Illinois (11/8) ... had a career-long 32-yard touchdown reception vs. Ohio (10/4) ... had one reception for 18 yards vs. Temple (9/27) ... recorded one kickoff return for 25 yards at Buffalo (10/11) ... recorded a 10-yard touchdown reception vs. Toledo (11/15) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Started in two of five games after returning from injury ... made season debut at Northern Illinois (10/13) ... made first start of the season at Eastern Michigan (10/27) ... recorded one kickoff return for a total of 11-yards vs. Central Michigan (11/6). 2006: Appeared in 12 games and made five starts ... made Bronco debut vs. Indiana (9/2) ... had first-career catch and TD from two yards out vs. Northern Illinois (10/14) ... made first career start vs. Ball State (10/21) and had two receptions for 27 yards. 2005: Redshirted ... member of the offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Tight end, receiver ... collected 16 receptions for 297 yards and three touchdowns in seven games before missing the rest of the year with a broken collarbone ... Daily Herald All-Area team ... listed among Illinois’ Top 100 prospects by the Chicago Tribune ... team captain ... helped grid squad to an 18-7 record and two state playoff berths ... high school teammate of current Bronco Grant Nemeth. PERSONAL: Secondary education major ... son of Scott and Sue Stevens ... born Oct. 2, 1986 in Wheaton, Ill.

CAREER HIGHS Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving TDs Longest Reception Tackles Kickoff Returns Kickoff Return Yards Longest Kickoff Return

2, 2x - last v Illinois (11/8/08) 32 v Ohio (10/4/08) 1, 3x - last v Toledo (11/15/08) 32 v Ohio (TD) (10/4/08) 1, 3x - last v Toledo (11/15/08) 1, 2x - last at Buffalo (10/11/08) 25 at Buffalo (10/11/08) 25 at Buffalo (10/11/08)

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GLENIS

THOMPSON RUNNING BACK 5-8 • 210 • Sr./Sr. •3L West Palm Beach, Fla. Palm Beach Lake HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 12 2 2007 12 1 2006 9 0 TOTALS 33 3

ATT 14 36 23 73

YDS AVG 47 3.4 127 3.5 85 3.7 259 3.5

TD 0 1 0 1

YR REC YDS 2008 0 0 2007 1 8 TOTALS 1 8

AVG 0.0 8.0 8.0

TD 0 0 0

YPG 0.0 0.7 0.7

LG 0 8 8

LG 9 9 15 15

22

YPG 3.9 10.6 9.4 7.8

2008: Appeared in 13 games, making two starts ... rushed three times for five yards at Nebraska (8/30) ... had one rush for 12 yards vs. Northern Illinois (9/6) ... recorded season-highs in both carries (7) and yards (25) vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... had one carry for two yards in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Appeared in all 12 games ... rushed eight times for a total of 23 yards at West Virginia (9/1), also added 23 all-purpose yards ... rushed once for a total of six yards and had an eight yard reception vs. Missouri (9/15) ... rushed nine times for a total of 42 yards and one touchdown vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) ... made first collegiate start vs. Toledo (9/29) ... had four carries for a total of 14 yards vs. Ball State (10/20) ... rushed four times for a total of 15 yards vs. Central Michigan (11/6) ... had two carries for four yards vs. Temple (11/24). 2006: Appeared in nine games as a true freshman ... made Bronco debut vs. Indiana (9/2) ... had six carries for 28 yards vs. Ball State (first rush of career) (10/21) ... had three carries for 31 yards vs. Central Michigan (11/10) ... had three rushes for 11 yards vs. Akron (11/24) ... had six rushes for nine yards vs. Cincinnati in the International Bowl (1/6/07). HIGH SCHOOL: 2005 Palm Beach Post All-Area Honorable Mention ... ranked No. 40 in Palm Beach County by Sunshinepreps.net ... first-team all-conference ... First-Team All-Palm Beach County ... participated in Outback All-Star Game ... ranked preseason Top-200 in Florida by Scout.com ... ranked No. 14 fullback in the nation by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc ... averaged 7.0 yards per carry during senior season ... two-way player ... three-year starter on defense at linebacker ... led team with 97 tackles in 2005 ... team captain of football and track teams. PERSONAL: Mechanical engineering major ... son of Glenis and Jeannette Thompson ... born Dec. 6, 1987 in Pahokee, Fla.

CAREER HIGHS

644

Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Longest Run Rushing TDs Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception Tackles

9 v Central Connecticut State (9/22/07) 49 v Central Connecticut State (9/22/07) 15 at Ball State (10/21/06) 1 v Central Connecticut State (9/22/07) 1 at Missouri (9/15/07) 8 at Missouri (9/15/07) 8 at Missouri (9/15/07) 1, 4x - last at Iowa (11/17/07)

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PAUL

WASIKOWSKI CENTER 6-3 • 291 • Sr./5th • 3L Cudahy, Wis. Cudahy HS

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Career Statistics YR GP GS PLAYS 2008 13 8 734 2007 12 5 517 2006 12 0 133 2005 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 37 13 1,384

2008: Started a career high eight of 13 games ... involved in a season-high 83 snaps at Central Michigan (10/18) ... contributed in 60 or more snaps in six games ... appeared in 527 total snaps ... appeared in 62 snaps in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Started five of 12 games ... made first-career start and was involved in 72 snaps vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) ... appeared in a season high of 96 snaps vs. Ball State (10/20) ... involved in 70 or more snaps in four games. 2006: Appeared in 12 games ... appeared in 95 offensive snaps (1.1 percent) ... made Bronco debut vs. Indiana (9/2) and took the field for 15 total snaps ... appeared in 30 total snaps vs. Ohio (10/7) ... appeared in 31 total snaps vs. Ball State (10/21). 2005: Redshirted ... member of the offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: High school assignments were offensive line, tight end, linebacker ... all-state honorable mention ... All-Woodland Conference First Team selection ... Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel All-Area pick ... chosen to play in the Wisconsin All-Star Shrine Game ... listed as one of the top 20 prospects in the state ... team captain ... twice chosen team’s lineman of the year ... member of National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Accountancy major ... son of Paul Wasikowski and Betsy Slattery ... born Oct. 11, 1986 in Cudahy, Wis.

CAREER HIGHS Games Played Games Started Plays Plays in a Game

13 (2008) 8 (2008) 734 (2008) 96 v Ball State (10/20/07)

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2008: Started 11 games ... led the team in rushing yards (1,026) and all-purpose yards (1,943) ... became 15th Bronco to rush for 1,000 yards in a season ... named Third Team All-MAC Offense ... passed Greg Jennings to become the school’s career leader in all-purpose yards (5,406) ... became career record holder in kickoff reRUNNING BACK turns (85) and kickoff return yards (2,158) 5-10 • 188 • Sr./Sr. •3L ... named to Phil Steele’s Second Team Mid-Season All-MAC Offense ... eclipsed Brunswick, Ga. the 100-yard mark four times ... rushed 12 times for 29 yards and a touchdown Camden County HS at Nebraska (8/30), also added four kickoff returns for 82 yards ... rushed for a career-high 175 yards on 25 carries Career Statistics and compiled a season-high 257 allYR GP GS ATT YDS AVG TD LG YPG purpose yards vs. Northern Illinois (9/6) 2008 12 11 204 1,026 5.0 8 51 85.5 ... rushed 15 times for 95 yards and one 4 66 70.7 touchdown at Idaho (9/13) ... had 14 2007 12 11 183 848 4.6 131 633 4.8 3 29 48.7 carries for 133 yards and a touchdown 2006 13 5 66 67.8 vs. Tennessee Tech (9/29) ... amassed TOTALS 37 27 518 2,507 4.8 15 239 all-purpose yards, recording at least REC YDS AVG TD LG YPG 60 yards in kick returns (60), receiving YR (72) and rushing (107), which earned 2008 38 280 7.4 3 45 23.3 him MAC West Special Teams Player of 2007 45 365 8.1 2 41 30.4 the Week vs. Ohio (10/4) ... had 18 car- 2006 16 96 6.0 0 24 7.4 ries for 53 yards and a season-high two TOTALS 99 741 7.5 5 45 20.0 rushing touchdowns at Central Michigan (10/18) ... rushed a season-high 29 YR KR YDS TD LG AVG ALL-PURPOSE times for 166 yards and a touchdown vs. 2008 28 637 0 53 22.8 1,943 Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... compiled 178 2007 35 906 1 98 25.9 2,119 all-purpose yards vs. Illinois (11/8) with 0 65 28.0 1,344 57 rushing yards and 107 return yards off 2006 22 615 98 25.4 5,406 four kickoff returns ... had 10 rushes for TOTALS 85 2,158 1 61 yards and a touchdown at Ball State returning two kickoffs for a total of 71 yard with a long of 44 yards ... had two (11/25) ... had 15 carries for 56 yards, six receptions for 28 yards against kick returns for 73 total yards with a long of 47 vs. Toledo (9/9) ... named Rice in the Texas Bowl. MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week (9/11) ... had eight rushes for 37 yards and returned one kick for 35 yards vs. Virginia (9/16) ... made first 2007: Named Second Team All-MAC Offense ... set school record with 2,119 career start vs. Temple (9/23) and rushed 12 times for 58 yards ... rushed 14 all-purpose yards ... set school and conference record with 346 all-purpose times for 49 yards, had six receptions for 53 yards and returned three kickoffs yards vs. Indiana (9/8) ... started 10 of 12 games ... had a 98-yard kick off for 49 total yards with a long of 32 vs. Ohio (10/7) ... had two kickoff returns return for a touchdown to break the Western Michigan single-game record for for 51 yards with a long of 33 vs. Ball State (10/21) ... recorded 10 rushes for kick off yards in a game (212) vs. the Hoosiers ... awarded MAC West Special 87 yards vs. Eastern Michigan (10/28) ... rushed 10 times for 79 yards and Teams Player of the Week (9/10) ... scored first rushing touchdown of the seahis first career touchdown vs. Miami (11/4) ... rushed 22 times for 117 yards son from 10 yards out vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) ... rushed 25 times for a (both career highs) vs. Central Michigan (11/10) ... returned four kickoffs for total of 115 yards and a touchdown vs. Toledo (9/29), grabbed five receptions 158 total yards (fourth most for a single game in WMU history) with a career for a total of 51 yards adding a touchdown and finished with 172 all-purpose long of 65 vs. Florida State (11/18) ... rushed 17 times for 28 yards and one yards ... rushed 11 times for a total of 75 yards and a touchdown vs. Akron touchdown vs. Akron (11/24) ... rushed 21 time for 109 yards and the game(10/6), had 189 all-purpose yards ... awarded MAC Special Teams Player of tying touchdown vs. Cincinnati in the International Bowl (1/6/07) ... Sporting the Week (10/8) ... named Phil Steele’s First Team Mid-Season All-Conference News Freshman All-America ... honorable mention for CollegeFootballNews. (10/12) ... rushed 15 times for 75 yards at Northern Illinois (10/13) ... rushed com All-America (Special Teams) ... ranked eighth in the nation and second in 21 times for a career-high 171 yards and touchdowns vs. Ball State (10/20), the MAC in yards per kick return (27.95 ypr). three kickoff returns for a total of 84 yards with a long of 49 yards, had 273 all-purpose yards ... had 72 yards rushing and a 15 yard touchdown against HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 7.7 yards per carry, 158 carries for 1,222 yards and Central Michigan (11/6) ... led team with a career-high 30 carries for 116 25 touchdowns, 15 receptions for 247 yards and three touchdowns, one kickyards and a career-best nine receptions for 93 yards and a scoring grab to go off return for a touchdown ... Region 3-AAAAA Player of the Year ... Associated along with eight kick return yards, amassing 291 all-purpose yards (third-most Press First-Team All-State ... Southeast Georgia Player of the Year ... Atlanta in a game in school history) at Iowa (11/17) ... awarded MAC Special Teams Journal-Constitution All-State team ... First-Team Region 3-AAAAA ... scored Player of the Week (11/21) ... nine carries for 45 yards and two receptions for three touchdowns in GACA All-Star game senior year. 12 yards vs. Temple (11/24) ... had three 100-yard rushing games ... led WMU with 848 yards rushing, 906 kick return yards and 2,119 all-purpose yards. PERSONAL: Recreation major ... son of Angela Armstrong ... born Sept. 8,

BRANDON

WEST

2

2006: Appeared in all 13 games and made five starts as a true freshman ... made Bronco debut vs. Indiana (9/2), rushing seven times for 35 yards and

1987 in Brunswick, Ga.

CAREER HIGHS

6666

Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Rushing TDs Longest Run 100-yd Rushing Games Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving TDs Longest Reception Longest Kick Return Kick Return Yards All-Purpose Yards Tackles

30 at Iowa (11/17/07) 175 v Northern Illinois (9/6/08) 2 at Central Michigan (10/18/08) 66 v Ball State (10/20/07) 9 (2 - 2006; 3 - 2007; 4 - 2008) 9 at Iowa (11/17/07) 93 at Iowa (11/17/07) 2 v Ohio (10/4/08) 45 v Ohio (TD) (10/4/08) 98 v Indiana (TD) (9/8/07) 212 v Indiana (9/8/07) # 346 v Indiana (9/8/07) # 2 at West Virginia (9/1/07)

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MARIO

ARMSTRONG STRONG SAFETY 6-0 • 188 • Jr./Jr. • 2L Warner Robbins, Ga. Northside HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 13 6 2007 11 1 TOTALS 24 7

ST 35 8 43

AT 29 12 41

TT 64 20 84

TFL SK 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

INT 1 1 2

PBU 1 0 1

33 FF 2 0 2

FR 1 0 1

QBH 2 0 2

2008: Appeared in all 13 games and made six starts ... had four solo tackles vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... had eight tackles vs. Ohio (10/4) ... recorded seven tackles and an interception returned 28 yards at Central Michigan (10/18) ... seven tackles and one pass break-up vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... registered career-highs in both tackles (12) and pass break-ups (2) vs. Illinois (11/8) ... four tackles and a forced fumble vs. Toledo (11/15) ... had six tackles at Ball State (11/25) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl (12/30) and recorded three tackles. 2007: Appeared in 11 games and made one start ... made collegiate debut and first career start against Indiana (9/8) ... had two solo tackles at Missouri (9/15) ... four tackles vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) ... had one interception for a return of seven yards vs. Akron (10/6) ... made two tackles at Eastern Michigan (10/27) ... had a total of four tackles at Iowa (11/17), involved in a season high of 62 snaps ... assisted in a tackle vs. Temple (11/24). HIGH SCHOOL: Member of high school’s first-ever state championship team in 2006 ... first-team AllHouston County as a senior ... second-team All-Middle Georgia as a senior ... recorded 47 tackles, six pass break ups and four interceptions ... named All-Houston County Player of the Week twice ... first-team All-Houston County and honorable mention for All-Middle Georgia as a junior wide receiver ... recorded 14 catches for 178 yards and two TD’s as a receiver as well as two rushing TD’s ... named Dyson Team Leadership Award winner. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Angela and Barry Armstrong ... father is retired from the Air Force ... born Dec. 1, 1988 in Panama City, Panama. Career Highs Tackles Interceptions Interception Return Yards Longest Interception Return Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Passes Deflected Passes Defended

TIM

BALICE

12 v Illinois (11/8/08) 1, 2x - last at Central Michigan (10/18/08) 28 at Central Michigan (10/18/08) 28 at Central Michigan (10/18/08) 1 v Toledo (11/15/08) 1 v Akron (10/6/07) 2 v Illinois (11/8/08) 2 v Illinois (11/8/08)

PUNTER 5-11 • 195 • Jr./Sr. Ionia, Mich. Ionia HS Career Statistics YR GP NO 2008 3 1 2007 2006 TOTALS 3 1

YDS AVG 25 25.0

LG TB 25 0 - - DNP - - - REDSHIRT - 25.0 25 0

FC 0

25

0

27

I20 BLK 0 0 0

0

2008: Appeared in three games on special teams as holder ... recorded first career punt (25 yards). 2007: Did not see game action ... worked out on the scout offense as a receiver during spring drills. 2006: Walk-on ... redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: All-county and all-conference ... Ionia Athlete of the Week (2004) ... member of first football team in school history to play in and host a playoff game (2004) ... team captain of baseball and basketball teams (2004) ... all-conference and all-county in baseball and basketball (2004) ... baseball team’s Most Improved Player (2002) ... basketball team’s Defensive Player of the Year (2004) ... academic all-conference ... member of SADD, Peer Resistance, Student Council and Science Olympiad. PERSONAL: Exercise science major ... son of Paul and Maggie Balice ... born March 29, 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Career Highs Punts Punt Yards Longest Punt Punt Average Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Longest Run

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1 at Temple (9/27/08) 25 at Temple (9/27/08) 25 at Temple (9/27/08) 25.0 at Temple (9/27/08) 1 at Idaho (9/13/08) 1 at Idaho (9/13/08) 1 at Idaho (9/13/08)

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JAMAIL

BERRY Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 10 0 TOTALS 10 0

ST 7 7

AT 4 4

STRONG SAFETY 6-0 • 190 • Jr./Sr. • 1L New Castle, Del. Coffeyville CC William Penn HS

34

TT 11 11

FF 0 0

TFL SK 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

INT 0 0

PBU 0 0

FR 0 0

QBH 0 0

2008: Appeared in 10 games ... made season debut at Idaho (9/13) on special teams ... appeared as defensive back for first time vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) and registered careerhigh three solo tackles ... had two tackles vs. Ohio (10/4) ... recorded two tackles vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl (12/30). COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Named Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) Defensive Player of the Week for Week #7 for returning one interception 37 yards, leading to a field goal ... second interception was returned 25 yards ... compiled 37 tackles (18 solo) in rookie campaign of 2007 ... team finished fourth in KJCCC and advanced to National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) semifinals against Butler Community College where Berry had six solo tackles and an assist ... recorded two interceptions for a combined 59 return yards (both against eventual NJCAA Region IV Champion Butler Community College) ... recorded two pass break-ups and recovered one fumble ... redshirted in 2006. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first team all-state during senior season of 2005 ... named 2005 Old Spice Delaware Player of the Year ... named Delaware High School Defensive Player of the Year. PERSONAL: Born Sept. 13, 1986. Career Highs Tackles

BROOKS

BUNBURY

3 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08)

KICKER 5-8 • 188 • Jr./Sr. Leland, Mich. Central HS Career Statistics YR GP FM-FA PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ 2008 - - DNP - 2007 - - DNP - 2006 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

37 LG

BLK

0

0

PAT PTS

0

0

2008: Walk-on ... did not see game action. 2007: Walk-on ... did not see game action. 2006: Walk-on ... Redshirted.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Spent two seasons as a wide receiver ... switched to quarterback during junior season of 2004 ... team won Big North Conference championship in 2005. PERSONAL: Human resource management major ... son of Kim and Chris Bunbury ... father played football at Michigan State (1972-74) ... born May 11, 1987 in Traverse City, Mich.

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DREW

BURDI QUARTERBACK 6-1 • 198 • Jr./Sr. Downers Grove, Ill. Downers Grove HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 8 0 2007 2 0 2006 TOTALS 10 0

ATT COMP YDS PCT TD 11 6 87 54.5 1 3 2 18 66.7 1 - - REDSHIRT - 14 8 105 57.1 2

YR ATT YDS 2008 10 120 TOTALS 10 120

AVG 12.0 12.0

TD 1 1

LG 42 42

18

INT 0 0

LG 36 17

YPG EFF 10.9 150.98 9.0 227.07

0

36

10.5 167.29

YPG 15.0 15.0

2008: Appeared in eight games ... had two carries for 54 yards and a touchdown with a career-long rush of 42 yards at Idaho (9/13) ... rushed four times for 32 yards and recorded career-highs in completions (4) and attempts (7) for 26 yards vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... completed 2-of-4 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown at Ball State (11/25) ... touchdown throw was the No. 5 Play of the Day on that night’s ESPN Sportscenter. 2007: Appeared in two games ... completed first collegiate pass and recorded 17-yard touchdown pass vs. Central Conn. State (9/22). 2006: Redshirted.

NICK

HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded 3,100 yards passing, 15 TD passes, 63 percent completion rate ... named to the 2005 Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team ... named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State team ... named 2005 All-West Suburban Gold ... 2005 Downers Grove Reporter All-Area team ... 2005 Daily Herald All-Area team ... 2005 West Suburban Gold Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... 2005 IHSFCA Academic All-State ... named MVP by team for 2005 season ... four-year Honor Roll member ... two-year National Honor Society Member.

CLEMENS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-5 • 307 • Jr./Sr. • 2L Waunakee, Wis. Waunakee HS

PERSONAL: Biomedical sciences major ... son of Debbie and Bob Burdi ... born Aug. 17, 1988 in Hinsdale, Ill. Career Highs Passing Attempts Completions Yards Touchdowns Longest Completion Completion Percentage Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Rushing TDs Longest Run

7 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/09) 4 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 61 at Ball State (11/25/08) 1, 2x - last at Ball State (11/25/08) 17 v Central Connecticut State (TD) (9/22/07) 100.0 v Central Connecticut State (9/22/07) 4 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 54 at Idaho (9/13/08) 1 at Idaho (9/13/08) 42 at Idaho (9/13/08)

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Career Statistics YR GP GS PLAYS 2008 13 13 834 2007 11 0 108 2006 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 24 13 942 2008: Started career-high 13 games ... involved in career-high 80 plays vs. Buffalo (10/11) ... appeared in 70 or more snaps in six games ... involved in 74 snaps vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... appeared in 73 snaps at Temple T (9/27) ... appeared in career-high 619 total snaps ... appeared against Rice in the Texas Bowl (12 (12/30). 2007: Appeare Appeared in 11 games ... contributed a season-high 15 snaps vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) ... appeared in 113 snaps vs. Akron (10/6) ... appeared in 14 snaps at Northern Illinois (10/13) and vs. Ball State (10/20) ... appeared in 108 total snaps. 2006: Redshir Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: SCHOOL Member of the BadgerStatePreps 2006 Top 100 ... unanimous selection to 2005 Associated Press All-State Allteam ... Wisconsin State Journal’s 2005 Player of the Year ... named to All-Badger Conference team tea three straight years (2003-2005) ... three year starter at Waunakee ... school won three straight confe conference championships, going undefeated in conference play, with Clemens as a starter ... team was 33-3 with Clemens as a starter ... captained team to state championship game during senior year.

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PERSONAL: Criminal C justice major ... son of Keith and Kathy Clemens ... born Nov. 6, 1987 in Madison, Wis. Career Highs Games Played Games Started Plays Plays in a Game Gam

13 (2008) 13 (2008) 834 (2008) 80 at Buffalo (10/11/08)

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ALEX

JAGELS QUARTERBACK 6-3 • 210 • Jr./Sr. Rochester, Mich. Rochester HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 2007 2006 TOTALS 0 0

ATT COMP YDS

0

0

PCT TD - - DNP - - - DNP - - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0 0

25

INT

LG

YPG

EFF

0

0

0.0

0.00

2008: Walk-on ... did not see game action ... member of the offensive scout team. 2007: Walk-on ... did not see game action ... member of the offensive scout team. 2006: Spring walk-on ... redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned varsity letters in football during 2004 and 2005 seasons ... participated in multiple camps during scholastic career ... played midfielder on the Varsity Rochester United Lacrosse team ... team played in regional finals. PERSONAL: Majoring in sales and marketing ... son of John and Kathy Jagels ... born Oct. 28, 1987 in Rochester, Mich.

DAVID

LEWIS CORNERBACK 5-10 • 170 • So./Jr. Deerfield Beach, Fla. Deerfield Beach HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 2 0 2007 6 0 TOTALS 8 0

ST 2 1 3

AT 0 0 0

TT 2 1 3

TFL SK 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

INT 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0

25 FF 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

QBH 0 0 0

2008: Appeared in two games due to injury and sidelined the remainder of the season ... had onee solo tackle vs. Northern Illinois (9/6) ... had one solo tackle at Idaho (9/13). 2007: Appeared in six games as a true freshman ... made collegiate debut against Central Connecticut cticut State and registered first-career tackle (9/22). HIGH SCHOOL: First Team Miami Herald Broward All-County ... participated in Broward All-Star Game ... participated in Broward v. Dade County All-Star Game ... named First Team 6A All-State defensive back ck ... team MVP on defense and team captain in 2006 ... member of district championship team as a senior ... recorded three interceptions as a senior and 11 for career ... member of state champion runner up as a junior ... named team defensive back MVP ... played quarterback, cornerback, punter, punt returner, kick returner ... rann 200m, 100m (10.8) and was a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

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PERSONAL: Recreation major ... son of Chandra Schaeffer ... born May 31, 1988 in Hollywood, Fla. a. Career Highs Tackles

1, 3x - last at Idaho (9/13/08)

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NICK

MITCHELL OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-1 • 290 • Jr./Sr. • 1L Palatine, Ill. William Friend HS

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Career Statistics YR GP GS PLAYS 2008 13 7 435 2007 3 0 12 2006 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 16 7 447 2008: Started career-high seven games ... appeared in career-high 13 games ... involved in career-high 75 snaps at Nebraska (8/30) ... appeared in 74 snaps vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... contributed in 435 total snaps ... appeared on 36 snaps in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Appeared in three games ... involved in a season high seven snaps vs. Central Conn. State (9/22). 2006: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Captain senior year ... voted Most Inspirational Player by teammates during junior year ... made the Daily Herald All-Area Team senior year ... made the Mid-Suburban League All-Conference team ... made the All Conference Academic team senior season ... two-time conference champion in discus ... conference champion in shot put during senior year ... IHSA Sectional Champion in shot put as a junior. Career Highs Games Played Games Started Plays Plays in a Game

13 (2008) 7 (2008) 435 (2008) 75 at Nebraska (8/30/08)

CALEB

MORRIS KICKER 6-0 • 210 • Jr./Sr. Coudersport, Pa. Coudersport HS Career Statistics YR GP FM-FA PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ 2008 1 0-0 0.0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 - - DNP - TOTALS 1 0-0 0.0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

26 LG 0

BLK 0

0

0

PAT PTS 0 0 0

0

2008: Made collegiate debut vs. Rice in the Texas Bowl (12/30). 2007: Sat out season after transferring from Maryland. 2006: Member of University of Maryland Terrapins ... member of Champs Sports Bowl championship team. HIGH SCHOOL: Named Division 9 Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005 ... fouryear starter in football and baseball ... 2005 Pitcher of the Year, 2006 Offensive Player of the Year in baseball ... all-state place kicker as a senior ... conference all-star in 2004 and 2005.

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PERSONAL: Communications major ... son of Dave and Bev Morris ... born Oct. 12, 1987 in Erie, Pa.

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JAMELLE

MURRAY WIDE RECEIVER 5-8 • 167 • Jr./Sr. Delray Beach, Fla. Atlantic HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 2007 8 0 2006 TOTALS 8 0

REC YDS AVG - - DNP 3 27 9.0 - - REDSHIRT - 3 27 9.0

TD

LG

YPG

1

17

3.9

1

17

3.9

4

2008: Did not see game action after recovering from Hodgkins Lymphoma. 2007: Appeared in eight games ... made collegiate debut at West Virginia (9/1) ... hauled in 17-yard pass for first career touchdown vs. Central Conn. State (9/22), had three receptions for a total of 27 yards. 2006: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded 50 receptions for 1,060 yards in 2005 ... second-team Florida Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State after senior season ... named first-team all-county as a senior ... Second Team Florida Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State as a junior ... named second team all-county after junior campaign ... registered 42 receptions for 836 yards in 2004 ... hauled in 35 grabs for 738 yards as a sophomore ... finished career with 127 catches for 2,634 yards.

JUAN

NUNEZ

PERSONAL: Undecided on major ... son of Randy and Janice Murray ... born Sept. 10, 1987 in Boynton Beach, Fla ... nicknamed the “Hammer” by his mother. Career Highs Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception Receiving TDs

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 • 172 • Jr./Jr. • 2L Miami, Fla. Miami Carol City HS

3 v Central Connecticut State (9/22/07) 27 v Central Connecticut State (9/22/07) 17 v Central Connecticut State (9/22/07) 1 v Central Connecticut State (9/22/07)

Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 12 6 2007 7 2 TOTALS 19 8

REC 57 10 67

YDS 701 169 870

AVG 12.3 16.9 12.9

TD 7 1 8

LG 45 77 77

81

YPG 58.4 24.1 45.8

2008: Started seven games ... named Third Team All-MAC Offense ... tied for team lead with seven touchdown receptions on the season ... third on the team in receptions (57) and receiving yards (701) had career-high 10 receptions and recorded first 100-yard receiving game with 145 yards and a touchdown at Central Michigan (10/18) ... had three receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown at Nebraska (8/30) ... grabbed six passes for 56 yards at Idaho (9/13) ... had six receptions for 81 yards vs. Ohio (10/4) ... had nine receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown at Buffalo (10/11) ... scored a touchdown in three straight games (Buffalo – 10/11; Central Michigan – 10/18; Eastern Michigan – 11/1) ... had five receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown vs. Toledo (11/15) ... had two receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown at Ball State (11/25)... had two receptions for 40 yards against Rice in the Texas Bowl (12/30). 2007: Started two of seven games ... made collegiate debut at West Virginia (9/1) ... had first-career reception for a total of six yards vs. Missouri (9/15) ... had three receptions for a total of 23 yards with a long of 10 yards vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) ... had two receptions for a total of 25 yards and first-career touchdown vs. Akron (10/6) ... had four receptions for a total of 95 yards with a career long of 77 yards at Northern Illinois (10/13) ... missed remainder of season due to injury. HIGH SCHOOL: Finished senior season with 372 yards and five touchdowns on 10 receptions ... scored four touchdowns and registered 280 yards on 14 catches in 2004 ... member of 2005 state championship team ... participated in Dade County North/South All-Star Game ... rated top-25 receiver in Dade County ... holds school record for most points scored in a junior varsity football game (60) ... named Freshman of the Year in track and field ... track and field state qualifier as a sophomore ... hails from same run-oriented high school as WMU AllCentury Team member Robert Sanford (1997-2000).

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PERSONAL: Sports management major ... son of Stephanie Rolle and Juan Nunez, Sr. ... born April 27, 1988 in Miami, Fla. Career Highs Receptions Receiving Yards 100-Yd Receiving Games Receiving TDs Longest Reception Two-Point Conversion Tackles

10 at Central Michigan (10/18/08) 145 at Central Michigan (10/18/08) 1 (1 - 2008) 1, 8x - last at Ball State (11/25/08) 77 at Northern Illinois (10/13/07) 1, 2x - last at Ball State (Reception) (11/25/08) 1, 2x - last at Temple (9/27/08)

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JIM

O’NEILL TIGHT END 6-5 • 235 • Jr./Sr. Grand Haven, Mich. Grand Haven HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 3 0 2007 1 0 2006 TOTALS 4 0

REC YDS AVG 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 - - REDSHIRT - 0 0 0.0

TD 0 0

LG 0 0

YPG 0.0 0.0

0

0

0.0

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2008: Appeared in three games ... had one solo tackle at Idaho (9/13). 2007: Made collegiate debut against Temple (11/24). 2006: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 7.1 yards per carry and had 71 carries for 551 yards and seven touchdowns in only five games during senior season ... made all-area team his senior season ... ranked No. 43 on the Detroit Free Press Blue Chip list ... ranked No. 17 fullback in the nation by ESPN.com/Scout Inc ... ranked as one of the Top-20 Players in Michigan by Spartan Magazine ... first-team All-OK Red Conference during junior year ... second-team all-area during junior year ... first-team All-OK Red Conference discus junior year ... attended same high school as Phillip Swanson and John Potter. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Susan Collins and Jim and Karen O’Neill ... born on April 9, 1988 in Salem, Mass. Career Highs Tackles

1 at Idaho (9/13/08)

MICHAEL

PERISEE WIDE RECEIVER 5-7 • 170 • Jr./Jr. Chicago, Ill. Bangor HS/Grand Rapids Care Statistics Career YR GP GS 2008 200 TOTALS 0 0 TOTA

ST

AT

0

0

TT

TFL SK - - DNP - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0

48

INT

PBU

FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

0

0

2008: Walked on during fall season ... did not see game action. 2008 JUNIOR COLLEGE: Team ranked second in the nation after losing in national title game. JUNIO HIGH SCHOOL: Competed on the field in 2003. PERSONAL: Psychology major ... son of Veronica Cook ... born July 17, 1986 in Chicago. PERS

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MATT

PICKENS LINEBACKER 6-0 • 215 • Jr./Sr. • 1L Bloomfield, Mich. Brother Rice HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 6 0 2007 11 0 2006 TOTALS 17 0

ST 0 2

AT 0 2

2

2

TT TFL SK INT PBU 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 - - REDSHIRT - 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

53 FF 0 0

FR 0 0

QBH 0 0

0

0

0

2008: Appeared in final six games of the season ... appeared in seven snaps at Central Michigan (10/18) ... saw action in six plays vs. Illinois (11/8) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Appeared in 11 games ... made collegiate debut, appearing in 11 snaps vs. Indiana (9/8) ... made first-career tackle against Missouri (9/15), finishing with a career-high three stops ... added a tackle against Ball State (10/20). 2006: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Amassed 120 tackles and 18.0 sacks over junior and senior seasons ... first-team All-Catholic League during junior and senior seasons ... Oakland Press All Tri-County team during senior season ... honorable mention Detroit News and Detroit Free Press All-State ... ranked No. 25 Blue Chip by Detroit News ... ranked No. 22 on Michigan’s Best by Detroit Free Press ... all-state hockey player during junior year ... captain of the Brother Rice hockey team ... member of Division II state championship team. PERSONAL: Management major ... son of Roger and Sharon Pickens ... born Aug. 27, 1987 in Bloomfield, Mich. Career Highs Tackles

CHRIS

PYANT

3 at Missouri (9/15/07)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-3 • 269 • Jr./Sr. Farmington Hills, Mich. Harrison HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 6 0 2007 0 0 2006 TOTALS 6 0

ST 2 0

AT 3 0

2

3

TT TFL SK INT PBU 5 0.5-4 0.5-4 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 - - REDSHIRT - 5 0.5-4 0.5-4 0 0

95 FF 0 0

FR 0 0

QBH 0 0

0

0

0

2008: Appeared in six games ... two tackles and 0.5 sack at Nebraska (8/30) ... one solo tackle at Buffalo (10/11) ... two tackles at Central Michigan (10/18). 2007: Appeared in five games ... made collegiate debut at West Virginia (9/1) ... appeared inn each of WMU’s final three games of the season. 2006: Redshirted.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded 54 total tackles (24 solo), 6.0 sacks, two pass deflections, one fumblee recovery ... helped lead Hawks to 10-3 record ... won both regional and district championships in 2005 ... All-Detroit Metro team ... All-Oakland County team by the Oakland Press ... All-Oakland Activities Association on team ... All-Observer team by the Farmington Observer ... team captain during senior year ... named the Outstanding Lineman of the Year by team ranked in the Michigan Fab 50 by the Detroit Free Press ... received eived Blue Chip status by the Detroit News ... named Lineman of the Year ... lettered in wrestling and track ack ... city champion and regional finalist in the discus. PERSONAL: Engineering major ... son of William and Dawn Pyant ... born Aug. 27, 1988 in Detroit. it. Career Highs Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks

2, 2x - last at Central Michigan (10/18/08) 0.5 at Idaho (9/13/08) 0.5 at Idaho (9/13/08)

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PHILLIP

SWANSON OFFENSIVE LINEMAN MAN 6-4 • 307 • Jr./Sr. • 2L Grand Haven, Mich.. Grand Haven HS

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Career Statistics YR GP GS PLAYS 2008 13 13 890 2007 12 12 993 2006 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 12 12 1,883 2008: Started all 13 games appearing in 955 total snaps ... named Third hird Team All-MAC Offense ... First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District ... Second Team ESPN SPN The Magazine Academic All-American ... First-team Phil Steele Mid-Season All-MAC team ... involved ed in season-high 88 snaps at Buffalo (10/11) ... appeared in 70 or more snaps in all but two games ..... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Started all 12 games ... named Academic All-MAC ... made first-career eer start and collegiate debut at West Virginia (9/1) ... played in 80 or more snaps in seven games ... invovled in a career-high 101 snaps vs. Akron (10/6). 2006: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: First Team All-OK Red Conference during senior year ... First rst Team Muskegon Chronicle All-Area during junior and senior seasons ... First Team Detroit Free Press All-State during senior season ... ranked No. 26 on Preseason Michigan Top-30 List by Rivals.com ... ranked ed No. 22 on the Detroit News Blue Chip List ... team captain voted team MVP by teammates ... blocked fifive ve kicks during senior season ... graduated with a 3.75 GPA ... was the sports editor for his school newspaper paper ... high school teammate of current Broncos James O’Neill and John Potter.

JORDAN

PERSONAL: Journalism major ... son of Ralph and Cheri Swanson ... born Oct. 11, 1987 in Muskegon, Mich. Career Highs Games Played Games Started Plays Plays in a Game Tackles

WHITE

13 (2008) 13 (2008) 993 (2007) 101 v Akron (10/6/07) 1 v Indiana (9/8/07)

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 • 206 • Jr./Sr. • 1L North Ridgeville, Ohio North Ridgeville HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 2007 9 0 2006 TOTALS 9 0

REC YDS AVG - - DNP - 19 217 11.4 - - REDSHIRT - 19 217 11.4

TD

LG

YPG

1

50

24.1

1

50

24.1

83

2008: Did not see game action due to injury. 2007: Appeared in nine games ... recorded three catches for 26 yards vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) ... had a 50-yard reception to score first career touchdown vs. Ball State (10/20) ... six receptions for 53 yards vs. Temple (11/24). 2006: Redshirted due to injury. HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded 51 receptions for 646 yards, 21 carries for 352 yards, 15 total touchdowns, 38.9 yards per punt average ... first-team All-Lorain County junior and senior year ... first team all district ... honorable mention all-state ... named team MVP. PERSONAL: Undecided on major ... son of Sharon Gill ... born June 4, 1988 in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Career Highs Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception Receiving TDs

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6 v Temple (11/24/07) 80 v Ball State (10/20/07) 50 v Ball State (10/20/07) 1 v Ball State (10/20/07)

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DOUG

WIGGINS SAFETY 5-11 • 197 • So./So. o./So. North Miami Beach, ach, Fla. University of Miami ami (Fla.) North Miami Beach ach HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

ST

AT

0

0

TT

TFL SK INTT PBU - - DNP - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

1

FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

2008: Sat out season due to NCAA transfer rules ... member of defensive sive scout team. MIAMI (FLA.): Attended the University of Miami and appeared in four games as a defensive back ... made two tackles during freshman season before transferring. HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the nation’s No. 4 cornerback and the No. 33 overall verall prospect by Rivals.com coming out of high school ... ranked the No. 17 cornerback prospect, the No. o. 119 player overall and the No. 44 player on the Florida Hot 100 list by Scout.com after 2006 season ... rated ated the No. 55 player in the state of Florida by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 34 player in the state by the Orlando Sentinel and was a member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 ... passed for 1,324 yards and 10 touchdowns as earance ... also played cornerback ... a senior, helping his team to a 10-3 record and a state semifinal appearance de seven interceptions as a safety ... threw for 13 touchdowns as a quarterback during junior season ... made cousin of former Bronco E.J. Biggers ... former high school teammate of former Broncos Biggers and Louis Delmas, and current Broncos Andy Dorcely, Anthony Parker and Aaron Winchester. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major.

ANTHONY

WILLIAMS TIGHT END 6-3 • 230 • Jr./Sr. • 1L Miami, Fla. Miami Edison HS Caree Statistics Career YR GP GS 2008 12 2 2007 2 0 2006 TOTALS 14 2 TOTAL

REC YDS AVG 2 28 14.0 0 0 0.0 - - REDSHIRT - 2 28 14.0

TD 0 0

LG 19 0

YPG 2.3 0.0

0

19

2.3

16

2008: Converted C to tight end ... appeared in 12 games, making first two starts of career against Idaho (9/13) and a Ball State (11/25) ... had two receptions for 28 yards, including a career-long 19-yard reception Nebra (8/30) ... appeared in season-high 25 snaps vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20)... appeared in the at Nebraska Texas Bowl Bo vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: AAppeared in two games ... made collegiate debut at West Virginia (9/1). 20006: Redshirted. 200 R 2006: HIGH HIGGH SCHOOL: SC Registered 40 tackles, 10.0 sacks and one QB knockdown in 2005 ... named Defensive Player of the Year ... received honorable mention for All-Dade County team ... ranked in Top-12 for defensive ends end n in Florida by FloridaProspects.com ... began playing high school football as a junior ... named Rookie Roo oookie oof the Year in 2004 with 30 tackles, 2.0 sacks and five QB knockdowns ... district champion in track. tra r ck.

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2 at Nebraska (8/30/08) 28 at Nebraska (8/30/08) 19 at Nebraska (8/30/08)

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BEN

ARMER PUNTER 5-10 • 201 • So./Jr. • 1L Janesville, Wis. Parker HS

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FC 2

I20 50+ BLK 10 11 0

2

10

11

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Career Statistics YR GP NO YDS AVG LG TB 2008 13 50 2,032 40.6 57 6 2007 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 13 50 2,032 40.6 57 6

0

2008: Appeared in all 13 games as punter ... named to the MAC All-Freshman Team by Rivals.com m ... averaged 40 yards or more per punt in seven games ... punted the ball 50 yards or further six-straight ght weeks ... recorded career-high eight punts at Temple (9/27) ... averaged 50.2 yards per punt with two going over ard line at 50 yards vs. Ohio (10/4) ... recorded career-long 57-yard punt and had two land inside the 20-yard Buffalo (10/11) ... had one tackle at Central Michigan (10/18) ... had three punts land inside thee 20-yard line at Ball State (11/25) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl as punter ... averaged 36.4 yards on thee day. 2007: Redshirted 05 honorHIGH SCHOOL: 2004 honorable mention for all-conference punter ... 2005 All-Big 8 Punter ... 2005 able mention for WFCA All-State punter ... 2005 second-team Associated Press All-State punter ... led team to conference championship in 2003 and 2006 ... averaged 41.3 yards per punt ... long punt of 67 yards with two going over 50 yards and 14 going over 40 yards ... recorded three punts inside 10-yardd line and two punts inside five-yard line ... also the league’s 2006 Outside Linebacker of the Year. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Becky and Ed Armer ... born Sept. 8, 1988 in Janesville, Wis. Career Highs Punts Punt Yards Longest Punt Punt Average Punts Inside 20 Touchbacks Tackles

ROBERT

8 at Temple (9/27/08) 319 at Temple (9/27/08) 57 at Buffalo (10/11/08) 52.0 v Ohio (10/4/08) 3 at Ball State (11/25/08) 2, 2x - last v Ohio (10/4/08) 1, 5x - last at Central Michigan (10/18/08)

ARNHEIM WIDE RECEIVER 6-2 • 180 • So./Jr. • 1L Orlando, Fla. Edgewater HS Care Statistics Career YR GP GS 2008 12 1 200 2007 200 TOTALS 14 2 TOTA

REC YDS AVG 7 58 8.3 - - REDSHIRT - 2 28 14.0

TD 1

LG 14

YPG 4.8

0

19

2.3

12

2008 Made collegiate debut at Nebraska (8/30) ... attempted first career pass against Ohio (10/4) ... 2008: saw m most action on the field as a wide receiver ... made first career start at wide receiver vs. Toledo (11/15) (11/1 ... hauled in first career reception vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... had one reception for 10 yards vs. Eastern Easte Michigan (11/1) ... recorded career-high four receptions for 38 yards and first career touchdown and aappeared in career-high 39 snaps vs. Illinois (11/8) ... saw game action against Rice in the Texas Bowl (12/30). ( 2007: Redshirted ... member of the offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Rated fourth-best quarterback prospect in Florida heading into senior season ... rated state’s state’ third-best quarterback by the Orlando Sentinel and fifth best signal caller by Rivals.com ... rated on Top-100 overall prospects in state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... member of state championship Top team in 2004 ... member of regional finalist teams in 2005 and 2006 ... named all-metro, all-county and all-state all-sta as a junior ... named all-metro and all-county and received honorable mention for all-state as a senior ... three-year starter who amassed over 5,000 yards passing ... 49 career touchdown passes - 21 as a ju junior and 16 as a senior.

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PERSONAL: PERS Undecided on a major ... son of Torbjorn Arnheim ... born Oct. 19, 1988 in Orlando, Fla. Career Caree Highs Passing Passin Attempts Receptions Recep Receiving Receiv Yards Receiving Receiv TDs Longest Longe Reception

1 v Ohio (10/4/08) 4 v Illinois (11/8/08) 38 v Illinois (11/8/08) 1 v Illinois (11/8/08) 14 v Illinois (11/8/08)

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JARON

DESHAZOR

2009 BRONCO BIOS

RUNNING BACK 5-8 • 190 • So./Jr. Portage, Mich. Central HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 1 0 2007 TOTALS 1 0

ATT YDS AVG 1 1 1.0 - - REDSHIRT - 1 1 1.0

TD 0

LG 1

YPG 1.0

0

1

1.0

36

2008: Walk-on ... made collegiate debut and had one rush for one yard vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20). 2007: Walk-on ... redshirted ... member of offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of 2006 SMAC conference championship team ... rushed for 538 yards and four TD’s as a junior ... named offensive MVP in 2006 ... scored 12 TD’s on the ground as a senior and rushed for over 1,200 yards ... first team all-conference in 2006. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Larry and Yvon DeShazor ... born Feb. 24, 1989 in Queens, N.Y. Career Highs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Longest Run

1 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 1 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 1 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08)

KEITH

DIXSON Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 11 0 2007 TOTALS 11 0

ST 1

AT 0

1

0

CORNERBACK CK 6-1 • 185 • So./Jr. Flint, Mich. Harmony PS worth HS Carman-Ainsworth

28

TT 1

FF 0

FR 0

QBH 0

0

0

0

TFL SK INT PBU 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 - - DNP - 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1

2008: Appeared in 11 games ... made collegiate debut at Nebraska ka (8/30) ... appeared as defensive back see Tech (9/20) ... registered first career for the first time at Idaho (9/13) ... had a solo tackle vs. Tennessee pass break-up vs. Ohio (10/4) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Redshirted ... member of defensive scout team. PREP SCHOOL: Recorded 41 tackles and had six interceptions. HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-Big Nine Conference as a defensive back ... second-team All-Big Nine Conferm as a defensive back ... honorable menence as a wide receiver ... named to the Flint Journal All-Area team ght 31 passes for 531 yards to lead team tion for all-state ... led the Big Nine in interceptions with six ... caught st ... was a pivotal member of the school’s in both categories ... named to the Detroit Free Press Blue Chip list 2005 state championship track team ... ran the 4X200m, 4X400m 0m and participated in the high jump. PERSONAL: Culinary arts major ... son of Tonya and Kevin Dixsonn ... born Sept. 25, 1988 in Flint, Mich.

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Career Highs Tackles Passed Deflected Passed Defended

1 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 1 v Ohio (10/4/08) 1 v Ohio (10/4/08)

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JONATHAN

JACK

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN MAAN 6-6 • 340 • So./Jr.r. Matteson, Ill. Marian Catholic HSS

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Career Statistics YR GP GS PLAYS 2008 12 0 57 2007 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 12 0 57 2008: Appeared in a career-high 12 games ... involved in a career-high 166 play pplays ys aagainst gainst Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... appeared in five snaps at Nebraska (8/30)... appeared in five snaps aps ap p vs. Northern Illinois (9/6)... contributed in 46 total snaps ... saw game action vs. Rice in the Texas Bowl wll ((12/30). 12/ 2/30) 3 . 30 2007: Redshirted ... member of the offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter on offensive line ... played first year at guard a d and ar nd finnal al two w ye yyears ars at tackle ... named East Suburban Catholic All-Conference ... member of Chicagoo Heights All-Area Heig ei hts ei h Star St S ar ar All-A Area football team ... Star News Offensive Player of the Week ... member of Chicago Times mes All-Area me Al A l-AArea Te TTeam am ... Hammond Times All-Conference ... Rivals.com All-State in Illinois and Rivals.com Top-50 p 0 in Illinois ... Star News Allp-5 Conference ... Southeast Economist All-Conference. PERSONAL: Undecided on major ... son of Karla Jack ... born Nov. 26, 1988 Chicago, 88 in Chica c go, Ill. Career Highs Games Played Plays Plays in a Game

12 (2008) 57 (2008) 16 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08)

DESHON

LAWRENCE CORNERBACK 6-0 • 175 • So./Jr. • 1L College Park, Ga. Westlake HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 11 0 2007 TOTALS 11 0

ST 3

AT 2

3

2

TT 5

TFL SK INT PBU 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 - - DNP - 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

5

FF 0

FR 0

QBH 0

0

0

0

2008: Played part of season at wide receiver and converted back to cornerback ... appeared in 11 games ... recorded first career reception for eight yards and was involved in season-high 19 snaps vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... made one solo tackle on special teams at Buffalo (10/11) ... had one solo tackle vs. Toledo (11/15) ... had one tackle at Ball State (11/25) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Redshirted ... member of the offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Amassed 48 catches for 1,152 yards for an average of 24.0 yards per catch over junior and senior seasons ... named all-city wide receiver as a junior ... received honorable mention for all-city wide receiver as a senior ... two-time South Fulton Newspaper Player of the Week ... recorded 33 tackles and three interceptions in 2005 ... South Fulton County champion and placed third in region in the 400m as a junior. PERSONAL: Sports management major ... son of Theresa Johnson and Deshon Lawrence ... born June 16, 1989 in Atlanta. Career Highs Tackles Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception

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1, 5x - last at Ball State (11/25/08) 1, 3x - last at Ball State (11/25/08) 8 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 8 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08)

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T.J.

LYNCH

2009 BRONCO BIOS

DEFENSIVE END 6-3 • 238 • So./So. Blythe, Ga. Hephzibah HS/ Georgia Military College

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JUNIOR COLLEGE: Helped lead team to an 18-2 record in two seasons ... squad ad was ranked fifth in the nation in 2007 and third nationally in 2008 ... recorded eight sackss in career. HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-state, all-region and all-area as a senior ... received honorable mention all-area and earned second-team all-region as a junior ... holds high school chool program records for tackles in a game (21) and in a season (148) ... recorded 286 career tackles. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Willie and Annette Lynch ... born June une 29, 1988 in Augusta, Ga.

DREW

NOWAK DEFENSIVE END 6-4 • 250 • So./So. • 1L Green Bay, Wis. De Pere HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 10 1 TOTALS 10 1

ST 7 7

AT 4 4

TT TFL SK INT PBU 11 2.0-14 1.0-10 0 0 11 2.0-14 1.0-10 0 0

92 FF 0 0

FR R 0 0

QBH 0 0

2008: Appeared in 10 games and made one start as a true freshman ... made collegiate egiate debut at Idaho (9/13) with one sack for a loss of 10 yards ... two solo tackles with 1.0 TFL of four yards vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... season-high three tackles vs. Eastern Michigan an (11/1) ... two tackles at Ball State (11/25) ... one tackle against Rice in the Texas Bowl (12/30). 2/30). HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 8 in Wisconsin by Scout.com and WisconsinPreps.com ... member of Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC) championship team in 2007 and Bay Conference onference championship team in 2005 ... team advanced to the 2007 Wisconsin Interscholastic stic Athletics Association (WIAA) Division 2 quarterfinals ... two-time All-FRCC selection during ng career ... team held a 26-7 record during career ... unanimous All-FRCC Offensive and Defensive 007 ... reselection as a senior ... first team all-region offensive and defensive selection in 2007 ceived Honorable Mention for Associated Press All-State Defense as a senior ... named med FRCC Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 ... served as team captain for two years ... recorded orded 291 tackles and 36.0 sacks during three-year career. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Russ and Denise Nowak ... born March 7,, 1990 in Green Bay, Wis.

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Career Highs Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks

3 v Eastern Michigan (11/1/08) 1.0, 2x - last v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 1.0 at Idaho (9/13/08)

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ANTHONY

PARKER OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-5 • 305 • So./Jr. • 1L Miami, Fla. North Miami Beach HS

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Career Statistics YR GP GS PLAYS 2008 13 13 951 2007 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 13 13 951

2008: Started all 13 games ... named to MAC All-Freshman Team by Rivals.com ... involved nvolved in career-high 89 snaps at Buffalo (10/11) ... appeared in 70 or more snaps in eight games 1/8 /88) ... ... ... appeared in 79 snaps at Nebraska (8/30) ... involved in 76 snaps vs. Illinois (11/8) /30). contributed in career high 951 total snaps ... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). 2007: Redshirted ... member of the offensive scout team. ptain i of HIGH SCHOOL: Named First Team All-Dade County ... first team all-state ... team captain hampifootball team ... named team’s Best Two-Way Player as a senior ... member of district championship team ... started all four years as a member of high school basketball team. iami ... PERSONAL: Undecided on major ... son of Diane Brown ... born March 2, 1989 in Miami attended same high school as former Broncos Louis Delmas and EJ Biggers and current Broncos Andy Dorcely, Doug Wiggins and Aaron Winchester. Career Highs Games Played Games Started Plays Plays in a Game

WESTON

13 (2008) 12 (2008) 951 (2008) 89 at Buffalo (10/11/08)

PEIFFER DEFENSIVE END 6-4 • 245 • So./So. Chaska, Minn. Chaska HS Career Statistics YYR GP GS 2008 8 1 TOTALS 8 1

ST 1 1

AT 0 0

TT 1 1

TFL SK INT PBU 1.0-7 1.0-7 0 0 1.0-7 1.0-7 0 0

96 FF 0 0

FR 0 0

QBH 0 0

2 2008: Appeared in eight games and made one start as a true freshman ... made collegiate ddebut vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... made first career start vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... hhad one sack for a loss of seven yards vs. Illinois (11/8)... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. RRice (12/30). HHIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 89 inside linebacker by ESPN.com ... ranked on Minnesota’s Top-10 To List ... earned All-Lake Conference in 2006 ... named captain of team during senior season se ... earned all-state status during preseason of 2007 ... 17-19 year-old state benching champion. c PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Warren and Wendy Peiffer ... ... father (Warren) drafted P by b the New Orleans Saints with the third pick of the ninth round (240th overall) during the 1976 1 NFL Draft ... uncle (Carl) also played for Chicago Bears ... born March 23, 1990 in Chaska, C Minn. Career Highs C Tackles Ta Tackles Ta for Loss Sacks S

81

1 v Illinois (11/8/08) 1.0 v Illinois (11/8/08) 1.0 v Illinois (11/8/08)

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JOHN

POTTER

2009 BRONCO BIOS

KICKER 6-2 • 195 • So./So. • 1L Grand Haven, Mich. Grand Haven HS Career Statistics YR GP FM-FA PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ 2008 13 11-16 68.8 1-1 5-7 4-5 1-1 0-2 TOTALS 13 11-16 68.8 1-1 5-7 4-5 1-1 0-2

LG 45 45

17 BLK PAT PTS 0 41-43 74 0 41-43 74

2008: Led the team in scoring with 72 points ... point total ranks seventh in a season in WMU history ... named to the MAC All-Freshman Team by Rivals.com ... made collegiate debut at Nebraska (8/30) and made a 19-yard field goal on his first collegiate attempt ... missed only two PATs all season ... had five kickoffs for 338 yards (67.6 yards per kick) and two touchbacks vs. Northern Illinois (9/6) ... made career-high seven PATs at Idaho (9/13) ... had first career multi field goal game vs. Ohio (10/4) with two field goals, the longest a 39-yarder ... scored career-high 11 points with two PATs and three field goals, including a career long 45-yarder vs. Illinois (11/8) ... made two 25-yard field goals vs. Toledo (11/15) ... made two PATs against Rice in the Texas Bowl (12/30). HIGH SCHOOL: Earned seven varsity letters in football (3) and track (4) ... holds school record for longest field goal (50 yards) set in 2007 ... named Team Special Teams Most Valuable Player in 2006 ... earned second team all-area as a junior ... named first team all-area in 2007 ... named First Team All-OK Red Conference as a senior ... named to 2007 Grand Rapids Press Dream Team ... named Detroit News All-State in 2007 ... named to 2007 Detroit Free Press Dream Team ... named Team Special Teams MVP as a senior ... earned First Team Associated Press All-State in 2007 ...went 11-for-13 in field goals and made 47-of-54 in PATs ... scored two touchdowns and recorded two interceptions ... recorded 27 receptions and 28 solo tackles ... scored 92 career points ... had 39 touchbacks in career (66.8 yard average) ... registered three kick offs through the uprights and hit one off the crossbar ... personal best 19’1.00” in long jump and 6’1.00” in high jump.

JOSH

PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Jack and Elizabeth Potter ... born Jan. 24, 1990 in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... attended same high school as current Broncos Phillip Swanson and Jim O’Neill. Career Highs Field Goal Attempts Field Goals Made Longest Field Goal Extra Point Attempts Extra Points Made Kick Offs Kick Off Yards Kick Off Average Touchbacks Passing Attempts OB Kicks Tackles

3, 3x - last v Illinois (11/8/08) 3 v Illinois (11/8/08) 45 v Illinois (11/8/08) 7 at Idaho (9/13/08) 7 at Idaho (9/13/08) 8, 2x - last v Ohio (10/4/08) 545 at Idaho (9/13/08) 69.5 v Rice (12/30/08) 2 v Northern Illinois (9/6/08) 1 v Ohio (10/4/08) 1 v Illinois (11/8/08) 2 at Ball State (11/25/08)

PRICE CORNERBACK 6-0 • 195 • So./So. • 1L Jacksonville, Fla. Terry Parker HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 13 0 TOTALS 10 1

ST 13 7

AT 5 4

TT TFL SK INT PBU 18 1.0-6 1.0-6 0 0 11 2.0-14 1.0-10 0 0

19 FF 2 0

FR 0 0

QBHH 0 0

2008: Appeared in all 13 games as true freshman... named the team’s Most Outstanding ng Special Teams Player ... made collegiate debut at Nebraska (8/30) on special teams ... appeared as defensive back for first time at Idaho (9/13) with a season-high five solo tackles, es, ety and also recorded first career forced fumbles and first career sack that resulted in a safety ... had four total tackles at Temple (9/27) ... had two tackles and a forced fumble vs. Ohio hio (10/4) ... had two tackles vs. Toledo (11/15). HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 112 safety by ESPN.com ... named Second Team All-District 3-5A 5A mConference during senior season ... earned Preseason All-Northeast Florida in 2007 ... member of 2006 4x100 regional championship relay team ... 4x100 team finished runner up at Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) state meet ... recorded 84 solo tackles and nd 33 assisted tackles ... registered 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack ... caused five fumbles ... compiled 18 pass break ups ... intercepted eight passes and scored one touchdown.

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PERSONAL: Physical therapy major ... son of Lindsey and Cecilia Ebron ... born April 6, 1989 89 in Patterson, N.J. Career Highs Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Forced Fumbles Record a Safety

5 at Idaho (9/13/08) 1.0 at Idaho (9/13/08) 1.0 at Idaho (9/13/08) 1, 2x - last v Ohio (10/4/08) 1 at Idaho (9/13/08)

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ANDREW

SHARP DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-3 • 245 • So./So. Ann Arbor, Mich. Ann Arbor Pioneer HS

ST

AT

0

0

TT TFL SK INT PBU - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

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Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

78

2008: Walked on during fall season ... did not see game action. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned varsity letters in football and basketball ... served two seasons as team captain of football team ... earned scholar athlete award. PERSONAL: Finance major ... son of Ken and Linda Sharp ... has 16 brothers ers and sisters ranging from six to 29 years of age ... born Aug. 18, 1988 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ch.

VERNON

STEWART STRONG SAFETY 5-11 • 190 • So./Jr. Canton, Mich. Plymouth HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 1 0 2007 TOTALS 1 0

ST 0

AT 0

0

0

TT TFL SK INT PBU 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

27 FF 0

FR 0

QBH 0

0

0

0

22008: Walk-on ... appeared in five special teams snaps vs. Northern Illinois (9/6). 22007: Walk-on ... redshirted. H SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters during high school career ... two-year letterwinner HIGH iin football and basketball ... recorded 60 tackles during senior season ... intercepted three ppasses during 2006 season. PPERSONAL: Business major ... son of Vernon and Monet Stewart ... born Sept. 2, 1988 in DDetroit, Mich.

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SHAUN

VERNON

2009 BRONCO BIOS

LINEBACKER 5-11 • 220 • So./Jr. Lake Orion, Mich. Lake Orion HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 2007 TOTALS 0 0

ST

AT

0

0

TT

TFL SK INT PBU - - DNP - - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

45 FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

2008: Walk-on ... did not see game action. 2007: Walk-on ... redshirted ... member of defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of high school team that compiled a 29-3 record ord and earned an Oakland Activities Associaton Division I championship in 2004 ... earned First Team All-OAA honors as a junior and senior ... earned second team all-metro honors as a junior and senior ... compiled 233 career tackles with a career-high 89 as a senior ... forced nine career fumbles and recorded 16 sacks in two seasons ... recorded two fumble recoveries as a junior as well as one interception.

DERVON

WALLACE

PERSONAL: Majoring in exercise science ... son of Steve and Cathy Vernon ... born Aug. 3, 1988 in Lake Orion, Mich.

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 • 180 • So./Jr. Stone Mountain, Ga. Tower HS C Career Statistics YYR GP GS 22008 8 0 22007 TOTALS 8 0 TO

REC YDS AVG 2 16 8.0 - - REDSHIRT - 2 16 8.0

TD 0

LG 11

YPG 2.0

0

11

2.0

Y YR PR YDS 22008 1 21 TOTALS 1 21 TO

TD 0 0

KR 1 1

YDS 9 9

TD 0 0

LG 21 21

AVG 21.0 21.0

LG 9 9

30 AVG 9.0 9.0

20 Appeared in eight games ... made collegiate debut vs. Ohio (10/4) ... recorded first 2008: st ca career reception for 11 yards vs. Illinois (11/8) ... blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards at Buffalo (10/11) ... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). Bu 20 2007: Redshirted ... member of the defensive scout team. HIG SCHOOL: Received honorable mention for All-Metro Atlanta as a senior and was namedd HIGH Defensive Player of the Week two times ... recorded 13 career interceptions and returnedd De three for TDs ... registered 87 total tackles as a senior ... rushed for 410 yards and five touchthr hdo downs and caught 15 passes for 328 yards and three scores as a senior ... ranked first inn DeKalb County in kick returns with over 800 yards and three touchdowns ... finished fifth inn De state long jump competition (22’9”) as a junior. sta PE PERSONAL: Civil & construction engineering major ... son of Elaine Chambers and Bennyy Wallace ... born Feb. 18, 1989 in Bronx, N.Y. Wa

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Ca Career Highs Receptions Re Receiving Yards Re Longest Reception Lo Tackles Tac Blocked Punt Blo Kick Return Yards Kic Longest Kick Return Lo Punt Return Yards Pu Longest Punt Return Lo

1, 2x - last v Toledo (11/15/08) 11 v Illinois (11/8/08) 11 v Illinois (11/8/08) 3 v Ohio (10/4/08) 1 at Buffalo (10/11/08) 9 v Toledo (11/15/08) 9 v Toledo (11/15/08) 21 at Buffalo (10/11/08) 21 at Buffalo (10/11/08)

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AARON

WINCHESTER RUNNING BACK 5-9 • 190 • So./So. • 1L North Miami Beach, Fla. North Miami Beach HS

ATT 69 69

YDS AVG 272 3.9 272 3.9

TD 0 0

YR REC YDS 2008 9 96 TOTALS 9 96

AVG 10.7 10.7

TD 0 0

LG 56 56

YPG 7.4 7.4

YR KR YDS 2008 19 446 TOTALS 19 446

TD 0 0

LG 57 57

AVG 23.5 23.5

LG 19 19

YPG 20.9 20.9

ALL-PURPOSE 814 814

2008: Saw action in 13 games and made three starts as a true freshman ... named to MAC All-Freshman hman Team by Rivals.com made collegiate debut at Nebraska (8/30) with one kickoff return for 57 yards ... rushed ed three times for 20 yards at Idaho (9/13) ... compiled 143 all-purpose yards with 32 rushing, 56 receiving, and 55 kickoff return yards vs. Tennessee Tech (9/20) ... returned two kickoffs for a total of 38 yards at Central Michigan higan (10/18) ... rushed three times for 10 yards vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... had four carries for 19 yards vs. Illinois (11/8) ... went over the 100-yard mark for first time in career vs. Toledo (11/15) with 113 yards on a career-high 28 carries ... rushed 14 times for 80 yards at Ball State (11/25)... had two carries for five yards and four kick returns for 19 yards against Rice in the Texas Bowl (12/30).

MITCH

ZAJAC

HIGH SCHOOL: Member of 12-1 team that reached state quarterfinals in 2007 ... earned first team all-state as a senior ... rushed for 2,023 yards and 29 touchdowns during senior campaign to lead Dade County in rushing ... holds career rushing record at North Miami Beach High School ... team reached playoffs four times and captured three district titles ... named All-Dade County in 2006 and in 2007 ... started at strong safety and recorded 63 tackles and 3.0 sacks in 2007 ... forced three fumbles and registered three fumble recoveries ... recorded four interceptions during senior campaign ... former high school teammate of former Broncos EJ Biggers and Louis Delmas, and current Broncos Andy Dorcely, Anthony Parker and Doug Wiggins.

LINEBACKER 6-1 • 220 • So./So. • 1L Holt, Mich. Holt HS

PERSONAL: Family studies major ... son of Bill and Shelly Winchester ... born Jan. 29, 1990. Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Longest Run 100-yd Rushing Games Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception Longest Kick Return Kick Return Yards All-Purpose Yards Tackles

2009 BRONCO BIOS

Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 13 3 TOTALS 13 3

23

28 v Toledo (11/15/08) 111 v Toledo (11/15/08) 19 at Ball State (11/25/08) 1 (1 - 2008) 5 v Toledo (11/15/08) 56 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 56 v Tennessee Tech (9/20/08) 57 at Nebraska (8/30/08) 127 at Ball State (11/25/08) 206 at Ball State (11/25/08) 1, 5x - last v Eastern Michigan (11/1/08)

Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 13 5 TOTALS 13 5

ST 11 11

AT 18 18

TT 29 29

TFL SK INT PBU 1.5-3 0.0-0 0 4 1.5-3 0.0-0 0 4

47 FF 0 0

FR 1 1

QBH 0 0

2008: Appeared in 13 games and made five starts ... named to MAC All-Freshman Team by Rivals. com co ... made collegiate debut on special teams at Nebraska (8/30) ... made first career start at linebacker lin vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... had four tackles at Idaho (9/13) ... had four tackles and one o pass break-up vs. Illinois (11/8) ... has seven tackles (six solo) vs. Toledo (11/15) ... had five tackles at Ball State (11/25)... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30). ta H SCHOOL: Ranked No. 56 among inside linebackers by ESPN.com ... ranked No. 50 overall HIGH in Michigan by Rivals.com ... earned 12 varsity letters in football, wrestling and track & field ... 22007 All-State Dream Team Member and Scholastic Student-Athlete of the Year ... 2007 Academic AAll-State award recipient ... 2007 Football Michigan ‘Great 8’ Finalist ... selected to the Michigan AAll-Star East vs. West Game in 2007 ... received honorable mention for all-state as a junior ... preseason and postseason all-area Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... four-time All-Capital Area se Activities Conference (CAAC) selection ... three time All-Area Dream Team selection ... holds football Ac pprogram records for tackles in a season (165) and games started in a career (44) ... member of four-time CAAC championship football team ... team finished in the Associated Press Top 10 each fo year ... combined four-year record of 37-7 ... named Team MVP and Team Defensive Player of the ye Year in 2007 ... served as three-year co-captain ... four-time CAAC individual wrestling champion at Ye 2215 lbs. ... has over 100 career wrestling wins ... received honorable mention for All-CAAC as a junnior and qualified for state as a sophomore ... named Wrestling Team MVP in 2005 ... two-time state qqualifier in shot put ... earned All-CAAC in shot put in 2004 and all-area in 2005 ... has received 11 AAll-CAAC Academic awards and ranks No. 8 in a class of 437 students.

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PPERSONAL: Engineering major ... son of Mark and Lori Zajac ... born Nov. 10, 1989 in Holt, Mich. CCareer Highs Tackles Ta Tackles for Loss Ta PPasses Deflected PPasses Defended

7 v Toledo (11/15/08) 1.0 v Ohio (10/4/08) 1, 3x - last v Rice (12/30/08) 1, 3x - last v Rice (12/30/08)

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FREDDIE

BISHOP III

2009 BRONCO BIOS

DEFENSIVE END 6-4 • 247 • R-Fr./So. Inkster, Mich. Carleton Airport HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

ST

AT

0

0

TT TFL SK INT PBU - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

97 FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

2008: Redshirted ... member of defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 16 overall in Michigan by Detroit Free Press ... earned All-Huron League honors in 2007 on offensive and defensive side of the ball ... earned first team all-state as a senior ... named First Team All-West in 2007 ... named Team Defensive Most Valuable Player ... listed as a top player to watch and strong college prospect by the Detroit Free Press ... received Honorable Mention for All-Huron League in 2006 ... earned all-city honors as a freshman and sophomore in 2004 and 2005 at Robichaud High School (RHS) ... earned AllMega Conference in 2005 at RHS ... name Team Defensive Most Valuable Player at RHS in 2004.

RYAN

PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Freddie Bishop and Richelle Golotta ... born Feb. 25, 1990 in Detroit, Mich.

BYRNE DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-0 • 275 • R-Fr./So. Woodstock, Ga. Etowah HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

ST

AT

0

0

TT TFL SK INT PBU - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

57 FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

2008: Redshirted ... member of defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in football and two-year letterwinner er in both baseball and wrestling ... three-time Grid Iron Club, Cherokee Tribune andd Atlanta Journal Constitution All-Cherokee County as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Team Offensive Lineman of the Year as a sophomore ... Team Lineman an of the Year as a junior and senior ... Cherokee County Grid Iron Club Lineman an of the Year in 2007 ... nine-time Grid Iron Club Player of the Week ... Cherokeee Tribune Player of the Week ... Comcast Sports Lineman of the Game versus North orth Lake ... Comcast Sports South All-Chevy Team in 2007 ... earned Second Team m Atlanta Journal Constitution All-Area as a senior ... finished career with 171 tackles ckles (86 solo), 12.0 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks ... recorded three pass break ups and two fumble recoveries during career ... forced six fumbles, had one interception erception and scored on a two-point conversion ... registered 12 QB hurries in career, er, including eight during 2007.

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PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of John and Loretta Byrne ... born June 15, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga.

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ALEX

CARDER QUARTERBACK 6-2 • 205 • R-Fr./So. Shawnee, Kan. Shawnee Mission NW HSS ATT COMP YDS PCT TD - - REDSHIRT - 0 0 0 0.0 0

INT

LG

YPG

EFF

0

0

0

0.00

2009 BRONCO BIOS

Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

14

2008: Redshirted ... member of offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 12 overall in Kansas by Scout.com com and Rivals.com ... ranked No. 76 quarterback by ESPN.com ... earned Sunflower League and regional championships in 2007 with a team record of 9-2 ... named All-Sunflower League three-straight seasons ... received Honorable Mentionn for All-Sun County ... received honorable mention for all-state as a senior ... received ved Honorable Mention for Nike Football Training Camp All-America in 2005 ... received ceived varsity letters in baseball (2) and basketball (1) ... named to KC Rivals All-Combine mbine Team in 2007 ... completed 208-of-421 passes during career ... amassed 3,457 457 yards passing in three seasons with 22 passing touchdowns ... carried the balll 158 times for 524 yards and eight touchdowns.

PAUL

PERSONAL: Communications major ... son of Layne and Michelle Carder ... born Oct. 22, 1989 in Shawnee, Kan. ... shares exact birthdate with fellow Bronco Kelly Dawsey.

DREHER DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 • 260 • R-Fr./So. Buchanan, Mich. Niles HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

ST

AT

0

0

TT TFL SK INT PBU - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

93 FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

20 Walk-on ... redshirted ... member of offensive scout team ... converted to 2008: defensive tackle after the season. def HIG SCHOOL: Walk-on ... earned First Team All-Southwest Michigan Athletic HIGH Conference 16 as a senior ... received honorable mention for All-SMAC 16 during Co sophomore season. sop PE PERSONAL: Majoring in business ... son of Gary and Diane Dreher ... born Oct. 24, 1989 in Niles, Mich. 24

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KEVIN

GALEHER

2009 BRONCO BIOS

OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 • 295 • R-Fr./So. Evergreen Park, Ill. St. Rita HS

62

Career Statistics YR GP GS PLAYS 2008 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 0 0 0

2008: Redshirted ... member of defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 56 offensive tackle by ESPN.com ... ranked No. 43 overall in Illinois by Scout.com ... team amassed 32-8 record (2005-07) en route to winning 2007 City Championship ... team went 13-1 in 2006 on its way to winning Chicago Catholic League Blue championship and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championship ... earned All-Chicago Catholic League Blue as a junior and senior ... named all-state and all-area in 2006 and 2007 ... varsity starter on football and wrestling teams since sophomore season ... placed second (275 lbs.) at state wrestling tournament in 2005. PERSONAL: Engineering major ... son of Michael and Mary Ann Galeher ... born Oct. 24, 1989.

BLAKE

HAMMOND TIGHT END 6-5 • 236 • R-Fr./So. Mokena, Ill. Moken Lincoln Way East HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0

REC YDS AVG - - REDSHIRT - 0 0 0.0

TD

LG

YPG

0

0

0.0

85

2008: Redshirted ... member of offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Triple-threat student-athlete student-athl ... only player in high school program history to score a rushing, passing and receiving re touchdown in one game ... member of four-time Southwest Suburban CConference (SSC) championship teams (2004-07) ... team captured Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state championship in 2005 ... named All-SCC as a junior ju and senior ... team had a combined record (2004-07) of 42-5 during playing career ... scored 41 career touchdowns ... amassed 2,591 yards passing and 228 passing touchdowns during career ... rushed for 706 yards and nine touchdowns touchdown during career ... registered 707 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns during career ... set school lifting record for quarterbacks in 2007. PERSONAL: Education major ... son of W Wayne and Rhonda Hammond ... born Oct. 2, 1989 in Orland Park, Ill.

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SCOTT

HINDS STRONG SAFETY 6-3 • 190 • R-Fr./So. /So. Fort Myers, Fla. Fort Myers Highland nd HS

ST

AT

0

0

TT TFL SK INT PBU - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

2009 BRONCO BIOS

Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

31

2008: Redshirted ... member of offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of two-time 5A District 12 championship mpionship teams in 2005 and 2007 ... team compiled 24-9 record during career and finished runner up in the district in 2006 ... earned varsity letters in two sportss in high school, earning two letters in football and one in basketball ... earned all-state recognition as a senior in 2007 ... named all-area and All-5A District 12 during senior season ... hauled in 28 receptions for 650 yards and eight touchdowns owns as a senior. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Adam and Betsy Hinds ... father (Adam) played football at Oklahoma State and for the Miami Dolphins olphins ... born Feb. 25, 1990 in Miami, Fla.

SAM SA

JAEGER OFF OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-5 • 321 • R-Fr./So. Westville, Ind. Wes Chesterton HS Ches

64

Career Statistics YR GP GS PLAYS 2008 - - REDSHIRT - TOTALS 0 0 0

2008: Redshirted ... member of defen defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Indiana Football Coa Coaches Association (IFCA) Top-50 All-State ... Herald Times Big State Team ... Indiana India Grid Iron Digest Top 50 All-State ... Herald Times and Post Tribune All-Area ... earned All-Duneland Athletic Conference ... named to the All-Herald Times/ Times/Associated s Ass Press Team ... set school record for pancake blocks in a game (16) ... recorded reco 43 pancake blocks during senior season ... three-year starter on varsity. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Mark and Vicki Jaeger ... born April 27, 1990 in Valparaiso, Ind.

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DEAUNTAY

LEGRIER

2009 BRONCO BIOS

LINEBACKER 6-1 • 240 • R-Fr./So. Rochelle, Ga. Wilcox County HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

ST

AT

0

0

TT TFL SK INT PBU - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

94 FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

2008: Redshirted ... member of defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the 2007 Region 2A championship team that finished the season state runner-up in Georgia with a mark of 13-2 .... GACA Class A Defensive Player of the Year ... team finished 2006 season ranked ked No. 10 in state after going 9-3 ... earned first-team all-area as a junior ... named med first team allstate during junior and senior seasons ... named First Team All-Region ll-Region 2A during senior season ... played on both sides of the ball at fullback andd linebacker during scholastic career ... rushed for 600 yards in 2006 and 500 yard yards ds in 2007 ... made 120 tackles as a junior with 12.0 sacks and three forced fumble fumbles es ... amassed 135 tackles in 2007 with 10.0 sacks and forced seven fumbles. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Robert Dixon andd Regina Legrier ... born Nov. 8, 1989 in Hawkinsville, Ga.

ERIC

MONETTE WIDE RECEIVER 6-5 • 180 • R-Fr./So. Portage, Mich. Portage Central HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0

REC YDS AVG - - REDSHIRT REDSHIR - 0 0 0.0

TD

LG

YPG

0

0

0.0

34

2008: Walk-on ... redshirted ... m member of offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of two-time tw Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference championship teams in 2006 and an 2007 ... earned All-SMAC honors. PERSONAL: Undecided on maj major ... son of Jeff and Margaret Monette ... high school teammate of fellow Bronc Bronco E.J. Riley ... born March 22, 1990 in Royal Oak, Mich.

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SETH

PATTERSON WIDE RECEIVER 6-3 • 185 • R-Fr./So. Round Rock, Texas Stony Point HS

REC YDS AVG - - REDSHIRT - 0 0 0.0

TD

LG

YPG

0

0

0.0

2009 BRONCO BIOS

Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0

89

2008: Redshirted ... member of offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of two-time district championship team am in 2006 and 2007 ... team amassed 16-7 record over the past two seasons ns and 6-1 in the district in 2007 ... two-sport student-athlete, earning varsity letters ers in football and basketball (2005-07) ... named first team all-conference at widee receiver as a senior ... earned first team all-district in 2007 and was named Firstt Team All-Williamson County Wide Receiver as a senior ... selected to the Lone Star Classic where he was named the game’s MVP (four catches, 67 yards, one touchdown) chdown) ... hauled in 47 receptions p as a senior,, amassingg 725 yyards and four touchdowns hdowns ... ranked second in the conference in receptions and receiving yards in 2007 2 ... registered two 100-yard receiving games as a senior with 150 yards and tw two wo touchdowns in Week #5 and 135 yards and one score in Week #8. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Donald and Mary Pattersonn ... born June 29, 1989 in Milwaukee, Wis.

JASON

POLMANTEER DEFENSIVE END 6-4 • 235 • R-Fr./So. Battle Creek, Mich. Gull Lake HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

SST

AT

0

0

TT TFL SK INT PBU - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

42 FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

2008: Walk-on ... redshirted reds ... member of defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member Memb of two-time Wolverine Conference championship teams in 2006 and 2007 ... teams t went 16-4 during junior and senior campaigns ... basketball team won conference con in 2007-08, finishing 15-5, and losing to eventual state champion in reg regional final ... earned five varsity letters - three in basketball and two in football ... named First Team All-Wolverine Conference as a senior ... earned First Team Ka Kalamazoo Gazette and Battle Creek Enquirer All-Area as a senior. PERSONAL: Undecided Undecide on major ... son of Todd and Tamara Polmanteer ... born Kala May 19, 1990 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

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CHRIS

PROM

2009 BRONCO BIOS

LINEBACKER 6-4 • 220 • R-Fr./So. So. Saukville, Wis. Port Washington HSS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

ST

AT

0

0

TT TFL SK INT PBU - - REDSHIRT - 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0

38 FF

FR

QBH

0

0

0

2008: Redshirted ... converted to linebacker ... member off defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked Top 100 among tight ends by ESPN.com SPN.com ... ranked No. 10 in Wisconsin by Scout.com and WisconsinPreps.com ... three-sport studentathlete in high school, lettering in football, basketball and track ... started on varsity football team as a sophomore and received honorablee mention for All-North Shore Conference (NSC) at tight end ... earned Second Team am All-NSC at defensive end in 2005 ... two-way starter during sophomore and junior nior seasons ... earned 2006 NSC Defensive Player of the Year award as a juniorr ... First Team All-NSC Offensive and Defensive selection in 2006 ... received honorable norable mention for allstate defense ... placed 12th in the state in high jump as a sophomore ... earned First Team All-NSC in basketball in 2006. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Dennis and Dolly Prom ... born Nov. 17, 1989 in Saukville, Wis.

E.J.

RILEY WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 • 180 • R-Fr./So. Portage, Mich. Portage Central HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0

REC YDS AVG - - REDSHIRT RE -0 0 0.0

TD

LG

YPG

0

0

0.0

80

2008: Walk-on ... redshirte redshirted ... member of offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference championship teams in 2006 and 2007 2 ... started every game at wide receiver as a junior and a senior ... received hhonorable mention for All-SMAC during junior and senior seasons. PERSONAL: Business major maj ... son of Edward, Sr. and Debra Riley ... high school teammate of fellow Bronco Eric Monette ... born Oct. 18, 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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WAYMON

ROSS

LINEBACKER 6-1 • 225 • R-Fr./So. Marathon, Fla. Marathon HS ST

AT

0

0

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2008: Redshirted ... member of defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of two district championship teams as a freshman and er in football ... again as a sophomore in 2006 and 2007 ... four-year letterwinner earned All-Monroe County honors in 2006 and 2007 ... received honorable mention for Florida Sports Writers Association Class 2B All-State in 2007 007 ... compiled 186 total tackles in two seasons (74 solo) ... amassed 12.0 sackss and 15.0 tackles for loss ... forced seven fumbles and recovered three fumbles during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. PERSONAL: Criminal justice major ... son of Jolita Beckford ... bornn Feb. 18, 1990 in Key West, Fla.

DOUG DO

SCOTT LIN LINEBACKER 6-3 • 210 • R-Fr./So. San Diego, Calif. Cathedral Catholic HS Cath Career Statistics GP GS YR 2008 TOTALS 0 0

ST

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55 FF

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2008: Redshirted ... member of defen defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of California Californi Interscholastic Federation championship team that went 10-2 in 2007 ... earned earne alll-league as a junior and senior ... named Union Tribune Scholar Athlete as a ju junior and a senior. PERSONAL: Undecided on major ... so son of Bill and Bett Scott ... born Dec. 2, 1988 in Coronado, Calif.

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JAMIE

SIMPSON

2009 BRONCO BIOS

RUNNING BACK 6-1 • 237 • R-Fr./So. Dowagiac, Mich. Dowagiac Union HS Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

ATT YDS AVG - - REDSHIRT - 0 0 0.0

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0

0.0

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2008: Redshirted ... member of offensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 12 fullback by ESPN.com ... ranked No. 32 overall in Michigan by Scout.com ... ranked No. 28 overall in Michigan by Rivals.com ... three-sport scholastic student-athlete ... earned 11 varsity letterss in football (3), baseball (4) and basketball (4) ... member of state playoff teams inn 2005-07 ... adeer touchdowns vanced to district championship in 2006-07 ... rushed for 55 career rds rushing as a with 11 in 2005, 22 in 2006 and 22 in 2007 ... amassed 1,200 yards junior ... rushed for 1,300 yards as a senior ... member of St. Clair Shores U.S.S.A. and C.A.B.A. state championship teams in 2005 and 2006. PERSONAL: Business administration major ... son of James and Anne Simpson eam ... hit .333 ... born in Niles, Mich. ... also a member of the Bronco baseball team ns in 31 games with 26 RBIs, 20 runs scored, eight doubles and seven home runs in 2008.

JJOE

SMITH L LINEBACKER 55-10 • 230 • R-Fr./So. TThree Rivers, Mich. Mendon HS M Career Statistics YR GP GS 2008 TOTALS 0 0

ST

AT

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0

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2008: Walk-on ... redshirted ... me member of defensive scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of two-ti two-time Michigan state championship team in 2005 and 2007 ... team captured St. Joe Valley championship in 2005 and 2007 ... team went 27-1 during sophomo sophomore and senior seasons ... member of SJV championship baseball team in 20062006-07 as a first baseman ... SJV Co-Most Valuable Player ... Kalamazoo Gazette Division Div 5-8 Player of the Year ... Associated Press Division 7-8 Player of the Year ... East-West All-Star game selection ... earned allstate and All-SJV ... second all-time all-tim in career tackles (378) and tackles in a season (157).

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PERSONAL: Business management manageme major ... son of Joe and Gail Smith ... born Dec. 21, 1989 in Mendon, Mich.

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CHRIS

DAVID

TIGHT END 6-4 • 230 • Fr./Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich. East Grand Rapids HS

DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-2 • 288 • Fr./Fr. Milan, Mich. Milan HS

BLAIR

BOX

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PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Brad and Sheryl Blair ... born May 16, 1991 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

HIGH SCHOOL: ESPN.com No. 120 defensive tackle ... No. 26 Michigan recruit on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... Monroe Evening News Player of the Year ... 2008 all-region ... First Team All-Monroe County ... Associated Press All-State ... 65 tackles, 5.0 sacks, three fumble recoveries as a senior ... earned First Team Associated Press, Detroit News, and Detroit Free Press (Dream Team) All-State honors ... named Huron League and Monroe Evening News Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... received All-Huron League and all-region honors two-straight years ... helped lead team to back-to-back co-league championships and a district championship in 2007 ... received honorable mention All-Huron League as a fullback in 2008 ... nominated to the 2008 Michigan East vs. West All-Star game ... recorded back-to-back 60-plus tackle seasons (2007, 2008) ... recorded six sacks and three forced fumbles during senior season ... three-sport athlete lettering in football, track and wrestling ... two-year captain of wrestling team ... three-time All-Huron League wrestler (285 lbs.) ... finished fifth place at the 2008 state meet ... holds MHSAA record for most wrestling wins in a season (58) ... holds school records for team points (307), dual meet wins (42), dual wins (77) and pins in a season (45) ... ranked No. 1 wrestler in Division II by Michigan Wrestling Association.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Member of 2009 state championship basetball team ... ESPN. com No. 99 TE ... No. 23 Michigan recruit on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... won three state titles with combined record of 39-3 (2006-08) ... faced fellow Bronco recruit Damond Smith (Inkster) in 2008 state title game ... caught five passes for 57 yards and two TDs in 2008 state title game ... played tight end for Advance East All-stars in Michigan’s East vs. West all-star game ... two-time all-conference ... Detroit Free Press All-State selection ... 50 receptions for 928 yards and nine TDs ... 88 tackles with 24.0 TFLs and 12.0 sacks ... recorded two interceptions with one returned for a TD ... all-conference in baseball and named all-district as a junior.

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PERSONAL: Education major ... son of Andy and Beth Box ... born June 19, 1990 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

TERRY

BRIAN

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-6 • 265 • Fr./Fr. Rensselaer, Ind. Rensselaer Central HS

RUNNING BACK 5-9 • 193 • Fr./Fr. New Castle, Del. William Penn HS

DAVISSON

67

HIGH SCHOOL: 2008 Journal and Courier All-Area Small School First Team ... earned 2008 Cincinnati Under Armour Combine First Team Award ... member of three-time sectional championship squad ... named Associated Press First Team 2A All-State Offense in 2008 ... Indiana Football Digest Griddy Award All-State Team ... two-time all-conference, all-area, and all-region (2007, 2008) ... top offensive lineman four years straight ... served as team’s captain in 2008 ... recorded 58 tackles, 2.5 tackles and two fumble recoveries as a senior ... lettered four years in basketball ... earned all-conference, all-area, and all-region in 2007 ... named Top 100 Basketball Players in Indiana, Top 5 Rebounder, and Top 12 Field Goal player by IHSSA in 2007. PERSONAL: Electrical engineering major ... son of Terry and Stephanie Davisson ... born June 24, 1990 in Fayetteville, N.C.

FIELDS

20

HIGH SCHOOL: Member of 2009 USA Football Junior National Team ... ranked No. 142 by ESPN.com and No. 193 by Scout.com as a running back prospect ... earned first-team all-state as running back and return specialist as a senior ... named first-team all-state as running back, defensive back, and return specialist as a sophomore ... three-time all-state return specialist (2006, 2007, 2008) ... four-time All-Blue Hen Flight A selection as running back and three-time selection as defensive back ... nominated for both the Army and Under Armour All-American Games ... appeared in Delaware’s 54th annual Blue-Gold All-Star game ... rushed for over 5,000 yards and scored 74 total touchdowns in career ... rushed for 1,000 yards in sophomore and junior seasons ... rushed for 13 touchdowns, returned two punts and one kickoff for scores, and returned an interception for a score as a senior ... three-sport athlete lettering in football, basketball, and track. PERSONAL: Undecided on major ... son of Brian Fields and Evelyn Butter.

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JOSH

PAUL

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-6 • 295 • Fr./Fr. Gladstone, Mich. Gladstone HS

DEFENSIVE END 6-6 • 205 • Fr./Fr. Miami, Fla. South Miami HS

2009 BRONCO BIOS

HADEL

HAZEL

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HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 98 offensive guard by Scout.com and No. 106 by ESPN.com ... earned First Team All-Great Northern Conference twice ... ranked No. 29 Michigan recruit on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... named All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team as a junior and senior ... helped lead football team to district championship and 9-3 overall record in 2008 ... served as team’s captain as a senior ... never allowed a sack during playing career (three years) ... earned three varsity letters in wrestling ... posted a 39-15 record on the mat and helped team qualify for state championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Most Valuable Player on both football and basketball teams ... named All-Dade County in football ... named All-Dade County in basketball ... McDonald’s All-American candidate ... named all-state in basketball ... Miami Slam Dunk Champion ... defensive captain in football, three-year letterwinner in football and basketball. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Rachel Hazel and Simon Codrington, Jr. ... born May 4, 1990 in Miami, Fla.

PERSONAL: Biomedical science major ... son of Jerry and Michelle Hadel ... born July 28, 1990 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

KYLE

CLARK

LINEBACKER 6-1 • 222 • Fr./Fr. Alma, Mich. Alma HS

TIGHT END 6-4 • 222 • Fr./Fr. Ogden Dunes, Ind. Portage HS East

LARK

MUSSMAN

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HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 27 among prospects in Michigan on Detroit News 2009 Blue Chip list ... earned Associated Press and Detroit Free Press All-State Defense in 2008 ... named to Dream Team by Detroit News, Saginaw News and Lansing State Journal ... awarded 2008 Morning Sun Defensive Player of the Year ... holds program record with 384 career tackles ... nominated to the 2008 Michigan East-West All-Star game ... three-sport athlete lettering in football, basketball, and track ... state qualifier for Division II shot put in 2008 ... maintained a 3.9 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Biology major ... son of Randy and Sonia Lark ... born March 31, 1991 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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99

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HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Associated Press 5A All-State Offense (first team in 2008, fourth team in 2007) ... named all-conference and all-area tight end in two-straight seasons ... selected second team all-area as a defensive end in 2008 ... only tight end in Indiana high school football history to receive a Griddy Award (ESPY of Indiana H.S. football) ... nominated to Indiana’s 2008 North-South AllStar game ... named All-Sport Athlete of the Week ... led program in receiving in 2007 and 2008 ... averaged over 19 yards per reception and caught nine touchdown passes in career ... had 51 tackles, four sacks and an interception return for a touchdown as a senior ... served as team’s captain as a senior and was awarded the Myron Fessler Mental Attitude Award by coaching staff ... three-sport athlete lettering in football, basketball and track. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Al Mussman ... July 27, 1990 in Ogden Dunes, Ind.

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NICK

GREG

DEFENSIVE END 6-1 • 230 • Fr./Fr. Holt, Mich. Holt HS

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-5 • 284 • Fr./Fr. Waukesha, Wis. Waukesha West HS

NORTON

PETERSON

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PERSONAL: Business management/marketing major ... son of William Norton (Sharon) and Tamara Luce (Joe) ... born April 13, 1990 in Holt, Mich.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 80 offensive tackle by ESPN.com ... ranked No. 18 overall prospect in the state of Wisconsin by WisconsinPreps.com ... ranked No. 2 Offensive Line Top Performer at Midwest High School Combine as a junior ... earned second-team All-WIAA in 2008 and received honorable mention in 2007 ... nominated to the 2009 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Charity Football Game ... two-year letterwinner and 2008 team captain ... named 2008 Division I Playoff Contenders Offensive Lineman of the Year by teammates ... holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. PERSONAL: Engineering and applied science major ... son of Michele and Tom Adyniec ... born Feb. 25, 1991 in Waukesha, Wis.

ANSEL

CHLEB

WIDE RECEIVER 6-2 • 187 • Fr./Fr. Bluefield, W.Va. Hargrave Military/Bluefield HS

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 • 185 • Jr./Jr. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Georgia Military/Wando HS

PONDER

2009 BRONCO BIOS

HIGH SCHOOL: Member of two Capital Area Activities Conference Championship teams in 2006 and 2007 ... teams amassed 19-3 record ... 2007 won district title and ranked second in the state ... named First Team All-CAAC and received honorable mention for all-area as a senior ... four-year letterwinner in track & field ... placed fifth at CAAC meet in shot put and discus as a senior ... placed fourth at regionals in shot put as a senior.

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RAVENELL

8

PREP SCHOOL: Listed as three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... compiled 13 total touchdowns in one season ... hauled in 11 receiving TDs, scored once on a kick return and once on an interception return ... amassed 760 yards receiving and recorded 63 tackles defensively. HIGH SCHOOL: First team All-Class AA in football (WR) and basketball (G) as senior in high school ... ranked No. 26 overall prep school player on Rivals.com Prep School Top 50, scored 11 TD’s as a senior ... averaged 14.8 yards per reception ... first team all-state in football and basketball as a senior ... district player of the year in basketball. PERSONAL: Exercise science major ... son of Sarah Ponder ... born June 1, 1990 in Bluefield, W. Va.

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JUNIOR COLLEGE: Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... rated Junior College Newcomer of the Year in 2007 after amassing 345 yards and seven TDs on 16 catches in eight games ... 32 receptions for 627 yards and eight TDs in 2008 ... finished junior college career with 972 yards receiving and 15 TDs on 48 receptions. HIGH SCHOOL: First Team All-Low Country during senior season of high school ... earned first team all-conference as a junior and senior in high school ... finished senior season with 700 yards receiving and 12 TDs on 48 catches offensively and 57 tackles and four interceptions defensively ... three-year starter ... closed out scholastic career with 99 catches for 1,499 yards and 17 TDs. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Jerome Amos and Debrank Ravenell ... born July 26, 1988 in Charleston, S.C.

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BEN

JAMES

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-5 • 345 • Fr./Fr. Long Grove, Ill. Adlai E. Stevenson HS

DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-2 • 284 • Fr./Fr. Tuscaloosa, Ala. American Christian Academy

2009 BRONCO BIOS

SAMSON

SANDLIN

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HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 74 offensive tackle by Scout.com and No. 99 by ESPN. com ... earned second team all-state in 2008 ... member of Lake County All-Area team two-straight years ... received honorable mention all-area from Chicago SunTimes ... named all-conference as a junior and senior ... helped lead team to a second-place finish in the North Suburban Conference as a senior. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Roger and Dawn Samson ... born Aug. 29, 1990 in Arlington Heights, Ill.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 134 defensive tackle on ESPN.com ... ranked in Top 50 in Alabama by SuperPrep.com ... named Rivals.com All-State defensive tackle in 2008 ... ranked national tackle leader (158), top 10 in nation in sacks at defensive tackle position by MaxPreps ... named tackles and sacks leader in Alabama for defensive tackles by MaxPreps in 2007 and 2008 ... Tuscaloosa News All-State selection in 2008 ... named West Alabama First Team All-Star, All-Region and AllCounty by Tuscaloosa News in 2007 and 2008 ... ranked top 10 defensive tackles by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ESPN.com Top 150 list ... Scout.com Top 100 ... named Alabama Sports Writers Association and Alabama High School Athletic Association First Team All-State ... set school record for tackles by a defensive lineman (158) and amassed 270 stops over past two seasons (182 solo) ... recorded 19.5 sacks, 69 TFLs, 46 QB hurries, 24 QB knockdowns, 24 forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries during junior and senior seasons ... first team all-region in 2007 ... four-year member of All “A” Honor Roll with a 4.27 GPA. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Richard and Linda Sandlin ... born April 26, 1990 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

JOSH

ANTOIN

WIDE RECEIVER 6-2 • 205 • Fr./Fr. Naperville, Ill. Neuqua Valley HS

RUNNING BACK 5-11 • 194 • Fr./Fr. Inverness, Fla. Citrus HS

SCHAFFER

82

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 140 by ESPN.com and No. 189 by Scout.com as a wide receiver prospect ... named 2008 Chicago Sun-Times special mention allarea ... earned Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Week after breaking school records for receiving yards in a game (157) and receiving touchdowns in a game (4) ... earned all-city awards from both the Naperville Sun and the Daily Herald ... named Walter Payton Player of the Week as a senior ... voted as team’s best receiver as a junior and offensive MVP as a sophomore ... registered 32 receptions for 558 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... averaged 26 yards per reception as a junior ... two-sport athlete lettering in football and basketball ... two-year captain of football squad.

SCRIVEN

21

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 171 among all running back recruits by ESPN.com ... rushed 1,000 yards in his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons ... nominated to participate in the Under Armour All-Star Game and Army-Navy All-Star Game following the 2008 season ... named Citrus County Chronicle Player of the Year after senior season ... received honorable mention for third team as a freshman and honorable mention for second team as a sophomore ... recorded most yards in one game during freshman season ... two-year team captain ... four-year letterwinner. PERSONAL: Sports management major ... son of Brian and Chloe Poe ... born in Hernando, Fla.

PERSONAL: Marketing major ... son of Phil and Carmel Schaffer ... born Jan. 9, 1991 in Wheeling, Ill.

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DAMOND

TREY

CORNERBACK 6-0 • 180 • Fr./Fr. Ecorse, Mich. Inskter HS

WIDE RECEIVER 6-4 • 210 • Fr./Fr. Perry, Ga. Perry HS

SMITH

SMITH

6

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 185 wide receiver by ESPN.com ... earned first team all-region and all-county as a senior ... member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 50 and Georgia Top 10 Wide Receivers ... the school’s leading receiver for three-straight years ... holds program records for career receptions (106), receiving yards (1,215) and touchdown receptions (16) ... three-sport athlete lettering four years in football, three years in basketball and two years in track. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Alma Fleming and Kirkland Smith, Sr. ... born March 2, 1991 in Perry, Ga.

PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Damond Smith and Valerie Parks ... born in Detroit, Mich.

CORY

LEWIS

DEFENSIVE END 6-4 • 244 • Fr./Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich. Ottawa Hills HS

CORNERBACK 5-10 • 167 • Fr./Fr. New Castle, Del. William Penn HS

SUEING

2009 BRONCO BIOS

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 189 corner back by Scout.com ... ranked No. 1 corner back and No. 32 overall prospect in the state of Michigan by the Detroit News ... earned all-conference and All-Metro as a senior ... member of Detroit News 2009 Blue Chip list ... awarded Detroit Free Press Performance of the Week after recording three interceptions, one of which he returned 98 yards for a score, in the 2008 state semifinal game ... helped lead team to state title game where he faced fellow Bronco recruit Chris Blair (East Grand Rapids) ... recorded nine interceptions and 136 tackles in career ... scored three touchdowns and compiled 580 all-purpose yards as a senior.

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TOLER

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HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 44 Michigan recruit on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... earned Grand Rapids Press All-OK Gold Defense two years in a row... nominated for the 2008 Michigan East vs. West All-Star game ... three-year two-way starter ... recorded 35 tackles and six sacks as a senior ... lettered three years in basketball and track. PERSONAL: Physical therapy major ... son of Grady and Darlene Sueing ... born Jan. 29, 1991 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Earned 2008 first team all-state defense ... named First Team All-Blue Hen Flight A defensive back and second-team wide receiver as a senior ... earned second-team all-conference as a junior ... nominated to Delaware’s 54th annual Blue-Gold All-Star game ... member of two-time conference championship team (2006, 2008) ... intercepted 10 passes during career and recorded 71 tackles ... amassed 700 yards receiving and scored 10 touchdowns ... earned DIAA Academic All-State honors. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Lewis and Marcella Toler ... born May 28, 1991 in Newark, Del.

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TYLER

JERMAINE

QUARTERBACK 6-4 • 189 • Fr./Fr. Holland, Mich. West Ottawa HS

CORNERBACK 5-10 • 182 • Fr./Fr. Longs, S.C. North Myrtle Beach HS

2009 BRONCO BIOS

VANTUBBERGEN

10

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 40 Michigan recruit on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... received honorable mention for 2008 All-State Offense ... earned All-OK Red Offense during senior season ... named Holland Sentinel First Team All-Area in 2008 ... received honorable mention for Grand Rapids Press 2008 All-Area Dream Team ... nominated to the 2008 Michigan East vs. West All-Star game ... ranks second all-time in Michigan high school football history in pass completions (38) and attempts (62) in a game ... threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior ... amassed 1,800 yards through the air and 14 touchdowns during junior season ... two-year letter winner in football and basketball ... helped lead basketball team to district championship in 2007. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Scott and Kathy VanTubbergen ... born Oct. 23, 1991 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

VEREEN HIGH SCHOOL: Named first team all-region during senior season ... named to the All-Zone Team in 2008 ... named 2008 Powerade Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week on separate occasions during senior campaign ... First Team “Toast of the Coast” in 2007 and 2008 ... holds school record for touchdowns in a half (4) ... finished junior season with 62 tackles and three interceptions ... finished senior campaign with 32 tackles, three interceptions (one for a touchdown) and two forced fumbles defensively and 696 yards rushing, seven TDs and 286 yards receiving and five TDs offensively ... earned all-region honors in the 400m in track during 2007-08 season. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Karen Greene and Bernard Vereen ... born Nov. 9, 1990 in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

DALLAS

TRONIC

TIGHT END 6-5 • 238 • So./So. Chattanooga, Tenn. Georgia Military College/ Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Miss.)

CORNERBACK 6-1 • 173 • Fr./Fr. Fort Myers, Fla. South Fort Myers HS

WALKER

WILLIAMS

11

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Dual-threat athlete played quarterback and wide receiver ... team ranked No. 3 in the nation during the season and finished ninth place and national runner-up in 2008 ... completed 99-of-155 passes for 1,155 yards and 17 touchdowns ... completed 64 percent of passes (seventh in nation). MEMPHIS: Spent one year at Memphis ... redshirted before transferring. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of AAA State Championship football (2004) and basketball (2005, 2007) teams ... earned all-state honors as a senior ... three-time all-conference and all-metro selection ... named second-team all-conference in basketball as a junior ... nominated to 2006 Tennessee All-Star game ... recorded highest vertical jump of all quarterbacks (34”) at 2006 Army All-American combine ... ranked No. 74 quarterback of 2007 class by Scout.com ... caught 29 passes for 800 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore ... threw for over 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns during career. PERSONAL: Business major ... son of Debi and Jeff Walker ... born Feb. 22, 1988 in Memphis, Tenn

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HIGH SCHOOL: Received News-Press honorable mention all-area as a senior ... nominated to the 2008 South Florida All-Star Classic ... three-sport athlete lettering four years in track and wrestling, and three years in football ... caught eight passes for 104 yards and a touchdown in 2008 ... won individual district and region championship as well as placed fourth (160 lbs.) at class 1A state finals in wrestling as a junior ... two-time MVP on both track and wrestling teams ... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds ... carried a 3.6 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Engineering major ... son of James and Teresa Williams ... born Sept. 3, 1990 in Pahokee, Fla.

MARK

ZIELINSKI OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-4 • 330 • Fr./Fr. Winnetka, Ill. New Trier HS

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HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 31 offensive tackle by ESPN.com ... ranked No. 88 recruit by Scout.com ... named all-conference in 2007 and 2008 ... earned team award as best offensive player as a senior ... helped lead squad into the second round of playoffs two times ... three-year varsity starter ... volunteered collecting blankets for homeless shelters. PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of John and Marianne Zielinksi ... July 29, 1991 in Wilmette, Ill.

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MICHIGAN • SEPTEMBER 5 • 3:30 P.M. • ABC/ESPN2

2009 OPPONENTS

OPPONENT FACTS Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT Ann Arbor, Mich. Wolverines Maize and Blue 1817 38,820 Mary Sue Coleman Bill Martin Big Ten Conference Michigan Stadium 106,201 FieldTurf www.mgoblue.com 734-998-7188

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Sept. 5, 2009 3:30 p.m. Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Mich. ABC/ESPN2

Date 10/10/17 9/25/43 9/22/01 9/7/02

H/A H A A A

All Time: Home: Away:

Result L, 13-17 L, 6-57 L, 21-38 L, 12-35 0-4-0 0-1-0 0-3-0

First at Michigan Stadium: 9/25/43

L, 6-57

Rich Rodriguez West Virginia/ 1986 3-9/ Second Season 108-71-2/17th Season Spread Option 4-3 3-9/ 2-6 (T-9th) 51 19 17 9 David Ablauf 734-763-4423 734-647-1188 dablauf@umich.edu

Rich Rodriguez Head Coach

Brandon Minor Running Back

2008 RESULTS 3-9 Overall/2-6 Big Ten Date Opponent 8/30 UTAH 9/6 MIAMI (OHIO) 9/13 at Notre Dame 9/27 WISCONSIN* 10/4 ILLINOIS* 10/11 TOLEDO 10/18 at Penn State* 10/25 MICHIGAN STATE* 11/1 at Purdue* 11/8 at Minnesota* 11/15 NORTHWESTERB* 11/22 at Ohio State*

2009 SCHEDULE Result L 23-25 W, 16-6 L, 17-35 W, 27-25 L, 20-45 L, 10-13 L, 17-46 L, 21-35 L 42-48 W, 29-6 L, 14-21 L, 7-42

Brandon Graham Defensive End

* denotes Big Ten game All CAPS denotes HOME

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2008 LEADERS RUSHING Brandon Minor PASSING Nick Sheridan RECEIVING Martavious Odoms

GP 11 GP 8 GP 11

Att Gain Loss Net 103 563 30 533 Effic Cmp-Att-Int 81.09 63-137-5 No. Yds Avg TD 49 443 9.0 0

Michigan Stadium Capacity: 106,201

Date 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 TBA

Opponent WESTERN MICHIGAN NOTRE DAME EASTERN MICHIGAN INDIANA* at Michigan State* at Iowa* DELAWARE STATE PENN STATE* at Illinois* PURDUE* at Wisconsin* OHIO STATE*

Time 3:30 p.m. TBA 12 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 8 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

* denotes Big Ten game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

Avg TD Long Avg/G 5.2 9 45 48.5 Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 46.0 613 2 45 76.6 Long Avg/G 50 40.3

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INDIANA • SEPTEMBER 12 • 12 P.M. • BTN OPPONENT FACTS Bloomington, Ind. Hoosiers Crimson and Cream 1820 40,354 Michael McRobbie Fred Glass Big Ten Conference Memorial Stadium 49,225 Field Turf www.iuhoosiers.com 812-855-2754

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years

Sept. 12, 2009 12 p.m. Memorial Stadium Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten Network

Mutiple 4-3 3-9/1-7(11th) 50 22 18 6

Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Jeff Keag 812-855-6209 812-855-9401 jkeag@indiana.edu

H/A A A A H

All Time: Away: Home:

Result L, 10-24 L, 30-45 L, 20-39 L, 27-37 0-4-0 0-3-0 0-1-0

First at Memorial Stadium: 9/9/95 First at Waldo Stadium 9/8/07

Bill Lynch Butler/1977 10-15/ Third Season 91-82-3/ 17th Season

Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost

Date 9/9/95 9/12/98 9/2/06 9/8/07

L, 10-24 L, 27-37

Bill Lynch Head Coach

2009 OPPONENTS

Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT

Ben Chappell Quarterback

2008 RESULTS 3-9 Overall/1-7 Big Ten Date Opponent 8/30 WESTERN KENTUCKY 9/6 MURRAY STATE 9/20 BALL STATE 9/27 MICHIGAN STATE* 10/4 at Minnesota* 10/11 IOWA * 10/18 at Illinois* 10/25 NORTHWESTERN* 11/1 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 11/8 WISCONSIN * 11/15 at Penn State * 11/22 at Purdue *

2009 SCHEDULE Result W, 31-13 W, 45-3 L, 20-42 L, 29-42 L, 7-16 L, 9-45 L, 13-55 W 21-19 L, 34-37 L, 20-55 L, 7-34 L, 10-62

Jammie Kirlew Defensive End

Date 9/3 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

Opponent EASTERN KENTUCKY WESTERN MICHIGAN at Akron at Michigan* OHIO STATE* at Virginia ILLINOIS* at Northwestern* at Iowa* WISCONSIN* at Penn State* PURDUE *

Time 8 p.m. 12 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. 12 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA

* denotes Big Ten game All CAPS denotes HOME

2008 LEADERS RUSHING Bryan Payton PASSING Ben Chappell RECEIVING Ray Fisher

GP 9 GP 11 GP 11

Att 79 Effic 112.0 No. 42

Memorial Stadium Capacity: 49,225 Gain Loss Net 350 11 339 Cmp-Att-Int 80-153-3 Yds Avg TD 373 8.9 5

* denotes Big Ten game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

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Avg TD Long Avg/G 4.3 2 34 37.7 Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 52.3 1001 4 77 91.0 Long Avg/G 64 33.9

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MIAMI • SEPTEMBER 19 • 7 P.M. 2009 OPPONENTS

OPPONENT FACTS Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT Oxford, Ohio Redhawks Red and White 1809 15,766 Dr. David Hodge Brad Bates Mid- American Conference (East) Yager Stadium 24,286 Field Turf www.muredhawks.com 513-529-7261

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years

Michael Haywood Notre Dame/ 1986 First season Same

Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost

Mutiple 4-3 2-10/1-7 (7th-East) 46 15 24 7

Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Mike Pearson 513-529-4329 513-529-6729 pearsomg@muohio.edu

Date

Sept. 19, 2009 7 p.m. Waldo Stadium Kalamazoo, Mich. CommUniverCity Night

Mike Haywood Head Coach

Daniel Raudabaugh Quarterback

10/10/36 10/7/39 11/9/40 10/16/43 9/30/44 10/13/45 11/16/46 10/29/49 10/14/50 10/13/51 10/11/52 10/10/53 10/31/54 9/28/57 9/27/58 9/26/59 9/24/60 9/30/61 9/29/62 10/5/63 10/3/64 10/2/65 10/1/66 9/16/67 9/28/68 9/27/69 9/26/70 11/6/71 11/4/72 11/3/73 11/2/74 11/8/75 11/6/76 11/5/77

H/A H H H H A H A H A A A H A A A H A H A H A H A A A H A H A H A H A H

Result L, 0-7 W, 6-0 W, 20-13 W, 6-0 L, 6-32 L, 13-21 L, 0-2 L, 20-34 L, 0-35 L, 27-34 L, 6-55 L, 6-52 L, 0-48 L, 0-20 L, 20-34 L, 0-21 L, 14-15 W, 6-3 L, 7-17 L, 19-27 L, 0-35 L, 9-36 L, 7-26 W, 24-14 L, 0-28 L, 20-24 L, 12-23 L, 6-7 L, 8-38 L, 9-24 L, 0-31 L, 21-44 L, 0-31 L, 8-14

Date 9/23/78 11/3/79 11/8/80 10/17/81 10/16/82 10/1/83 9/8/84 10/19/85 10/18/86 10/10/87 10/8/88 11/18/89 11/17/90 11/9/91 11/7/92 9/25/93 9/3/94 10/27/01 11/13/04 11/4/06

H/A A H A A H A H A H H A A H H A H A A A H

All Time: Home: Away:

Result L, 3-7 W, 24-3 L, 24-34 L, 19-20 W, 10-0 W, 20-18 W, 17-13 T, 10-10 W, 27-17 L, 0-17 W, 41-18 W, 14-7 W, 31-17 W, 24-23 L, 7-20 W, 17-0 W, 28-25 L, 11-25 L, 21-31 W, 27-24 16-37-1 12-15-0 4-22-1

First at Waldo Stadium: 10/7/39 W, 6-0 First at Yager Stadium: 10/1/83 W, 20-18

2008 RESULTS 2-10 Overall/1-7 MAC Date Opponent 8/28 VANDERBILT 9/6 at Michigan 9/13 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 9/20 at Cincinnati 10/4 TEMPLE* 10/11 at Northern Illinois* 10/18 at Bowling Green* 10/25 KENT STATE* 11/4 at Buffalo* 11/11 BALL STATE* 11/21 at Toledo* 11/28 OHIO*

2009 SCHEDULE Result L, 13-34 L, 6-16 W, 38-27 L, 20-45 L, 10-28 L, 13-17 W, 27-20 L, 21-54 L, 17-37 L, 16-31 L, 14-42 L, 26-41

Caleb Bostic Linebacker

* denotes MAC game All CAPS denotes HOME

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2008 LEADERS RUSHING GP Att Thomas Merryweather 10 140 PASSING GP Effic Daniel Radabaugh 11 109.0 RECEIVING GP No. Jamal Rogers 11 42

Yager Stadium Capacity: 24,286 Gain Loss Net 565 18 547 Cmp-Att-Int 201-343-9 Yds Avg TD 359 8.5 0

Date 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/5 11/12 11/18 12/4

Opponent vs. Kentucky (at Cincinnati) at Boise State at Western Michigan* at Kent State* CINCINNATI at Northwestern at Ohio* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* TOLEDO* at Temple* BOWLING GREEN* BUFFALO* MAC Championship

Time TBA TBA 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

* denotes MAC game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

Avg TD Long Avg/G 3.9 4 24 54.7 Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 58.6 1960 8 50 178.2 Long Avg/G 25 32.6

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HOFSTRA • SEPTEMBER 26 • 7 P.M. OPPONENT FACTS Hempstead, New York Pride Blue, White and Gold 1935 12,600 Stuart Rabinowitz Jack Hayes Colonial Athletic Association (North) James M. Shuart Stadium 13,000 Field Turf www.gohofstra.com 516-463-5274

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years

Sept. 26, 2009 7 p.m. Waldo Stadium Kalamazoo, Mich.

H/A H

Result First Meeting

All Time: Home:

First Meeting First Meeting

First at Waldo Stadium 9/26/09

First Meeting

Dave Cohen C.W. Post/1988 13-21/ Fourth Season Same

Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Date 9/26/09

Mutiple 4-3 4-8/2-6 (4th) 44 14 20 4 Jim Sheehan 516-463-6764 516-463-5033 Jim.B.Sheehan@hofstra.edu

David Cohen Head Coach

2009 OPPONENTS

Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT

Aaron Weaver Wide Receiver

2008 RESULTS 4-8 Overall/2-6 CAA Date Opponent 8/28 at Connecticut 9/13 ALBANY 9/20 RHODE ISLAND* 9/26 at Stony Brook 10/4 at James Madison* 10/11 at Bucknell 10/18 at Maine* 10/25 DELAWARE* 11/1 at New Hampshire* 11/8 RICHMOND* 11/15 NORTHEASTERN* 11/22 at Massachusetts*

2009 SCHEDULE Result L, 3-35 L, 16-22 W, 23-20 W, 43-3 L, 0-56 W, 45-31 L, 40-41 (OT) L, O-17 L, 25-45 L, 14-34 W, 42-14 L, 14-28

Luke Bonus Linebacker

* denotes CAA game All CAPS denotes HOME

2008 LEADERS RUSHING Everette Benjamin PASSING Cory Christopher RECEIVING Aaron Weaver

GP Att Gain Loss Net 12 135 655 25 630 GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int 7 118.89 127-190-6 GP No. Yds Avg TD 12 70 595 8.5 4

James M. Shuart Stadium Capacity: 13,000

Date 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 11/7 11/14 11/21

Opponent STONY BROOK at Bryant at Richmond* at Western Michigan JAMES MADISON* MAINE* at Rhode Island* NEW HAMPSHIRE* at Delaware* at Northeastern* MASSACHUSETTS*

* denotes CAA game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

Time 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

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Avg TD Long Avg/G 4.7 5 25 52.5 Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 66.8 1163 4 30 166.1 Long Avg/G 22 49.6

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS • OCTOBER 3 • 3:30 P.M.

2009 OPPONENTS

OPPONENT FACTS Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT DeKalb, Ill. Huskies Cardinal and Black 1895 25,254 Dr. John Peters Jeff Compher Mid- American Conference (West) Huskie Stadium 24,000 Field Turf www.niuhuskies.com 815-753-0609/0630

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years

Date

Oct. 3, 2009 3:30 p.m. Huskie Stadium DeKalb, Ill.

Jerry Kill Southwestern (Kan.)/ 1983 6-7/ Second season 110-63/ 16th season

Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Mutiple 4-3 6-7/5-3 (4th-West) 45 24 11 11 Donna Turner 815-753-9513 815-753-9540 donnaturner@niu.edu

Jerry Kill Head Coach

9/23/50 11/15/69 11/14/70 9/25/71 9/23/72 9/22/73 9/21/74 9/27/75 9/18/76 9/24/77 9/16/78 9/22/79 9/20/80 10/31/81 10/30/82 10/8/83 10/6/84 9/7/85 9/19/87 11/12/88 10/12/91 10/31/92 9/13/97 9/3/98

H/A H A H H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A A H A H

Result W, 40-13 W, 31-22 W, 38-18 W, 27-17 W, 14-10 W, 28-14 W, 30-13 L, 0-20 W, 37-6 W, 49-21 W, 44-30 W, 45-17 W, 35-6 W, 23-12 W, 27-3 L, 33-27 L, 15-20 L, 0-17 L, 14-35 L, 7-15 W, 22-10 W, 13-7 W, 21-13 W, 37-23

Date 9/25/99 10/21/00 10/20/01 10/26/02 10/18/03 10/23/04 11/23/05 10/14/06 10/13/07 9/6/08

H/A A H A H A H A H A H

All Time: Home: Away:

Result W, 24-21 W, 52-22 L, 12-20 L, 20-24 L, 10-37 L, 38-59 L, 7-42 W, 16-14 W, 17-13 W, 29-26 23-11-0 12-5-0 10-7-0

First at Waldo Stadium: 9/23/50 W, 40-13 First at Huskie Stadium: 11/15/69 W, 31-22

Jason Onyebuagu Offensive Lineman

2008 RESULTS 6-7 Overall/5-3 MAC Date Opponent 8/30 at Minnesota 9/6 at Western Michigan* 9/20 INDIANA STATE 9/27 at Eastern Michigan* 10/4 at Tennessee 10/11 MIAMI* 10/18 TOLEDO* 10/25 BOWLING GREEN* 11/5 at Ball State* 11/12 CENTRAL MICHIGAN* 11/18 at Kent State* 11/25 NAVY 12/28 vs Louisiana Tech ^

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Result L, 27-31 L, 26-29 W, 48-3 W, 37-0 L, 9-13 W, 17-13 W, 38-7 W, 16-13 L, 14-45 L, 30-33 W, 42-14 L, 0-16 L, 10-17

2009 SCHEDULE

David Bryant Defensive Back

* denotes MAC game ^ denotes Independence Bowl All CAPS denotes HOME

2008 LEADERS RUSHING Chandler Harnisch PASSING Chandler Harnisch RECEIVING Reed Cunningham

GP Att Gain Loss Net 10 118 608 69 539 GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int 10 120.7 118-211-9 GP No. Yds Avg TD 13 22 252 11.5 3

Huskie Stadium Capacity: 24,000

Date 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/5 11/12 11/21 11/27 12/4

Opponent at Wisconsin WESTERN ILLINOIS at Purdue IDAHO WESTERN MICHIGAN* at Toledo* at Miami (Ohio)* AKRON* EASTERN MICHIGAN* BALL STATE* at Ohio* at Central Michigan* MAC Championship

Time 7 p.m. TBA 12 p.m. TBA 3:30 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 7:30 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 8 p.m.

* denotes MAC game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

Avg TD Long Avg/G 4.6 4 32 53.9 Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 55.9 1528 8 91 152.8 Long Avg/G 28 19.4

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TOLEDO • OCTOBER 10 • 7 P.M. OPPONENT FACTS Toledo, Ohio Rockets Midnight Blue and Gold 1872 22,336 Dr. Lloyd Jacobs Michael O’Brien Mid- American Conference (West) Glass Bowl 26,248 NeXturf www.utrockets.com 419-530-3732

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years

Oct. 10, 2009 7 p.m. Glass Bowl Toledo, Ohio

Tim Beckman Findlay/1988 First season First season

Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Date

Spread Multiple 3-9/2-6 (T-5th West) 57 7 20 4 Paul Helgren 419-530-4918 419-530-4930 paul.helgren@utoledo.edu

Tim Beckman Head Coach

Aaron Opelt Quarterback

2008 RESULTS 3-9 Overall/2-6 MAC Date Opponent 9/6 at Arizona 9/13 at Eastern Michigan* 9/20 FRESNO STATE 9/27 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 10/4 BALL STATE* 10/11 at Michigan 10/18 at Northern Illinois* 10/25 CENTRAL MICHIGAN* 11/5 at Akron* 11/15 at Western Michigan* 11/21 MIAMI (OHIO)* 11/28 BOWLING GREEN*

Result L, 16-41 W, 41-17 L, 54-55 (2OT) L, 16-35 L, 0-31 W, 13-10 L, 7-38 L, 23-24 L, 30-47 L, 17-27 W, 42-14 L, 10-38

RUSHING Morgan Williams PASSING Aaron Opelt RECEIVING Stephen Williams

H/A

Result

A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H N H A H A H H A H A

L, 0-6 L, 0-12 W, 34-0 W, 13-0 W, 54-19 W, 14-6 W, 19-14 L, 7-19 L, 7-19 L, 0-6 W, 26-15 L, 16-27 L, 6-21 W, 24-14 W, 7-3 W, 7-0 W, 21-0 W, 18-7 L, 13-21 W, 3-0 W, 14-13 L, 9-35 L, 6-30 L, 13-38 L, 0-20 L, 24-35 L, 13-20 W, 24-22 L, 24-31 L, 7-25 W, 34-21 W, 28-7 W, 17-7 L, 0-17 W, 17-7 L, 14-28 W, 17-10 L, 16-20 L, 13-17

Date 11/2/85 11/1/86 10/3/87 9/10/88 11/4/89 11/3/90 9/21/91 9/28/92 11/13/93 11/12/94 9/14/95 10/26/96 9/20/97 9/19/98 11/20/99 9/23/00 11/6/01 11/16/02 11/22/03 10/9/04 9/10/05 9/9/06 9/29/07 11/15/08

H/A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H

All Time: Home: Away: Neutral:

Result W, 18-13 L, 7-28 W, 21-14 W, 31-9 L, 18-19 L, 9-37 L, 13-23 L, 34-37 W, 39-26 L, 34-37 L, 21-31 L, 7-10 OT L, 13-23 L, 7-35 L, 21-45 W, 21-14 L, 35-41 L, 21-42 L, 17-34 L, 33-59 L, 23-56 W, 31-10 W, 42-28 W, 27-17 27-36-0 16-16-0 11-19-0 0-1-0

First at Waldo Stadium: 10/26/40

L, 0-12

First at The Glass Bowl: 10/28/39

L, 0-6

2009 SCHEDULE

Barry Church Safety

* denotes MAC game All CAPS denotes HOME

2008 LEADERS

10/28/39 10/26/40 10/25/41 10/10/42 10/7/50 9/29/51 10/18/52 10/17/53 10/16/54 10/15/55 10/13/56 10/25/57 10/25/58 10/24/59 10/22/60 10/21/61 10/20/62 10/26/63 10/24/64 10/23/65 10/22/66 10/21/67 10/19/68 10/18/69 10/17/70 10/16/71 10/14/72 10/13/73 10/12/74 10/18/75 10/16/76 10/15/77 10/14/78 10/13/79 10/18/80 11/7/81 11/6/82 11/5/83 11/3/84

2009 OPPONENTS

Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT

Glass Bowl Capacity: 26,248

Date 9/5 9/11 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/11 11/20 11/27 12/4

Opponent at Purdue COLORADO vs Ohio State at Florida International at Ball State* WESTERN MICHIGAN* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* TEMPLE* at Miami (Ohio)* at Central Michigan* EASTERN MICHIGAN* at Bowling Green* MAC Championship

* denotes MAC game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

Time 12 p.m. 9 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 8 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 8 p.m.

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GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 12 169 1053 43 1010 6.0 6 86 84.2 GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 12 115.26 225-376-7 59.8 2176 12 45 181.3 GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 12 71 781 11.0 8 45 65.1

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CENTRAL MICHIGAN • OCTOBER 17 • 2 P.M.

2009 OPPONENTS

OPPONENT FACTS Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT Mount Pleasant, Mich. Chippewas Maroon and Gold 1892 26,787 Michael Rao Dave Heeke Mid- American Conference (West) Kelly/ Shorts Stadium 30,225 Field Turf www.cmuchippewas.com 989-774-3579/3594

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Date

Oct. 17, 2009 2 p.m. Waldo Stadium Kalamazoo, Mich. Hall of Fame Day

Butch Jones Ferris State/ 1990 16-11/ Third season Same Mutiple 4-3 8-5/6-2 (2nd-West) 44 10 18 6 Scott Rex 989-774-7323 989-774-7324 scott.rex@cmich.edu

Butch Jones Head Coach

Dan LeFevour Quarterback

2008 RESULTS 8-5 Overall/6-2 MAC Date Opponent 8/28 EASTERN ILLINOIS 9/6 at Georgia 9/13 at Ohio” 9/20 at Purdue 9/27 BUFFALO* 10/11 TEMPLE* 10/18 WESTERN MICHIGAN* 10/25 at Toledo* 11/1 at Indiana 11/12 at Northern Illinois* 11/19 BALL STATE* 11/28 at Eastern Michigan* 12/18 vs Florida Atlantic ^

Result W, 31-12 L, 17-56 W, 31-28 L, 25-32 W, 27-25 W, 24-14 W, 38-28 W, 24-23 W, 37-34 W, 33-30 L, 24-31 L, 52-56 L, 21-24

2008 LEADERS RUSHING Dan LeFevour PASSING Dan LeFevour RECEIVING Antonio Brown

GP Att Gain Loss Net 11 168 763 171 592 GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int 11 144.19 251-376-6 GP No. Yds Avg TD 13 93 998 10.7 7

Nick Bellore Linebacker

Kelly/Shorts Stadium Capacity: 30,255 Avg TD Long Avg/G 3.5 6 27 53.8 Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 66.8 2784 21 93 253.1 Long Avg/G 93 76.8

H/A H H H H H A H H H A H A H H H H H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A A

Result

W, 27-0 W, 11-5 W, 11-0 W, 16-6 T, 0-0 L, 12-18 W, 19-0 W, 25-6 W, 54-0 W, 7-6 W, 7-0 W, 19-0 W, 13-0 W, 13-0 W, 33-0 W, 7-0 W, 35-0 W, 19-0 W, 35-14 L, 0-6 W, 27-21 W, 20-12 W, 7-0 W, 35-8 W, 21-13 W, 46-25 W, 18-0 L, 0-21 L, 19-25 L, 12-27 L, 7-14 W, 33-0 L, 32-33 L, 15-21 W, 31-0 W, 27-21 W, 28-0 L, 14-30 L, 6-18 W, 21-23 W, 31-14 W, 24-0 W, 41-0 W, 18-13

Date

11/9/74 9/6/75 11/20/76 11/19/77 11/18/78 9/8/79 11/15/80 10/10/81 10/9/82 9/24/83 9/22/84 10/12/85 10/11/86 10/31/87 10/29/88 10/14/89 10/13/90 11/16/91 11/14/92 10/9/93 10/8/94 11/18/95 9/21/96 11/8/97 10/24/98 10/2/99 11/11/00 11/17/01 11/23/02 11/15/03 10/30/04 11/12/05 11/10/06 11/6/07 10/18/08

H/A H A H A H A H H H H A H A A H H A A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A

All Time: Home: Away:

Result

L, 6-42 L, 0-34 W, 42-14 L, 23-28 L, 14-35 L, 0-10 L, 10-22 L, 13-15 T, 18-18 L, 14-32 L, 19-38 L, 17-24 L, 10-18 L, 27-30 W, 42-24 L, 6-34 L, 13-20 L, 17-27 W, 19-14 L, 18-23 L, 28-35 W, 48-31 L, 28-38 W, 38-24 L, 24-26 W, 38-16 L, 17-21 W, 20-17 W, 35-10 W, 44-21 L, 21-24 W, 31-24 L, 7-31 L, 31-34 L, 28-38

43-33-2 31-13-2 13-19-0

First at Waldo Stadium: 10/7/44 W, 35-14 First at Kelly/Shorts Stadium: 9/8/73 W, 18-13

2009 SCHEDULE

* denotes MAC game ^ denotes Motor City Bowl All CAPS denotes HOME

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1907 1908 1909 1910 1925 10/22/27 1928 11/9/29 1930 11/21/31 11/5/32 11/4/33 11/3/34 11/9/35 11/7/36 11/6/37 11/12/38 1943 10/7/44 9/29/45 11/2/46 10/11/47 10/9/48 10/22/49 9/30/50 11/17/51 10/4/52 9/26/53 9/25/54 9/24/55 9/22/56 9/21/57 9/20/58 9/19/59 9/17/60 9/16/61 9/15/62 9/28/63 9/26/64 9/25/65 9/24/66 9/13/69 9/12/70 9/8/73

Date 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/11 11/18 11/27 12/4

Opponent at Arizona at Michigan State ALCORN STATE AKRON* at Buffalo* EASTERN MICHIGAN* at Western Michigan* at Bowling Green* at Boston College TOLEDO* at Ball State* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* MAC Championship

Time 9 p.m. TBA TBA 3:30 p.m. TBA 12 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 8 p.m. 6/8 p.m. TBA 8 p.m.

* denotes MAC game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

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BUFFALO • OCTOBER 24 • HOMECOMING • 2 P.M. OPPONENT FACTS Buffalo, N.Y. Bulls Royal Blue and White 1846 28,054 John B. Simpson Warde Manuel Mid- American Conference (East) UB Stadium 29,013 Sportexe Momentum www.buffalobulls.com 716-645-6837

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years

Turner Gill North Texas/1990 15-23/4th season Same

Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost

Multiple 4-3 8-6/5-3 (1st East) 50 18 13 9

Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Jon Fuller 716-645-6762 716-645-6840 jfuller3@buffalo.edu

Oct. 24, 2009 2 p.m. Waldo Stadium Kalamazoo, Mich. Homecoming

Date 10/16/99 10/5/02 10/1/05 10/11/08

H/A H A H A

Result W, 45-17 W, 31-17 W, 31-21 W, 34-28 (OT)

All Time: Home: Away:

4-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0

First at Waldo Stadium: 10/16/99 First at UB Stadium: 10/5/02

W, 45-17 W, 31-17

Turner Gill Head Coach

2009 OPPONENTS

Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT

James Starks Running Back

2008 RESULTS 8-6 Overall/5-3 MAC Date Opponent 8/28 TEXAS EL-PASO 9/6 at Pittsburgh 9/13 TEMPLE* 9/20 at Missouri 9/27 at Central Michigan* 10/11 WESTERN MICHIGAN* 10/18 ARMY 10/28 at Ohio* 11/4 MIAMI* 11/13 at Akron* 11/21 at Bowling Green* 11/28 KENT STATE* 12/5 vs Ball State ! 1/3 vs Connecticut ^

Result W, 42-17 L, 17-26 W, 30-28 L, 21-42 L, 25-27 L, 28-34 (OT) W, 27-24 (OT) W, 32-19 W, 37-17 W, 43--40 (4OT) W, 40-34 (2OT) L, 21-24 W, 42-24 L, 20-38

2009 SCHEDULE

Mike Newton Defensive Back

* denotes MAC game ! denotes MAC Championship game ^ denotes International Bowl All CAPS denotes HOME

2008 LEADERS RUSHING James Starks PASSING Drew Willey RECEIVING Naaman Roosevelt

GP Att Gain Loss Net 12 272 1384 51 1333 GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int 14 139.32 304-468-6 GP No. Yds Avg TD 14 104 1402 13.5 13

UB Stadium Capacity: 29,013

Date 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 11/3 11/10 11/18 11/27 12/4

Opponent at Texas-El Paso PITTSBURGH at Central Florida at Temple* CENTRAL MICHIGAN* GARDNER-WEBB AKRON* at Western Michigan* BOWLING GREEN* OHIO* at Miami (Ohio)* at Kent State* MAC Championship

* denotes MAC game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

Time TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6/8 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m.

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Avg TD Long Avg/G 4.9 16 66 111.1 Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 65.0 3304 25 68 236.0 Long Avg/G 68 100.1

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KENT STATE • OCTOBER 31 • 2 P.M. 2009 OPPONENTS

OPPONENT FACTS Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT Kent, Ohio Golden Flashes Navy Blue and Gold 1910 34,000 Dr. Lester A. Lefton Laing Kennedy Mid- American Conference (East) Dix Stadium 25,000 Field Turf www.kentstateathletics.com 330-672-2036

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years

Doug Martin Kentucky/ 1985 19-39/ Sixth Season Same

Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost

Spread 3-4 4-8/3-5 (T-4th East) 59 13 19 7

Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Alan Ashby 330-672-8419 330-672-2112 aashby2@kent.edu

Date

Oct. 31, 2009 2 p.m. Dix Stadium Kent, Ohio

Doug Martin Head Coach

Eugene Jarvis Running Back

9/22/51 9/22/52 11/14/53 11/20/54 11/19/55 11/17/56 11/16/57 11/15/58 11/7/59 11/5/60 11/4/61 11/3/62 10/19/63 10/17/64 10/16/65 10/15/66 10/14/67 10/12/68 10/11/69 10/10/70 10/9/71 10/7/72 10/6/73 10/5/74 10/11/75 10/9/76 10/8/77 10/7/78 10/6/79 10/11/80 9/12/81 9/25/82

H/A H A H H H H H A H A H A H A H H H A H A H A H A H A A A H A A H

Result L, 19-48 L, 13-20 L, 0-40 L, 13-20 L, 14-25 L, 13-27 W, 28-20 L, 6-32 W, 7-0 L, 3-10 W, 14-0 W, 19-6 W, 26-12 W, 12-9 T, 10-10 W, 23-20 W, 16-7 W, 14-0 W, 33-13 L, 22-25 W, 31-0 W, 13-12 L, 15-39 L, 6-28 L, 17-22 L, 12-24 L, 16-20 W, 14-0 L, 13-18 W, 28-21 W, 20-17 W, 24-14

Date 11/12/83 11/10/84 11/16/85 11/15/86 10/17/87 10/15/88 9/23/89 9/22/90 8/31/91 10/24/92 10/2/93 10/1/94 9/30/95 11/16/96 101/8/97 10/31/98 10/28/00 10/29/05

H/A A H A H A H A H H A A H A H H A A H

All Time: Home: Away:

Result W, 21-13 W, 13-9 W, 34-3 W, 27-7 L, 13-27 L, 28-45 W, 26-4 W, 37-10 W, 13-10 W, 26-13 W, 27-21 W, 24-10 W, 52-6 W, 76-27 W, 50-27 W, 48-26 W, 42-0 W, 44-14 32-17-1 16-9-1 16-8-0

First at Waldo Stadium: 9/22/51 H L, 19-48 First at Dix Stadium: 10/10/70 A L, 22-25

2008 RESULTS 4-8 Overall/3-5 MAC Date Opponent 8/30 vs Boston College 9/6 at Iowa State 9/13 DELAWARE STATE 9/20 at Louisiana Lafayette 9/27 at Ball State* 10/4 AKRON* 10/11 OHIO* 10/25 at Miami (Ohio)* 11/1 at Bowling Green* 11/12 TEMPLE* 11/19 NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 11/28 at Buffalo*

Result L, 0-21 L, 28-48 W, 24-3 L, 27-44 L, 20-41 L, 27-30, 2OT L, 19-26 W, 54-21 L, 30-45 W, 41-38 L, 14-42 W, 24-21

2009 SCHEDULE

Brian Lainhart Defensive Back

* denotes MAC game All CAPS denotes HOME

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2008 LEADERS RUSHING Julian Edelman PASSING Julian Edelman RECEIVING Shawn Bayes

Dix Stadium Capacity: 25,000

Date 9/3 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/21 11/27 12/4

Opponent COASTAL CAROLINA at Boston College IOWA STATE MIAMI (OHIO)* at Baylor BOWLING GREEN* at Eastern Michigan* at Ohio* WESTERN MICHIGAN* at Akron* at Temple* BUFFALO* MAC Championship

Time 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. TBA 2 p.m. TBA TBA 2 p.m. 8 p.m.

* denotes MAC game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 12 215 1551 181 1370 6.4 13 58 114.2 GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 12 118.83 153-275-11 55.6 1820 13 82 151.7 GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 12 39 642 16.5 5 82 53.5

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MICHIGAN STATE • NOVEMBER 7 OPPONENT FACTS East Lansing, Mich. Spartans Green and White 1855 45,520 Dr. Lou Anna K.Simon Mark Hollis Big Ten Spartan Stadium 75,005 Natural Grass www.msuspartans.com 517-353-0630

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Nov. 7, 2009 TBA Spartan Stadium East Lansing, Mich.

John Lewandowski 517-355-2271 517-353-9636 lewski@ath.msu.edu

H/A H H H H H A A A A A A

All Time: Home: Away:

Mark Dantonio Ohio/1980 16-10/Third season 34-27/ Sixth season Multiple Multiple 4-3 9-4/6-2 (3rd) 45 15 18 8

Date 10/10/08 1912 11/3/17 11/2/18 10/11/19 10/22/21 9/27/80 9/28/85 9/27/86 9/6/97 8/30/03

Mark Dantonio Head Coach

Result L, 0-35 L, 0-20 W, 14-0 L, 7-16 W, 21-18 L, 14-17 L, 7-33 L, 3-7 L, 10-45 L, 10-42 L, 21-26 2-9-0 2-3-0 0-6-0

First at Spartan Stadium: 9/27/80

L, 7-33

2009 OPPONENTS

Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT

Blair White Wide Receiver

2008 RESULTS 9-4 Overall/6-2 Big Ten Date Opponent

8/30 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/22 1/1

at California EASTERN MICHIGAN FLORIDA ATLANTIC NOTRE DAME at Indiana* IOWA* at Northwestern OHIO STATE* at Michigan* WISCONSIN* PURDUE* at Penn State* vs Georgia ^

2009 SCHEDULE

Result

L, 31-38 W, 42-10 W, 17-0 W, 23-7 W, 42-29 W, 16-13 W, 37-20 L, 7-45 W, 35-21 W, 25--24 W, 21-7 L, 18-49 L, 12-24

Greg Jones Linebacker

* denotes Big Ten game ^ denotes Capital One Bowl All CAPS denotes HOME

2008 LEADERS RUSHING Andre Anderson PASSING Kirk Cousins RECEIVING Blair White

GP Att Gain Loss Net 11 26 116 19 97 GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int 5 145.67 32-43-1 GP No. Yds Avg TD 13 43 659 15.3 1

Spartan Stadium Capacity: 75,005

Date 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

Opponent MONTANA STATE CENTRAL MICHIGAN at Notre Dame at Wisconsin* MICHIGAN* at Illinois* NORTHWESTERN* at Iowa* at Minnesota* WESTERN MICHIGAN at Purdue* PENN STATE*

* denotes Big Ten game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

Time TBA TBA 3:30 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 12 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA TBA TBA

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Avg TD Long Avg/G 3.7 0 32 8.8 Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 74.4 310 2 32 62.0 Long Avg/G 61 50.7

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2009 OPPONENTS

OPPONENT FACTS Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT Ypsilanti, Mich. Eagles Dark Green and White 1849 22,638 Dr. Susan Martin Dr. Derrick Gragg Mid- American Conference (West) Rynearson Stadium 30,200 Field Turf www.emueagles.com 734-481-0014/0072

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years

Ron English California/ 1990 First Season First Season

Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Nov. 14, 2009 1 p.m. Rynearson Stadium Ypsilanti, Mich.

Spread 4-3 3-9/2-6 (T-5th West) 45 13 16 6 Jim Streeter 734-487-0317 734-485-3840 jim.streeter@emich.edu

Ron English Head Coach

Andy Schmitt Quarterback

2008 RESULTS 3-9 Overall/2-6 MAC Date Opponent 8/28 INDIANA STATE 9/6 at Michigan State 9/13 TOLEDO* 9/20 at Maryland 9/27 NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 10/4 at Bowling Green* 10/11 at Army 10/18 AKRON* 10/25 at Ball State* 11/1 at Western Michigan* 11/22 at Temple* 11/28 CENTRAL MICHIGAN*

Result W, 52-0 L, 10-42 L, 17-41 L, 24-31 L, 0-37 W, 24-21 L, 13-17 L, 35-42 L, 16-38 L, 10-31 L, 52-55 W, 56-52

2008 LEADERS RUSHING Terrance Blevins PASSING Andy Schmitt RECEIVING Jacory Stone

GP Att Gain Loss Net 12 133 606 31 575 GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int 11 123.88 261-417-8 GP No. Yds Avg TD 12 88 943 10.7 3

Andre’ Hatchett Linebacker

Rynearson Stadium Capacity: 30,200 Avg TD Long Avg/G 4.3 12 61 47.9 Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 62.6 2644 15 53 240.4 Long Avg/G 42 78.6

Result L, 5-14 W, 6-0 L, 0-6 W, 12-6 W, 10-0 W, 19-0 L, 0-6 L, 9-18 T, 7-7 L, 0-19 L, 19-20 W, 24-14 W, 31-13 W, 32-0 W, 17-7 W, 37-0 W, 38-7 T, 3-3 W, 14-10 L, 14-24 W, 38-21 L, 14-21 L, 17-23 W, 31-24 L, 20-21 L, 24-27 L, 24-42 W, 20-19 W, 21-20 W, 33-14 W, 23-13 L, 12-19

Date H/A 11/1/97 A 10/17/98 H 10/9/99 A 11/18/00 H 9/29/01 A 11/9/02 H 10/4/03 A 10/16/04 H 11/5/05 A 10/28/06 H 10/27/07 A 11/1/08 H

Result W, 41-38 W, 45-35 W, 40-37 OT W, 28-0 W, 31-0 W, 33-31 W, 31-3 L, 31-35 W, 44-36 W, 18-15 L, 2-19 W, 31-10

All Time: Home: Away:

27-15-2 20-8-1 7-7-1

First at Waldo Stadium: 11/15/75 W, 24-14 First at Rynearson Stadium: 9/14/74 L, 19-20

2009 SCHEDULE

* denotes MAC game All CAPS denotes HOME

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Date H/A 11/17/06 H 11/9/07 H 11/15/12 A 11/1/13 H 11/14/14 H 11/6/15 H 11/12/27 H 11/10/28 H 11/2/29 H 10/18/30 A 9/14/74 A 11/15/75 H 9/11/76 H 10/21/78 H 11/17/79 A 9/6/80 H 11/21/81 H 11/20/82 A 11/19/83 H 11/17/84 A 11/23/85 H 9/6/86 A 10/24/87 H 10/22/88 A 9/30/89 H 9/8/90 A 10/19/91 A 10/17/92 H 10/23/93 A 10/22/94 H 11/11/95 A 9/14/96 H

Date 9/5 9/12 9/19 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/5 11/14 11/20 11/27 12/4

Opponent ARMY at Northwestern at Michigan TEMPLE* at Central Michigan* KENT STATE* BALL STATE* at Arkansas at Northern Illinois* WESTERN MICHIGAN* at Toledo* at Akron* MAC Championship

Time 7 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA 7:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 8 p.m.

* denotes MAC game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

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BALL STATE • NOVEMBER 24 • 7 P.M. • ESPN2 OPPONENT FACTS Muncie, Ind. Cardinals Cardinal and White 1918 17,285 Dr. Jo Ann Gora Tom Collins Mid-American Conference (West) Schuemann Stadiun 22,500 Field Turf www.ballstatesports.com 765-285-5381

Head Coach Alma Mater/Year Record at School/Years Career Record/Years Basic Offense Basic Defense 2008 Record/Conf. (Finish) Lettermen Returning Lettermen Lost Starters Returning Starters Lost Football SID Office Phone Office Fax E-mail

Nov. 24, 2009 7 p.m. Waldo Stadium Kalamazoo, Mich. ESPN2

Stan Parrish Heidelberg/ 1969 First season 57-43-1/ 11th season Multiple 3-4 12-2/ 8-0 (1st- West) 38 20 11 11 Joe Hernandez 765-285-8242 765-285-8929 jhernand@bsu.edu

Stan Parrish Head Coach

Date H/A 9/18/71 A 11/11/72 H 11/10/73 H 11/13/76 A 11/12/77 H 11/11/78 A 11/10/79 H 10/25/80 A 10/24/81 H 10/23/82 A 10/22/83 H 10/20/84 A 10/26/85 H 10/25/86 A 11/7/87 H 11/5/88 A 10/21/89 A 10/20/90 H 10/5/91 A 10/3/92 H 10/15/94 A 9/23/95 A

Result W, 9-0 W, 31-14 W, 30-13 W, 24-10 L, 25-29 L, 14-20 W, 20-0 W, 17-15 W, 14-3 L, 6-13 L, 20-24 L, 20-23 W, 34-0 L, 10-24 W, 31-16 W, 16-13 L, 13-14 W, 14-13 W, 25-16 W, 21-14 L, 13-16 L, 0-10

Date H/A 10/5/96 H 10/4/97 H 11/7/98 A 10/23/99 H 11/4/00 H 11/24/01 H 11/2/02 A 11/8/03 H 9/25/04 A 10/8/05 H 10/21/06 A 10/20/07 H 11/25/08 A

Result L, 5-28 W, 21-13 W, 24-23 W, 28-0 W, 42-3 L, 31-35 L, 7-17 W, 28-20 L, 14-41 L, 57-60 50T W, 41-27 L, 23-27 L, 22-45

All Time: Home: Away:

19-16-0 12-6-0 7-10-0

First at Waldo Stadium: 11/11/72 W, 31-14 First at Scheumann Stadium: 9/18/71 W, 9-0

2009 OPPONENTS

Location Nickname Colors Year Founded Enrollment President Athletic Director Conference Stadium Capacity Surface Web Site Press Box Phone

ALL-TIME RESULTS VS. OPPONENT

MiQuale Lewis Running Back

2008 RESULTS 12-2 Overall/8-0 MAC Date Opponent 8/28 NORTHEASTERN 9/5 NAVY 9/13 at Akron* 9/20 at Indiana 9/27 KENT STATE* 10/4 at Toledo 10/11 at Western Kentucky 10/25 at Eastern Michigan* 11/5 NORTHERN ILLINOIS* 11/11 at Miami (Ohio)* 11/19 at Central Michigan* 11/22 WESTERN MICHIGAN* 12/5 vs Buffalo ! 1/6 vs Tulsa ^

Result W, 48-14 W, 35-23 W, 41-24 W, 42-20 W, 41-20 W, 31-0 W, 24-7 W, 38-16 W, 45-14 W, 31-16 W, 31-24 W, 45-22 L, 24-42 L, 13-45

2009 SCHEDULE Brandon Crawford Defensive End

* denotes MAC game ! denotes MAC Championship game ^ denotes GMAC Bowl !All CAPS denotes HOME

2008 LEADERS RUSHING MiQuale Lewis PASSING Nate Davis RECEIVING Briggs Orbson

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 14 322 1795 59 1736 5.4 22 64 124.0 GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 14 156.97 258-401-8 64.3 3591 26 61 256.5 GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 14 68 813 12.0 5 36 58.1

Scheumann Stadium Capacity: 22,500

Date 9/3 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/12 11/18 11/24 12/4

Opponent NORTH TEXAS NEW HAMPSHIRE at Army at Auburn TOLEDO* at Temple* BOWLING GREEN* at Eastern Michigan* OHIO* at Northern Illinois* CENTRAL MICHIGAN* at Western Michigan* MAC Championship

* denotes MAC game All times EST/EDT All CAPS denotes HOME GAME TBA - All game times not announced at time of printing

Time 7:30 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 6 p.m. 6/8 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

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POSTSEASON GAMES

2009 OPPONENTS

MARATHON MAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME INFORMATION Date Time Site Facility Capacity Surface Pairings Television GAME HISTORY 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 Championship Game Media Contact Phone Fax Web site

MOTOR CITY BOWL Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 8 p.m. Detroit, Mich. Ford Field 65,000 Field Turf MAC East vs. MAC West ESPN2

Buffalo 42, Ball State 24 Central Michigan 35, Miami 10 Central Michigan 31, Ohio 10 Akron 31, Northern Illinois 30 Toledo 35, Miami 27 Miami 49, @ Bowling Green 27 @ Marshall 49, Toledo 45 @ Toledo 41, Marshall 36 @ Marshall 19, Western Michigan 14 @ Marshall 34, Western Michigan 30 @ Marshall 23, Toledo 17 @ Marshall 34, Toledo 14 TBD 216-310-6797 216-858-9622 www.mac-sports.com

INTERNATIONAL BOWL GAME INFORMATION Date Time Site Facility Capacity Surface Pairings Television GAME HISTORY 2009 2008 2007 Bowl Media Contact Phone Fax Web site

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GAME INFORMATION Date Time Site Facility Capacity Surface Pairings Television GAME HISTORY 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 Bowl Media Contact Phone Fax Web site

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 1 p.m. Detroit, Mich. Ford Field 65,000 Field Turf MAC vs. Big Ten ESPN Florida Atlantic 24, Central Michigan 21 Purdue 51, Central Michigan 48 Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee State 14 Memphis 38, Akron 31 Connecticut 39, Toledo 10 Bowling Green 28, Northwestern 24 Boston College 51, Toledo 25 Toledo 23, Cincinnati 16 Marhsall 25, Cincinnati 14 Marshall 21, BYU 3 Marshall 48, Louisville 29 Mississippi 34, Marshall 31 Tim Moore 216-392-2723 313-262-2009 www.motorcitybowl.com

GMAC BOWL Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 12 p.m. Toronto, Ontario Rogers Centre 53,500 Field Turf MAC vs. Big East ESPN2 Connecticut 38, Buffalo 20 Rutgers 52, Ball State 30 Cincinnati 27, Western Michigan 24 Kim Moser 416-619-0550 416-619-0550 www.internationalbowl.org

GAME INFORMATION Date Time Site Facility Capacity Surface Pairings Television GAME HISTORY 2009 2008 2007* 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 * Game played in January for first time Bowl Media Contact Phone Fax Web site

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 TBD Mobile, Ala. Ladd-Peebles Stadium 40,846 Field Turf MAC vs. Conference USA ESPN Tulsa 45, Ball State 13 Tulsa 63, Bowling Green 7 Southern Mississippi 28, Ohio 7 Toledo 45, UTEP 13 Bowling Green 52, Memphis 35 Miami 49, Louisville 28 Marshall 38, Louisville 15 Marshall 64, East Carolina 61 (2OT) Southern Mississippi 28, TCU 21 TCU 28, East Carolina 14 Kelley Wright 251-635-0011 251-635-0014 www.gmacbowl.com

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2008 SEASON REVIEW

Western Michigan entered its 103rd season hungry for success. This team, led by fourth-year head coach Bill Cubit and his dedicated coaching staff, was littered with talent at every position and with 26 seniors leading the way, the Broncos took stock in knowing that whatever the outcome would be week in and week out, they would do it together, as one cohesive unit, as a team. WMU 24, Nebraska 47 Western Michigan opened the 2008 campaign in a familiar setting, on the road against a storied program from a BCS conference. The Broncos battled Nebraska for four quarters in front of nearly 85,000 red-clan Husker fans, scoring 20 or more points for the seventh time in nine games against a BCS team. Tim Hiller opened the season with his first 300-yard passing effort, throwing for 342 yards and two touchdowns. He completed a pair of passes for 50 yards to seniors Branden Ledbetter and “Spider” Julien. Ledbetter had a near career-day with 123 yards on nine receptions, including a threeyard scoring grab in the second quarter. WMU’s defense stepped up in the second half, picking off two Nebraska passes as Louis Delmas and C.J. Wilson each added to their career totals. WMU 29, Northern Illinois 26 The Broncos opened Waldo Stadium on CommUniverCity Night with MidAmerican Conference West rival Northern Illinois. WMU improved to 10-1 in home openers since 1997, 18-11 in home openers against a MAC team and defeated NIU for the third-straight season with the 29-26 victory. Jamarko Simmons eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time in 2008 with eight grabs for 102 yards and a 26-yard touchdown to tie the game in the first quarter. Also getting in on offense was Austin Pritchard, scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter to put WMU up, 29-19 with the extra point. It was the first reception and touchdown of Pritchard’s career, but it wouldn’t be the last. Brandon West put the league on notice early in the season, rushing for a career-high 175 yards against the Huskies for his first 100-yard rushing game of the season. WMU 51, Idaho 28 Western Michigan made its first-ever trip to the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho as the Broncos rolled to their second win of the season, 51-28. The Bronco offense was sparked by an outstanding defensive play from senior free safety Delmas less than three minutes into the game. With the Vandals on their own 47-yard line, Delmas stepped in front of a pass and raced untouched into the end zone for the first pick-six of his career, giving WMU the early lead. It was Delmas’ third-straight game with an interception and also his third game in a row with 10 or more tackles. Hiller registered four touchdowns in the game, connecting with Simmons and Ledbetter twice as three receivers finished with over 50 yards receiving. Late in the game, the Western Michigan aerial attack gave way to its ground game as Drew Burdi came into the game and scored on his second play of the game on a run up the middle from 42 yards out. Western Michigan freshman Josh Price posted two points on the board in the Broncos’ 23-point third quarter with the team’s first safety of the season. WMU 41, Tennessee Tech 7 The Broncos amassed over 600 yards of offense in a game for the first time since 2003 with 633 total in their 41-7 win over Tennessee Tech. Hiller threw five touchdowns in a game for only the second time in his career, while completing an astounding 87 percent of his 31 pass attempts. Brandon West recorded his second 100-yard rushing effort of the season, carrying the ball 14 times for 133 yards and a touchdown from six yards out in the second quarter. Senior running back Kirk Elsworth caught the first two touchdowns of his career in the second and third quarters, scoring from three and seven yards out to cap the Broncos’ offensive outburst.

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WMU 7, Temple 3 The Broncos traveled to the City of Brotherly Love in search of its fourthstraight win and came away with a nail-biting, 7-3, win over Temple. WMU scored the fewest points in a win since defeating Akron by the same score during the 1995 season. Western Michigan gave up a field goal to the Owls on their first drive and then the Bronco defense grinded the Temple offense to a halt, allowing just 10 total first downs, forcing six three-and-out possessions and giving up only 199 yards of total offense. The game turned in the third quarter when Hiller found Juan Nunez down the left sideline for 30 yards and the game’s only touchdown. The win improved the Broncos to 4-1 on the season, 2-0 in the MAC and gave the

program a perfect record in the month of September. WMU 41, Ohio 20 The date October 4, 2008 will forever be remembered by fans of the Brown & Gold as Western Michigan captured the program’s 500th win with a 4120 Homecoming victory over Ohio. Brandon West registered 239 all-purpose yards on the afternoon, scoring three times for the Broncos. The junior hauled in two receiving touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career and added another on the ground en route to 107 yards rushing, 72 yards receiving and 60 yards on kickoff returns. The Broncos recorded their second safety of the season when senior defensive end Zach Davidson dropped the Ohio quarterback in the end zone with just under three minutes remaining in the opening quarter. WMU 34, Buffalo 28 OT The Broncos entered UB Stadium looking to remain perfect against Buffalo in the all-time series. Down 21-6 heading into the fourth quarter, things looked bleak for WMU and its fans. Twenty-two points in the fourth and a combined offensive and defensive effort in overtime gave Western Michigan a 34-28 victory, its sixth-straight win and kept the Broncos perfect in conference play. Tim Hiller set school and UB Stadium records that day for pass completions and attempts, connecting on 42-of 63 passes for 345 yards and four more touchdowns, all coming in the fourth quarter and overtime. His first was to Nunez from six yards out and then two-straight scoring strikes to Jamarko Simmons with the last tying the game with just five second remaining in regulation. The Bronco defense, which had earlier recorded its second blocked kick in as many games, came up with possibly the biggest stop of the season to that point when Louis Delmas intercepted a deflected pass in the end zone to turn the Bulls away and then Hiller found Branden Ledbetter in the front right corner of the end zone to take the win back home to Kalamazoo with the Broncos. WMU 28, Central Michigan 38 Western Michigan was denied a seventh-straight win on October 18th on a day that saw offensive records fall and a career high defensive effort from linebacker Pritchard, who recorded a career-high 17 tackles in the loss. Tim Hiller broke the school record for passing yards in a game with 471 and two touchdowns as the Broncos had three receivers go over 100 yards in a game for the first time since September 4th, 1999. Juan Nunez led the effort with 145 yards on 10 catches, followed by Spider Julien with 128 yards and Simmons with 118. WMU 31, Eastern Michigan 10 The Broncos bounced back after the bye week to defeat MAC West and instate rival Eastern Michigan, 31-10, avenging their loss from a season ago. Julien continued his hot offensive streak, recording his third touchdown in as many games and Jamarko Simmons hauled in seven catches for 128 yards, the 10th 100-yard receiving game for the senior to that point. The Broncos amassed over 500 yards of total offense for the fourth time in 2008 with 502 total yards as Tim Hiller threw for 339 yards and became only the third player ever to have 7,000 yards passing in a career. His third and final scoring strike landed in the hands of Branden Ledbetter late in the fourth quarter to make him the only tight end in Bronco history to have three seasons with at least six touchdowns through the air. WMU 23, Illinois 17 The Broncos hosted their first game ever at Ford Field in Detroit and welcomed last year’s Big Ten Rose Bowl representative, Illinois. Western Michigan captured its third win over a BCS team in as many seasons and second-straight season with a win over a Big Ten team with a 23-17 victory over the Illini. Jamarko Simmons broke out against Illinois, breaking Greg Jennings’ record for career receptions with his 11-catch, 174-yard effort. The 174 yards, a career high, were four more yards than he needed to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career. His effort was recognized nationally that evening as he was awarded a coveted helmet sticker on ESPN’s College Game Day Final, giving the Broncos their third such honor in as many seasons. Hiller put on a show through the air, completing 28-of-40 passes for 301 yards and a pair of touchdowns to become only the second Bronco with 3,000 yards passing in back-to-back seasons and gave the program its first 3,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard receiver in the same season since 1999. WMU jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the first half thanks to a pair of interceptions that resulted in 14 Bronco points. E.J. Biggers and Londen Fryar gave the ball back to the offense in the second quarter, which led to a

10-yard touchdown from Hiller to Robert Arnheim and a 15-yard toe-tapping touchdown from Hiller to Simmons. More than one record formerly held by Jennings fell against the Illini as Brandon West became the program’s career record holder for all-purpose yards 10 games into his junior season. It was also a special day for special teams rookie John Potter. He recorded a career-high three field goals, including a career-long 45-yard attempt in the fourth quarter to give WMU a six-point lead and set the stage for the Bronco defense’s last stand in the shadow of its own end zone in the final minute. The win also broke a Mid-American Conference record for wins against the Big Ten in a season, giving the MAC four in 2008. WMU 27, Toledo 17 Senior Day was filled with emotion throughout as Western Michigan captured its ninth win of the season with a 27-17 victory over Toledo. It secured the third nine-win season in program history and gave the Broncos their third-straight victory over the Rockets since 1978. Despite multiple injuries, Western Michigan battled through the first half and trailed 7-3 as the offense took over with one minute, 12 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Four plays later, the Broncos found themselves on the one-yard line with four seconds left with a first-and-goal opportunity. Tim Hiller connected with Pritchard for the go ahead score. Freshman running back Aaron Winchester stepped into the starting role at running back and was up to the challenge, rushing the ball 28 times for 111 yards, the first 100-yard game of his career. He sparked the Broncos’ offense with a 48-yard kick return to open the second half and led to Hiller connecting with Nunez for six of WMU’s 20-straight points during the second and third quarters. The win was also Western Michigan’s 29th over the past four years, which ranks second all-time to the 31-win effort between the 1997 and 2000 seasons for the Broncos. WMU 22, No. 15 Ball State 45 The Broncos closed out the regular season facing a ranked opponent for the 20th time in program history and in front of a national audience on ESPN2. Despite falling short, the accomplishments of this team were front and center as three Broncos reached single-season milestones. Hiller matched the touchdown total of Tim Lester from 1999 with his 34th scoring strike of the season, connecting with Nunez from nine yards out to tie the score at 14 in the second quarter. Simmons matched Greg Jennings’ 2005 reception total of 98 with six catches for 84 yards, including an acrobatic catch in traffic to set up Hiller’s touchdown pass one play later. With eight stops on the night, Delmas reached 100 tackles in a season, becoming the first Bronco to do so since 2003. The Broncos received added national attention on that night’s SportsCenter. Burdi’s 36-yard option pass found Schneider Julien behind the defense for WMU’s first touchdown of the night. That play was ranked No. 5 on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of the Day. 2008 TEXAS BOWL WMU 14, Rice 38 Even before Western Michigan took the field against Rice in the 2008 Texas Bowl, held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Bronco football had accomplished so much on and off the field in 2008. On the field this team amassed nine wins for only the third time in program history, and last year’s senior class was not only the first to take the Broncos to a bowl game twice in their collective career, but also accrued the second most wins (29) over a four-year span in program history. Off the field, a pair of Broncos earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District and offensive lineman Phillip Swanson became WMU’s eighth student-athlete to earn Academic All-America. When the dust had settled on the season, many records had fallen. Simmons stood as the program’s record holder in receptions (104) and receiving yards (1,276) in a season. Hiller emerged as the program’s record holder for passing attempts (522), completions (339), yards (3,725) and TDs (36) in a single season. West became the 15th Bronco to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1,026) and the third different Bronco to do so in the past four seasons. He also cemented his name in the WMU record book claiming the records for career kick returns, kick return yards and allpurpose yards.

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SCORING DRIVES/GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS Qtr 2 2 3 4

Time 11:07 1:15 6:11 14:43

Plays-Yards 10-80 8-42 6-80 8-80

NIU NIU NIU NIU

Jamarko Simmons 26 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Brandon West 7 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Tim Hiller 5 run (Juan Nunez pass from Tim Hiller) Austin Pritchard 1 pass from Time Hiller (John Potter kick)

1 2 4 4

3:02 13:54 10:05 6:59

8-57 8-55 9-82 5-33

3:41 2:56 4:12 2:15

UI UI UI UI UI UI UI UI

Louis Delmas 47 interception return (John Potter kick) Jamarko Simmons 18 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Branden Ledbetter 1 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Brandon West 5 run (John Potter kick) Josh Price safety Branden Ledbetter 16 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Jamarko Simmons 28 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Drew Burdi 42 run (John Potter kick)

1 2 3 3 3 3 4 4

12:42 2:48 9:28 7:29 6:34 4:56 9:36 7:06

NA 7-75 8-80 5-17 NA 4-39 4-59 3-65

NA 2:35 3:18 1:52 NA 1:28 2:24 1:21

TTU TTU TTU TTU TTU TTU

Branden Ledbetter 1 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick failed) Jamarko Simmons 19 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Brandon West 6 run (John Potter kick) Kirk Elsworth 3 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Schneider Julien 23 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Kirk Elsworth 7 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick)

1 1 2 2 3 3

8:47 4:22 10:14 1:36 11:21 3:24

6-72 5-76 5-64 9-83 7-67 11-55

2:27 2:05 1:54 4:03 3:39 4:54

TU

Juan Nunez 30 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick)

3

2:16

9-77

5:05

OHIO OHIO OHIO OHIO OHIO OHIO OHIO OHIO

John Potter 34 FG Zach Davidson safety Brandon West 18 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick failed) John Potter 39 FG Jamarko Simmons 16 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Brandon West 45 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick failed) Matt Stevens 32 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Brandon West 26 run (Jon Potter kick)

1 1 2 3 3 4 4 4

9:51 2:50 0:04 4:03 2:36 12:44 4:39 2:25

3-3 NA 9-86 10-68 4-27 5-92 5-51 3-40

1:34 NA 2:35 4:53 1:21 2:05 2:22 1:23

UB UB UB 3:19 UB UB UB

John Potter 20 FG 2 John Potter 20 FG 3 Juan Nunez 6 pass from Tim Hiller (Jamarko Simmons pass from Tim Hiller)

3:56 1:30 4

16-70 10-46 9:23

8:26 2:56 11-79

Schneider Julien 13 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Jamarko Simmons 9 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Branden Ledbetter 2 pass from Tim Hiller

4:08 0:05 15:00

4-40 10-66 5-25

0:59 1:50 0:00

4 4 OT

Drive Time 3:43 3:02 2:12 2:05

SCORING PLAYS Opp Play CMU Brandon West 1 run (John Potter kick) CMU Brandon West 3 run (John Potter kick) CMU Juan Nunez 6 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) CMU Schneider Julien 32 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick)

Qtr 1 2 3 4

Time 2:28 5:56 10:02 6:25

Plays-Yards 7-86 10-87 12-79 8-42

EMU EMU EMU EMU EMU

Juan Nunez 45 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) John Potter 32 FG Schneider Julien 7 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Brandon West 1 run (John Potter kick) Branden Ledbetter 34 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick)

1 1 2 4 4

10:35 1:10 10:00 13:16 2:06

4-58 9-59 5-40 8-65 5-60

1:08 3:02 3:03 3:05 1:27

ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL

John Potter 31 FG John Potter 22 FG Robert Arnheim 10 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Jamarko Simmons 15 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) John Potter 45 FG

1 2 2 2 4

10:48 12:04 9:06 4:27 14:55

10-56 12-70 4-39 5-44 8-34

4:12 5:16 1:18 2:35 4:13

TOLEDO TOLEDO TOLEDO TOLEDO TOLEDO

John Potter 25 FG Austin Pritchard 1 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Juan Nunez 11 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) John Potter 25 FG Matt Stevens 10 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick)

2 2 3 3 4

11:00 0:00 10:11 6:29 10:27

8-44 8-80 8-45 9-50 9-83

3:04 1:12 4:49 3:25 4:19

BSU BSU BSU

Schneider Julien 36 pass from Drew Burdi (John Potter kick) Juan Nunez 9 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Brandon West 8 run (Juan Nunez pass from Tim Hiller)

1 2 4

1:21 9:38 11:00

4-53 10-78 12-80

1:50 5:11 3:14

RICE RICE

Tim Hiller to Kirk Elsworth (John Potter kick) Tim Hiller to Schneider Julien (John Potter kick)

4 4

6:33 0:25

9-69 10-74

3:05 2:28

SCORING NOTES Most Points in a Half Least Points in a Half Longest Scoring Drought Quickest Time Between Scores Most Points in First Quarter Most Points in Second Quarter Most Points in Third Quarter Most Points in Fourth Quarter Least Points in First Quarter Least Points in Second Quarter Least Points in Third Quarter Least Points in Fourth Quarter

37 8 53:27 0:55 13 17 23 22 0 0 0 0

Drive Time 2:50 4:39 4:58 1:36

2008 SEASON REVIEW

SCORING PLAYS Opp Play Nebraska Branden Ledbetter 3 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick) Nebraska John Potter 19 FG Nebraska Brandon West 1 run (John Potter kick) Nebraska Juan Nunez 9 pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick)

at Idaho (2nd) at Ball State (2nd) vs. Rice at Idaho vs. Tennessee Tech vs. Illinois at Idaho at Buffalo 5x, last vs. Rice 2x, last vs. Rice 5x, last vs. Rice 2x, last at Temple

2008 GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS — OFFENSE

NU NIU UI TTU TU OU UB CMU EMU ILLINI UT BSU RICE

WR(X) Nunez

Nunez Nunez Nunez Nunez Nunez

WR(T) Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons Simmons

LT Parker Parker Parker Parker Parker Parker Parker Parker Swanson Swanson Johnson Johnson Johnson

LG Swanson Swanson Swanson Swanson Swanson Swanson Swanson Swanson Wasikowski Wasikowski Swanson Swanson Swanson

C Mitchell Wasikowski Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Wasikowski Mitchell Wasikowski Mitchell Mitchell Wasikowski Wasikowski Wasikowski

RG Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens Clemens

RT Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Parker Parker Parker Parker Parker

RDE Davidson Davidson Davidson Davidson Davidson Davidson Davidson Davidson Peiffer Davidson Davidson Davidson Davidson

WLB McCornell McCornell McCornell McCornell

MLB Duclo Duclo Duclo Duclo Duclo McCornell McCornell McCornell Zajac Zajac Zajac Zajac Zajac

SLB Porter Porter Pritchard

TE Ledbetter Stevens Ledbetter Ledbetter Ledbetter Ledbetter Ledbetter Ledbetter Ledbetter Ledbetter Stevens Ledbetter

QB Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller Hiller

RB West West West West West West West West West West West Winchester West

WR(Z) Julien Julien Stevens Julien Julien Julien Julien Julien Julien Julien Arnheim Julien Julien

HB Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers Biggers

FS Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas Delmas

SS Wilson Wilson Wilson Armstrong Armstrong Wilson Wilson Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Wilson Wilson Armstrong

CB Fryar Fryar Fryar Fryar Fryar Fryar Fryar Fryar Fyar Fryar Stephen Stephen Stephen

RB/WR/TE Thompson Williams Winchester Stevens Elsworth Thompson Williams Stevens

2008 GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS — DEFENSE

NU NIU UI TTU TU OU UB CMU EMU ILLINI UT BSU RICE

LDE Marshall Marshall Marshall Marshall Marshall Marshall Braska Braska Braska Braska Braska Braska Marshall

NG Flom Flom Flom Flom Flom Flom Flom Flom Cielenski Cielenski Cielenski Cielenski Cielenski

DT Varcadipane Varcadipane Varcadipane Varcadipane Varcadipane Varcadipane Varcadipane Varcadipane Nowak Varcadipane Varcadipane Varcadipane

Porter Porter Pritchard Pritchard Pritchard Pritchard McCornell Pritchard

Porter Pritchard Pritchard

McCornell Pritchard McCornell

NICKEL

Wilson Wilson

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OFFENSIVE & TEAM STATISTICS

2008 SEASON REVIEW

RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE DATE 8/30/2008 9/6/2008 9/13/2008 9/20/2008 9/27/2008 10/4/2008 10/11/2008 10/18/2008 11/1/2008 11/8/2008 11/15/2008 11/25/2008 12/30/2008

OVERALL 9-4-0 6-2-0 3-2-0

OPPONENT at Nebraska Northern Illinois * at University of Idaho Tennessee Tech at Temple * Ohio * at Buffalo * at Central Michigan * Eastern Michigan * Illinois Toledo * at #15 Ball State * vs Rice ^

W/L L W W W W W W (OT) L W W W L L

AWAY 3-3-0 2-2-0 1-1-0

NEUTRAL 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0

SCORE 24-47 29-26 51-28 41-7 7-3 41-20 34-28 28-38 31-10 23-17 27-17 22-45 14-38

ATTEND 84485 26262 15003 19768 17624 20133 15025 30302 19917 12865 12336 23861 58880

* Mid-American Conference Game ^ Texas Bowl SCORE BY QUARTERS Western Michigan Opponents

1st 59 97

RUSHING WEST, Brandon WINCHESTER, Aaron BURDI, Drew ELSWORTH, Kirk THOMPSON, Glenis HILLER, Tim SIMMONS, Jamarko BALICE, Tim DESHAZOR, Jaron JULIEN, Schneider TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

GP 12 13 8 12 13 13 13 3 1 12 8 13 13

PASSING HILLER, Tim BURDI, Drew ARNHEIM, Robert BIGGERS, E.J. Total.......... Opponents......

G 13 8 12 13 13 13

FIELD GOALS POTTER, John

2nd 95 75

3rd 81 61

4th 131 91

Total 6 0

Att Gain Loss Net Avg 204 1070 44 1026 5.0 69 292 20 272 3.9 10 126 6 120 12.0 12 73 5 68 5.7 14 49 2 47 3.4 38 122 120 2 0.1 1 1 0 1 1.0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 7 0 17 -17 -2.4 358 1735 216 1519 4.2 477 2152 326 1826 3.8 Effic 143.81 150.98 0.00 259.60 143.91 128.86

RECEIVING SIMMONS, Jamarko JULIEN, Schneider NUNEZ, Juan LEDBETTER, Branden WEST, Brandon ELSWORTH, Kirk WINCHESTER, Aaron ARNHEIM, Robert STEVENS, Matt WILLIAMS, Anthony WALLACE, Dervon CLARK, Caleb LAWRENCE, Deshon PRITCHARD, Austin DELMAS, Louis Total.......... Opponents......

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HOME 6-0-0 4-0-0 2-0-0

FGM-FGA 11-16

G 13 12 12 11 12 12 13 12 13 12 8 2 11 13 13 13 13

Cmp-Att-Int 339-522-10 6-11-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 346-535-10 257-449-13 No. Yds Avg 104 1276 12.3 59 712 12.1 57 701 12.3 45 464 10.3 38 280 7.4 10 61 6.1 9 96 10.7 7 58 8.3 6 93 15.5 2 28 14.0 2 16 8.0 2 13 6.5 2 12 6.0 2 2 1.0 1 19 19.0 346 3831 11.1 257 3313 12.9

372 324 TD 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 19

Pct Yds 64.9 3725 54.5 87 0.0 0 100.0 19 64.7 3831 57.2 3313 TD 7 6 7 6 3 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 37 21

Long 50 50 45 50 45 16 56 14 32 19 11 8 8 1 19 56 61

Long Avg/G 51 85.5 19 20.9 42 15.0 36 5.7 9 3.6 39 0.2 1 0.1 1 0.3 1 1.0 0 -0.2 0 -2.1 51 116.8 66 140.5

INTERCEPTIONS DELMAS, Louis WILSON, C.J. BIGGERS, E.J. PORTER, Harrison ARMSTRONG, Mario FRYAR, Londen MCCORNELL, Boston Total.......... Opponents......

No. 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 13 10

Yds 98 17 44 31 28 11 26 255 125

Avg 24.5 5.7 22.0 31.0 28.0 11.0 26.0 19.6 12.5

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Long 47 15 44 31 28 11 26 47 35

PUNT RETURNS JULIEN, Schneider BIGGERS, E.J. WALLACE, Dervon Total.......... Opponents......

No. 21 6 1 28 19

Yds Avg 130 6.2 48 8.0 21 21.0 199 7.1 252 13.3

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 19 16 0 19 42

KICK RETURNS WEST, Brandon WINCHESTER, Aaron TEAM JULIEN, Schneider KRASINSKI, Dan STEVENS, Matt WALLACE, Dervon BIGGERS, E.J. Total.......... Opponents......

No. 28 19 2 2 1 1 1 1 55 61

Yds 637 446 0 61 4 25 9 2 1184 1149

Avg 22.8 23.5 0.0 30.5 4.0 25.0 9.0 2.0 21.5 18.8

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 53 57 0 43 4 25 9 2 57 38

ALL PURPOSE WEST, Brandon SIMMONS, Jamarko JULIEN, Schneider WINCHESTER, Aaron NUNEZ, Juan Total.......... Opponents......

G 12 13 12 13 12 13 13

Rush 1026 1 -2 272 0 1519 1826

Rec 280 1276 712 96 701 3831 3313

G 13 12 13 8 12 13 13

Plays 560 204 69 21 12 893 926

Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2 3725 3727 286.7 1026 0 1026 85.5 272 0 272 20.9 120 87 207 25.9 68 0 68 5.7 1519 3831 5350 411.5 1826 3313 5139 395.3

TD 0 11 7 7 6 6 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 48 41

FGs 11-16 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 11-16 13-20

|------------------- PATs -------------------------| Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP 41-43 0-0 0 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 3-3 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 41-43 0-0 3 3-4 0 39-40 0-0 0 0-1 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0

No. 50 1 51 61

Yds 2032 25 2057 2355

Avg 40.6 25.0 40.3 38.6

Blkd 0 0 0 1

TOTAL OFFENSE HILLER, Tim WEST, Brandon TD Lng Avg/G WINCHESTER, Aaron 36 56 286.5 BURDI, Drew 1 36 10.9 ELSWORTH, Kirk 0 0 0.0 Total.......... 0 19 1.5 Opponents...... 37 56 294.7 21 61 254.8 SCORING Avg/G POTTER, John 98.2 WEST, Brandon 59.3 NUNEZ, Juan 58.4 SIMMONS, Jamarko 42.2 JULIEN, Schneider 23.3 LEDBETTER, Branden 5.1 ELSWORTH, Kirk 7.4 STEVENS, Matt 4.8 PRITCHARD, Austin 7.2 DELMAS, Louis 2.3 ARNHEIM, Robert 2.0 BURDI, Drew 6.5 HILLER, Tim 1.1 PRICE, Josh 0.2 DAVIDSON, Zach 1.5 BIGGERS, E.J. 294.7 Total.......... 254.8 Opponents......

Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 68.8 1-1 5-7 4-5 1-1 0-2

Lg 45

Blk 0

PUNTING ARMER, Ben BALICE, Tim Total.......... Opponents......

PR KOR 0 637 0 0 130 61 0 446 0 0 199 1184 252 1149

Long 57 25 57 60

TB 6 0 6 6

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty

WMU 279 82 169 28

OPP 262 88 158 16

RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

1519 358 4.2 116.8 10

1826 477 3.8 140.5 19

PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int 449-257-13 Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

3831 535-346-10

3313

7.2 11.1 294.7 37

7.4 12.9 254.8 21

TOTAL OFFENSE Average Per Play Average Per Game

5350 6.0 411.5

5139 5.5 395.3

55-1184 28-199 13-255 19-15 81-616 51-40.3 28:13 70/169 11/22

61-1149 19-252 10-125 16-5 83-772 61-38.6 31:47 87/204 15/26

KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-AVG TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions

IR 0 0 0 0 0 255 125

FC 2 0 2 7

Tot 1943 1277 901 814 701 6988 6665

I20 10 0 10 24

Avg/G 161.9 98.2 75.1 62.6 58.4 537.5 512.7

Points 74 66 46 44 36 36 18 12 12 6 6 6 6 2 2 0 372 324

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DEFENSIVE STATISTICS GP 13-13 13-9 13-10 13-13 13-6 13-13 13-12 13-7 13-11 11-10 10-5 13-5 13-5 13-3 13-8 13-6 8-5 13-0 10-1 10-0 13-0 6-0 11-0 13-0 13-3 10-0 11-0 11-0 8-0 13-13 5-0 5-0 13-5 9-0 2-0 12-6 13-13 3-0 12-1 6-0 8-1 1-0 11-0 13-11 13-0 13-0

|----------------------------------Tackles--------------------------------| |-Sacks-| Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yards 61 50 111 4.0-7 . 47 39 86 12.5-38 2.0-8 32 40 72 3.5-13 1.0-7 45 25 70 1.0-3 . 35 29 64 . . 38 24 62 5.0-16 . 20 36 56 9.5-40 3.5-21 19 33 52 10.0-51 6.0-46 19 24 43 5.5-20 1.5-9 29 13 42 . . 17 19 36 10.0-40 4.0-23 18 17 35 3.0-8 . 11 18 29 1.5-3 . 21 8 29 . . 9 17 26 2.0-6 1.0-1 15 8 23 3.5-16 1.5-10 10 11 21 2.5-11 1.0-9 13 5 18 1.0-6 1.0-6 7 4 11 2.0-14 1.0-10 7 4 11 . . 4 4 8 . . 2 3 5 0.5-4 0.5-4 3 2 5 . . 5 . 5 . . 2 3 5 . . 2 2 4 . . 2 1 3 . . 2 1 3 . . 1 2 3 . . 2 . 2 . . 1 1 2 . . . 2 2 . . 1 1 2 . . 2 . 2 . . 2 . 2 . . 2 . 2 . . 2 . 2 . . 1 . 1 . . . 1 1 . . . 1 1 . . 1 . 1 1.0-7 1.0-7 1 . 1 . . 1 . 1 . . 1 . 1 . . 513 448 961 78-303 25-161 509 385 894 49.0-196 14-100

|-------------------Pass Def-------------------| Int-Yds BrUp QBH 4-98 3 . . 3 . 1-26 1 2 3-17 6 1 1-28 3 . 2-44 4 . . . 1 . 3 . . 4 . 1-11 6 . . 1 1 . . 1 . 3 . . 4 . . . 1 . . . 1-31 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 13-255 42 9 10-125 44 21

|-Fumbles-| Rcv-Yds 1-0 . 1-0 . . 1-0 . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . 5-0 13-3

Blkd FF . . 2 . 1 1 . 1 1 . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 12

Kick . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .

Saf . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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DEFENSIVE LEADERS 9 DELMAS, Louis 35 PRITCHARD, Austin 43 MCCORNELL, Boston 26 WILSON, C.J. 33 ARMSTRONG, Mario 1 BIGGERS, E.J. 90 DAVIDSON, Zach 48 BRASKA, Justin 99 VARCADIPANE, Nick 6 FRYAR, Londen 68 CIELENSKI, Cody 59 DUCLO, Dustin 47 ZAJAC, Mitch 46 STEPHEN, Desman 98 FLOM, Cory 54 MARSHALL, Greg 51 PORTER, Harrison 19 PRICE, Josh 92 NOWAK, Drew 34 BERRY, Jamail 17 POTTER, John 95 PYANT, Chris 5 LAWRENCE, Deshon 37 ARMER, Ben 23 WINCHESTER, Aaron 15 DORCELY, Andy 69 HARRINGTON, Tom 41 KRASINSKI, Dan 30 WALLACE, Dervon 27 SIMMONS, Jamarko 91 NEMETH, Grant 21 SADLER, Ravelle 84 STEVENS, Matt 29 GAJOS, Scott 25 LEWIS, David 81 NUNEZ, Juan 3 HILLER, Tim 32 O’NEILL, Jim 40 ELSWORTH, Kirk 80 KASHAMA, Fernand 96 PEIFFER, Weston 2A MORRIS, Caleb 28 DIXSON, Keith 67 JOHNSON, Rob Total.......... Opponents......

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 24, NEBRASKA 47 WESTERN MICHIGAN AT NEBRASKA

2008 SEASON REVIEW

WESTERN MICHIGAN (0-1) NEBRASKA (1-0) Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Neb. SCORING Western Michigan Nebraska

0 14

10 7 20 10

24 47

7 3

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1ST QUARTER NU 8:06 Lucky 14 run (Henery kick), 4-61 - 1:47 NU 0:55 McNeill 3 pass from Ganz (Henery kick), 8-62 - 4:24 2ND QUARTER NU 14:50 Henery 44 FG, 4-4 - 0:51 WMU 11:07 Ledbetter 3 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 10-80 - 3:43 NU 10:14 Swift 61 pass from Ganz (Henery kick), 4-73 - 0:47 NU 4:27 Henery 44 FG, 8-21 - 4:15 WMU 1:15 Potter 19 FG, 8-42 - 3:02 NU 0:32 Swift 2 pass from Ganz (Henery kick), 4-59 - 0:37 3RD QUARTER NU 8:23 Henery 44 FG, 8-38 - 3:21 WMU 6:11 West 1 run (Potter kick), 6-80 - 2:12 NU 1:48 Lucky 19 pass from Ganz (Henery kick), 2-74 - 0:37 4TH QUARTER WMU 14:43 Nunez 9 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 8-80 - 2:05 NU 5:22 Henery 44 FG, 5-31 - 1:46

GAME

1

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

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WMU 19 25-8 342 49-30-1 74-350 5-36.2 4-1 5-45 29:36 6-17

NU 24 31-138 345 36-20-2 67-483 3-37.7 2-0 6-60 30:24 5-13

GAME NOTES • Branden Ledbetter recorded third career 100-yard receiving game (123) and moved into third on the all-time receiving yards list for tight ends • Ledbetter’s third career 100-yard receiving game tied Kelly Spielmaker for most by a tight end in WMU history

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: WMU-West 12-29; Thompson 3-5; Elsworth 2-3; Hiller 8-minus 29. NU-Helu 7-52; Lucky 12-43; Ganz 6-38; Castille 6-5.

• Jamarko Simmons moved into fourth place on the alltime receptions list (158)

PASSING: WMU-Hiller 30-49-1-342. NU-Ganz 20-36-2-345.

• Nebraska crowd of 84,485 was fourth largest crowd played in front of by WMU

RECEIVING: WMU-Ledbetter 9-123; West 7-40; Julien 5-85; Simmons 3-24; Nunez 3-18; Williams 2-28; Stevens 1-24. NU-Swift 5-121; Holt 5-59; Castille 3-38; Peterson 3-34; Lucky 2-35; Young 1-55; McNeill 1-3.

• Nick Clemens and Nick Mitchell each made their first career start on the offensive line

ATTENDANCE: 84,485 KICK OFF TIME: 6:10 p.m. END OF GAME: 9:21 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:11 TEMPERATURE: 87 WIND: S 19 mph WEATHER: Sunny/Clear

• WMU had three drives of exactly 80 yards • Tim Hiller’s 30 pass completions ranked fourth all-time, also moving him into fifth on the career list • Louis Delmas registered his ninth career interception (active leader) and recorded his career long interception return (33 yards)

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 29, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 26 WESTERN MICHIGAN VS NORTHERN ILLINOIS

SCORING Northern Illinois Western Michigan

7 7

3 7

3 0

26 29

13 15

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26 29

GAME

2

1ST QUARTER NIU 11:33 Brown 26 run (Salerno kick), 7-84 - 3:27 WMU 3:02 Simmons 26 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 8-57 - 3:41 2ND QUARTER WMU 13:54 West 7 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 8-55 - 2:56 NIU 1:16 Salerno 20 FG, 10-56 - 5:02 3RD QUARTER NIU 11:17 Salerno 39 FG, 8-39 - 2:08 4TH QUARTER NIU 14:17 Grady 3 run (Nicholson pass failed), 9-67 - 4:54 WMU 10:05 Hiller 5 run (Nunez pass from Hiller), 9-82 - 4:12 WMU 6:59 Pritchard 1 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 5-33 - 2:15 NIU 0:40 Turner 16 pass from Nicholson (Salerno kick), 9-80 - 1:48

2008 SEASON REVIEW

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (0-2, 0-1 MAC) WESTERN MICHIGAN (1-1, 1-0 MAC) Waldo Stadium • Kalamazoo, Mich.

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

NIU 23 44-142 297 33-18-1 77-439 2-35.5 4-1 7-60 34:20 7-15

WMU 19 32-198 186 30-21-0 62-384 3-42.3 2-2 5-45 25:40 3-10

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: NIU-Brown 13-54; Grady 7-43; Crider 6-22; Nicholson 9-21; Harnish 3-9; Anderson 4-4; Team 1-minus 2; Dittbenner 1-minus 9. WMU-West 25-175; Thompson 1-12; Hiller 3-11; Elsworth 2-2; Team 1-minus 2. PASSING: NIU-Nicholson 16-29-1-239; Harnish 2-4-0-58. WMU-Hiller 21-30-0186. RECEIVING: NIU-Perez 6-77; Palmer 4-78; Cox 2-21; Simon 1-45; Skarb 1-24; Turner 1-16; Beal 1-15; Brown 1-13; Cunningham 1-8. WMU-Simmons 8-102; Nunez 4-32; Julien 4-27; Ledbetter 2-15; West 2-9; Pritchard 1-1. ATTENDANCE: 26,262 KICK OFF TIME: 7:05 p.m. END OF GAME: 10:15 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:10 TEMPERATURE: 68 WIND: SW 5-10 WEATHER: Clear

GAME NOTES • WMU improved to 10-1 in home season openers going back to 1997 with victory over NIU • WMU improved to 18-11 in home openers against a MAC opponent and 4-0 when that opponent was NIU • Jamarko Simmons’ eight receptions against NIU gave him 167 for his career, moving him into third place on the career list; he also had at least one reception in his last 20 games • Brandon West rushed for a career-high 175 yards and moved into second place all-time on the career kick return yards list (1,676) and fifth in career all-purpose yards (3,871) • Linebacker Austin Pritchard recorded his first career reception and touchdown in fourth quarter against NI • WMU collected 496th program victory

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• The Broncos had forced at least one turnover in the last 38 of 39 games • Tim Hiller had his 14th career multi-touchdown game and has 45 career passing TDs, tied for third all-time

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 51, IDAHO 28 WESTERN MICHIGAN AT IDAHO

2008 SEASON REVIEW

WESTERN MICHIGAN (2-1) IDAHO (1-2) Kibbie Dome • Moscow, Idaho SCORING Western Michigan Idaho

7 7

7 0

51 28

23 7

14 14

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51 28

GAME

3

1ST QUARTER WMU 12:42 Delmas 47 interception return (Potter kick) UI 2:29 E. Williams 50 pass from Enderle (Amancio kick), 11-90 - 5:46 2ND QUARTER WMU 2:48 Simmons 18 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 7-75 - 2:35 3RD QUARTER UI 12:39 Jackson 2 run (Amancio kick), 7-53 - 2:14 WMU 9:28 Ledbetter 1 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 8-80 - 3:18 WMU 7:29 West 5 run (Potter kick), 5-17 - 1:52 WMU 6:34 Price safety WMU 4:56 Ledbetter 16 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 4-39 - 1:28 4TH QUARTER UI 12:09 Shaw 10 pass from Enderle (Amancio kick), 9-70 - 4:09 WMU 9:36 Simmons 28 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 4-59 - 2:24 WMU 7:06 Burdi 42 run (Potter kick), 3-65 - 1:21 UI 0:59 Small 11 pass from Enderle (Amancio kick), 14-90 - 6:02 TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

WMU 23 25-175 241 31-23-0 56-416 2-43.0 2-2 6-44 24:00 4-8

UI 27 42-121 334 39-25-1 81-455 5-52.6 3-1 9-95 36:00 7-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: WMU-West 15-95; Burdi 2-54; Winchester 3-20; Elsworth 1-4; Balice 1-1; Hiller 3-1. UI-Jackson 21-110; McCarty 7-19; E. Williams 1-17; Vital 5-12; Ashley 1-minus 3; Enderle 7-minus 34. PASSING: WMU-Hiller 23-31-0-241. UI-Enderle 25-39-1-334. RECEIVING: WMU-Simmons 6-86; Nunez 6-56; Julien 5-66; Ledbetter 3-21; Winchester 1-12; Elsworth 1-3; West 1-minus 3. UI-E. Williams 9-161; Shaw 4-31; Jackson 2-28; Small 2-20; Davis 2-9; Komar 1-18; Ashley 1-18; Vital 1-16; McCarty 1-13; Greenwood 1-11; White 1-9.

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ATTENDANCE: 15,003 KICK OFF TIME: 2:07 p.m. END OF GAME: 5:11 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:04 TEMPERATURE: Indoors WIND: SW Indoors WEATHER: Indoors

GAME NOTES • Western Michigan forced a turnover for the 39th time in its last 40 games with an interception and a fumble recovery against Idaho • The Broncos had a take away in seven straight games. WMU returned an interception for a touchdown for the fifth time since 2005 with Louis Delmas’ pick-six in the first quarter • WMU captured 497th program victory and its fourth over a team from the Western Athletic Conference • Jamarko Simmons scored two touchdowns for the third time in his career • Branden Ledbetter scored two touchdowns in a game for second time in career • Brandon West had 70 kick return yards and took over as the WMU career record holder with 1,746, moving into sixth all-time in the MAC • Tim Hiller had four TD passes for third time in his career and first since 2005

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 41, TENNESSEE TECH 7 WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. TENNESSEE TECH

SCORING Tennessee Tech Western Michigan

7 13

0 0 14 14

7 41

0 0

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7 41

1ST QUARTER WMU 8:47 Ledbetter 1 pass from Hiller (Potter kick failed), 6-72 - 2:27 WMU 4:22 Simmons 19 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 5-76 - 2:05 TTU 0:57 Benford 24 pass from Lowery (Kraemer kick), 8-78 - 3:25 2ND QUARTER WMU 10:14 West 6 run (Potter kick), 5-64 - 1:54 WMU 1:36 Elsworth 3 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 9-83 - 4:03 3RD QUARTER WMU 11:21 Julien 23 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 7-67 - 3:39 WMU 3:24 Elsworth 7 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 11-55 4:54

GAME

4

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

TTU 13 24-100 151 33-19-0 57-251 8-40.2 0-0 5-45 27:45 5-14

WMU 30 39-274 359 38-31-1 77-633 1-46.0 1-0 10-65 32:15 8-13

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: TTU-Sailes 12-45; Hudson 4-38; Wilkerson 4-12; Waters 2-3; Gay 2-2. WMU-West 14-133; Elsworth 4-43; Burdi 4-32; Winchester 7-32; Thompson 7-25; Hiller 2-8; Deshazor 1-1. PASSING: Lowery 19-33-0-151. WMU-Hiller 27-31-1-333; Burdi 4-7-0-26. RECEIVING: Benford 7-70; Hudson 3-35; Sailes 3-11; Robinson 2-10; Watson 1-16; Baines 1-12; Waters 1-1; Gay 1-minus 4. WMU-Simmons 10-115; Ledbetter 8-56; Julien 3-27; Elsworth 3-26; Nunez 2-47; Clark 2-13; Winchester 1-56; Lawrence 1-8; Arnheim 1-5; West 0-6. ATTENDANCE: 19,678 KICK OFF TIME: 7:05 p.m. END OF GAME: 9:52 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 2:47 TEMPERATURE: 72 WIND: WNW 6 mph WEATHER: Mostly Clear

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TENNESSEE TECH (2-2) WESTERN MICHIGAN (3-1) Waldo Stadium • Kalamazoo, Mich.

GAME NOTES • Western Michigan amassed over 600 yards of total offense (633) for the first time since Sept. 6, 2003 vs. William & Mary (638) • Tim Hiller completed 27-of-31 passes (87.1 percent) and started the game completing his first 13 passes • Tim Hiller threw five touchdown passes in a game for the first time since Oct. 8, 2005 vs. Ball State and is now second all-time in career TD passes (54) • Branden Lebetter (18) and Jamarko Simmons (14) moved into fifth and a tie for eighth, respectively in career TD receptions • Londen Fryar led WMU with seven solo tackles, one off his career best of eight in a game and doubling his previous tackle total in previous three games • Western Michigan did not record a take away against Tennessee Tech, snapping a seven-game streak and the Broncos now have at least one take away in 39 of 41 games

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• WMU captured 498th program victory

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 7, TEMPLE 3 WESTERN MICHIGAN AT TEMPLE

2008 SEASON REVIEW

WESTERN MICHIGAN (4-1, 2-0 MAC) TEMPLE (1-4, 0-2 MAC) Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, Pa. SCORING Western Michigan Temple

0 3

0 0

7 0

0 0

7 3

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7 3

GAME

5

1ST QUARTER TU 9:19 Brownell 45 FG, 11-37 - 5:41 3RD QUARTER WMU 2:16 Nunez 30 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 9-77 - 5:05 TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

WMU 18 26-36 252 42-26-1 68-288 9-38.2 1-1 8-57 30:08 4-16

TU 10 38-136 60 22-10-0 60-196 8-37.1 3-1 10-76 29:52 4-16

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: WMU-West 15-35; Elsworth 2-7; Hiller 2-0; Team 1-minus 3; Winchester 6-minus 3. TU-Nixon 3-53; Jones 15-49; Stewart 12-29; Liverpool 5-7; Grigsby 2-0; Team 1-minus 2. PASSING: WMU-Hiller 26-42-1-252. TU-Stewart 10-20-0-60; Francis 0-2-0-0. RECEIVING: WMU-Simmons 8-67; Ledbetter 5-52; West 5-31; Nunez 4-53; Elsworth 2-23; Stevens 1-18; Julien 1-8. TU-Francis 4-27; Shelton 2-10; Crudup 1-21; Armstrong 1-5; Liverpool 1-2; Jones 1-minus 5. ATTENDANCE: 17,624 KICK OFF TIME: 2:06 p.m. END OF GAME: 5:03 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 2:57 TEMPERATURE: 72 WIND: ESE 8 mph WEATHER: Cloudy

GAME NOTES • Western Michigan scored the fewest amount of points in a win (7) for the first time since defeating Akron by the score of 7-3 at Waldo Stadium in 1995 • WMU was 2-0 to start the MAC season for the first time under Bill Cubit • WMU went undefeated during the month of September (4-0) • The Broncos improved to 7-0 over Temple with the 7-3 win - the Owls and Buffalo are the only teams in the MAC that WMU has a perfect record against • Western Michigan’s defense forced Temple into six three-and-outs

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• Jamarko Simmons hauled in a reception for the 22nd straight game • WMU captured 499th program victory

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 41, OHIO 20 WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. OHIO

SCORING Ohio Western Michigan

0 5

7 6

0 10

20 41

13 20

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20 41

1ST QUARTER WMU 9:51 Potter 34 FG, 4-6 - 0:48 WMU 2:50 Davidson safety 2ND QUARTER OHIO 2:39 Mooney 4 pass from Jackson (Way kick), 3-3 - 1:34 WMU 0:04 West 18 pass from Hiller (Potter kick failed), 9-86 - 2:35 3RD QUARTER WMU 4:03 Potter 39 FG, 10-68 - 4:53 WMU 2:36 Simmons 16 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 4-27 - 1:21 4TH QUARTER WMU 12:44 West 45 pass from Hiller (Potter kick failed), 5-92 - 2:05 OHIO 7:01 Carter 2 pass from Jackson (Way kick blocked), 7-20 - 4:07 WMU 4:39 Stevens 32 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 5-51 - 2:22 OHIO 3:48 Harden 41 pass from Jackson (Way kick), 5-66 - 0:51 WMU 2:25 West 26 run (Potter kick), 3-40 - 1:23

GAME

6

2008 SEASON REVIEW

Ohio (1-5, 0-2 MAC) WESTERN MICHIGAN (5-1, 3-0 MAC) Waldo Stadium • Kalamazoo, Mich.

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

OHIO 18 37-148 208 37-19-2 74-356 4-37.2 1-1 9-98 32:04 7-18

WMU 22 28-156 347 38-24-1 66-503 2-52.0 2-2 3-25 27:56 9-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: OHIO-Harden 12-65; Garrett 6-27; Jackson 14-21; Brazill 1-18; Davidson 3-11; Jones 1-6. WMU-West 22-107; Hiller 5-51; Team 1-minus 2. PASSING: OHIO-Jackson 13-22-2-144; Jones 6-15-0-64. WMU-Hiller 24-37-1347; Arnheim 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: OHIO-Mooney 5-67; Brazill 3-21; Dunlop 2-28; McCrae 2-11; Carter 2-5; Harden 1-41; Price 1-29; Peterson 1-5; Davidson 1-3; Flintall 1-minus 2. WMU-Simmons 8-87; Nunez 6-81; West 4-72; Ledbetter 3-36; Julien 2-39; 1-32. ATTENDANCE: 20,133 KICK OFF TIME: 2:05 p.m. END OF GAME: 5:06 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:01 TEMPERATURE: 58 WIND: NNW 2 mph WEATHER: Sunny

GAME NOTES • WMU captured 500th program victory with 41-20 win over Ohio on Homecoming • With 36 yards receiving against Ohio, Branden Ledbetter moved into third on the all-time receiving yards list for tight ends, moving past Tony Scheffler, with 1,352 yards • Tim Hiller was one TD pass away from matching his career high for a season (20) and from 60 for his career • Brandon West, 239 all-purpose yards against Ohio, scored two receiving TDs in a game for first time in his career, taking it to the end zone three times - one rushing, two receiving • WMU blocked a PAT for the first time since Eastern Michigan on Nov. 5, 2005 • Jamarko Simmons hauled in a reception for the 23rd straight game

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• Tim Hiller recorded 17th career game with multiple touchdowns, eighth career 300-yard game and fourth career game with at least four TD passes

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 34, BUFFALO 28 (OT) WESTERN MICHIGAN AT BUFFALO

2008 SEASON REVIEW

WESTERN MICHIGAN (6-1, 4-0 MAC) Buffalo (2-4, 1-2 MAC) UB Stadium • Buffalo, N.Y. SCORING Western Michigan Ohio

0 7

3 7

3 7

34 28

22 7

6 0

OT

34 28

1ST QUARTER UB 2:36 Starks 6 run (Principe kick), 16-80 - 7:02 2ND QUARTER WMU 3:56 Potter 20 FG, 16-70 - 8:26 UB 2:31 Starks 66 run (Principe kick), 4-80 - 1:13 3RD QUARTER UB 4:34 Starks 2 run (Principe kick), 10-71 - 5:12 WMU 1:30 Potter 20 FG, 10-46 - 2:56 4TH QUARTER WMU 9:23 Nunez 6 pass from Hiller (Simmons pass from Hiller), 11-79 - 3:19 UB 5:14 Thermilus 1 run (Principe kick), 5-6 - 2:18 WMU 4:08 Julien 13 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 4-40 - 0:59 WMU 0:05 Simmons 9 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 10-66 - 1:50 OVERTIME WMU 15:00 Ledbetter 2 pass from Hiller, 5-25 - 0:00

GAME

7

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

WMU 23 17-52 345 63-42-1 80-397 4-41.8 2-2 9-63 26:53 5-14

UB 20 38-158 164 35-18-1 73-322 8-33.9 1-0 5-49 33:07 9-18

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: WMU-West 11-59; Winchester 1-0; Hiller 5-minus 7. UB-Starks 28-125; Thermilus 4-17; Hamlin 1-13; Maynard 1-5; Henry 1-minus 1; Willy 3-minus 1. PASSING: WMU-Hiller 42-63-1-345. UB-Willy 14-34-1-157; Maynard 1-1-0-7. RECEIVING: WMU-Julien 12-111; Simmons 10-103; Nunez 9-60; Ledbetter 6-40; West 5-31. UB-Roosevelt 4-44; Starks 4-24; Hamlin 3-41; Rack 3-20; Jackson 2-25; Brey 2-10.

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ATTENDANCE: 15,025 KICK OFF TIME: 3:36 p.m. END OF GAME: 7:01 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:35 TEMPERATURE: 70 WIND: W 0-5 mph WEATHER: Clear

GAME NOTES • WMU won first overtime game since 1999 (40-37) at Eastern Michigan • WMU blocked a punt (Dervon Wallace) for first time since Sept. 24, 2005 (Seth Quivey) at Temple • Jamarko Simmons hauled in a reception for the 24th straight game • Tim Hiller recorded 18th career game with multiple touchdowns, ninth career 300-yard game and fifth career game with at least four TD passes • Hiller set school records for pass completions (42) and attempts (63) in a game; also breaking the Buffalo opponent and UB stadium records for pass attempts • Two receivers had 100 yards receiving (Schneider Julien - 111; Simmons - 103) • WMU scored 22 points in the fourth quarter at Buffalo • WMU became bowl eligible with win at Buffalo and is 6-1 (4-0 in the MAC) for first time since 2000

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 28, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 38 WESTERN MICHIGAN AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN

SCORING Western Michigan Central Michigan

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1ST QUARTER CMU 13:22 Bockheim 24 pass from Brunner (Aguila kick), 5-68 - 1:38 CMU 5:18 Schroeder 19 run (Aguila kick), 11-98 - 3:33 WMU 2:28 West 1 run (Potter kick), 7-86 - 2:50 2ND QUARTER WMU 5:56 West 3 run (Potter kick), 10-87 - 4:39 CMU 2:36 Schroeder 1 run (Aguila kick), 9-68 - 3:20 3RD QUARTER WMU 10:02 Nunez 6 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 12-79 - 4:58 CMU 6:29 Weaver 2 pass from Brown (Aguila kick), 9-68 - 3:33 4TH QUARTER CMU 11:01 Hoskins 9 run (Aguila kick), 11-91 - 4:58 WMU 6:25 Julien 32 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 8-42 - 1:36 CMU 1:20 Aguila 20 FG, 10-72 - 5:05

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WESTERN MICHIGAN (6-2, 4-1 MAC) Central Michigan (5-2, 4-0 MAC) Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, Mich.

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

WMU 28 23-49 471 38-53-0 76-520 3-33.0 0-0 7-57 32:15 5-13

CMU 22 41-176 348 21-29-1 74-524 3-36.7 0-0 10-95 27:45 10-15

GAME NOTES • Tim Hiller threw for a school record 471 yards, breaking old mark held by Chad Munson vs. William & Mary on Sept. 6, 2003

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: WMU-West 18-53; Winchester 1-1; Hiller 4-minus 5. CMU-Schroeder 25-106; Brunner 6-22; Brown 2-19; Cotton 2-16; Hoskins 4-15; Team 1-minus 2.

• Hiller’s 471 yards, 38 completions and 53 attempts were all Kelly/Shorts Stadium records, marking the second game in a row Hiller has broken a stadium record on the road

PASSING: WMU-Hiller 38-53-0-471. CMU-Brunner 20-29-1-346; Brown 1-1-0-2.

• WMU had three receivers go over 100 yards receiving in a game for the first time since Sept. 4, 1999 vs. No. 4 Florida (Nunez - 145; Julien - 128; Simmons - 118)

RECEIVING: WMU-Simmons 13-118; Nunez 10-145; Julien 7-128; West 3-29; Ledbetter 2-42; Elsworth 2-5; Winchester 1-4. CMU-Brown 10-113; Poblah 4-81; Anderson 3-78; Hoskins 1-52; Bockheim 1-24; Weaver 1-2; Schroeder 1-minus 2. ATTENDANCE: 30,302 KICK OFF TIME: 12:05 p.m. END OF GAME: 3:23 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:18 TEMPERATURE: 50 WIND: SW 0-5 mph WEATHER: Crisp and sunny

• Austin Pritchard recorded a career-best and teamseason high 17 tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss • Jamarko Simmons hauled in a reception for the 25th straight game • Tim Hiller recorded 19th career game with multiple touchdowns, 10th career 300-yard game and first 400yard passing game of career

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 31, EASTERN MICHIGAN 10 WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN

2008 SEASON REVIEW

Eastern Michigan (2-8, 1-5 MAC) WESTERN MICHIGAN (7-2, 5-1 MAC) Waldo Stadium • Kalamazoo, Mich. SCORING Eastern Michigan Western Michigan

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1ST QUARTER WMU 10:35 Nunez 45 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 4-58 - 1:08 WMU 1:10 Potter 32 FG, 9-59 - 3:02 2ND QUARTER EMU 13:03 Blevins 19 run (Carithers kick), 6-68 - 3:07 WMU 10:00 Julien 7 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 5-40 - 3:03 3RD QUARTER EMU 1:12 Carithers 28 FG 5-18 - 2:03 4TH QUARTER WMU 13:16 West 1 run (Potter kick), 8-65 - 3:05 WMU 2:06 Ledbetter 34 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 5-60 - 1:27

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EMU 21 37-133 272 37-21-2 74-405 4-38.8 0-0 4-35 33:16 6-17

WMU 25 35-163 339 36-24-0 71-502 2-50.5 3-3 11-74 26:44 3-8

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: EMU-Priest 13-52; Blevins 15-52; Jones 3-30; Schmitt 5-0; Team 1-minus 1. WMU-West 29-166; Winchester 3-10; Team 1-minus 3; Hiller 2-minus 10.

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GAME NOTES • Western Michigan had won seven games in a season for the third time in the four-year WMU coaching career of Bill Cubit

PASSING: EMU-Schmitt 21-35-2-272; Gage 0-1-0-0; Jones 0-1-0-0. WMU-Hiller 24-36-0-339.

• Tim Hiller had thrown a TD pass in 12-straight games, throwing three against Eastern Michigan, which is the last team to hold Hiller without a touchdown pass (Oct. 27, 2007)

RECEIVING: EMU-Stone 6-85; LeDuc 4-29; Priest 4-27; Jones 3-77; Sanders 3-37; Thayer 1-17. WMU-Julien 10-90; Simmons 7-128; Nunez 4-65; Ledbetter 1-34; West 1-12; Arnheim 1-10.

• Jamarko Simmons had a reception in 26-straight games and recorded his 10th-career 100-yard receiving game with 128 on seven catches

ATTENDANCE: 19,917 KICK OFF TIME: 2:07 p.m. END OF GAME: 5:10 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:03 TEMPERATURE: 57 WIND: NNE 7 mph WEATHER: Partly Cloudy

• Schneider Julien had caught at least one touchdown in each of the last three games (Buffalo, CMU, EMU) and has had 10 or more receptions in two of the last three games • Branden Ledbetter had caught six touchdowns in each of the last three seasons and is now one of four Broncos with 20 or more TD receptions in a career • Tim Hiller was one of three players in WMU history with at least 7,000 career passing yards

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 23, ILLINOIS 17 WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. ILLINOIS

SCORING Illinois Western Michigan

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1ST QUARTER WMU 10:48 Potter 31 FG, 10-56 - 4:12 ILL 2:20 Ford 1 run (Eller kick), 5-69 - 1:58 2ND QUARTER WMU 12:04 Potter 22 FG, 12-70 - 5:16 WMU 9:06 Arnheim 10 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 4-39 - 1:18 WMU 4:27 Simmons 15 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 5-44 - 2:35 3RD QUARTER ILL 4:08 Eller 20 FG, 8-75 - 3:57 4TH QUARTER WMU 14:55 Potter 45 FG, 8-34 - 4:13 ILL 12:30 Cumberland 5 pass from Williams (Eller kick), 10-60 - 2:25

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Illinois (5-5) WESTERN MICHIGAN (8-2) Ford Field • Detroit, Mich.

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

ILL 21 30-115 328 45-20-2 75-443 4-35.8 0-0 3-30 26:35 1-13

WMU 20 28-64 301 40-28-0 68-365 5-42.2 1-1 4-30 33:25 7-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: ILL-Williams 12-68; Dufrene 6-36; 2-10; Pollard 1-1; Ford 9-0. WMUWest 18-57; Winchester 4-19; Thompson 1-1; Team 2-minus 5; Hiller 3-minus 8. PASSING: ILL-Williams 20-45-2-328. WMU-Hiller 28-40-0-301. RECEIVING: ILL-Benn 7-111; Hoomanawanui 4-45; Cumberland 3-76; Dufrene 2-12; Jenkins 1-54; Ford 1-14; McGee 1-13; Judson 1-3. WMU-Simmons 11-174; Ledbetter 5-39; Arnheim 4-38; West 3-14; Julien 2-16; Stevens 2-9; Wallace 1-11. ATTENDANCE: 12,865 KICK OFF TIME: 12:00 p.m. END OF GAME: 3:10 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:10 TEMPERATURE: Indoors WIND: Indoors WEATHER: Indoors

GAME NOTES • WMU had defeated a BCS school in three-straight seasons (Virginia, Iowa, Illinois) and a Big Ten school in two-straight seasons • WMU had a 3,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard receiver for the first time since 1999 • WMU had eight wins in a season for the sixth time in program history • Tim Hiller was the second Bronco to have 3,000 yards passing in two seasons (Tim Lester - 1998, 1999) • Jamarko Simmons became the new WMU record holder for career receptions (240) and is the first Bronco to have at least 80 catches in two seasons • Western Michigan had won seven games in a season for the third time in the four-year WMU coaching career of Bill Cubit • Tim Hiller had thrown a TD pass in 13-straight games with two against Illinois

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• Jamarko Simmons had a reception in 27-straight games • Tim Hiller recorded 21st career game with multiple touchdowns, 12th career 300-yard passing game of career

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 27, TOLEDO 17 WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. TOLEDO

2008 SEASON REVIEW

TOLEDO (2-8, 1-5 MAC) WESTERN MICHIGAN (9-2, 6-1 MAC) Waldo Stadium • Kalamazoo, Mich. SCORING Toledo Western Michigan

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1ST QUARTER UT 2:38 S. Williams 27 pass from Opelt (Steigerwald kick), 9-77 - 4:37 2ND QUARTER WMU 11:00 Potter 25 FG, 8-44 - 3:04 WMU 0:00 Pritchard 1 pass from Hiller, 8-80 - 1:12 3RD QUARTER WMU 10:11 Nunez 11 pass from Hiller, 8-45 - 4:49 WMU 6:29 Potter 25 FG, 9-50 - 3:25 4TH QUARTER UT 14:46 Steigerwald 21 FG, 14-76 - 6:43 WMU 10:27 Stevens 10 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 9-83 - 4:19 UT 3:42 Opelt 1 run (Steigerwald kick), 6-21 - 1:54

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UT 16 35-145 213 31-18-1 66-358 4-38.0 2-1 6-60 30:48 4-15

WMU 20 33-146 225 36-22-1 69-371 4-45.5 1-1 2-10 29:12 7-13

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: UT-M. Williams 16-83; Collins 16-68; Opelt 3-minus 6. WMU-Winchester 28-111; Burdi 2-26; Elsworth 1-9; Thompson 1-2; Team 1-minus 2. PASSING: UT-Opelt 18-31-1-213. WMU-Hiller 22-36-1-225. RECEIVING: UT-Moore 10-97; S. Williams 6-94; Allen 1-17; Stafford 1-5. WMUSimmons 8-96; Nunez 5-87; Winchester 5-22; Stevens 1-10; Wallace 1-5; Lawrence 1-4; Pritchard 1-1.

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ATTENDANCE: 12,336 KICK OFF TIME: 2:07 p.m. END OF GAME: 5:07 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:00 TEMPERATURE: 39 WIND: NNW 18 WEATHER: Overcast, Cold

GAME NOTES • WMU had nine wins in a season for only the third time in program history and the first since 2000 • WMU finished its home schedule a perfect 6-0, going 5-0 at Waldo Stadium for the 10th time in program history, third time this decade and second time under Bill Cubit • WMU defeated Toledo for the third year in a row for the first time since doing so in 1976, 1977, 1978 • WMU’s four-year win total (2005-08) of 29 was second only to the win total from 1997-2000 (31) in program history • Jamarko Simmons was the second Bronco ever to have at least 90 career receptions in a season, joining Greg Jennings. • Tim Hiller had thrown a TD pass in 14-straight games with two against Illinois • Jamarko Simmons had a reception in 28-straight games • Tim Hiller recorded 22nd career game with multiple touchdowns

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 22, NO. 15 BALL STATE 45 WESTERN MICHIGAN AT NO. 15 BALL STATE

SCORING Western Michigan No. 15 Ball State

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1ST QUARTER BSU 5:56 Lewis 10 run (McGarvey kick), 9-87 - 4:06 BSU 3:18 Johnson 40 pass from Davis (McGarvey kick), 5-51 - 1:44 WMU 1:21 Julien 36 pass from Burdi (Potter kick), 4-53 - 1:50 2ND QUARTER WMU 9:38 Nunez 9 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 10-78 - 5:11 BSU 4:00 McGarvey 43 FG, 10-44 - 5:28 BSU 0:31 Davis 6 run (McGarvey kick), 7-55 - 1:39 3RD QUARTER BSU 3:47 Lewis, M. 1 run (McGarvey kick), 7-50 - 3:03 BSU 3:24 Lewis, T. 35 interception (McGarvey kick) 4TH QUARTER WMU 11:00 West 8 run (Nunez pass from Hiller), 12-80 - 3:14 BSU 4:31 Lewis, M. 1 run (McGarvey kick), 11-81 - 6:25

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WESTERN MICHIGAN (9-3, 6-2 MAC) NO. 15 BALL STATE (12-0, 8-0 MAC) Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, Ind.

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

WMU 17 28-137 206 36-17-2 64-343 6-37.8 0-0 6-48 27:16 6-13

BSU 19 43-179 273 25-17-0 68-452 4-42.8 0-0 1-5 32:44 9-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: WMU-Winchester 14-77; West 10-61; Burdi 2-8; Simmons 1-1; Hiller 1-minus 10. BSU-Lewis, M. 32-120; Davis 7-64; Sykes 2-minus 1; Team 2-minus 4. PASSING: WMU-Hiller 15-32-2-145; Burdi 2-4-0-61. BSU-17-25-0-273. RECEIVING: WMU-Simmons 6-84; Julien 5-85; Nunez 2-17; West 1-11; Arnheim 1-5; Elsworth 1-2; Winchester 1-2. BSU-Orsbon 5-63; Johnson 4-91; Hill 4-89; Lewis M. 4-30. ATTENDANCE: 23,861 KICK OFF TIME: 7:04 p.m. END OF GAME: 10:13 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:09 TEMPERATURE: 35 WIND: NW 11 WEATHER: Cloudy

GAME NOTES • Jamarko Simmons tied the single-season record for receptions and now shares the mark with Greg Jennings (2005) • Tim Hiller had thrown a TD pass in 15-straight games and tied the single-season record for TD passes • Jamarko Simmons had a reception in 29-straight games • Louis Delmas became the first Bronco to record 100 tackles in a seaosn (101) since Jason Babin (115) and Kevin Ford (111) in 2003

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WESTERN MICHIGAN 14, RICE 38 • TEXAS BOWL WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. RICE 2008 TEXAS BOWL

2008 SEASON REVIEW

WESTERN MICHIGAN (9-4) RICE (10-3) Reliant Stadium • Houston, Texas SCORING Western Michigan Rice

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1ST QUARTER RICE 5:21 Clement 26 run (Fangmeier kick), 6-67 - 2:36 RICE 0:22 Fangmeier 30 FG, 8-52 - 3:02 2ND QUARTER RICE 6:53 Dixon 6 pass from Clement (Fangmeier kick), 16-78 - 7:55 RICE 1:15 Casey 45 pass from Clement (Fangmeier kick), 9-74 - 4:00 3RD QUARTER RICE 6:35 Clement 13 pass from Dillard (Fangmeier kick), 9-64 - 3:09 4TH QUARTER RICE 9:38 Dillard 18 pass from Clement (Fangmeier kick), 14-84 - 6:07 WMU 6:33 Elsworth 2 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 9-69 - 3:05 WMU 0:25 Julien 13 pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 10-74 - 2:28 TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS PASSING YARDS PASS ATT-COMP-INT PLAYS-TOTAL YARDS PUNTS-AVG FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD DOWN CONV.

WMU 15 19-61 217 43-20-2 62-278 5-36.4 0-0 5-53 21:31 3-14

RICE 28 37-135 320 47-31-0 84-455 4-34.5 0-0 8-64 38:29 13-20

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: WMU-West 15-56; Winchester 2-5; Thompson 1-2; Julien 1-minus 2. RICE-Clement 12-72; Ugokwe 17-54; Goodson 3-14; Casey 3-10; Team 1-minus 2; Shepherd 1-minus 13. PASSING: WMU-Hiller 19-42-2-198; Biggers 1-1-0-19. RICE-Clement 30-44-0307; Dillard 1-2-0-13; Goodson 0-1-0-0; Shepherd 0-0-0-0. RECEIVING: WMU-Simmons 6-92; West 6-28; Julien 3-30; Nunez 2-40; Delmas 1-19; Ledbetter 1-6; Elsworth 1-2. RICE-Dillard 8-86; Dixon 8-58; Casey 7-112; Goodson 3-22; Smiter 2-18; Clement 1-13; Henderson 1-8; Wardlow 1-3.

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ATTENDANCE: 58,880 KICK OFF TIME: 7:05 p.m. END OF GAME: 10:31 p.m. ELAPSED TIME: 3:26 TEMPERATURE: 62 WIND: ESE 5 mph WEATHER: Scattered Clouds

GAME NOTES • Jamarko Simmons broke the single-season record for receptions, finishing with 104 • Jamarko Simmons broke the single-season record for receiving yards, finishing with 1,276 • Tim Hiller threw a TD pass in 16-straight games and broke the single-season record for TD passes (36) • Jamarko Simmons finished his career with at least one reception in 30-straight games • Brandon West became the 15th Broncos to rush for 1,000 yards, finishing the season with 1,026 • WMU played in front of the second-largest bowl crowd (58,880) in MAC history • Justin Braska tied a WMU bowl record with 2.5 sacks

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BRONCOS IN THE PROS

BRONCOS ACTIVE IN THE PROS NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) Name Pos. Jason Babin DE EJ Biggers CB James Blair OG Louis Delmas FS Londen Fryar CB Greg Jennings WR Tony Scheffler TE Jamarko Simmons WR

Team Kansas City Chiefs (2008) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Detroit Lions Detroit Lions Kansas City Chiefs Green Bay Packers Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (CFL) Name Pos. Fernand Kashama FB Paul Lambert OG Desman Stephens DB

Team Calgary Stampeders Montreal Alouettes Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Louis Delmas

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JASON BABIN • KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2008) JASON BABIN (2000-03)

BRONCOS IN THE PROS

Jason Babin (2000-03) was a member of the Houston Texans from 2004-07 before he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks during the 2007 campaign. He was the first-ever first round draft choice out of the Western Michigan football program. Beginning his career as a linebacker, Babin played all 16 games for the Texans in 2004, recording a career-high 63 tackles (51 solo). He has at least four sacks in each of his first three seasons in the National Football League, compiling a career-best five in 2006, and now torments opposing offenses from the corner as a defensive end. Babin is the career and single-season record holder for tackles for loss with 75.0 from 2000-03 and 33.0 during the 2003 campaign. He is also the career record holder for sacks with 38.0 during his tenure.

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GREG JENNINGS • GREEN BAY PACKERS BRONCOS IN THE PROS

GREG JENNINGS (2002-05) Greg Jennings (2002-05) left WMU as the all-time leader in career receptions (238), touchdowns (39) and all-purpose yards (5,093). He held the single-season record for yards (1,259), and receptions (98) and led the nation in receptions in 2005 with 98. He is still the program’s leader in TDs in a season (14, twice). He was a Biletinikoff Award semifinalist and was named AP All-America. Jennings, a native of Kalamazoo, also became the first football student-athlete to win both the Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year and the Vern Smith Leadership Award since Randy Moss (1997). He was drafted in 2006 with the 52nd overall pick by the Green Bay Packers. He appeared in 14 games, making 11 starts and compiled 45 receptions for 632 yards and three TDs en route to being named to the 2006 NFL All-Rookie Team. Jennings also owns the distinct honor of being on the receiving end of Brett Favre’s 400th-career touchdown pass, a 75-yard catch and run at Detroit. He will forever be linked to Favre as he also hauled in the future Hall of Famer’s record-tying 420th and record-breaking 421st career TD passes in 2007. Jennings finished 2007 with 12 TD receptions and 920 yards receiving for Green Bay, and registered the first 1,000-yard receiving season of his career with 1,292 in 2008.

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TOM NÜTTEN • ST. LOUIS RAMS (1998-2005) SUPER BOWL XXXIV CHAMPION TOM NÜTTEN (1991-94)

BRONCOS IN THE PROS

Tom Nütten (1991-94) is the second of only two Broncos to ever appear in a Super Bowl, an impressive feat. Even more impressive is the fact that he is the lone product of Western Michigan football to ever earn a ring. Nütten’s St. Louis Rams took part in one of the most electrifying Super Bowls, defeating the Tennessee Titans, 23-16, in Super Bowl XXXIV (2000). Nütten spent his first three NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills (1995-97) before embarking on an eight-year career with the Rams (1998-2005). Nütten played 16 games for St. Louis during its championship run in 2000. He appeared in 11 games in 2002, when he made his second trip to the Super Bowl, losing to the New England Patriots, 20-17, in Super Bowl XXXVI.

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JOHN OFFERDAHL • MIAMI DOLPHINS (1986-93) FIVE-TIME ALL-PRO BRONCOS IN THE PROS

JOHN OFFERDAHL (1982-85) John Offerdahl (1982-85) is possibly the most decorated player to ever come through the Western Michigan program. He spent eight seasons with the Miami Dolphins (1986-93), earning five consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl in his first five seasons (1986-90). Offerdahl burst onto the NFL scene as a rookie with a team-leading 135 tackles (109 solo) in 1986, both career highs. He also set career marks in sacks (2.0), forced fumbles (8) and fumble recoveries (3) during his first year in the league. Offerdahl ended his pro career with 655 tackles (518 solo), 9.5 sacks for a loss of 95.5 yards, four interceptions with 44 total return yards, 24 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and one pass deflection. He is WMU’s leader in career (694) and single-season (192) tackles, setting the latter mark in 1983. Offerdahl is also the all-time leader in career fumble recoveries with eight.

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BOB ROWE • ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (1967-75) BOB ROWE (1964-66)

BRONCOS IN THE PROS

Bob Rowe (1964-66) was inducted into the WMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977 after finishing a nine-year playing career (1967-75) with the St. Louis Cardinals (now the Arizona franchise). Rowe was named Second Team All-America by the Associated Press in 1966 and played in the ‘66 East-West Shrine Game. During his professional career, Rowe played in 122 games and made 84 starts. He played in the 1968 Pro Bowl and had his most productive year statistically in 1969, recording nine fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He returned one interception 19 yards for a score. He was the 43rd overall selection in the 1967 draft. As a Bronco, Rowe was named First Team All-MAC in 1966 and was the team’s Most Outstanding Player in 1966 and 1967. He is just one of three Broncos to ever have their jersey number retired.

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TONY SCHEFFLER • DENVER BRONCOS

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TONY SCHEFFLER (2002-05) Tony Scheffler (2002-05) finished his career as the second-best tight end in terms of career receptions (117) and yards (1,345) at Western Michigan. In 2005, Scheffler ranked third in the country among tight ends in receptions per game (5.18) and fifth in yards per game (60.9). He also succeeded at the highest level in the classroom earning ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV and Academic All-MAC accolades two years in a row. Scheffler was the 61st overall selection of the 2006 NFL Draft. The Denver Broncos chose the Chelsea, Mich., native with the organization’s second pick of the draft, making him the fifth tight end taken that far in the draft. He appeared in 13 games with five starts during his rookie campaign and finished the season with 18 catches for 286 yards and four touchdowns. During his second season, Scheffler again was a large part of the offense, improving to five TDs and 549 yards on 49 catches. He had a career-best 645 yards receiving with three more TDs in 2008, bringing his career total to 12 scoring grabs.

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PROFESSIONAL REGISTER NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) Adam Anderson, P Jason Babin, LB/DE EJ Biggers, CB James Blair, OG

Ed Chlebek, QB Jerry Collins, LB Terry Crews, LB

Vern Davis, DB Louis Delmas, FS Mark Garalczyk, DT/DE Gene Hamlin, C Kevin Haverdink, OT Steve Hawkins, WR Paul Hutchins, OT Greg Jennings, WR ++++ Roger Lawson, RB Dale Livingston, K John Lomakoski, OT Bob Lurtsema, DT/DE + Art Macioszczyk, FB/LB Joel (Muleski) Mason OE/DE/DB Jack Matheson, OE/DE Rocco Moore, OG/OT Dominic Moran, OL Jake Moreland, TE John Morton, WR Kendrick Mosley, WR Tom Nütten, OL ++ John Offerdahl, LB +++ John Rapacz, C/LB Bob Rowe, DT/DE Tony Scheffler, TE Jamarko Simmons, WR Mike Siwek, DT Joel Smeenge, LB/DE Tom Toth, OG/OT Pete Wysocki, LB

2006 2004-07 2007-08 2008 2009 2008 2009 1939-42, ’46-51 1952 1963 1969-71 1991 1993 1995 1996 1971 2009 1987 1988 1988 1970 1971 1972 1989-91 1994 1993-94 2006-09 1972-73 1968-69 1970 1962 1967-71 1972-76 1976-77 1944, ’47 1945 1943-46 1980 2007 2000-01 2001 1993 2006-07 1998-2001, 2004-05 2003 1986-93 1950-54 1967-75 2006-09 2009 1970 1990-94 1995-2000 1986-89 1990 1975-80

+ played in Super Bowls VIII and IX ++ played in Super Bowls XXXIV and XXXVI +++ played in Pro Bowls (’87, ’88, ’90) ++++ NFL Rookie Team (2006) NFL EUROPE LEAGUE (WORLD LEAGUE) (DEFUNCT) Adam Anderson, P Hamburg Sea Devils Corey Alston, WR/KR Rhein Fire Terry Crews, DL Rhein Fire Jermaine Lewis, WR Frankfurt Galaxy Charles Missant, C Frankfurt Galaxy John Morton, WR Frankfurt Galaxy Tristan Moss, DB Barcelona Dragons Tom Nütten, OL Amsterdam Admirals Ronald Rogers, CB Scottish Claymores

2005, 2007 2002 1995 2004 2005-07 1997 1998-99 1998 2003

UNITED STATES FOOTBALL LEAGUE (DEFUNCT) Allen Hughes, DT Duane Wilson, OT

Michigan Panthers Oklahoma Outlaws

1983-84 1984

XFL (DEFUNCT) Tim Lester, QB

Chicago Enforcers

2001

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (CFL) Allan Boyko, SB Bruce Boyko, FB/RB Larry Cates, RB Lovell Coleman, RB

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Saskatchewan Roughriders British Columbia Lions Winnipeg Blue Bombers Saskatchewan Roughriders Calgary Stampeders Calgary Stampeders Ottawa Rough Riders British Columbia Lions

1991 1991 1998 1990 1990-96 1974 1960-67 1968 1969-70

Ryan Cubit, QB Bobby Desrosiers, SB Chuck Gullickson, OG/LB Bruno Heppell, FB Allen Hughes, DL Fernand Kashama, FB Tony Kimbrough, QB Tony Knox, WR Paul Lambert, OT Francis (Butch) LaRoue, OT Tarrence McEvans, DB John Morton, WR Tristan Moss, DB Tom Nütten, OL Mark Ricks, CB Ronald “Bo” Rogers, CB Robert Sanford, RB Mike Snodgrass, C Desman Stephen, DB Pete Wysocki, LB

Calgary Stampeders Saskatchewan Roughriders Saskatchewan Roughriders Montreal Alouettes Calgary Stampeders Calgary Stampeders Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ottawa Rough Riders British Columbia Lions Hamilton Tiger-Cats Hamilton Tiger-Cats Montreal Alouettes Toronto Argonauts Calgary Stampeders Toronto Argonauts Saskatchewan Roughriders Hamilton Tiger-Cats Saskatchewan Roughriders Ottawa Renegades Saskatchewan Roughriders Ottawa Roughriders Hamilton Tiger-Cats Hamilton Tiger-Cats Toronto Argonauts Saskatchewan Roughriders

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE (AFL) (ON HOLD IN 2009) Chris Browning, FB/LB Chicago Rush New Orleans VooDoo Columbus Destroyers Josh Bush, WR/DB Grand Rapids Rampage Columbus Destroyers Dallas Desperados Mario Evans, FB/LB New Orleans VooDoo Dan Falcon, OL/DL Grand Rapids Rampage New Jersey Gladiators Colin Greczek, OL/DL Detroit Fury Carolina Cobras Orlando Predators Chicago Rush Pierre Hixon, WR/DB Albany Firebirds Tampa Bay Storm Orlando Predators Pat Jackson, OL/DL New Jersey Red Dogs New York CityHawks Jeremy Johnson, OL/DL Buffalo Destroyers Tony Kimbrough, QB Charlotte Rage San Jose SaberCats Buffalo Destroyers Joe Lewandowski, OL/DL Grand Rapids Rampage New Jersey Gladiators Jermaine Lewis, WR/LB Nashville Kats Grand Rapids Rampage Jay McDonagh, QB Buffalo Destroyers New Jersey Gladiators Las Vegas Gladiators Tristan Moss, DB Grand Rapids Rampage Chicago Rush Heron O’Neal, DS Milwaukee Mustangs Dion Powell, OL/DL Albany Firebirds Mark Ricks, WR/DB St. Louis Stampede Nashville Kats Portland Forest Dragons Oklahoma Wranglers Los Angeles Avengers Grand Rapids Rampage Sean Riley, WR/DB Milwaukee Mustangs San Jose SaberCats Grand Rapids Rampage Las Vegas Gladiators Orlando Predators Ronald “Bo” Rogers Tampa Bay Storm Brad Selent, K Detroit Fury Peter Tuffo, FB/LB Nashville Kats Jeff Welsh, QB Grand Rapids Rampage

2007 1999 1963 1997-04 1982 2009 1989 1989-91 1991-92 1997 2001-2003 2004-09 1963 1998-99 1995 1998 1997 1993 2005 2003 1962-63 2009 1971 1972 1973-74 2004 2004-05 2006 2004-06 2007 2008 2004 2001 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004-05 1998-2000 2001 2002 1997 1998 2002-03 1993-94 1995-96 1999 1999-2000 2001 2005 2006-08 1999 2002 2003 2000-01 2002 2001 1997 1996 1997 1998-99 2000 2001-02 2003-04 1999-01 2002 2003 2003 2004 2007 2002 1997-98 2003-04

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE2 (AFL2) Mario Evans, FB/LB Tyrone Walker, WR/DB

Macon Knights Memphis Explorers

2002-03 2005-06

UNITED INDOOR FOOTBALL (UIF) Jonathan Jones, DE Nate Meyer, K

Peoria Rough Riders Evansville BlueCats

2004-06 2007

CONTINENTAL INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE (CIFL) Anthony Allsbury, DL Bryan Lape, LB Chris Montgomery, OL Brad Selent, K Chris Sheftic, LB

Kalamazoo Explosion (Defunct) Kalamazoo Explosion (Defunct) Kalamazoo Explosion (Defunct) Kalamazoo Explosion (Defunct) Kalamazoo Explosion (Defunct)

2007 2007 2007 2007-08 2008

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Ray Bray, OG/DG

Detroit Lions Houston Texans Seattle Seahawks Kansas City Chiefs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions Chicago Bears Green Bay Packers New York Jets Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Rams San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Detroit Lions St. Louis Cardinals Phoenix Cardinals New York Jets Washington Redskins Chicago Bears Detroit Lions New Orleans Saints New England Patriots Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers ++++ Chicago Bears Cincinnati Bengals Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions New York Giants Minnesota Vikings + Seattle Seahawks Philadelphia Eagles Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions Chicago Bears New York Jets New York Jets Cleveland Browns Oakland Raiders Cleveland Browns St. Louis Rams ++ New York Jets Miami Dolphins +++ New York Giants St. Louis Cardinals Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers St. Louis Cardinals New Orleans Saints Jacksonville Jaguars Miami Dolphins San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins

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NFL DRAFT Year 1939 1943 1943 1945 1960 1962 1962 1963 1963 1964 1967 1967 1968 1970 1971 1972 1972 1972 1972 1973 1973 1974 1977 1982 1985 1986 1987 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995 2004 2006 2006 2009 2009

Player Ray Bray, DG/OG Art Macioszczyk, B Bill Yambrick, C Ben Wall, B Lovell Coleman, HB John Lomakoski, OT Mike Snodgrass, C Pat Emerick, G Allen Schau, E Larry Bartolemeolli, OT Bob Rowe, DE Torre Ossmo, OT Dale Livingston, K Mike Siwek, DT Greg Flaska, DE Bill Slater, DE Dennis Sweeney, DE Roger Lawson, RB Vern Brown, Sr., DB Bernard Thomas, DE Keith Pretty, TE Larry Cates, DB Rocco Moore, OT Allen Hughes, DT Tom Toth, OT John Offerdahl, LB Mark Garalczyk, DT Kevin Haverdink, OT Joel Smeenge, DE Terry Crews, LB Paul Hutchins, OT Steve Hawkins, DB Tom Nütten, OT Jason Babin, DE Greg Jennings, WR Tony Scheffler, TE Louis Delmas, FS EJ Biggers, CB

Rd 7th 25th 24th 24th 17th 4th 20th 6th 11th 17th 2nd 10th 3rd 11th 17th 7th 11th 15th 17th 12th 16th 15th 11th 12th 4th 2nd 6th 5th 3rd 11th 6th 6th 7th 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th

Overall Team 66 Chicago Bears 252 Philadelphia Eagles 247 Pittsburgh Steelers 269 Washington Redskins 199 Cleveland Browns — Detroit Lions — Green Bay Packers — San Francisco 49ers — Washington Redskins — Cleveland Browns 43 St. Louis Cardinals 251 San Diego Chargers 83 Cincinnati Bengals 267 St. Louis Cardinals 422 New York Jets 181 Minnesota Vikings 274 Philadelphia Eagles 377 Chicago Bears 441 Miami Dolphins 295 Baltimore Colts 411 Green Bay Packers 390 Miami Dolphins 283 Philadelphia Eagles 320 Pittsburgh Steelers 102 New England Patriots 52 Miami Dolphins 146 St. Louis Cardinals 133 New Orleans Saints 71 New Orleans Saints 281 Los Angeles Rams 152 Green Bay Packers 166 New England Patriots 221 Buffalo Bills 27 Houston Texans 52 Green Bay Packers 61 Denver Broncos 33 Detroit Lions 217 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL DRAFT BY ROUND First Round Year Player 2004 Jason Babin, DE

Rd 1st

Overall 27

Team Houston Texans

Second Round Year Player 1967 Bob Rowe, DE 1986 John Offerdahl, LB 2006 Greg Jennings, WR 2006 Tony Scheffler, TE 2009 Louis Delmas, FS

Rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd

Overall 43 52 52 61 33

Team St. Louis Cardinals Miami Dolphins Green Bay Packers Denver Broncos Detroit Lions

Third Round Year Player 1968 Dale Livingston, K 1990 Joel Smeenge, DE

Rd 3rd 3rd

Overall 83 71

Team Cincinnati Bengals New Orleans Saints

Fourth Round Year Player 1962 John Lomakoski, OT 1985 Tom Toth, OT

Rd 4th 4th

Overall — 102

Team Detroit Lions New England Patriots

Fifth Round Year Player 1989 Kevin Haverdink, OT

Rd 5th

Overall 133

Team New Orleans Saints

Sixth Round Year 1963 1987 1993 1994

Rd 6th 6th 6th 6th

Overall — 146 152 166

Team San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Cardinals Green Bay Packers New England Patriots

Seventh Round Year Player 1939 Ray Bray, DG/OG 1972 Bill Slater, DE 1995 Tom Nütten, OT 2009 EJ Biggers, CB

Rd 7th 7th 7th 7th

Overall 66 181 221 217

Team Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings Buffalo Bills Tampa Buccaneers

Past Eighth Round (or later) Year Player 1967 Torre Ossmo, OT 1963 Allen Schau, E 1970 Mike Siwek, DT 1977 Rocco Moore, OT 1991 Terry Crews, LB 1972 Dennis Sweeney, DE 1982 Allen Hughes, DT 1973 Bernard Thomas, DE 1972 Roger Lawson, RB 1974 Larry Cates, DB 1973 Keith Pretty, TE 1960 Lovell Coleman, HB 1964 Larry Bartolemeolli, OT 1971 Greg Flaska, DE 1972 Vern Brown, Sr., DB 1962 Mike Snodgrass, C 1943 Bill Yambrick, C 1945 Ben Wall, B 1943 Art Macioszczyk, B

Rd 10th 11th 11th 11th 11th 11th 12th 12th 15th 15th 16th 17th 17th 17th 17th 20th 24th 24th 25th

Overall 251 — 267 283 281 274 320 295 377 390 411 199 — 422 441 — 247 269 252

Team San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Eagles Los Angeles Rams Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers Baltimore Colts Chicago Bears Miami Dolphins Green Bay Packers Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns New York Jets Miami Dolphins Green Bay Packers Pittsburgh Steelers Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles

AFL DRAFT Year 1962 1962 1963 1964 1965

Rd — 8th 6th 24th 20th

Overall — — — — —

Team Denver Broncos New York Titans San Diego Chargers Boston Patriots New York Jets

Player Pat Emerick, G Mark Garalczyk, DT Paul Hutchins, OT Steve Hawkins, DB

Player Lovell Coleman, HB John Lomakoski, OT Pat Emerick, G Larry Bartolemeolli, OT Troy Allen, DB

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MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

DR. JOHN A. STEINBRECHER • MAC COMMISSIONER

Dr. Jon Steinbrecher Mid-American Conference Commissioner

Since its inception in 1946, the Mid-American Conference has progressively grown and developed into one of the most aggressive Division I conferences in the country. One of only 11 football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences, the MAC named Dr. Jon Steinbrecher as its eighth commissioner in the 63-year history of the league this past March. Steinbrecher came to the MAC after serving for six years as the commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference.

The league has grown its commitment to championships by expanding to six its number of neutral site post season events – football (Detroit’s Ford Field), volleyball (Toledo’s SeaGate Centre), men’s and women’s basketball (Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena), softball (Akron’s Firestone Stadium) and most recently baseball (Chillicothe’s VA Memorial Stadium). The MAC tied a league record in 2008 with five schools participating in bowl games – Buffalo (International); Ball State (GMAC); Central Michigan (Motor City); Western Michigan (Texas); and Northern Illinois (Independence Bowl). The 2008 season also saw the first MAC football team ranked in the Top 25 since 2003. Ball State was ranked as high as 12th in the BCS Standings, 12th in the AP and 13th in the USA Today Poll. The Cardinals were ranked in all three polls for 10 straight weeks. MAC football teams won a league record four games versus opponents from the Big Ten. Toledo became the first MAC team to ever beat Michigan in Ann Arbor; Ball State won its first-ever game against a Big Ten foe when the Cardinals beat Indiana; Central Michigan also defeated Indiana; and Western Michigan beat Illinois in a game played at Ford Field. In its partnership with ESPN, the MAC signed an eight-year rights agreement through the 2016-2017 academic year for football, as well as men’s and women’s basketball. The deal will be the most extensive in the 63-year history of the conference. The new deal calls for a minimum of 25 events annually to be produced and aired on an ESPN platform including the men’s and women’s basketball championships, a regular-season MAC presence on ESPN, the Marathon MAC Football Championship and a minimum of 11 regular-season football games. Women’s athletics shined for the MAC this past year. For the first time in the history of the conference the MAC sent three teams to the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament (Miami, Ohio and Western Michigan). Western Michigan became only the third team to make it to the Sweet Sixteen (Ohio 2005 and Western Michigan 1983). In women’s basketball MAC Tournament Champion Ball State upset perennial national power Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA tournament handing the Lady Vols their first ever loss in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The victory was named “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” of the 2009 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, while first year head coach Kelly Packard was named Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year by the WBCA.

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Akron continued its dominance of MAC men’s soccer with its 11 regular-season championship to go along with its sixth MAC Tournament title – both league records. The Zips were ranked as high as No. 2 during the season and reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Northwestern, 1-0. Steve Zakuani, who helped guide the University of Akron men’s soccer program to a record-setting campaign in 2008, was the first overall pick of the 2009 Major League Soccer Super Draft. Zakuani earned 2008 MAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Year honors and was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, which goes to the best men’s soccer player in the country.

State (Amateurism Cabinet); Kelly Andrews, Toledo (Awards, benefits, Expenses & Financial Aid Cabinet); Stephannnie Harvey-Vandenburg, Eastern Michigan (Recruiting & Athletic Personal Issues Cabinet); Brad Bates, Miami (Academic Performance); Eileen Jennings, Central Michigan (Infractions); Ted McKown, Kent State (International Students Records); Jim Klein, Toledo (Legislative Review & Interpretations); Karin Lee, Ball State (Minority Opportunities and Interest); Melody Reifel Werner, Eastern Michigan (Research); Catharine Marsszeky, Kent State (Student-Athlete Advisory); Lee Merserve, Bowling Green (Walter Byers Scholarship). The MAC also has representation on Division I Sport Committees and related governing groups: Cathy O’Donnell, Kent State (Field Hockey); Dave Heeke, Central Michigan (Football Issues); Marling “Newt” Engle, Akron (Rifle); Karin Lee, Ball State (Tennis); Rich Ceronie (Track & Field); Laing Kennedy, Kent State (Men’s Basketball); Charlie Coles, Miami (Men’s Basketball Issues); Jim Schaus, Ohio and Reggie Witherspoon, Buffalo (Men’s Basketball Rules); Steven Cady, Miami (Men’s Ice Hockey); Mary Lu Gribschaw, Akron (Men’s Soccer); Greg Christopher, Bowling Green (Women’s Basketball); Anucha Brown-Sanders, Buffalo and Donyale Canada, MAC (Women’s Basketball Issues); Curt Miller, Bowling Green (Women’s Basketball Rules); Jerry Reighard, Central Michigan (Gymnastics); Matt Wolfert, Ball State (Women’s Soccer); Dee Abrahamson, Northern Illinois (Women’s Softball Rules); Derek van der Merwe, Central Michigan (Wrestling). From two-time Super Bowl quarterback winning Ben Roethlisberger (Miami University), NFL Defensive MVP James Harrison (Kent State University), British Open winner Ben Curtis (Kent State University), World Series winning manager Bob Brenly (Ohio University) and Olympic bobsled team member Brock Kreitzburgh (University of Toledo), the Mid-American Conference continues to excel in producing leaders in the world of athletics. History of the MAC Based in Cleveland since July 1999 following a 15-year stay in Toledo, Ohio, the MAC has established historic measurements in both football and men’s and women’s basketball since moving to Northeast Ohio. The Mid-American Conference was founded as a five-school league on February 24, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio with Ohio, Butler, Cincinnati, Wayne State and Western Reserve admitted as charter members. The Mid-American Conference has 12 full-time schools and a 13th, Temple, for football only. Comprising the East Division is the University of Akron (joined in 1992), Bowling Green State University (1952), University at Buffalo (1998), Kent State University (1951), Miami University (1947), Ohio University (1946) and Temple University (2007). The West Division members are Ball State University (1973), Central Michigan University (1971), Eastern Michigan University (1971), Northern Illinois University (1975-86, 1997), University of Toledo (1950) and Western Michigan University (1947). In 1946 men’s basketball was the first competitive sport in the MAC, which now sponsors a total 23 sports. Women’s sports were brought into the conference’s structure in 1980. For men, championships (11) are sponsored in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, golf and tennis. For women, championships (12) are sponsored in basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and tennis.

The conference now has national leadership positions on the following NCAA committees: Warde Manual, Buffalo (Academic Cabinet); Susan Lipnickey, Miami (Leadership Council and Infractions Appeals); Derrick Gragg, Eastern Michigan (Legislative Council); Dr. John Peters, Northern Illinois (Board of Directors); Tom Collins, Ball

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Dave Meyer Bowling Green State University Assistant Director of Athletic Communications 201 Perry Stadium East Bowling Green, OH 43403 419-372-7077 (o); 419-372-6015 (f) meyerd@bgnet.bgsu.edu www.bgsufalcons.com John Fuller University at Buffalo Director of Athletic Communications 175 Alumni Arena Buffalo, NY 14260 716-645-6762 (o); 716-692-2091 (h); 716-645-66840 (f) jfuller3@buffalo.edu www.buffalobulls.com Alan Ashby Kent State University Sports Information Director P.O. Box 5190 106 M.A.C. Center Kent, OH 44242-0001 330-672-8419 (o); 330-672-2112 (f) aashby@kent.edu www.kentstatesports.com Mike Pearson Miami University Assistant Athletic Director-Communications/Technology 230 Millett Hall Oxford, OH 45056 513-529-4239 (o); 513-529-6729 (f) pearsomg@muohio.edu www.MURedHawks.com Jason Corriher Ohio University Assistant Director of Media Relations P.O. Box 689 Athens, OH 45701 740-597-1837 (o); 740-597-1838 (f) corriher@ohio.edu www.ohiobobcats.com Cathy Bongiovi Temple University Associate Director of Sports Media Relations 4th Floor, Vivacqua Hall 1700 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122-0842 215-204-1608 (o); 856-854-0292 (h); 215-204-7499 (f) cathyb@temple.edu www.owlsports.com

Joe Hernandez Ball State University Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information Director HP 120, 2000 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47306 765-285-8242 (o); 765-289-7919 (h); 765-285-8929 (f) jhernand@bsu.edu www.ballstatesports.com Scott Rex Central Michigan University Assistant Sports Information Director West Hall Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 989-774-7323 (o); 98-774-7323 (f) scott.rex@cmich.edu www.cmuchippewas.com Jim Streeter Eastern Michigan University Sports Information Director 799 Hewitt Road Convocation Center, Room 307 Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-487-0317 (o); 734-485-3221 (h); 734-485-3840 (f) jim.streeter@emich.edu www.emueagles.com

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Mike Cawood The University of Akron Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director Rhodes Arena, Room 76 373 Carroll Street Akron, OH 44325-5201 330-972-6292 (o); 330-374-8844 (f) cawood@uakron.edu www.GoZips.com

Donna Turner Northern Illinois University Associate Athletic Director/Communications Office of Sports Information, Convocation Center 1525 Lincoln Highway DeKalb, IL 60115 815-753-9513 (o); 815-753-9540 (f) www.niuhuskies.com Paul Helgren University of Toledo Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director 2801 W. Bancroft Street Savage Hall, Room 1109 Toledo, OH 43606-3390 419-530-4918 (o); 19-536-7620 (h); 419-530-4930 (f) paul.helgren@utoledo.edu www.utrockets.com Mat Kanan Western Michigan University Director of Media Relations Read Fieldhouse 1903 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008 269-387-4125 (o); 269-998-2259 (c); 269-387-4139 (f) mat.kanan@wmich.edu www.wmubroncos.com TBD Mid-American Conference Assistant Commissioner/Media Relations 24 Public Square, 15th Floor Cleveland, OH 44113 www.mac-sports.com

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1947 Cincinnati 3 1 0 .750 W. Reserve 2 1 0 .667 Butler 1 3 0 .250 Ohio 1 3 0 .250 Miami* - - .W. MICHIGAN* - - .* Did not compete for championship Miami W. MICHIGAN Cincinnati Ohio W. Reserve Butler

1948 4 3 3 2 1 0

Cincinnati Miami Ohio W. MICHIGAN W. Reserve Butler

1949 4 3 2 2 1 0

Miami Cincinnati Ohio W. Reserve W. MICHIGAN

1950 4 3 2 1 1

0 1 2 3 3

0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .750 .500 .250 .250

Cincinnati Miami Kent State Ohio W. Reserve W. MICHIGAN

1951 3 3 2 2 1 1

0 1 1 2 3 4

0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .750 .667 .500 .250 .200

Cincinnati Miami Ohio Bowling Green Kent State W. MICHIGAN W. Reserve Toledo

1952 3 4 5 2 2 1 1 1

0 1 2 2 2 4 4 4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .800 .714 .500 .500 .200 .200 .200

Ohio Miami Kent State Toledo W. Reserve W. MICHIGAN Bowling Green

1953 5 3 3 2 1 0 0

0 0 1 3 2 4 4

1 1 0 0 1 1 0

.917 .875 .875 .400 .375 .100 .000

Miami Kent State Ohio Toledo W. MICHIGAN W. Reserve Marshall Bowling Green

1954 4 4 5 3 3 2 2 0

0 1 2 2 4 3 5 6

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .800 .714 .600 .428 .400 .285 .000

0 1 1 3 4 4 0 1 2 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

1.000 .750 .750 .400 .200 .000 1.000 .750 .500 .400 .300 .000

Miami Bowling Green Kent State Ohio Toledo Marshall W. MICHIGAN

1955 5 4 4 3 2 1 0

Bowling Green Miami Kent State Marshall Ohio W. MICHIGAN Toledo

1956 5 4 4 2 2 1 1

0 1 1 3 4 5 5 1 0 2 4 4 4 5

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .750 .750 .500 .333 .167 .000 .833 .900 .667 .333 .333 .200 .167

Miami Bowling Green Marshall Toledo W. MICHIGAN Ohio Kent State

1957 5 3 4 3 1 1 1

0 1 2 2 4 4 5

0 2 0 0 1 1 0

1.000 .667 .667 .600 .250 .250 .167

Miami Kent State Bowling Green Ohio W. MICHIGAN Toledo Marshall

1958 5 5 4 2 2 1 1

0 1 2 4 4 4 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .833 .667 .333 .333 .200 .167

Bowling Green Ohio Miami Kent State W. MICHIGAN Marshall Toledo

1959 6 4 3 3 3 1 0

0 2 2 3 3 5 6

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ohio Bowling Green Kent State Miami W. MICHIGAN Marshall Toledo

1960 6 5 4 2 2 1 0

0 1 2 3 4 4 6

Bowling Green W. MICHIGAN Miami Ohio Toledo Marshall Kent State

1961 5 4 3 3 2 1 1

1 1 2 2 4 4 5

Bowling Green Ohio Miami W. MICHIGAN Kent State Toledo Marshall

1962 5 5 3 3 2 1 0

Ohio Miami Bowling Green Marshall W. MICHIGAN Kent State Toledo

1963 5 4 4 3 2 1 1

0 1 1 3 4 5 5 1 1 2 2 4 5 5

1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

.917 .833 .700 .500 .333 .167 .000 .833 .750 .667 .583 .333 .167 .167

Bowling Green Marshall Miami Ohio W. MICHIGAN Kent State Toledo

1964 5 4 4 3 2 1 1

1 2 2 2 4 4 5

0 0 0 1 0 1 0

.833 .667 .667 .583 .333 .250 .167

Bowling Green Miami W. MICHIGAN Kent State Toledo Marshall Ohio

1965 5 5 3 3 2 2 0

1 1 2 2 4 4 6

0 0 1 1 0 0 0

.833 .833 .583 .583 .333 .333 .000

1.000 .667 .600 .500 .500 .200 .000

Miami W. MICHIGAN Bowling Green Ohio Kent State Toledo Marshall

1966 5 5 4 3 2 1 1

1 1 2 3 4 5 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.833 .833 .667 .500 .333 .167 .167

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .833 .667 .400 .333 .200 .000

Toledo Ohio Miami W. MICHIGAN Bowling Green Kent State Marshall

1967 5 5 4 4 2 1 0

1 1 2 2 4 5 6

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.833 .833 .667 .667 .333 .167 .000

0 1 0 1 0 0 0

.833 .750 .600 .583 .333 .200 .167

Ohio Miami Bowling Green Toledo W. MICHIGAN Kent State Marshall

1968 6 5 3 3 2 1 0

0 1 2 2 4 5 6

0 0 1 1 0 0 0

1.000 .833 .583 .583 .333 .167 .000

Toledo Bowling Green Miami Ohio Kent State W. MICHIGAN

1969 5 4 2 2 1 1

0 1 3 3 4 4

0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .800 .400 .400 .200 .200

Toledo Miami Ohio W. MICHIGAN Kent State Bowling Green

1970 5 3 3 2 1 1

0 2 2 3 4 4

0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .600 .600 .400 .200 .200

Toledo Bowling Green Miami W. MICHIGAN Ohio Kent State

1971 5 4 2 2 2 0

0 1 3 3 3 5

0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .800 .400 .400 .400 .000

1972 Kent State 4 1 0 Bowling Green 3 1 1 W. MICHIGAN 2 2 1 Miami 2 3 0 Toledo 2 3 0 Ohio 1 4 0 C. Michigan* - - E. Michigan* - - * Did not compete for title.

.800 .700 .500 .400 .400 .200 ..-

1973 Miami 5 0 0 1.000 Kent State 4 1 0 .800 Bowling Green 2 3 0 .400 Ohio 2 3 0 .400 W. MICHIGAN 1 4 0 .200 Toledo 1 4 0 .200 Ball State* - - .C. Michigan* - - .E. Michigan* - - .N. Illinois* - - .* Did not compete for title. 1974 Miami 5 0 0 1.000 Toledo 3 2 0 .600 Ohio 3 2 0 .600 Kent State 2 3 0 .400 Bowling Green 2 3 0 .400 W. MICHIGAN 0 5 0 .000 Ball State* - - .C. Michigan* - - .W. Michigan* - - .N. Illinois* - - .*Did not compete for title.

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Ball State Ohio Kent State W. MICHIGAN C. Michigan Bowling Green Miami Toledo E. Michigan N. Illinois Miami C. Michigan Ball State E. Michigan Bowling Green Kent State W. MICHIGAN N. Illinois Toledo Ohio Ball State C. Michigan Miami W. MICHIGAN Bowling Green Ohio N. Illinois Kent State Toledo E. Michigan C. Michigan Toledo W. MICHIGAN Ohio Ball State N. Illinois Miami Bowling Green E. Michigan Kent State

1976 4 6 6 6 4 4 2 2 1 0 1977 5 7 5 4 4 5 3 2 2 0 1978 8 8 5 5 3 3 2 2 2 1 1979 8 7 5 4 4 3 3 3 1 1

1 2 2 3 3 3 4 6 5 6 0 1 1 3 3 4 5 5 7 8 0 1 2 4 5 5 4 6 7 5 0 1 4 4 4 3 4 5 6 8

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

.800 .750 .750 .667 .571 .571 .333 .250 .167 .000 1.000 .875 .833 .571 .571 .556 .375 .286 .222 .000 1.000 .889 .714 .556 .375 .375 .333 .250 .222 .167 .944 .833 .556 .500 .500 .500 .427 .375 .188 .111

C. Michigan W. MICHIGAN N. Illinois Miami Ball State Ohio Bowling Green Toledo Kent State E. Michigan

1980 7 6 4 4 5 5 4 3 3 1

Toledo Miami C. Michigan Bowling Green W. MICHIGAN Ohio Kent State Ball State N. Illinois E. Michigan

1981 8 6 7 5 5 5 3 2 2 0

Bowling Green W. MICHIGAN Miami C. Michigan Ohio Toledo N. Illinois Ball State E. Michigan Kent State

1982 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 1 0

N. Illinois Toledo C. Michigan Bowling Green Ball State W. MICHIGAN Miami Ohio Kent State E. Michigan

1983 8 7 7 7 4 4 3 3 1 0

Toledo Bowling Green C. Michigan Ohio N. Illinois Miami Ball State W. MICHIGAN Kent State E. Michigan

1984 7 7 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

2 3 3 3 4 4 4 6 6 7 1 1 2 3 4 4 6 6 7 9 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 7 9 1 2 2 2 4 5 5 6 8 9 1 2 2 4 5 5 5 6 6 6

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

.778 .667 .571 .571 .556 .556 .500 .333 .333 .125 .889 .813 .778 .611 .556 .556 .333 .250 .222 .000 .778 .667 .625 .611 .556 .556 .556 .500 .167 .000 .889 .778 .778 .778 .500 .444 .375 .333 .111 .000 .833 .778 .722 .500 .389 .375 .375 .333 .333 .333

Bowling Green Miami C. Michigan W. MICHIGAN N. Illinois E. Michigan Ball State Toledo Kent State Ohio

1985 9 7 6 4 4 3 3 3 2 2

Miami Toledo Kent State Bowling Green Ball State E. Michigan C. Michigan W. MICHIGAN Ohio

1986 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 0

2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 8

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.750 .625 .625 .625 .500 .500 .500 .375 .000

E. Michigan Kent State Miami Bowling Green W. MICHIGAN C. Michigan Toledo Ball State Ohio

1987 7 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 0

1 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 8

0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

.875 .625 .625 .625 .500 .438 .438 .375 .000

W. MICHIGAN E. Michigan Ball State C. Michigan Ohio Toledo Kent State Bowling Green Miami

1988 7 5 5 5 4 4 3 1 0

1 2 3 3 3 4 5 6 7

0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1

.875 .688 .625 .625 .563 .500 .375 .188 .063

Ball State E. Michigan Toledo C. Michigan Bowling Green W. MICHIGAN Miami Ohio Kent State

1989 6 6 6 5 5 3 1 1 0

1 2 2 2 3 5 6 6 8

1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0

.813 .750 .750 .688 .625 .375 .188 .188 .000

C. Michigan Toledo Ball State W. MICHIGAN Miami Bowling Green Kent State E. Michigan Ohio

1990 7 7 5 5 4 2 2 2 0

1 1 3 3 3 4 6 6 7

0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1

.875 .875 .625 .625 .563 .375 .250 .250 .063

0 1 3 4 4 6 6 6 6 7

0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .833 .667 .500 .500 .333 .333 .333 .250 .222

Bowling Green C. Michigan Toledo Miami W. MICHIGAN Ball State E. Michigan Ohio Kent State

1991 8 3 4 4 4 4 3 1 1

0 1 3 3 4 4 4 6 7

0 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0

1.000 .625 .563 .563 .500 .500 .438 .187 .125

Bowling Green W. MICHIGAN Akron Toledo Miami Ball State C. Michigan Kent State E. Michigan Ohio

1992 8 6 5 5 5 5 4 2 1 1

0 3 3 3 3 4 5 7 7 7

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1.000 .667 .625 .625 .625 .556 .444 .222 .125 .125

Ball State W. MICHIGAN Bowling Green C. Michigan Akron Ohio Toledo E. Michigan Miami Kent State

1993 7 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 0

0 1 1 4 4 5 5 5 6 9

1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.938 .813 .750 .556 .500 .444 .375 .375 .333 .000

C. Michigan Bowling Green W. MICHIGAN Miami Ball State Toledo E. Michigan Kent State Akron Ohio

1994 8 7 5 5 5 4 5 2 1 0

1 1 3 3 3 3 4 7 8 9

0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

.889 .875 .625 .625 .611 .563 .556 .222 .111 .000

Toledo Miami Ball State W. MICHIGAN E. Michigan Bowling Green C. Michigan Akron Ohio Kent State

1995 7 6 6 6 5 3 2 2 1 0

0 1 2 2 3 5 6 6 6 7

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

.938 .813 .750 .750 .625 .375 .250 .250 .187 .062

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

1975 Miami 6 0 0 1.000 C. Michigan 4 1 1 .750 Ball State 4 2 0 .667 Bowling Green 4 2 0 .667 Toledo 4 4 0 .500 Ohio 3 3 1 .500 N. Illinois 2 3 0 .400 Kent State 1 6 0 .143 W. MICHIGAN 0 7 0 .000 E. Michigan* - - .* Did not compete for title.

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ALL-TIME MAC FOOTBALL STANDINGS Ball State Toledo Miami Ohio C. Michigan Bowling Green Akrom E. Michigan W. MICHIGAN Kent State

1996 7 6 6 5 4 3 3 3 2 1

1 2 2 3 4 5 5 4 6 7

1997 East Division Marshall* 7 1 Miami 6 2 Ohio 6 2 Kent State 3 5 Bowling Green 3 5 Akron 2 6 West Division Toledo 7 1 W. MICHIGAN 6 2 Ball State 4 4 E. Michigan 3 5 C. Michigan 1 7 N. Illinois 0 8

.875 .750 .750 .375 .375 .250 .875 .750 .500 .375 .125 .000

1998 East Division Marshall* 7 1 Miami 7 1 Bowling Green 5 3 Ohio 5 3 Akron 2 6 Kent State 0 8

.875 .875 .625 .625 .250 .000

West Division 6 2 5 3 5 3 3 5 2 6 1 7

.750 .625 .625 .375 .250 .125

Toledo W. MICHIGAN C. Michigan E. Michigan N. Illinois Ball State

1999 East Division Marshall* 8 0 Miami 6 2 Akron 5 3 Ohio 5 3 Bowling Green 3 5 Kent State 2 6 Buffalo 0 8

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.875 .750 .750 .625 .500 .375 .375 .375 .250 .125

West Division W. MICHIGAN 6 2 Toledo 5 3 N. Illinois 5 3 E. Michigan 4 4 C. Michigan 3 5 Ball State 0 8

1.000 .750 .625 .625 .375 .250 .000

2000 East Division Marshall* 5 1 Akron 5 1 Miami 4 2 Ohio 4 2 Buffalo 2 4 Bowling Green 1 5 Kent State 0 6

2003 East Division 8 0 6 2 5 3 4 4 2 6 1 7 1 7

.833 .833 .667 .667 .333 .167 .000

Miami* Marshall Akron Kent State UCF Ohio Buffalo

.800 .800 .400 .400 .400 .200

West Division Bowling Green 7 1 N. Illinois 6 2 Toledo 6 2 W. MICHIGAN 4 4 Ball State 3 5 E. Michigan 2 6 C. Michigan 1 7

2001 East Division Marshall 6 0 Miami 4 2 Bowling Green 4 2 Kent State 3 3 Akron 3 3 Buffalo 1 5 Ohio 0 6

1.000 .667 .667 .500 .500 .167 .000

2004 East Division 7 1 6 2 6 2 4 4 2 6 2 6 0 8

Toledo* N. Illinois Ball State W. MICHIGAN C. Michigan E. Michigan

West Division 4 1 4 1 4 1 2 3 1 4 0 5

.800 .800 .800 .400 .200 .000

Marshall* UCF Miami Ohio Akron Kent State Buffalo

2002 East Division 7 1 6 2 5 3 4 4 3 5 1 7 0 8

.875 .750 .625 .500 .375 .125 .000

2005 East Division Akron* 5 3 Miami 5 3 Bowling Green 5 3 Ohio 3 5 Buffalo 1 7 Kent State 0 8

Toledo N. Illinois Bowling Green Ball State W. MICHIGAN C. Michigan E. Michigan

West Division 7 1 7 1 6 2 4 4 3 5 2 6 1 7

.875 .875 .750 .500 .375 .250 .125

West Division N. Illinois 6 2 Toledo 6 2 W. MICHIGAN 5 3 C. Michigan 5 3 Ball State 4 4 E. Michigan 3 5

West Division W. MICHIGAN 4 1 Toledo 4 1 N. Illinois 2 3 Ball State 2 3 E. Michigan 2 3 C. Michigan 1 4

Miami Akron Marshall Kent State Ohio Buffalo UCF

West Division Toledo* 7 1 N. Illinois 7 1 Bowling Green 6 2 E. Michigan 4 4 C. Michigan 3 5 Ball State 2 6 W. MICHIGAN 0 8

1.000 .750 .625 .500 .250 .125 .125 .875 .750 .750 .500 .375 .250 .125

.875 .750 .750 .500 .250 .250 .000 .875 .875 .750 .500 .375 .250 .000

.625 .625 .625 .375 .125 .000 .750 .750 .625 .625 .500 .375

2006 East Division Ohio 7 1 Kent State 5 3 Akron 3 5 Bowling Green 3 5 Miami 2 6 Buffalo 1 7

.875 .625 .375 .375 .250 .125

West Division 7 1 6 2 5 3 5 3 3 5 1 7

.875 .750 .625 .625 .375 .125

2007 East Division Miami ^ 5 2 Bowling Green 6 2 Buffalo 5 3 Ohio 4 4 Temple 4 4 Akron 3 5 Kent State 1 7

.714 .750 .625 .500 .500 .375 .125

West Division 6 1 5 2 3 4 3 4 3 5 1 6

.857 .714 .429 .429 .375 .143

2008 East Division Buffalo* 5 3 Bowling Green 4 4 Temple 4 4 Akron 3 5 Kent State 3 5 Ohio 3 5 Miami 1 7

.625 .500 .500 .375 .375 .375 .125

West Division 8 0 6 2 6 2 5 3 2 6 2 6

1.000 .750 .750 .625 .250 .250

C. Michigan* W. MICHIGAN N. Illinois Ball State Toledo E. Michigan

C. Michigan*^ Ball State E. Michigan W. MICHIGAN Toledo N. Illinois

Ball State W. MICHIGAN C. Michigan N. Illinois E. Michigan Toledo

^ Divisional games only counted for title * Won MAC Championship game .750 .625 .625 .500 .375 .000

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NATIONAL AWARDS & POSTSEASON GAMES ALL-AMERICANS 1958

AWARDS & HONORS

1959 1961 1966 1972 1976 1977 1982 1984 1985 1988 2002 2003 2005

2005 2006 2008

POSTSEASON ALL-STAR GAMES All-American Bowl 1962 Ed Chlebek, QB

Clarence Cheatham, off. tackle (Williamson) Lovell Coleman, fullback (Williamson) John Lomakoski, Tackle ^ (Associated Press, third team) Bob Rowe, defensive tackle (Associated Press, second team) Larry Ulmer, guard (Associated Press, third team) Jerome Persell, tailback (Associated Press, third team) Jerome Persell, tailback (Associated Press, third team) Matt Meares, center (Football Coaches, I-AA first team) John Offerdahl, linebacker (Associated Press, third team) John Offerdahl, linebacker (Associated Press, second team) (NEA, second team) Kevin Haverdink, off. tackle (Assocated Press, third team) Jason Babin, defensive end (The Sporting News, fourth team) Jason Babin, defensive end (The Sporting News, second team) Greg Jennings, Wide Receiver (Associated Press, third team) (Sports Illustrated, second team) (CollegeFootballNews.com, third team) Tony Scheffler (CollegeFootballNews.com, honorable mention)* Ameer Ismail (Associated Press, second team) Louis Delmas (Phil Steele, fourth team) Jamarko Simmons (Sports Illustrated, honorable mention) (Phil Steele, third team)

Blue-Gray 1968 1988 1992 1993 1999 2003

2001 2004 2008

Gene Hamlin, C Kevin Haverdink, OT Paul Hutchins, OT Steve Hawkins, S Charlie Knapp, OT Tim Lester, QB Jason Babin, DE*

College All-Star Game 1967 Bob Rowe, DT East-West Shrine 1966 Bob Rowe, DT 1969 Mike Siwek, DT 1986 John Offerdahl, LB 1987 Mark Garalczyk, DT 1995 Tom Nütten, OT 2004 Jason Babin, DE 2006 Greg Jennings, WR Tyco Gridiron Classic The Villages Gridiron Classic 2000 Tim Lester, QB 2001 Robert Sanford, RB* 2003 Mobolaji Afariogun, TE 2004 Kendrick Mosley, WR Hula Bowl 1992 Paul Hutchins, OT 1994 Tom Nütten, OT

* On-line All-America teams were not recognized after 2005 ^ Member of Associated Press Little All-America Team

Steve Neal, WR Robert Sanford, RB Jason Babin, DE* James Blair, OT

Las Vegas All-American Classic 2005 Eugene Childs, CB/WR 2006 Greg Jennings, WR* 2007 Ameer Ismail, LB* North-South Shrine 1967 Dale Livingston, K Paradise Bowl 2003 Jermaine Lewis, WR Mobolaji Afariogun, TE* Senior Bowl 1961 Jon Lomakoski, OT 1985 John Offerdahl, LB 1986 Mark Garalczyk, DT 1988 Kevin Haverdink, OT 1989 Joel Smeenge, DE 2004 Jason Babin, DE* 2009 Louis Delmas, FS Texas vs. The Nation Challenge 2008 James Blair, OT 2009 Londen Fryar, CB 2009 Branden Ledbetter, TE 2009 Jamarko Simmons, WR * * invited, did not play

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 1970 1973 1981 1994 1995 1998

150

2007 2008

Jon Bull, tackle (first team) Dan Arbour, defensive end (second team) Les Garrett, linebacker (second team) Rich Kaiser, defensive end ** (first team) Rich Kaiser, defensive end ** (first team) Mike Hutchings, wide receiver (first team) Anthony Gebhart, safety (first team) Phil Swanson, offensive guard (second team)

Jon Bull, 1970

Mike Hutchings, 1998

Dan Arbour, 1973

Les Garrett, 1981

Anthony Gebhart, 2007

Phil Swanson, 2008

Rick Kaiser, 1994-95

** only two-time Academic All-American

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MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE AWARDS SPECIALTY AWARDS VERN SMITH AWARD — MAC MVP Tony Kimbrough, QB

2000

Robert Sanford, RB

2005

Greg Jennings, WR

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1976

Jerome Persell, RB

1977

Jerome Persell, RB

1978

Jerome Persell, RB

1988

Tony Kimbrough, QB

2000

Robert Sanford, RB

2005

Greg Jennings, WR

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1985

John Offerdahl, LB

1986

Mark Garalczyk, DT

1990

Sean Mulhearn, LB

2002

Jason Babin, DE

2003

Jason Babin, DE

2006

Ameer Ismail, LB

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR 1965

Bob Rowe, OL

1966

Bob Rowe, OL

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1998

Brad Selent, K

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 1983

Kelly Spielmaker, TE

1989

Brad Tayles, QB

1996

Tim Lester, QB

1997

Robert Sanford, RB

2005

Tim Hiller, QB

COACH OF THE YEAR 1966

Bill Doolittle

1976

Elliot Uzelac

1988

Al Molde

2000

Gary Darnell

2005

Bill Cubit

FIRST TEAM Chuck Schoolmaster, C, 1948-49 Pat Clysdale, E, 1949 Floyd Stollsteimer, DB, 1951-52 Tom Morris, DB, 1951 Lovell Coleman, HB, 1958 John Lomakoski, OT, 1960 Dennis Holland, E, 1961 Ed Chlebek, QB, 1961 Chuck Liedtke, OG, 1963 Ken Moon, DE, 1964 Marty Barski, DB, 1965 Bob Rowe, DT, 1966 Dale Livingston, K, 1966-67 Gene Hamlin, C, 1967 Jerry Collins, DE, 1967-68 Dave Hudson, DB, 1967-68 Mike Siwek, DT, 1969 Keith Volk, OG, 1969 Greg Flaska, TE, 1970 Roger Lawson, FB, 1970 Tom Elias, LB, 1970-71 Vern Davis, S, 1970 Bill Slater, DE, 1971 Bernard Thomas, DT, 1971-72 Larry Ulmer, OG, 1971-72 Larry Cates, HB, 1971-72 Fred Hicks, C, 1972 Dan Arbour, DE, 1972 Ron Karlis, S, 1972 Dominic Riggio, LB, 1972-73 Mike Carter, DB, 1973 Dave Gapinski, DB, 1976 Rocco Moore, OT, 1976 Mike Sitko, C, 1976 Jerome Persell, TB, 1976-77-78 Dave Bordine, OG, 1978 Pat Humes, DB, 1978 Eric Manns, LB, 1978-79 Mark Lootens, OG, 1979 Matt Murphy, DT, 1979 Bobby Howard, FB, 1979-80 Bud Sitko, OT, 1980 Jim Hinkle, DE, 1980 Allen Hughes, DT, 1980-81 George Bullock, DB, 1980 Alton Laupp, P, 1980 Bob Phillips, SE, 1981-82 Matt Meares, C, 1981-82 Duane Wilson, OT, 1982 Mark Kujacznski, DB, 1982 Shawn Faulkner, TB, 1983 John Offerdahl, LB, 1983-84-85 Tom Toth, OT, 1984 Mark Garalczyk, DT, 1985-86 Ken Luckett, S, 1985 Jamie Hence, SE, 1987 Joel Smeenge, OLB, 1987-88-89 Robert Oliver, WR, 1988 Kevin Haverdink, OT, 1988 Tony Kimbrough, QB, 1988 Eric Hoffman, LB, 1988 Willie Berrios, S, 1988 Scott Thomas, OT, 1990 Corey Sylve, RB, 1990 Sean Mulhearn, LB, 1990 Paul Hutchins, OT, 1991-92 Mark Ricks, CB, 1992 Steve Hawkins, S, 1993 Pierre Hixon, CB, 1993 Dion Powell, DT, 1993-94-95 Peter Tuffo, LB, 1993-94 Tom Nutten, OT, 1994 Andre Wallace, FL, 1994 Tony Knox, SE, 1995-96 Andre Vaughn, LB, 1995 Tristan Moss, CB, 1995 Dan Falcon, DL, 1998 Jake Moreland, TE, 1998 Steve Neal, WR, 1998-99-00 Brad Selent, K, 1998

Scott Niles, LB, 1999 Mobolaji Afariogun, TE, 2000-02 Anthony Allsbury, DE, 2000-01 Paul Lambert, OT, 2000 Robert Sanford, RB, 2000 Garrett Soldano, LB, 2000 Ronald Rogers, CB, 2001 Jason Babin, DE, 2002-03 Chris Browning, DE, 2002 Adam Anderson, P, 2003 Greg Jennings, WR, 2004-05 Tony Scheffler, TE, 2004-05 Ameer Ismail, LB, 2005 Londen Fryar, DB, 2006-07 Ameer Ismail, LB, 2006 James Blair, OT, 2007 Jamarko Simmons, WR, 2007-08 Louis Delmas, FS, 2008 Austin Pritchard, LB, 2008 SECOND TEAM James Walker, OT, 1954-55 Jerry Ganzel, QB, 1954 Lovell Coleman, HB, 1957 Bill Watkinson, OT, 1958 Henry Mugg, E, 1959 John Lomakoski, OT, 1961 Pat Emerick, OG, 1961-62 Bob White, FB, 1961 Allen Schau, E, 1962 Francis LeRoue, OT, 1962 Mike Maul, C, 1962 Roger Theder, QB, 1962 Troy Allen, QB, 1963 Gary Crain, E, 1966 Torre Ossmo, OT, 1966 Gene Hamlin, E, 1966 Tim Majerle, FB, 1966-67 Dan Sopha, MG, 1966 Dave Hudson, DHB, 1966 Pete Mitchell, OG, 1967 Gary Rowe, DHB, 1967 Mike Siwek, DT, 1968 Jim Rutledge, OT, 1968 Ken Woodside, HB, 1968 Pete Wysocki, LB, 1968 Paul Minnis, OG, 1968-69 Greg Flaska, TE, 1969 Al Bush, C, 1969 Larry Ulmer, OG, 1970 Bill Slater, DE, 1970 Greg Igaz, LB, 1970-71 Vern Brown, DHB, 1970 Ron Karlis, S, 1971 Keith Pretty, TE, 1971 Bob Pokorny, OT, 1971 Dave Hallabrin, FL, 1971 Dan Arbour, DE, 1973 George Bennett, LB, 1973 Jim Bollweg, DT, 1973 Greg Cowser, TE, 1974 Mike Fenbert, OT, 1974 Dan Matthews, RB, 1974 Dave Gapinski, DHB, 1975 Dennis Dilley, TE, 1976 Howard Nevins, LB, 1976 Mike Ribecky, OT, 1976 Donny Leigh, OG, 1977 Bob Compton, DE, 1978 Bobby Howard, FB, 1978 Matt Murphy, DT, 1978 Tom Henry, TE, 1979 Pat Humes, DHB, 1979 Craig Morrow, TB, 1980 John Fielder, TE, 1981 Tom George, QB, 1981 Glen Jenkins, MG, 1981 Shawn Faulkner, TB, 1982 Jim Mota, OLB, 1982 Randy Blackmore, SS, 1982 Mike Prindle, K, 1982

Mike Prough, OT, 1983 Parris Boyer, OLB, 1983 Mike Gary, FS, 1983 Cliff Reed, FL, 1984 Ken Luckett, DB, 1984 Paul Sorce, WR, 1985 Lewis Howard, RB, 1985 Roy Swoape, OLB, 1985 Denny Robinson, S, 1985 Kelly Spielmaker, TE, 1986 Jim Kramer, DT, 1986 Jim Klapthor, P, 1986 Eric Hoffman, LB, 1987 Paul Agema, WR, 1988-90 Robert Davis, RB, 1988 Doug Kraus, DT, 1988 Allan Boyko, SE, 1989-90 Terry Crews, DE, 1989 Don Eastman, OG, 1990 Paul Hutchins, OT, 1990 Brad Tayles, QB, 1990-92 Todd Rawsthorne, P, 1990 Greg Kelley, LB, 1991 Paul Johnson, DT, 1991 Corey Sylve, RB, 1991 Dave Van Dale, OG, 1991-92 Michael Coleman, TE, 1992 Dave Cutlip, DE, 1992 Scott Fleming, OT, 1992 Ulric King, SE, 1992 Carl Lopez, OLB, 1992 Jason Biddle, OT, 1993 Kevin Knope, K, 1994 Tony Tiefenbach, DE, 1994 Jim Vackaro, TB, 1994-95 Dean Polce, OLB, 1994-95 Joe Lewandowski, OT, 1995-96-97 Jay McDonagh, QB, 1995 Chris Rawson, DT, 1995 Rick Lucas, OLB, 1995 Ryan Bauer, DE, 1997 Dan Falcon, DT, 1997 Robert Sanford, FB, 1997-99 Darnell Fields, RB, 1998 Charlie Knapp, OL, 1998-99 Tim Lester, QB, 1998-99 Jake Moreland, TE, 1999 Chris Browning, DE, 2000 Mario Evans, LB, 2000 Colin Greczek, C, 2000 Jermaine Lewis, SS, 2000-01 Terrence Moore, LB, 2000 Ronald Rogers, CB, 2000 Brad Selent, K, 2000 Mobolaji Afariogun, TE, 2001 Jason Babin, DE, 2001 Josh Bush, WR, 2001 Greg Jennings, WR, 2003 Jack Gitler, DE, 2003 Adam Anderson, P, 2004 Louis Delmas, CB, 2005, 2007 Trovon Riley, RB, 2005 Mark Bonds, RB, 2006 Branden Ledbetter, TE, 2006, 2008 Dominic Moran, OL, 2006 Zach Davidson, DE, 2007-08 Boston McCornell, LB, 2007 Brandon West, RB/KR, 2007 EJ Biggers, CB, 2008 Londen Fryar, CB, 2008 THIRD TEAM Robbie Krutilla, C, 2007 Branden Ledbetter, TE, 2007 Tim Hiller, QB, 2008 Boston McCornell, LB, 2008 Juan Nunez, WR, 2008 Phil Swanson, OL, 2008 Brandon West, RB, 2008

AWARDS & HONORS

1988

ALL-TIME ALL-MAC

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AWARDS & HONORS

ACADEMIC ALL-MAC Marty Barski, DB, 1965 Dennis Bridges, OT, 1965-67 Marty Barski, DB, 1966-67 Glenn Cherup, DE, 1966-67 Paul Minnis, OT, 1967 Keith Volk, OG/DE, 1967-68-69 Jon Bull, OT, 1968-70 Jim Pritchett, OT, 1968 Al Bush, Jr., C, 1968-69 Edd Snyder, DB, 1968 Lee Thompson, DE, 1969 Steve Swineheart, DB, 1970 Bob Gavinski, DE, 1971-72 Larry Ulmer, OG, 1971-72 Pete Aseritis, DT, 1971 Dale Wendell, DB, 1971 Larry Cates, HB, 1972 Dan Arbour, DE, 1972-73 Jack Reinelt, OG, 1974 Mark Lundell, DE, 1974 Tom Baetens, DT, 1974 Dave Corning, LB, 1975-76 Dave Gapinski, DHB, 1975 Jay Mumford, DHB, 1975 Tom Henry, TE, 1979 Alton Laupp, K, 1979 John Fielder, TE, 1980-81 Les Garrett, LB, 1980-81 Matt Meares, C, 1981-82 Mike Gary, DB, 1981-82-83 Keith Byard, DB, 1985 Chad Hopkins, RB, 1986 John Creek, K, 1986-87-88 Trevor Bilicke, LB, 1986 Dan Cunningham, DB, 1986 Jamie Hence, WR, 1988 Sean Mulhearn, LB, 1988-89-90 Jeff Lujan, LB, 1992 Dave Cutlip, DE, 1992 Rich Kaiser, DE, 1993-94-95 Derek Lott, FB, 1993 Dean Polce, OLB, 1993-94-95 Andrew Schorfhaar, QB, 1993-94

WMU ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME Tony Tiefenbach, DE, 1993-94 Stewart Masi, OG, 1994 Joe Lewandowski, OT, 1996-97 Bill Chopp, OLB, 1997-98 Tim Lester, QB, 1997-98 Scott Niles, LB, 1997-98 Mike Hutchings, WR, 1998 Jason Cavanaugh, OT, 1998 Jared Pike, OLB, 1998 William Henagan, FB, 1998 Mark Dragoo, P, 1998 Frank Bosworth, TE, 1998 Jason Feldpausch, WS, 2002-03 Jake Gasaway, C, 2002 Jon Drach, QB, 2003 Kyle Ras, OG, 2003 Mark Hardy, WS, 2004 Nate Meyer, K, 2004 Tony Scheffler, TE, 2004 Brett Stewart, FS, 2004 Tony Scheffler, TE, 2005 Anthony Gebhart, DB, 2006-07 Nate Meyer, K, 2006 Dominic Moran, OL, 2006 Dustin Duclo, LB, 2007 Tim Hiller, QB, 2007-08 Phillip Swanson, 2007-08 Note: The MAC All-Academic Team was discontinued in 1999 and replaced with the MAC Honor Roll in 2000-01, which recognized letterwinners with cumulative grade-point averages above 3.00. In 2001, players on the Honor Roll with a 3.25 GPA and 50 percent participation in competition were named to the All-MAC Academic Team. Those WMU players were Adam Anderson, Jon Drach, Blair Eklund, Jason Feldpausch and Jake Gasaway. For the 2002 season, the MAC returned to selecting traditional all-academic teams as those listed above.

Rolla Anderson, 1982 Sam Bishop, 1974 Ray Bray, 1975 Tom Briscoe, 1988 Al Bush, 1986 Ed Chlebek, 1994 Pat Clysdale, 1989 “Hap” Coleman, 1974 Lovell Coleman, 1995 Bill Doolittle, 1996 Sam Dunlap, 1973 “Mike” Gary, 1978 John Gill, 1973* Art Gillespie, 1988 Kevin Haverdink, 2004 Jamie Hence, 2000 Guy Houston, 1983 Joe Hoy, 1985 Oscar Johnson, 1976 Len Johnston, 1990 Tony Kimbrough, 2001 Dave Kribs, 1978 Dale Livningston, 2007

Ray Louthen, 1989 Jim McKinley, 1992 John Miller, 1983 Rudy Miller, 1974 Al Molde, 2008 “Tubby” Myers, 1979 Tom Nütten, 2009 John Offerdahl, 1996 Walt Olsen, 1975 Jerome Persell, 1999 Harry Potter, 1979 Leo Redmond, 1975 Dominic Riggio, 2006 Bob Rowe, 1977 Ed Salter, 1976 Frank Secory 1979 Joel Smeenge, 2003 Jack Striedel, 1980 Larry Ulmer, 2005 Pete Wysocki, 1993 Bill Yambrick, 1984 *1994 MAC Hall of Fame inductee

NCAA POST-GRADUDATE SCHOLARSHIP 1967 1970

Marty Barski, SE Jon Bull, OT

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 1981 1982 1983 1987 1990 1993 1994

152

1995 1997 1998

Les Garrett, LB Matt Meares, C Mike Gary, DB Mike Gary, DB Arthell Woods, DB Sean Mulhearn, LB Rich Kaiser, DE Rich Kaiser, DE Dean Polce, OLB Tony Tiefenbach, DE Rich Kaiser, DE Dean Polce, LB William Henagan, FB Scott Niles, LB Frank Bosworth, TE Mike Hutchings, WR Tim Lester, QB Scott Niles, LB

1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008

Tim Lester, QB Frank Bosworth, TE Jason Feldpausch, WS Jason Feldpausch, WS Mark Hardy, WS Tony Scheffler, TE Tony Scheffler, TE Anthony Gebhart, DB Anthony Gebhart, DB Tim Hiller, QB Phil Swanson, OL

Note: All-district voting is conducted through the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). During its existence, it has been sponsored by Verizon and is now sponsored by ESPN the Magazine.

Tom Nütten is the only Western Michigan Bronco to ever win a Super Bowl. He was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, “The Greatest Show on Turf,” that defeated Tennessee in Super Bowl XXXIV.

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TEAM AWARDS WMU MOST OUTSTANDING Dave Kribs, HB Horace Coleman, HB Horace Coleman, HB Bill Yambrick, C August Camarata, FB Glenn Rodney, OT Ned Stuits, OT Allen Bush, HB Emerson Grossman, OG Hilton Foster, QB George Dunn, S Bill Zabonick, E Ron Gow, OG Willard Brown, HB Leslie Koster, OT Jack Kelder, OT Charles Nidiffer, FB John Berryman, E-T Joe Grigg, E Lovell Coleman, FB Clarence Cheatham, OG Jim Habel, OT Ed Chlebek, QB Bill Schlee, FB Bill Somerville, E Jim Reid, C Bob Rowe, OT Bob Rowe, OT Marty Barski, SE Dave Hudson, DHB Mike Siwek, DT Roger Lawson, FB Tom Elias, LB Dominic Riggio, LB Dominic Riggio, LB Dan Matthews, HB

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Dan Matthews, FB Jerome Persell, TB Jerome Persell, TB Jerome Persell, TB Matt Murphy, DT George Bullock, DHB Bob Phillips, SE Mark Kujacznski, DHB Shawn Faulkner, TB John Offerdahl, LB John Offerdahl, LB Mark Garalczyk, DT Eric Hoffman, LB Tony Kimbrough, QB Joel Smeenge, DE Sean Mulhearn, LB Greg Kelley, LB Paul Hutchins, OT Jay McDonagh, QB Jay McDonagh, QB Jay McDonagh, QB Jim Vackaro, HB Tony Knox, WR Tarrence McEvans, SS Tim Lester, QB Tim Lester, QB Garrett Soldano, LB Bryan Lape, LB Jason Feldpausch, WS Jason Feldpausch, WS Greg Jennings, WR Greg Jennings, WR Ameer Ismail, LB Jamarko Simmons, WR Tim Hiller, QB

1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986

George Ihler, S Nelson Jackson, OG Gary Crain, E Tom Saewert, LB Jerry Collins, DE Tim Majerle, FB Paul Schneider, FB Gene Radermacher, QB Barry Worman, FB Bernard Thomas, DT Denny Keck, DHB Tom Baetens, DT Dwight Walton, DE Mike Sitko, C Rick Smith, DE Bob Compton, DE Tom Henry, TE Alton Laupp, KS John Fielder, TE Tom Scannell, OLB Scott Riches, TE Dave Disser, MG John Minick, LB Casey Campbell, SE

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Joe Glenn, RB Dave Kruse, QB Dan Cunningham, SS Scott Cramer, DE Steve Kingsley, SS Pete Anderson, OLB Andrew Schorfhaar, QB Tom Nütten, OT Tristan Moss, CB Willis Porter, OLB Eric Sain, FB John Coleman, FB David Norris, C Bill Chopp, OLB Terry Whitfield, OG Scott Selzer, FB Ryan Harris, QB Alex Gardner, WR Antonio Thomas, WR Kyle Ras, OT Ryan Cubit, QB Dominic Moran, OL Nic Saad, FB EJ Biggers, CB

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JOHN GILL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Mike Gary, FS Mike Gary, FS Scott Smith, QB Terry Bobbitt, WR Trevor Bilicke, LB Trevor Bilicke, LB Jamie Hence, SE Paul DeVries, OLB Brian Johnson, FS Jon Manier, C Dave Cutlip, DE Rich Kaiser, DE Tony Tiefenbach, DE Rich Kaiser, DE

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Eric Boersma, DE Joe Lewandowski, OT Mike Hutchings, WR Scott Niles, LB Frank Bosworth, TE Blair Eklund, LB Jason Malloy, LB Jon Drach, QB Mark Hardy, WS Tony Scheffler, TE Nate Meyer, K Anthony Gebhart, FS Dan Krasinski, LB

EJ Biggers, the 2008 Mike Gary “Sportsmanship” Award recipient, was a mainstay in the Broncos’ defensive backfield in each of his four years in the Brown & Gold. He earned All-MAC in 2008 and was a seventh round selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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ALL-TIME CAPTAINS 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910

1900’s “Tubby” Myers, HB “Tubby” Myers, HB “Tubby” Myers, HB John McGuiness, T Alvin Berger, HB

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1910’s Glenn Mayer, FB Edgar Roper, E Graham Barker, E William Anderson, G Bob McKay, T Scott Burke, QB Warren Allen, T Frank Thomas, QB Walt Olsen, QB

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1920’s Grant Westgate, E Reed Waterman, T Leo Redmond, C Harry Potter, HB Oscar Johnson, T Walter Farrer, QB Frank Banach, FB George Fulgoni, HB/C Dick Frankowski, C Herman Seborg, HB

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1950’s Pat Clysdale, E Bill Zabonick, DE Bill Pitkin, T Chuck Higgins, QB Floyd Stollsteimer, G Les Koster, T Jim Devine, G Jerry Ganzel, QB Bob Soderman, C Bob Mason, QB Jack Krueger, G Jim Eger, C Dick Olmsted, G

Matt Murphy, DT 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985

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1930’s Clarence Frendt, HB Al Briggs, FB Trueman Pippel, T Maurice Tingstad, C John Miller, HB Frank Secory, G Harold Reynolds, QB George Ockstadt, HB George Bond, QB Walter Oberlin, C Dale Morris, HB Art Guse, C

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1940’s Wayne Falan, G Harold Benge, G/QB Bob Metzger, E Bill Yambrick, C Bob Mellen, HB Dick Leahy, G None Clinton Brown, T Al Bush, HB Art Gillespie, FB Emerson Grossman, G Bob Carlson, G

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1960’s Leroy Repischak, C Mike Snodgrass, C Ken Reasor, G Mike Maul, C Roger Theder, QB Allen Gibbs, HB Bill Somerville, E Troy Allen, QB Paul Rakow, T Tom Titcomb, E Jim Reid, C Nelson Jackson, G Bob Rowe, DT Gary Crain, HB Bill Devine, HB Orv Schneider, LB Jerry Collins, DE Tim Majerle, FB Mike Siwek, DT Paul Minnis, T 1970’s Vern Davis, S Greg Flaska, TE Ted Grignon, QB Tom Elias, LB Bernard Thomas, DT Keith Pretty, TE Larry Cates, FB Dominic Riggio, LB Greg Crowser, TE Paul Jorgensen, QB Duncan McKerracher, LB Jim White, FB/MG Dave Gapinski, DHB Pepper Powers, QB Howard Nevins, LB Keith Rogien, FB Jerome Persell, TB Keith Rogien, FB Greg Williams, S Tom Henry, TE

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1980’s Jim Hinkle, DE Bud Sitko, T Reggie Hinton, WB John Schuster, LB Les Garrett, LB Dave Knapp, DT/MG Duane Wilson, T Kurt Barterian, FB Demetrius Jones, DHB Jeff Kacmarek, DT Tom Toth, T Chris Conklin, QB Sam Culbert, S John Offerdahl, LB Chris Conklin, QB Sam Culbert, G Mark Garalczyk, DT Bert Henderson, DLB Jim Kramer, DT Jim Kreutzer, S Scott Sypniewski, C Tony Kimbrough, QB Kevin Haverdink, T Eric Hoffman, LB Willie Berrios, S Vernon Coakley, TE/SB Doug Miller, C Joel Smeenge, DE Kevin Thomas, LB 1990’s Allan Boyko, SE Terry Crews, DE Don Eastman, G Sean Mulhearn, LB Derrick Copeland, OLB Greg Kelley, LB Mark Nabozny, DT Corey Sylve, RB Brad Tayles, QB Brad Tayles, QB Paul Hutchins, OL Paul Davis, DB Dave Cutlip, DE Pierre Hixon, CB Tom Nütten, G Andrew Schorfhaar, QB Peter Tuffo, LB Jay McDonagh, QB Tom Nutten, T Tony Tiefenbach, DE Peter Tuffo, LB Jay McDonagh, QB Dean Polce, OLB Bill Chopp, OLB

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Jim Vackaro, HB Andre Vaughn, LB Bill Chopp, OLB Jim Holland, TE Zak Kemp, P Pat Kennedy, C Joe Lewandowski, T Rick Lucas, OLB Chris Rawson, DT Jim DeWald, C Rick Lucas, OLB Tarrence McEvans, SS Steve Roon, LB Tim Lester, QB Dan Falcon, DT Mike Kershner, T Brandon Brown, FS Tim Lester, QB Jake Moreland, TE Scott Niles, LB Brad Selent, K 2000’s Josh Bush, PR Mario Evans, LB Paul Lambert, OT Garrett Soldano, LB Jeff Welsh, QB Josh Bush, WR Ronald Rogers, CB Jason Babin, ST Carlos Smith, FS Jake Gasaway, C Bryan Lape, LB Jason Feldpausch, WS Jason Feldpausch, WS Phil Reed, RB Jason Babin, DE Kendrick Mosley, WR Greg Jennings, WR Mark Ottney, OG Jack Gitler, DE Adam Anderson, P Ryan Cubit, QB Greg Jennings, WR Paul Moersch, NG Ryan Cubit, QB Dominic Moran, OL Jimmie Vincent, DB Louis Delmas, FS Anthony Gebhart, FS Robbie Krutilla, C Jim Laney, P EJ Biggers, CB Louis Delmas, FS Tim Hiller, QB Branden Ledbetter, TE

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THE STORY OF WMU FOOTBALL by Mark Brohan and John Beatty (Post-2005 additions made by Mat Kanan) In the fall of 1906 when player-coach Melvin “Tubby” Myers and his 14-member Western State Normal College team took the field against Michigan State Normal School (later Eastern Michigan), they were trying something new.

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It was, after all, the first competition in the newly organized club sport of football, and the experience of the veteran Ypsilanti school proved too much as the visitors came home after a 14-5 loss. Two more games were played that first year. HILLTOPPERS UNDER SPAULDING In 1907, President Dwight Waldo elevated the club varsity status and hired the team’s first coach in Bill Spaulding. Spaulding, an All-Western halfback from Wabash College, coached Western from 1907-21. Myers, a back and legend at Kalamazoo High School, ranked as the school’s top player of those early years. During Spaulding’s initial tenure, the schedule was played against area colleges plus high school and other Normal schools. The typical squad size was 12-14 players. Known as a good recruiter, Spaulding first brought Western notoriety in 1909 when the Hilltoppers went undefeated (7-0) and outscored the opposition, 194-8. Home games were played on a field adjacent to the old Woodward Elementary School. In 1913, the Hilltoppers moved closer to campus and played home games on the newly-constructed field near the present day Seelye Center. The program expanded in World War I and WSTC began to develop a name for itself.

joined four other schools to form the Michigan Collegiate League. Martineau left after the 1928 season to take a position in Minnesota and was replaced by former Golden Gopher All-Big Ten lineman Mitchell J. “Mike” Gary, who was beginning nearly 40 years of service at Western. Gary was primarily known as a fundamentals coach. During his first season, Western tied for the league championship and had a 5-2-1 overall mark. The brightest victory came by a 14-6 count at Lombard College in Illinois on that school’s homecoming. Lombard entered the game undefeated in the Little Nineteen of Illinois and hadn’t lost a homecoming game in six years. GARY STABILIZES PROGRAM Fielding a football team in the Depression Era was becoming increasingly difficult for Michigan colleges and the situation at Western State Teachers College was no exception. Scholarships and grants were a thing of the future and the only relief provided by the school was the security of on-campus jobs. Coach Gary had 11 jobs he could split among the team. President Dwight Waldo was credited with keeping the program going in these years until his retirement in the mid-30s. De-

The 1916 team, led by all-time Western gridiron greats Sam Dunlap and Walt Olsen, outscored its opposition, 398-38, and topped the country in scoring. Olsen, from Elkhart, Ind., started as a fullback and later played quarterback. He led the nation in scoring with 17 touchdowns and 36 extra points. Olsen scored 253 points in his fouryear career and a school-record eight touchdowns in a single game. Dunlap, a Benton Harbor native, was runner-up behind him with 19 touchdowns and five extra points in 1916. The 19 touchdowns was an unmatched school record until Jerome Persell had the same number in 1976. Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne termed Dunlap one of the most talented athletes he’d ever seen. The Hilltoppers’ only loss in six games in 1916 came at the hands of the Notre Dame freshmen squad and the game was a memorable one. Irish immortal George Gipp had a successful 62-yard drop kick for the longest play of this nature in football history. In 1918, Western had its biggest win ever, a 103-0 victory over Hillsdale. Spaulding concluded his Western coaching career in 1921 and had an overall record of 62-25-3. He went on to coach at Minnesota and UCLA and was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. HIGH SCORIN’ IN THE ROARIN’ TWENTIES The teams of 1922 and 1923 were coached by former Illinois standout Milton Olander. The 1922 team rolled to victories in all six games and outscored its opposition, 160-0. That squad was centered and captained by Leo “Tiny” Redmond, a 290-pounder from Kalamazoo, who could run 100 yards in 11 seconds, a very good time in those days. Olander’s 1923 team enjoyed a 6-1-1 campaign and had a 160-21 scoring edge. Olander then returned to Illinois where he eventually became athletic director.

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Another player of that era, end Rudel “Rudy” Miller (1920-23), was cited for All-American honors by the legendary Walter Eckersall. Miller won a school-record 14 letters. Over the next five seasons, WMU was guided by Earl Martineau as squad sizes grew to 25 players. NEW NAME, SAME LEAGUE In 1927, Western State Normal became known as Western State Teachers College and

“Mike” Gary became WMU’s fifth head coach in the fall of 1929. During his playing days as an All-Big Ten standout at Minnesota, he blocked for the great Bronko Nagurski.

spite the financial crunch, WMU continued to field some quality teams. The 1930 squad went 5-1-1 as the highest scoring team in the state with 192 points. The season’s offensive highlight was a 52-0 drubbing of Detroit City College (now Wayne State) in which Lou Elenbaas, a 5-7, 148-pound halfback from Holland, gained 159 yards on 14 carries. A 95-yard touchdown run by quarterback Clarence Frendt that day is still the school record for the longest rush. The 1932 club enjoyed a 6-0-1 season and was only one of 14 teams nationwide to go undefeated. Many observers felt that a 0-0 tie with DePaul, in which both teams missed scoring opportunities, was one of Western’s greatest defensive battles. The team outscored its opponents, 174-6, and received an 80-yard touchdown run from John Miller in a 7-0 win over St. Viator. Following an opening loss to Detroit (25-7), the 1934 squad rallied to win its final seven starts. In the fourth game of the fall, the

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THE STORY OF WMU FOOTBALL Hilltoppers upset DePaul, 13-0, to end a 15-game Blue Demon winning streak. Gary’s men also blanked Iowa State Teachers (now Northern Iowa), 7-0, to win the mythical teachers’ college championship of the Midwest.

The dominant player of the 1930s was guard Ray Bray of Vulcan, Mich., who was a Second Team Little All-American as a senior in 1938. That team had a 4-3 mark with all victories coming via shutouts. Bray went on to a 10-year career with powerful Chicago Bears clubs, earned All-Pro honors four times and enshrinement into the Helms Major League Football Hall of Fame. THE OPENING OF WALDO STADIUM As the 1930s ended, Western Michigan braced for the next decade with a new stadium and a nickname. The present Bronco nickname was adopted in 1939 in order to avoid confusion with other Hilltopper teams of the day such as Western Kentucky and Marquette. The nickname “Broncos” was submitted by former standout player and then assistant coach John Gill.

THE WAR YEARS Following a fine 8-0 season in 1941, Gary left Western Michigan to enter naval service in World War II. He was replaced by backfield coach John Gill, who had been a standout four-sport athlete at the school during the 1920s. The year 1942 was significant for college football because of the waiving of the freshman rule during the war. Gill continued to use the “T” formation Gary had installed and also had 10 freshmen. Injuries hit the backfield heavily, so Gill rarely had the same personnel in successive games. After a 21-0 opening game loss to Dayton in heavy rain and mud, the team came back to win its last five contests. Center Bill Yambrick was the most valuable player on that fine club which also included backfield stars Coleman and Macioszczyk. Consistency, however, would prove to be an elusive quality for the Broncos during the rest of the 1940s. The war, with its constant need for new men, drained the football program of able-bodied players. In 1943, with naval and marine corps reserve units on campus, the squad was composed almost entirely of service men.

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Two memorable upsets were pulled off in the 1935 season. WMU defeated Butler, 197, a team which had won seven straight and had given up only two scores in winning the Indiana Conference titles. Heavy media attention for the Butler game helped provide additional recognition the next week when WMU defeated West Chester State (Pa.) by a 7-6 margin. For the first time, WSTC played a Big Ten varsity team, the University of Chicago Maroons coached by Clark Shaughnessy in his third season and featuring Jay Berwanger, the first Heisman Trophy winner. The visitors from Kalamazoo lost 31-6.

Gary used a “T” formation and Bronco TDs came from long range as they outscored their opponents, 183-27. Coleman scored 12 touchdowns for the 8-0 team and averaged seven yards per carry. He was supported by another explosive back in Art Macioszczyk. Among the 1941 linemen was Jack Matheson, who went on to play with the Detroit Lions while Macioszczyk played with the Philadelphia Eagles. WMU ranked ninth nationally in total offense and punter/end Bob Metzger joined Coleman on the Little All-American team. Gary stepped down from coaching following 1941 with a record of 59-34-5 and was replaced by Gill.

WMU played Michigan for the first time since World War I and lost 57-6 while the other defeat on the 4-2 season came by a 32-6 margin to the Great Lakes Naval Station team. In 1944, Western Michigan was hard-hit by injuries in early games with Wabash College (20-0 win) and Bunker Hill Naval Air Base (33-6, loss) but still had a 4-3 record, including a 27-0 victory over Wooster College in the final game. To give you an idea of the type of talent available to service teams of that day, Bunker Hill’s lineup included Northwestern halfback Vic Schwall and All-American end Mal Kutner from Texas, both later were to star with the Chicago Cardinals. A Bronco passing standout was Ray “Red” Louthen, later an athletic director at Ball State.

Known simply as “Mr. Bronco,” John Gill (1919-22) earned 13 varsity letters, second most in school history. He went on to serve his alma mater as head coach and administrator.

Waldo Stadium opened in 1939 and featured the latest in Kentucky bluegrass and a modern press box. The stadium opener marked WMU’s first-ever meeting against Miami as the Broncos came away with a 6-0 win. Dave Kribs, holder of several school punt return and interception records, scored the lone touchdown of the afternoon. In 1940, a junior from Hamtramck, Mich., Horace “Hap” Coleman showed promise by running back kickoffs of 86 and 75 yards for touchdowns. With Coleman returning to the lineup for 1941, Western had its first unbeaten and untied season in 19 years. No opponent scored more than seven points.

Nearly all of the 1944 Broncos were members of the V-12 naval program, which brought men fresh from high school. The loss of several V-12 players in mid-season of 1945 forced Gill to resort to an all civilian team, which created a problem of having to build two teams in the same year. Whatever the team lacked in experience and reserve strength, it more than made up for in aggressiveness and finished with a 4-3 mark. On October 13, in what Western thought was going to be its final game with the V-12 players, the Broncos faced unbeaten and unscored upon Miami and lost by a narrow 21-13 tally. WMU JOINS THE MAC What might be termed the beginning of WMU’s modern football history occurred in February, 1946, when Butler, Cincinnati, Ohio, Wayne State, and Western Reserve formed the Mid-American Conference. A crowd of 11,000, then the second-largest to see a game in Waldo Stadium, witnessed a 14-0 win over Northern Iowa in 1947. Carl Schiller, who had previously played in 1943, returned to catch 47 passes in 1947. WMU and Miami were admitted to the MAC in the spring of 1947; however, neither school competed in the football race until the next year.

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The 1958 and 1959 teams had 4-5 records as the latter squad experienced a slow start because of injuries to quarterback Ed Chlebek, later a head coach at Eastern Michigan, Boston College and Kent State. Chlebek passed for 2,290 yards from 195961, including 1,109 as a senior, hitting 73 of 129 attempts. Coleman was also slowed by nagging injuries and a shoulder separation but still gained 446 yards. During the 1959 season, Western pounded Washington University, 78-0, for its most lopsided modern era win, gaining 588 yards in the process. Coleman, who went on to a lengthy professional career in Canada, finished his threeyear career with then-school record marks for rushing (1,918) and kickoff return (694) yardage while placing second in scoring with 188 points. He had respective punt and kickoff return averages of 22.4 and 27.8 yards.

The souvenir program cover from Western Michigan’s first MidAmerican Conference contest, held at Waldo Stadium in 1948.

strong team under the leadership of guard Emerson Grossman and fullback Art Gillespie in 1948, recording a 6-3 record and a 3-1 league slate. They won their season and MAC opener, 26-0, over Western Reserve. The following week, Western had an impressive 33-0 win at Beloit as the home team was able to gather just two first downs. Center Chuck Schoolmaster was the first Bronco to win All-MAC honors. The Brown and Gold began the 1950s with a sophomore-oriented squad that was not deep in personnel. There was hope that mistakes caused by inexperience would be offset by youthful eagerness. Co-captains Pat Clysdale and Bill Zabonick provided a steadying influence as the club came through with a 5-4 record. The season started with a 40-13 win over Northern Illinois in the first-ever meeting between the schools. The season was highlighted by a 54-19 win over Toledo, newly-admitted to the MAC. The 1951 squad had an even split for eight games. In a 12-7 win over Washington (Mo.) University, Chuck Higgins and Len Johnston hooked up on an 83-yard touchdown pass. Defensively, Floyd Stollsteimer had nine interceptions picking up the first of two All-MAC First Team awards. The 1952 team had heavy graduation losses and wasn’t expected to win more than two games, however, it finished with another 4-4 mark. Higgins hit 57 passes for 868 yards in what was Gill’s final year as head coach. Gill never had a losing record during his WMU tenure. Finding Gill’s replacement was an easy choice as the 1953 season unfolded. The new man at the helm was Jack Petoskey, a standout end at Michigan in the 1940s and Gill’s assistant. Over the next four years, WMU produced a 8-25-2 record and Merle Schlosser became the coach in 1957. Schlosser, an assistant at Missouri, inherited a 2-7 team and improved the team to 4-4-1.

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He scored 15 touchdowns and 94 points, the best Western showing since the Sam Dunlap-Walt Olsen era 40 years earlier. Lovell gained a then-school record 1,068 yards and averaged 6.1 per carry. A national leader in both rushing and scoring, Coleman also had another 100-yard kickoff return. His 279 rushing yards in the season opener with Central Michigan is still a school single-game record.

Lovell Coleman, a sophomore from Hamtramck, Mich., debuted in 1957. He broke open a 33-0 win over Central Michigan with touchdown runs of 33 and 61 yards in the seasons opener and later had a 100-yard kickoff return against Marshall. Lovell, a half-brother of 1940s Bronco great “Hap” Coleman, had a much bigger year in 1958.

THE BRONCOS GO BOWLING The 1961 Broncos had a 5-4-1 season but finished second in the MAC (4-1-1), a halfgame behind Bowling Green. The team appeared in the Aviation Bowl in Dayton, Ohio, where it lost 28-12 to a New Mexico eleven that featured Dallas Cowboys standout Don Perkins. The game was played in freezing rain and snow but Chlebek passed for over 200 yards. Tackle John Lomakoski was selected to appear in the Senior Bowl. The next Western Michigan quarterback of note was Roger Theder, later to be the coach of several top passers at California-Berkeley. THE DOOLITTLE ERA Bill Doolittle took over the reins in 1964 and opened with a 10-7 win at Louisville. A former quarterback at Ohio State, Doolittle had come to Western after being Paul Dietzel’s offensive coordinator at Army, and never lost a season opener over 11 seasons. From a 3-6 record in 1964, the Broncos improved to 6-2-1 the next year and were third in the MAC. The 1966 campaign saw Western end 7-3 and tie Miami for the school’s first MAC title as both finished 5-1 in loop play. The Broncos lost the MAC opener at Miami, 26-7, and then went on to win five straight. The Redskins lost their fifth game, 17-14, to Bowling Green at home. In the final week of league play, Miami beat Toledo 24-12, while the Broncos kept pace with a 20-13 win over Ohio. Tackle Bob Rowe captured his second MAC Lineman of the Year Award and went on to a 10-year NFL career with the St. Louis Cardinals. A snowstorm hit Kalamazoo that final weekend and Doolittle, assistant coaches, players and administrators helped shovel the field. In the game, fullback Tim Majerle carried 45 times for 203 yards. The regular quarterback in 1967 was Jim Boreland who erased all earlier passing marks with 74 completions for 1,113 yards. His 267-yard production at Brigham Young was at the time a single-game standard. Defensive end Jerry Collins and safety Dave Hudson were both cited for All-MAC acclaim in 1967 and 1968. Mark Bordeaux took over the passing chores the latter season and proceeded to set then-school records for yards (1,143), attempts (171), and completions (83). In 1962, WMU was on the losing end of a 53-36 game against Mercury Morris led West Texas State team as Bordeaux hit 18 of 33 for 264 yards. In 1969 Doolittle installed the Houston Veer attack while at the same time assembling some top flight defensive players. These ingredients produced .700 seasons the following three years.

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The top runner of that period was Roger “Ramjet” Lawson, who gained 1,250 yards in 1970 and led the nation’s collegians with a 7.2 yard average per carry. Lawson ended with 2,018 yards and was the school’s first career 2,000-yard runner. Greg Flaska was a tough blocking tight end but still caught 69 passes from 1968-70. Quarterback Ted Grignon (1969-71) directed the veer attack and passed for 2,462 yards and had 3,627 yards in total offense.

The injury bug hit again in 1979 as the Broncos got off to a 1-5 start. They rebounded with five straight wins to become only one of 18 Division I-A clubs to enjoy a winning campaign after an identical opening record. Freshman Larry Caper continued a Bronco tradition by leading the MAC rushers with 844 yards while Craig Morrow ranked second in 1980 with 778.

Guard Larry Ulmer, a third-team All-American guard in 1972, anchored a big line that provided holes for Lawson and Larry Cates, who picked up over 1,800 career yards in the early 1970s. Defensive standouts of the era were All-MAC picks Vern Davis, safety; Bill Slater, end; cornerback Vern Brown; tackle Bernie Thomas; outside linebacker Greg Igaz; and middle linebackers Tom Elias and Dominic Riggio. The latter was runner-up to Kent State’s Jack Lambert as MAC Defensive Player of the Year in 1972, while Brown had a 100-yard TD interception return against Brigham Young in 1970.

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Mid-American Conference co-Champions — 1966. It was the program’s first conference title.

The 1978 team came back to post a 7-4 record. Persell gained 1,346 yards that year and became the third runner in NCAA Division I-A history to top 4,000 yards in just three seasons. In the process, he tied a then-NCAA record with three straight 200-yard performances.

THE MOVE TO DIVISION 1-A WMU and the MAC moved up to Division I-A competition during the 1960s and played far-ranging schools, scheduling Minnesota, Wisconsin, Louisville, West Texas State, Long Beach State, Brigham Young, Pacific, Fresno State, and Texas-Arlington. The MAC underwent change as well, becoming a 10-team league in the 1970s with the addition of Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, and Northern Illinois. In 1972, the Broncos were second nationally in rushing defense giving up 89.1 yards per game. All-MAC safety Ron Karlis, meanwhile, intercepted eight passes and returned them a MAC-record 274 yards. He finished with 313 career return yards on 15 thefts. The following year, Waldo Stadium was expanded from 19,000 to 25,000 seats and artificial turf was installed. Elliot Uzelac, a shot put champion as a Bronco undergrad, succeeded Doolittle as head coach in 1975, a year in which senior fullback Dan Matthews became the third 2,000yard career rusher. Matthews hit that figure on the nose when he carried 43 times for 233 yards in his final game against Eastern Michigan. The Broncos snapped a 14-game losing skid in that game with a 24-14 victory after which the goal posts were torn down by excited students. PERSELL MAKES HIS PRESENCE KNOWN Western Michigan’s 1976 team made a remarkable comeback, from 1-10 the previous year to 7-4, and also handed league champ Ball State its only MAC setback. Uzelac was an almost unanimous choice for MAC Coach of the Year as the Broncos were the nation’s second-most improved team. Sophomore tailback Jerome Persell gained 241 yards in the season opener with Eastern Michigan and didn’t stop there. By season’s end, Persell had picked up 1,505 yards to rank No. 2 nationally behind Pitt’s Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett. He scored 19 TDs to equal Sam Dunlap’s school record, which had been set in 1916. Persell was a third-team All-American and won the first of his three MAC Offensive Player of the Year awards while WMU’s defense led the country

Jerome Persell rushed for 1,505 yards in 1976, finishing second nationally to Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett. Gifted with tremendous leg strength, Persell became just the third runner in NCAA Division I-A history to compile 4,000 rushing yards over three seasons.

Tough blocking fullback Bobby Howard was cited for All-MAC acclaim and gradually approached the career 2,000-yard running mark, which he topped early in 1980. The 1979 defense, paced by tackle Matt Murphy, linebacker Eric Manns, and cornerback Pat Humes, ranked No. 3 nationally versus the rush and No. 6 in total defense. It gave up just 16 points during the five-game victory string at year’s end. The 1981 season produced a 6-5 record and was highlighted by defensive tackle Allen Hughes being picked for All-MAC honors for a second straight year. One-time walk on split end Bob Phillips won All-MAC honors for the first of two times. He set then school season records for receptions (53) and receiving yards (809).

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first year going 7-2-2 overall and finishing second in the league at 5-2-2. The Broncos bowed 7-3 in the fourth game of the season to eventual champ Bowling Green on the road. That team also led the nation in scoring defense, giving up 7.1 points per game. The last scholarship — and a half one at that — awarded that year was to a 185-pound linebacker from Ft. Atkinson, Wis., named John Offerdahl. He made a quick impression during fall camp and not only was on full scholarship but also in the starting lineup for the opening game. WMU and seven other MAC schools were classified as Division I-AA during 1982; center Matt Meares received All-American honors that year. Highlights from the 1980s included tough tailback Shawn Faulkner finishing his career in 1983 with 3,341 yards, including a school record 1,668 as a senior. His 394 carries out of a one-back alignment was 10 shy of a national record. Faulkner, who had been an all-state safety at Port Huron Northern High, liked contact and would often run through a hole looking to punish a defensive back rather than trying to find daylight.

named MAC Coach of the Year. In 1989, the Broncos were 5-6 as four of the losses, all within the MAC, were by a single point. “True” freshman Brad Tayles beat out two junior college hopefuls in fall camp to win the quarterback job. It also marked the Windsor, Ont., native’s first exposure to American football rules; he went on the become MAC Freshman of the Year. Defensive end and eventual pro performer Joel Smeenge finished second in MAC Defensive Player of the Year balloting, recording school career (66) and season (23) records for tackles for loss despite having to battle double-team blocking on virtually every play. At Waldo Stadium, seating capacity was increased to 30,200. From 1990 through 1996, the Broncos rolled off seven wins a year, going 43-32-2. They were second in the league in 1992 and 1993 and had notable wins at Army (20-7, 1993) and Iowa State (23-19, 1994) plus a tie at TCU (17-17, 1992).

Western Michigan not only won a game against Miami in Oxford, Ohio for the first time since 1940, but snapped that string in dramatic fashion in the 1983 dedication of Yager Stadium as Mike Prindle nailed a 47-yard field goal on the final play for a 20-18 victory. Offerdahl wrapped up his career in 1985, setting a MAC record for tackles (694), earning third-and second-team All-American honors, and winning most valuable defensive honors at the Senior Bowl. He stopped Auburn’s Heisman winner Bo Jackson just shy of the goal line in that contest. He went on to an eight-year career with the Miami Dolphins and was picked for five Pro Bowls. As a senior in 1986, eventual pro Mark Garalczyk would win MAC Defensive Player of the Year acclaim and a spot in the EastWest Shrine Game. MOLDE’S STAFF ARRIVES The 1987 season signaled the arrival of Al Molde from Eastern Illinois University. Molde had already put in 16 years as a head coach and his staff had over 100 combined years of working together. They installed a wide-open offense featuring as many as four wide receivers. That year produced a 5-6 showing, however junior college transfer and Marine Tony Kimbrough took over the starting quarterback job midway through the season. Split end Jamie Hence, an All-American hurdler in track, caught a league-record 16 passes in the finale at Ohio. In 1988, the Broncos rolled off a 9-3 season and earned the school’s only trip to the California Bowl, where they bowed 35-30 to Big West champion Fresno State on the Bulldogs’ home field. Kimbrough won the Vern Smith Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the MAC, hitting 186 of 324 passes for 2,465 yards. The team clinched the championship on a rainy November day in Muncie, Ind., beating Ball State 16-13. Another key contest came two weeks before at Ypsilanti, where linebacker Sean Mulhearn and cornerback Bert Henderson stopped an Eastern Michigan running attempt on the one-yard line in the final minute to preserve a 31-24 win. At the end of the year, Eastern was second in the MAC and Ball State third.

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The 1988 Broncos were captained by four seniors who won All-MAC honors and were exceptional individual leaders. Besides Kimbrough, they were tackle and eventual New Orleans Saints’ starter Kevin Haverdink, who played with a broken bone in his leg late in the season; one-time walk on and hard-hitting strong safety Willie Berrios; and linebacker Eric Hoffman, who brought high intelligence to his signal calling and an assassin’s mentality to the point of attack. Haverdink was a Third Team All-American and appeared in post-season all-star games while Hoffman was runner-up for MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Molde was

John Offerdahl (#48) joined WMU’s program as an undersized walk-on linebacker and left as the MAC’s most prolific tackler. Best known for his goal line collision with Auburn’s Bo Jackson that stopped the Heisman trophy winner from scoring in the Senior Bowl. Offerdahl went on to have a Pro Bowl career with the Miami Dolphins.

Mulhearn, who had originally come to WMU on a half-scholarship, was the MAC Defensive Player of the Year in 1990. Mammoth tackle Paul Hutchins (6-6, 335) played in the 1992 Hula Bowl while two years later, multi-talented lineman Tom Nütten was selected for the Hula Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game. Nütten later helped the St. Louis Rams to victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. The year 1993 also marked the advent of night football at Waldo Stadium, which has become extremely popular. The John Gill Stadium Club and a new press box were added two years later. Tayles’ successor at quarterback was Jay McDonagh, who had been an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer in Chicago and had been recruited by Iowa State as a defensive back. Despite coming from an option attack in high school, McDonagh ended up passing for 6,148 yards and hitting 59 percent of his attempts from 1993-95. Also wrapping up his career in 1995 was tackle Dion Powell, who joined Smeenge as only the second WMU three-time All-MAC First Team defensive line pick.

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THE STORY OF WMU FOOTBALL The 1996 season saw WMU open with nine losses before winning the final two contests of the year. Split end Tony Knox caught a then school-record 71 passes. He ranked 11th in that category and eighth for kickoff return average (27.6). Tim Lester took over at quarterback and completed 203 passes to share MAC Freshman of the Year accolades.

In 1998, WMU posted a 7-4 mark while producing the ninth-best passing attack in the nation, averaging 310.3 yards per game. The Broncos become just the 14th Division I-A program to produce a 1,000-yard receiver (Steve Neal), a 1,000-yard rusher (Darnell Fields) and a 3,000-yard passer (Tim Lester) in the same season. Placekicker Brad Selent, a former walk on, was named the inaugural recipient of the MAC Special Teams Player of the Year Award. Selent was named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s top kicker. Lester set five school season passing records, including yards (3,311) and touchdown passes (22). WMU opened the season with a 37-23 win over Northern Illinois before a MAC record crowd of 35,107 at Waldo Stadium.

Playing perhaps the toughest schedule in school history during the 2002 season, WMU dropped four games by four points or less. Nevertheless, the season ended on a positive note with the school’s first win at Central Michigan in 29 years. Western Michigan also led the MAC in total defense and produced an All-American in defensive end Jason Babin. Darnell was named a finalist for the State Farm Eddie Robinson Coach of Distinction Award for the second straight year, joining Larry Coker of Miami (FL), Illinois’ Ron Turner and Nick Saban of LSU. The Broncos earned recognition in the classroom, being honored by the AFCA as one of nine schools to post a graduation rate of 90 percent or better. In 2003 Western Michigan recorded a .500 or better record in MAC play for the sixth time in seven seasons. Babin earned All-America honors and MAC Defensive Player of the Year accolades for the second straight year, while Tyson DeVree and Paul Tithof were named freshmen All-Americans by The Sporting News. WMU ranked eighth in

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A RESURGENCE UNDER DARNELL Gary Darnell, a 27-year veteran of collegiate coaching ranks, was named as the Bronco’s 13th head coach on December 14, 1996. The 1997 season saw him take over a team that was 2-9 overall and post the nation’s most improved record for NCAA Division I-A at 8-3. WMU was picked to finish fifth among six teams in the MAC West Division but ended up second at 6-2. Following a 2-3 start, the Broncos ran off six straight wins, a school high since 1941, and the sixth-longest streak in the nation. Ten true freshmen saw playing time, including fullback and 1,033 yard rusher Robert Sanford, the MAC Freshman of the Year and Second Team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News.

league (along with Toledo and Northern Illinois). In a season plagued by injuries, Darnell’s squad still managed to set or tie 12 school records. Darnell received national recognition when he was named a finalist for the State Farm Eddie Robinson Coach of Distinction Award, joined by Florida’s Steve Spurrier, Air Force’s Fisher DeBerry and South Carolina’s Lou Holtz. WMU also extended its streak of either sharing or being in sole possession of first place in the MAC West Division to 24 consecutive weeks (dating to September 1999).

The success under Darnell continued through the 1999 and 2000 seasons, when the Broncos captured back-to-back MAC West Division titles, compiling a record of 16-8 during that span. MAC WEST DIVISON CHAMPIONS The 1999 season saw Darnell’s team smash 41 school records and become the first MAC school to clinch a division title in the month of October. The Broncos nearly upset heavily-favored Marshall in the MAC Championship Game, which at the time was the second-most watched college football contest in ESPN2 history. After playing tough at Florida and Missouri, Western Michigan won six straight games. Lester finished his career ranked fifth in NCAA passing yards and seventh in touchdown passes. He also beat out a national field to earn Burger King Scholar Athlete of the Week honors for academic success. Darnell led WMU to a 9-3 mark in 2000, tying a school record for victories while also matching a standard for league wins with a 7-1 slate. For his efforts, Darnell was named MAC Coach of the Year, receiving 74 percent of the votes. WMU captured its second MAC West Division title, defeating Toledo, 21-14, in a crucial showdown in Waldo Stadium. A revamped Bronco defense became the fourth-stingiest in the nation, allowing just 11.5 points per game and posting three shutouts — the most since the 1971 season. Darnell spearheaded an eight-game “in-season” winning streak, the longest in 41 seasons, and went unbeaten from Sept. 9-Nov. 4. WMU posted an undefeated record at home (5-0) and either broke or tied 15 school records. The Broncos rose to as high as No. 27 in the national polls. A total of 14 Broncos earned All-MAC honors, the most of any school. Neal left as the MAC’s all-time leading receiver and Selent as the MAC’s all-time leading scorer among kickers. Sanford finished as the school’s all-time leading rusher, and third all-time in MAC annals. The Broncos recorded their fifth straight season with a MAC record of .500 or better in 2001 and saw seven players receive All-MAC honors, the second-best total in the

Jason Babin captured the second of two MAC Defensive Player of the Year Awards in 2003. The two-time Sporting News All-American later became Western Michigan’s first and only first round selection in the 2004 NFL Draft (27th overall) by the Houston Texans. He has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs.

NCAA passing offense (308.4) and produced the first multiple 1,000-yard receivers (Greg Jennings, Kendrick Mosley) in school history. A total of 20 school records were either tied or broken. CHANGING OF THE GUARD The Broncos suffered through a 1-10 season during the 2004 season, which prompted a change at head coach. Darnell finished his stint at WMU with a 46-46 record.

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A CENTENNIAL TO REMEMBER Western Michigan recorded the largest turnaround in MAC history, going from 0-8 in 2004 to 5-3, finishing in a tie for third in the West Division, in 2005. Cubit also received national recognition for his program’s turnaround. He was among the nation’s elite coaches in terms of success in the first year with a program. Cubit ranked fourth in number of wins (7) behind Les Miles (LSU), Urban Meyer (Florida) and Charlie Weis (Notre Dame). He led first-year coaches in change in winning percentage, going from 9.1 percent to 63.6 percent, a change of 54.5 percent. Cubit also led first-year coaches in impact on point differential (+200) and was the only coach among first year coaches to take his team from a negative to a positive point differential from one season to the next. Western Michigan was recognized within the conference and on the national level in terms of individual honors. Greg Jennings became the first wide receiver to win both the Vern Smith Leadership Award, tying with Bruce Gradkowski (Toledo), and the MAC Offensive Player of the Year Award since Randy Moss in 1997. Jennings was also named All-America by the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated. The MAC honored two additional Broncos for their work during the 2005 campaign. Cubit was named Coach of the Year, becoming the fifth WMU coach to do so. Quarterback Tim Hiller became the fifth Bronco to earn MAC Freshman of the Year after leading the conference and the nation in passing efficiency (178.85), despite being ineligible for the statistical championship due to not playing in enough games. Jennings did earn an NCAA statistical championship in 2005, corralling 8.91 receptions per game to lead the country. The fruits of his labor ripened on April 29, 2006 when the Green Bay Packers called his name with the 52nd overall pick in the National Football League (NFL) Draft.

Tony Scheffler joined Jennings as a 2006 NFL draftee. The Chelsea, Mich., native was the 61st overall selection by the Denver Broncos, just nine picks after Jennings. Scheffler is the second all-time tight end at Western Michigan behind Jake Moreland in receptions (117) and receiving yards (1,345). Western Michigan experienced the second-best one-year turnaround in the nation in 2005. It is an accomplishment to applaud and is a firm step in the direction back towards a MAC Championship. BACK TO A BOWL The string of success continued into Cubit’s second season at the helm of the Western Michigan football program as the Broncos participated in their third postseason bowl game ever. WMU faced the University of Cincinnati Bearcats in the inaugural International Bowl on Jan. 6, 2007 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. It was the first time a collegiate bowl game had been played outside of the United States since 1936 when the Bacardi Bowl took place in Havana, Cuba. Western Michigan was the story of the day during the bowl game as the Broncos, trailing 24-0 in the second quarter, mounted a come back that spanned from 9:45 mark of the second quarter to the 10:53 mark of the fourth quarter. A game-tying field goal was short and WMU was not able to capture its first-ever bowl victory but the heart of the team and the program was shown to a national audience on ESPN2. Along the way to the bowl game, Western Michigan as a team put the conference and the nation on notice that the program was re-entering elite status. WMU led the nation in interceptions (24) and sacks per game (3.54), while also snapping the MAC record for rushing yards allowed per game in a season (76.1 ypg), breaking the hold mark of 77.0 yards per game held by Miami since 1973. The Broncos had their share of individual talent as well as Ameer Ismail led the nation in two statistical categories, sacks (17.0) and tackles for loss (25.5). Ismail broke the school and conference record for sacks in a season and equaled the national record for sacks in a game (6.0) against Ball State on Oct. 21, 2006. Western Michigan’s defense was one to be reckoned with as the nation’s leading rusher, Northern Illinois’ Garrett Wolfe, found out on Oct. 14, 2006. Wolfe, who had rushed for over 350 yards one week prior, managed just 25 net yards, while the team was held to zero net yards on the ground. Northern Illinois was one of four teams to not reach the double-digit mark for team net rushing against WMU in 2006. Akron was not able to reach positive numbers as the Zips were held to minus-13 yards rushing in the Broncos’ 17-0 win the regular season finale.

Western Michigan played in the program’s third-ever postseason bowl game on Jan. 6, 2007. The Broncos faced Cincinnati of the Big East in the inaugural International Bowl at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

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Greg Jennings led the NCAA in receptions during the 2005 campaign en route to becoming the first wide receiver to win the MAC’s Vern Smith Leadership Award since Randy Moss in 1997. Jennings went on to be drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, as did teammate Tony Scheffler (Denver Broncos).

Western Michigan did not shy from the test on the national stage either. The Broncos battled three teams from Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conferences. WMU traveled to Charlottesville, Va., for a showdown with Virginia on Homecoming. It was a Homecoming spoiled as Western Michigan came away with a 17-10 win for its first victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent in program history. WMU almost made it

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The Broncos did not shy away from competition during their non-conference schedule. In fact, WMU boasted the 10th-strongest schedule among non-BCS schools. Western Michigan opened with West Virginia, ranked No. 3 at the time. The Broncos later faced Missouri in Columbia, Mo. These two teams, each ranked as high as No. 2 during the season, were one win away from meeting one another in the BCS Championship Game. It would have made WMU the only team to have faced the two title game participants. Western Michigan played six teams that ended the season bowl eligible but due to the strength of its schedule and the team’s determination, one of those six did not see a bowl game. WMU went into Iowa City during the second-to-last week of the season with a 3-7 record and nothing to lose. Iowa was 6-6 on the year and needed a win on Senior Day to secure a bowl berth. The Broncos jumped out to a 19-0 lead and never looked back, clinching the victory with a fourth-quarter field goal to win, 28-19. The win was the second over a BCS school on the road in as many seasons for Cubit and his staff and it improved WMU to a 2-0 lead in the all-time series with the Hawkeyes. In 2008, many milestones were achieved at both the team and individual level. Western Michigan won nine games in a season for just the third time in program history en route to reaching its fourth postseason bowl game ever, the 2008 Texas Bowl, and the second bowl in three seasons. The Broncos also captured the program’s 500th win on Oct. 4, 2008 with a convincing 41-20 win over Ohio in front of a frenzied Homecoming crowd. Hiller broke seven season and game passing records, throwing for 3,725 yards and 36 touchdowns on 339-of-522 passing - all new WMU records. Louis Delmas became the first Bronco since 2003 to amass 100 tackles in a season with 111 and began the new year as the program’s second-highest NFL draft selection. He was chosen 33rd overall, the first pick of the second round, by the Detroit Lions. Fellow North Miami Beach, Fla., native EJ Biggers was also drafted, going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 217th pick in the seventh round. Jamarko Simmons secured his place in WMU history breaking Greg Jennings’ former records for receptions in a career (260) and in a season (104), while also breaking Jennings’ mark for receiving yards in a season (1,276). He rejoined Jennings as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers. Also signing a free agent contract was cornerback Londen Fryar with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Manns, Eric — LB (1977-79) Matheson, Jack — E (1939-41) McDonagh, Jay — QB (1993-95) McKinley, Jim — E (1963-65) Meares, Matt — C (1980-82) Miller, John — HB (1932-34) Miller, Rudy — E (1920-23) Moore, Rocco — T (1973-76) Moreland, Jake — TE (1996-99) Mosely, Kendrick — WR (1999-03) Moss, Tristan — CB (1992-95) Mulhearn, Sean — LB (1987-90) Myers, “Tubby” Melvin — HB (1906-08) Neal, Steve — WR (1997-00) Niles, Scott — LB (1996-99) Nütten, Tom — G (1991-94) Offerdahl, John — LB (1982-85) Olsen, Walter — QB (1915-19) Persell, Jerome — HB (1976-78) Phillips, Bob — SE (1979-82) Potter, Harry — HB (1921-23) Powell, Dion — DT (1992-95) Prindle, Mike — K (1981-84) Redmond, Leo — C (1918-22) Reed, Cliff — FL (1981-84) Riggio, Dominic — LB (1971-73) Rogers, Ronald — DB (1998-2001) Rowe, Bob — DT (1964-66) Sanford, Robert — HB (1997-2000) Scheffler, Tony — TE (2002, 04-05) Schiller, Carl — E (1943-47) Schoolmaster,Chuck — C (1946-49) Secory, Frank — G (1933-35) Selent, Brad — K (1997-2000) Sitko, Mike — C (1973-76) Siwek, Mike — DT (1967-69) Slater, Bill — DE (1969-71) Smeenge, Joel — DT (1986-89) Soldano, Garrett — LB (1997-2000) Spielmaker, Kelly — TE (1983-86) Stollsteimer, Floyd — DB (1951-53) Swoape, Roy — LB (1982-85) Thomas, Bernard — DT (1970-72) Toth, Tom — T (1982-84) Tuffo, Peter — LB (1990, 92-93) Ulmer, Larry — G (1970-72) Vackaro, Jim — HB (1992-95) Wilson, Duane — T (1979-82) Wysocki, Pete — LB (1966, 68) Yambrick, Bill — C (1940-42)

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The 2007 campaign brought about changes on the field and on the sidelines. For the first time under Cubit, the WMU football program would not have a seasoned quarterback as the starter entering the year. On top of the inexperience on the field, Cubit and Co. would welcome in five new coaches to the staff, the largest turnover for the program during his tenure.

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YEAR 1961 ^ 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 * 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 *^ 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 # 2000 # 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 ^ 2007 2008 ^ Totals

RECORD 5-4-1 5-4-0 2-7-0 3-6-0 6-2-1 7-3-0 5-4-0 3-6-0 4-6-0 7-3-0 7-3-0 7-3-1 6-5-0 3-8-0 1-10-0 7-4-0 4-7-0 7-4-0 6-5-0 7-4-0 6-5-0 7-2-2 6-5-0 5-6-0 4-6-1 3-8-0 5-6-0 9-3-0 5-6-0 7-4-0 6-5-0 7-3-1 7-3-1 7-4-0 7-4-0 2-9-0 8-3-0 7-4-0 7-5-0 9-3-0 5-6-0 4-8-0 5-7-0 1-10-0 7-4-0 8-5-0 5-7-0 9-4-0

LEAGUE 4-1-1, 2nd 3-3-0, 4th 2-4-0, 5th 2-4-0, 5th 3-2-1, 3rd 5-1-0, T-1st 4-2-0, T-3rd 2-4-0, 5th 1-4-0, T-5th 2-3-0, 4th 2-3-0, 4th 2-2-1, 3rd 1-4-0, t-5th 0-5-0, 6th 0-7-0, 9th 6-3-0, 4th 3-5-0, 7th 5-4-0, 4th 5-4-0, 3rd 6-3-0, 2nd 5-4-0, T-5th 5-2-2, 2nd 4-5-0, 6th 3-6-0, T-8th 4-4-1, T-4th 3-5-0, 8th 4-4-0, 5th 7-1-0, 1st 3-5-0, 6th 5-3-0, 3rd 4-4-0, 5th 6-3-0, 2nd 6-1-1, 2nd 5-3-0, T-3rd 6-2-0, T-3rd 2-6-0, 9th 6-2-0, 2nd-WD 5-3-0, 3rd-WD 6-2-0, 1st-WD 7-1-0, 1st-WD 4-4-0, 4th-WD 3-5-0, 5th-WD 4-4-0, 4th-WD 0-8-0, 7th-WD 5-3-0,T-3rd-WD 6-2-0, 2nd-WD 3-4, T-3rd-WD 6-2, T-2nd-WD

PF 143 158 111 77 128 175 156 160 216 277 228 229 190 187 119 270 261 220 186 233 206 186 179 234 182 183 218 354 210 249 218 197 236 274 253 208 301 360 373 359 277 303 331 248 354 299 323 372

PA 179 112 201 185 127 194 164 191 203 132 124 201 218 269 297 202 231 152 120 179 170 78 208 213 212 257 240 237 210 218 253 177 187 189 190 304 265 312 342 139 266 330 370 436 342 259 347 324

COACH Schlosser Schlosser Schlosser Doolittle Doolittle Doolittle Doolittle Doolittle Doolittle Doolittle Doolittle Doolittle Doolittle Doolittle Uzelac Uzelac Uzelac Uzelac Uzelac Uzelac Uzelac Harbaugh Harbaugh Harbaugh Harbaugh Harbaugh Molde Molde Molde Molde Molde Molde Molde Molde Molde Molde Darnell Darnell Darnell Darnell Darnell Darnell Darnell Darnell Cubit Cubit Cubit

504-392-24

205-213-9

18,750

15,160

.559 Pct.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS L, 5-14 L, 0-14 W, 21-0

U U U U Nov. 9 U

1907 Grand Rapids HS Albion Olivet Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Ferris State

W, 9-0 L, 0-5 L, 0-3 W, 27-0 W, 6-0 T, 0-0

U Oct 10 U U U U

1908 McFadden’s PC Michigan State Olivet Albion Central Michigan Kalamazoo

W, 20-0 L, 0-35 L, 0-34 L, 0-24 W, 11-5 W, 2-0

U U U U U U U

1909 Ostego Independents Albion Battle Creek HS Dowagiac HS Benton Harbor Coll. Kalamazoo Central Michigan

W, 61-0 W, 6-0 W, 15-0 W, 47-0 W, 28-3 W, 26-5 W, 11-0

1910 U U U U U U

Hilsdale Albion Culver Military Acad. Central Michigan Hope Kalamazoo

T, 3-3 L, 5-12 W, 22-5 W, 16-6 W, 6-0 W, 28-0

1911 U U U U U

Hilsdale Albion Culver Military Acad. Battle Creek TS Hope

L, 6-14 L, 5-12 L, 3-27 W, 62-6 W, 34-0

U U U U U Nov. 15

1912 Culver Military Acad Albion Michigan State Hope Hilsdale Eastern Michigan

W, 19-13 W, 6-3 L, 0-20 W, 54-0 T, 7-7 L, 0-6

U U U Nov. 1

1913 Albion Culver Military Acad. Hope Eastern Michigan

W, 20-3 W, 13-6 W, 14-0 W, 12-6

U U U U U Nov. 14

1914 Battle Creek TS Olivet Albion Ferris State Hilsdale Eastern Michigan

U U U U Nov. 6 U

1915 Hilsdale Albion Alma Olivet Eastern Michigan Culver Military Acad

U U U U U U

1916 Grand Rapids Veterinary W, 93-0 Albion W, 37-0 Indiana (Pa.) W, 94-6 Michigan State Frosh W, 83-0 Notre Dame Frosh L, 6-10 Ohio Northern W, 82-19

U Oct. 10 U Nov. 3 U U U

1917 Albion Michigan Notre Dame Frosh Michigan State Camp Custer Soldiers Detroit Indiana (Pa.)

W, 26-6 L, 13-17 W, 83-0 W, 14-0 W, 61-7 L, 6-35 L, 0-40

U Nov. 2 U U U

1918 Albion Michigan State Hilsdale Hope Notre Dame Frosh

L, 12-14 L, 7-16 W, 103-0 W, 62-0 W, 39-0

U Oct. 11 U Oct. 25 U

1919 Wayne State Michigan State Wabash Notre Dame Albion

W, 28-0 W, 3-0 W, 43-0 W, 68-0 W, 28-7 W, 10-0 L, 16-20 W, 54-7 W, 79-0 W, 40-0 W, 19-0 W, 83-16

W, 88-0 W, 21-18 W, 27-13 L, 0-53 W, 20-7

1920 U Oct. 9 U U U U U

Olivet Notre Dame Chicago YMCA Marquette Hope Earlham Wabash

W, 47-7 L, 0-42 L, 6-10 L, 7-46 W, 46-0 W, 6-0 L, 7-27

U U U U Oct. 22 U U U

1921 Ferris State @Albion Notre Dame Frosh Chicago YMCA @Michigan State Earlham Hope Milwaukee Engineers

W, 49-0 W, 20-9 W, 7-0 L, 3-7 L, 14-17 W, 42-7 W, 65-0 W, 62-0

1922 U U U U U U

Defiance @Valparaiso Albion Chicago YMCA Notre Dame Frosh Earlham

Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 29 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 29

1923 Notre Dame Frosh Valparaiso Alma @St. Viator Western Kentucky Earlham Chicago YMCA @Albion

W, 19-0 W, 7-0 W, 10-0 W, 13-0 W, 44-0 W, 67-0

W, 15-0 W, 7-0 W, 21-7 T, 7-7 W, 26-0 W, 46-0 W, 32-0 L, 6-7

1924 U Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 U Nov. 27

Alma Notre Dame Frosh St. Viator @Western Kentucky Wisconsin-Oshkosh Chicago YMCA Albion

W, 7-0 L, 7-15 W, 6-0 W, 14-0 W, 23-7 T, 18-18 W, 26-3

Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 U U U U Nov. 26

1925 Western Kentucky Bradley St. Thomas Valparaiso Notre Dame Frosh Wisconsin-Oshkosh Central Michigan Chicago YMCA Albion

W, 20-0 L, 2-6 L, 13-27 W, 45-0 W, 21-0 W, 7-6 T, 0-0 W, 14-6 W, 3-2

Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

1926 Olivet Bradley Albion @Western Kentucky Chicago YMCA Valparaiso Notre Dame Reserves Wisconsin-Oshkosh

W, 25-0 L, 0-12 W, 28-0 W, 3-2 W, 7-0 W, 37-0 W, 12-6 W, 20-0

Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 26

1927 @Lombard L, 6-18 Notre Dame Reserves L, 0-18 Central Michigan L, 12-18 Wayne State W, 44-0 @Wisconsin-Oshkosh W, 19-6 Eastern Michigan L, 0-6 @Albion W, 19-0

U Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 U Nov. 10 U

1928 Chicago YMCA Ferris State Lombard Wayne State Michigan “B” Eastern Michigan Central Michigan

W, 26-0 W, 14-0 L, 0-14 W, 45-0 W, 6-0 L, 9-18 W, 19-0

U U U U Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 U

1929 Ferris State Illinois “B” Notre Dame “B” Lombard Wayne State Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Michigan “B”

W, 41-0 W, 20-0 L, 7-13 W, 14-6 W, 40-0 T, 7-7 W, 25-6 L, 7-12

U U Oct. 18 U U Nov. 8 Nov. 27

1930 Ferris State Central Michigan @Eastern Michigan @Wayne State Michigan “B” @Northern Iowa Western Kentucky

W, 46-0 W, 54-0 L, 0-19 W, 52-0 W, 14-6 W, 26-0 T, 0-0

Sept. 26 Oct. 2 U U Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

1931 Ferris State @Detroit @Michigan “B” Notre Dame “B” Northern Iowa Western Kentucky @Central Michigan

W, 25-0 L, 0-20 L, 0-19 W, 27-6 W, 14-0 W, 13-0 W, 7-6

Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

1932 Hope North Central @DePaul St. Viator Northern Iowa Central Michigan Adrian

W, 31-6 W, 27-0 T, 0-0 W, 7-0 W, 26-0 W, 7-0 W, 76-0

Sept. 30 Oct. 6 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11

1933 North Central @Detroit @Northern Iowa Carroll DePaul @Central Michigan St. Viator

L, 0-7 L, 0-26 W, 8-6 T, 0-0 L, 6-25 W, 13-0 W, 33-0

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS Oct. 5 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 9 Nov. 24 Nov. 29

1934 @Detroit @Carroll Nothrern Iowa DePaul Central Michigan @St. Viator West Chester State @Western Kentucky

Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

1935 Illinois College Western Kentucky Chicago Northern Iowa DePaul Central Michigan Butler West Chester State

L, 7-25 W, 25-7 W, 7-0 W, 13-0 W, 13-0 W, 19-7 W, 13-7 W, 7-6 W, 13-0 W, 6-0 L, 6-31 L, 14-21 L, 0-26 W, 13-0 W, 19-7 W, 7-6

1936 Sept. 25 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14

Detroit Miami Valparaiso Northern Iowa DePaul Central Michigan Butler

L, 0-40 L, 0-6 W, 7-0 L, 6-12 L, 7-19 W, 7-0 L, 7-13

1937

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Oct. 1 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

Detroit Illinois College Northern Iowa St. Viator Western Kentucky Central Michigan Butler DePaul

L, 7-20 W, 37-0 W, 7-0 L, 7-13 W, 13-7 W, 7-0 W, 14-13 L, 12-0

Sept. 24 Sept. 30 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

1938 Illinois College @Detroit Northern Iowa @Akron Western Kentucky @Butler Central Michigan

W, 28-0 L, 0-7 W, 20-0 L, 0-6 L, 6-13 W, 13-0 W, 35-0

Sept. 29 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 U

1939 @Detroit Miami Akron @Northern Iowa @Toledo Western Kentucky Butler Ohio Wayne State

L, 0-14 W, 6-0 W, 6-0 T, 13-13 L, 0-6 L, 14-20 L, 0-12 L, 6-13 L, 6-7

Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16

1940 Wayne State Ohio Northern Iowa Toledo Western Kentucky Miami Manchester

L, 6-13 L, 7-20 L, 19-20 L, 0-12 L, 6-25 W, 20-13 W, 19-14

Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 20

1941 @Western Reserve Butler @Northern Iowa Toledo Western Kentucky Manchester @Wayne State Ripon

W, 7-0 W, 14-6 W, 28-7 W, 34-0 W, 21-7 W, 12-0 W, 34-0 W, 33-7

Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 U Nov. 14

1942 @Dayton Toledo Northern Iowa Butler Grosse Isle Navy Wayne State

L, 0-21 W, 13-0 W, 14-7 W, 13-7 W, 13-2 W, 13-0

U Sept. 25 U U Oct. 16 Nov. 6

1943 @Central Michigan @Michigan Alma Xavier Miami Great Lakes Navy

W, 19-0 L, 6-57 W, 54-0 W, 60-0 W, 6-0 L, 6-32

U U U Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 U

1944 Fort Sheridan Wabash Bunker Hill Navy @Miami Central Michigan @Great Lakes Navy @Wooster

W, 67-6 W, 20-0 L, 7-33 L, 6-32 W, 35-14 L, 0-38 W, 27-0

1945

Sept. 26 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 27 U

1947 @Xavier Washington (Mo.) @Central Michigan Northern Iowa @Butler Western Kentucky @Ilinois @Oklahoma City Beloit

Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

1948 Western Reserve @Beloit Central Michigan @Northern Iowa Xavier @Miami Butler @Washington (Mo.) @Ohio

Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct.22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

1949 Northern Iowa Ohio @Cincinnati Washington (Mo.) @Central Michigan Miami @Butler @Western Reserve

Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

Alma @Central Michigan @Ohio Miami Great Lakes Navy @Valparaiso Wooster

W, 21-13 L, 0-6 W, 21-20 L, 13-21 L, 0-39 W, 26-13 W, 66-0

Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 8 Nov. 16

1946 Ripon Ohio Butler @Northern Iowa @Western Kentucky Central Michigan Valparaiso @Miami

W, 47-0 L, 7-25 W, 19-0 T, 0-0 W, 32-21 W, 27-21 W, 26-13 L, 0-20

Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14

1953 @Central Michigan @Illinois Wesleyan Miami @Toledo Washington (Mo.) Ohio @Western Reserve Kent State

L, 0-21 W, 20-7 L, 6-52 L, 7-19 L, 7-18 L, 12-67 T, 14-14 L, 13-20

Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

1954 Central Michigan @Marshall Bowling Green Toledo @Washington (Mo.) @Miami Ohio Western Reserve @Kent State

L, 19-25 L, 13-47 W, 20-15 L, 7-19 W, 7-6 L, 0-48 W, 19-6 W, 38-0 L, 13-20

W, 20-6 L, 6-16 L, 6-27 L, 0-12 W, 35-8 L, 20-34 W, 40-6 W, 21-14

Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

1955 Great Lakes Navy @Central Michigan Bowling Green Marshall @Toledo Washington (Mo.) @Ohio Western Reserve Kent State

T, 13-13 L, 13-27 L, 0-35 L, 0-28 L, 0-6 L, 14-26 L, 14-40 W, 13-0 L, 14-25

1950 Northern Illinois Central Michigan Toledo @Miami @Washington (Mo.) Cincinnati Butler Western Reserve @Ohio

W, 40-13 W, 21-13 W, 54-19 L, 0-35 W, 26-7 L, 6-27 W, 20, 0 L, 0-26 L, 7-10

Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

1956 Central Michigan Bowling Green @Marshall Toledo @Washington (Mo.) @Great Lakes Navy Ohio @Western Reserve Kent State

L, 7-14 L, 13-27 L, 0-13 W, 26-15 L, 7-13 L, 6-13 L, 0-27 W, 42-19 L, 13-27

1951 Kent State @Toledo Ohio Miami Washington (Mo.) @Butler @Western Reserve Central Michigan

L, 19-49 W, 14-6 L, 0-13 L, 27-34 W, 12-7 W, 20-0 L, 26-27 W, 46-25

Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 25 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16

1957 @Central Michigan Miami Marshall @Bowling Green Youngstown State. @Toledo @Ohio Western Reserve Kent State

W, 33-0 L, 0-20 L, 7-12 T, 14-14 W, 25-14 L, 16-27 L, 7-20 W, 20-0 W, 28-20

1952 @Kent State Illinois Wesleyan @Central Michigan @Miami Toledo @Washington (Mo.) Ohio Western Reserve

L, 13-20 W, 44-6 W, 18-0 L, 6-55 W, 19-14 W, 28-20 L, 13-28 L, 13-16

Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

1958 Central Michigan @Miami @Marshall Bowling Green @Washington (Mo.) Toledo Ohio Western Reserve @Kent State

L, 32-33 L, 20-34 W, 30-24 L, 6-40 W, 34-2 L, 6-21 W, 21-14 W, 33-0 L, 6-32

L, 0-19 W, 14-0 W, 20-12 W, 14-0 L, 20-21 W, 38-0 L, 14-60 L, 7-35 W, 12-0 W, 26-0 W, 33-0 W, 7-0 L, 6-13 L, 20-39 L, 28-34 W, 20-7 W, 19-6 W, 40-7

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1959 @Central Michigan Miami Marshall @Bowling Green Washington (Mo.) @Toledo @Ohio Kent State Detroit

L, 15-21 L, 0-21 W, 51-0 L, 34-0 W, 78-0 W, 24-14 L, 9-12 W, 7-0 L, 0-14

Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14

1964 @Louisville Central Michigan @Miami Bowling Green @Kent State Toledo @Marshall Ohio @Bringham Young

W, 10-7 L, 6-18 L, 0-35 L, 8-28 W, 12-9 L, 13-21 L, 7-16 W, 13-8 L, 8-43

Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

1960 Central Michigan @Miami Baldwin- Wallace Bowling Green @Washington (Mo.) Toledo Ohio @Kent State Marshall

W, 31-0 L, 14-15 T, 28-28 L, 13-14 W, 43-0 W, 7-3 L, 0-24 L, 3-10 W, 34-12

Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13

1965 Louisville @Central Michigan Miami @Bowling Green Kent State @Toledo Marshall @Ohio Montana

W, 17-13 W, 21-13 L, 9-36 L, 17-21 T, 10-10 W, 3-0 W, 17-14 W, 17-6 W, 17-14

Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Dec. 9

1961 @Central Michigan @Detroit Miami @Bowling Green @Toledo Marshall Kent State Utah State @Ohio New Mexico*

W, 27-21 L, 14-21 W, 6-3 L, 0-21 W, 7-0 W, 20-0 W, 14-0 L, 22-65 T, 20-20 L, 12-20

Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

1966 Lamar Tech Central Michigan @Miami Bowling Green @Kent State Toledo @Marshall Ohio @Xavier @West Texas State

W, 16-14 W, 31-14 L, 9-26 W, 16-14 W, 23-20 W, 14-13 W, 35-29 W, 20-13 L, 6-21 L, 7-30

Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

1962 Central Michigan @Louisville @Miami Bowling Green Toledo @Marshall @Kent State Bringham Young Ohio

W, 28-0 L, 21-27 L, 7-17 L, 6-10 W, 21-0 W, 12-0 W, 19-6 W, 28-20 L, 16-32

Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 29 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11

1967 Miami Arkansas State @Bringham Young @Bowling Green Kent State @Toledo Marshall @Ohio Xavier

W, 24-14 L, 8-21 L, 19-44 W, 10-6 W, 16-7 L, 9-35 W, 42-10 L, 10-20 W, 18-7

Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16

1963 @Wisconsin @Central Michigan Miami @Bowling Green Kent State @Toledo Marshall @Ohio Louisville

L, 0-41 L, 14-30 L, 19-27 L, 7-16 W, 26-12 W, 18-7 L, 7-20 L, 13-27 L, 7-21

Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9

1968 Arkansas State Bringham Young @Miami Bowling Green @Kent State Toledo @Marshall Ohio @West Texas State.

W, 20-0 L, 7-17 L, 0-28 L, 10-17 W, 14-0 L, 6-30 W, 40-12 L, 17-22 L, 20-28

Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct.4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

1969 Central Michigan @Pacific Miami @Bowling Green Kent State @Toledo Marshall @Ohio West Texas State @Northern Illinois

W, 24-0 L, 0-21 L, 20-24 L, 10-21 W, 33-13 L, 13-38 W, 48-14 L, 17-22 L, 20-28 W, 31-22

Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14

1970 @Central Michigan Bringham Young @Miami Bowling Green @Kent State Toledo @Marshall Ohio @West Texas State Northern Illinois

W, 41-0 W, 35-17 L, 12-23 W, 23-3 L, 22-25 L, 0-20 W, 34-3 W, 52-23 W, 20-0 W, 38-18

Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13

1971 Illinois State @Ball State Northern Illinois @Bowling Green Kent State @Toledo Marshall @Ohio Miami Pacific

W, 35-7 W, 9-0 W, 27-17 L, 6-23 W, 31-0 L, 24-35 W, 37-0 W, 28-14 L, 6-7 W, 25-21

Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

1972 Long Beach State @Fresno State Northern Illinois Bowling Green @Kent State Toledo @Marshall Ohio @Miami Ball State Idaho

W, 28-20 L, 14-41 W, 14-10 T, 13-13 W, 13-12 L, 13-20 W, 34-0 W, 34-17 L, 8-38 W, 31-14 W, 27-16

Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

1973 @Central Michigan Long Beach State Northern Illinois @Bowling Green Kent State @Toledo Marshall @Ohio Miami Ball State @Texas-Arlington

W, 18-13 W, 13-8 W, 28-14 L, 20-31 L, 15-39 W, 24-22 W, 21-7 L, 0-16 L, 9-24 W, 30-13 L, 12-31

Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Noc. 16

1974 Texas-Arlington @Eastern Michigan @Northern Illinois Bowling Green @Kent State Toledo @Marshall Ohio @Miami Central Michigan @Long Beach State

W, 33-6 L, 19-20 W, 30-13 L, 13-31 L, 6-29 L, 24-31 W, 20-17 L, 3-26 L, 0-31 L, 6-42 L, 33-34

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov 15

1975 @Central Michigan Akron @Minnesota Northern Illinois @Bowling Green Kent State Toledo @Marshall @Ohio Miami Eastern Michigan

L, 0-34 L, 21-27 L, 38-0 L, 0-20 L, 0-28 L, 17-22 L, 7-25 L, 19-21 L,10-24 L, 21-44 W, 24-10

Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

1976 Eastern Michigan @Northern Illinois @Minnesota Bowling Green @Kent State Toledo Marshall Ohio @Miami @Ball State Central Michigan

W, 31-13 W, 37-6 L, 10-21 L, 0-28 L, 12-24 W, 34-21 W, 31-21 W, 21-20 L, 0-31 W, 24-10 W, 42-14

Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

1977 @Minnesota Texas-Arlington Northern Illinois @Bowling Green Kent State @Toledo Marshall @Ohio Miami Ball State @Central Michigan

L, 7-10 L, 10-17 W, 37-6 L, 28-31 L, 16-20 W, 34-21 W, 53-29 W, 28-22 L, 8-14 L, 25-29 L, 23-28

Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

1978 Illinois State @Northern Illinois @Miami Bowling Green @Kent State Toledo Eastern Michigan Ohio @Marshall @Ball State Central Michigan

W, 27-17 W, 44-30 L, 3-7 W, 24-20 W, 14-0 W, 17-7 W, 32-0 L, 7-10 W, 24-6 L, 14-20 L, 14-35

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Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14

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Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

1979 @Central Michigan @South Carolina Northern Illinois Bowling Green Kent State @Toledo Grand Valley State @Ohio Miami Ball State @Eastern Michigan

L, 0-10 L, 7-24 W, 45-17 L, 3- 15 L, 13-18 L, 0-17 W, 37-0 W, 20-6 W, 24-3 W, 20-10 W, 17-7

Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

1984 Miami Illinois State @Central Michigan Marshall Northern Illinois @Bowling Green @Ball State Ohio @Toledo Kent State @Eastern Michigan

W, 17-13 W, 41-14 L, 19-38 W, 42-7 L, 15-20 L, 7-34 L, 20-23 W, 33-14 L, 13-17 W, 13-9 L, 14-24

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

1980 Eastern Michigan @Illinois State @Northern Illinois @Michigan State Bowling Green @Kent State Toledo @Ball State Ohio @Miami Central Michigan

W, 37-0 W, 31-17 W, 35-6 L, 7-33 L, 14-17 W, 28-21 W, 17-7 W, 17-15 W, 13-7 L, 24-34 L, 10-22

Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

1985 @Northern Illinois @Army @Michigan State Bowling Green Central Michigan @Miami Ball State Toledo @Ohio @Kent State Eastern Michigan

L, 0-17 L, 6-48 L, 3-7 L, 7-48 L, 17-24 T, 10-10 W, 34-0 W, 18-13 L, 15-21 W, 34-3 W, 38-21

Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

1981 @Kent State Marshall @Wisconsin @Bowling Green Central Michigan @Miami Ball State @Northern Illinois Toledo @Ohio Eastern Michigan

W, 20-17 W, 14-3 L, 10-21 W, 21-7 L, 13-15 L, 19-20 W, 14-3 W, 23-12 L, 14-28 L, 20-37 W, 38-7

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

1986 @Eastern Michigan Temple Long Beach State @Michigan State @Bowling Green @Central Michigan Miami @Ball State @Toledo Ohio Kent State

L, 14-21 L, 17-49 L, 13-14 L, 10-45 L, 3-17 L, 10-18 W, 27-17 L, 10-24 L, 7-28 W, 45-17 W, 27-7

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

1982 Grand Valley State @Marshall Kent State @Bowling Green @Central Michigan Miami @Ball State Northern Illinois @Toledo Ohio @Eastern Michigan

W, 28-3 W, 34-0 W, 24-14 L, 3-7 T, 18-18 W, 10-0 L, 6-13 W, 27-3 W, 17-10 W, 16-7 T, 3-3

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 21

1987 Akron @Illinois State Northern Illinois @Bowling Green Toledo Miami @Kent State Eastern Michigan @Central Michigan Ball State @Ohio

W, 24-19 L, 6-20 L, 14-34 W, 34-27 W, 21-14 L, 0-17 L, 13-17 L, 17-23 L, 27-30 W, 31-16 W, 31-13

Sept. 10 Sept. 15 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

1983 @Texas-Arlington @Illinois State Central Michigan @Miami @Northern Illinois Bowling Green Ball State @Ohio Toledo @Kent State Eastern Michigan

W, 21-14 W, 41-14 L, 14-32 W, 20-18 L, 3-27 L, 20-23 L, 20-24 W, 16-14 L, 13-17 W, 21-13 W, 14-10

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 27 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Dec. 10

1988 @Wisconsin @Toledo Illinois State Bowling Green @Miami Kent State @Eastern Michigan Central Michigan @Ball State @Northern Illinois Ohio Fresno State*

W, 24-14 W, 31-9 W, 44-14 W, 37-10 W, 41-18 L, 28-45 W, 31-24 W, 42-24 W, 16-13 L, 7-15 W, 23-16 L, 30-35

1989 Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

Temple Louisiana Tech @Maryland @Kent State Eastern Michigan Central Michigan @Ball State Ohio @Toledo Bowling Green @Miami

Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

1990 @Eastern Mchigan Louisiana Tech Kent State @Iowa State @Akron @Central Michigan Ball State @Ohio Toledo @Bowling Green Miami

Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 16

1991 Kent State Akron @Florida State Toledo Ohio @Ball State @Northern Illinois @Eastern Michigan Bowling Green Miami @Central Michigan

W, 31-24 W, 24-20 L, 0-23 W, 26-4 L, 20-21 L, 6-34 L, 13-14 W, 28-13 L, 18-19 L, 30-31 W, 14-7 L, 24-27 W, 27-21 W, 37-10 L, 20-34 W, 24-20 L, 13-20 W, 14-13 W, 31-23 L, 9-37 W, 19-13 W, 31-17 W, 13-10 W, 35-12 L, 0-58 L, 13-23 W, 35-9 W, 25-16 W, 22-10 L, 24-42 L, 10-23 W, 24-23 L, 17-27

Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14

1992 @Bowling Green @TCU Akron @Ohio Ball State @Toledo Eastern Michigan @Kent State Northern Illinois @Miami Central Michigan

L, 19-29 T, 17-17 W, 24-20 W, 19-3 W, 27-14 L, 12-21 W, 20-19 W, 26-13 W, 13-7 L, 7-20 W, 19-14

Sept. 2 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

1993 Youngstown State @Purdue Akron Miami @Kent State Central Michigan @Eastern Michigan @Army @Ohio Toledo @Bowling Green

L, 13-17 L, 13-28 W, 20-3 W, 17-0 W, 27-21 L, 18-23 W, 21-20 W, 20-7 W, 34-28 W, 39-26 T, 14-14

Sept. 3 Sept. 8 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

1994 @Miami W, 28-25 Western Illinois W, 43-7 @Iowa State W, 23-19 Akron W, 19-6 Kent State W, 24-10 @Central Michigan L, 28-35 @Ball State L, 13-16 Eastern Michigan W, 33-14 Ohio W, 15-3 @Toledo L, 34-37 @Louisiana Lafayette L, 14-17

Aug. 31 Sept. 9 Sept. 14 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

1995 Weber State @Indiana Toledo @Ball State @Kent State Akron @Ohio @Auburn Bowling Green @Eastern Michigan Central Michigan

W, 28-21 L, 10-24 L, 21-31 L, 0-10 W, 52-6 W, 7-3 W, 34-17 L, 13-34 W, 17-0 W, 23-13 W, 48-31

Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16

1996 Eastern Illinois @West Virginia Eastern Michigan @Central Michigan @Akron Ball State @Wyoming @Toledo Ohio @Bowling Green Kent State

L, 20-28 L, 9-34 L, 12-19 L, 28-38 L, 7-27 L, 5-28 L, 28-42 L, 7-10 L, 0-38 W, 16-13 W, 76-27

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1997 Temple @Michigan State @Northern Illinois Toledo @Ohio Ball State @Bowling Green Kent State @Eastern Michigan Central Michigan @Louisiana Monroe

W, 34-14 L, 10-42 W, 21-13 L, 13-23 L, 7-31 W, 21-13 W, 34-21 W, 50-27 W, 41-38 W, 38-24 W, 32-19

Aug. 31 Sept. 8 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 6 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

2001 Illinois State @Virginia Tech @Michigan @Eastern Michigan Akron Bowling Green @Northern Illinois @Miami @Toledo Central Michigan Ball State

W, 48-7 L, 0-31 L, 21-38 W, 31-10 W, 31-14 W, 37-28 L, 12-20 L, 11-25 L, 35-41 W, 20-17 L, 31-35

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 23

2005 @Virginia L, 19-31 @Toledo L, 23-56 Southern Illinois W, 34-28 @Temple W, 19-16 Buffalo W, 31-21 Ball State L, 57-60 (5OT) @Bowling Green W, 45-14 Kent State W, 44-14 Eastern Michigan W, 44-36 Central Michigan W, 31-24 @Northern Illinois L, 7-42

Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14

1998 Northern Illinois @Indiana @Toledo Ohio Louisiana Monroe @Vanderbuilt Eastern Michigan @Central Michigan @Kent State @Ball State Bowling Green

W, 37-23 L, 30-45 L, 7-35 L, 35-37 W, 27-14 W, 27-24 W, 45-35 L, 24-26 W, 48-23 W, 24-23 W, 56-27

Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

2002 Indiana State @Michigan @Purdue Virginia Tech @Buffalo Central Florida @Bowling Green Northern Illinois @Ball State Eastern Michigan Toledo @Central Michigan

W, 28-17 L, 12-35 L, 24-28 L, 0-30 W, 31-17 L, 27-31 L, 45-48 L, 20-24 L, 7-17 W, 33-31 L, 21-42 W, 35-10

2006 @Indiana Toledo @Virginia Temple @Ohio Northern Illinois @Ball State Eastern Michigan Miami @Central Michigan @Florida State @Akron Cincinnati*

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Dec. 3

1999 @Florida Youngstown State @Missouri @Northern Illinois Central Michigan @Eastern Michigan Buffalo Ball State @Akron Marshall @Toledo Marshall**

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 10 Nov. 18 Nov. 24 Jan. 6

L, 26-55 W, 46-28 L, 34-48 W, 24-21 W, 38-16 W, 40-37 W, 45-17 W, 28-0 W, 24-10 L, 17-31 L, 21-45 L, 19-14

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

2003 @Michigan State William and Mary Virginia @Ohio @Eastern Michigan Bowling Green @Northern Illinois Marshall @Connecticut Ball State Central Michigan @Toledo

L, 21-6 W, 56-24 L, 16-59 W, 39-32 W, 31-3 L, 21-32 L, 10-37 L, 21-41 L, 27-41 W, 28-20 W, 44-21 L, 17-34

2007 @West Virginia L, 24-62 Indiana L, 27-37 @Missouri L, 24-52 Central Connecticut State W, 51-14 @Toledo W, 42-28 Akron L, 38-39 @Northern Illinois W, 17-13 Ball State L, 23-27 @ Eastern Michigan L, 2-19 Central Michigan L, 31-34 @Iowa W, 28-19 Temple W, 16-3

Aug. 31 Sept. 9 Sept. 16. Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Dec. 2

2000 @Wisconsin @Iowa Indiana State Toledo Ohio @Marshall Northern Illinois @Kent State @Ball State @Central Michigan Eastern Michigan @Marshall**

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 6 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

L, 7-19 W, 27-21 W, 56-0 W, 21-14 W, 23-10 W, 30-10 W, 52-22 W, 42-0 W, 42-3 L, 17-21 W, 28-0 L, 14-19

Sept. 2 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

2004 Tennessee Martin @Virginia Tech @Illinois @Ball State Toledo Eastern Michigan Northern Illinois @Central Michigan @Bowling Green Miami @Marshall

W, 42-0 L, 0-63 L, 27-30 L, 14-41 L, 33-59 L, 31-35 L, 38-59 L, 21-24 L, 0-52 L, 21-42 L, 21-31

L, 20-39 W, 31-10 W, 17-10 W, 41-7 L, 20-27 W, 16-14 W, 41-27 W, 18-15 W, 27-24 L, 7-31 L, 20-28 W, 17-0 L, 24-27

WMU VS. RANKED OPPONENTS 11/8/47 @Ilinois (No. 11) L, 14-60 9/21/63 @Wisconsin (No. 7) L, 0-41 11/3/73 Miami (No. 16) L, 9-24 11/2/74 @Miami (No. 16) L, 0-31 11/8/75 Miami (No. 17) L, 21-44 9/14/91 @Florida State (No. 1) L, 0-58 10/21/95 @Auburn (No. 13) L, 13-34 10/12/96 @Wyoming (No. 24) L, 28-42 9/6/97 @Michigan State (No. 25) L, 10-42 9/4/99 @Florida (No. 4) L, 26-55 12/3/99 Marshall** (No. 11) L, 19-14 8/31/00 @Wisconsin (No. 4) L, 7-19 9/8/01 @Virginia Tech (No. 9) L, 0-31 9/7/02 @Michigan (No. 7) L, 12-35 9/28/02 Virginia Tech (No. 5) L, 0-30 10/19/02 @Bowling Green (No. 25) L, 45-48 10/18/03 @Northern Illinois (No. 12) L, 10-37 9/3/05 @Virginia (No. 23) L, 19-31 9/1/07 @West Virginia (No. 3) L, 24-52 11/25/08 @Ball State (No. 15) L, 22-45 ** MAC Championship Game

BRONCO HISTORY

Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

2008 Aug. 30 @ Nebraska L, 24-47 Sept. 6 Northern Illinois W, 29-26 Sept. 13 @ Idaho W, 51-28 Sept. 20 Tennessee Tech W, 41-7 Sept. 27 @ Temple W, 7-3 Oct. 4 Ohio W, 41-20 Oct. 11 @ Buffalo W, 34-28 (OT) Oct. 18 @ Central Michigan L, 28-38 Nov. 1 Eastern Michigan W, 31-10 Nov. 8 Illinois ^ W, 23-17 Nov. 15 Toledo W, 27-17 Nov. 25 @ Ball State L, 22-45 Dec. 30 Rice * L, 14-38 ^ Played at Ford Field * Postseason bowl game ** MAC Championship Game

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ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS SCHOOL Adrian Akron Albion Alma Arkansas State Army Auburn Baldwin Wallace Ball State Beloit Bowling Green Bradley Brigham Young Buffalo Butler Carroll Central Connecticut State Central Florida Central Michigan Chicago Cincinnati Connecticut Dayton Defiance DePaul Detroit Earlham Eastern Illinois Eastern Michigan Ferris State Florida Florida State Fresno State Grand Valley State Hillsdale Hofstra Hope Idaho Illinois College Illinois Illinois “B” Illinois State Illinois Wesleyan Indiana Indiana State Indiana (Pa.) Iowa Iowa State Kalamazoo

W-L-T 1-0-0 11-4-0 14-6-0 5-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-1 19-16-0 2-0-0 15-31-3 0-2-0 3-1-0 4-0-0 9-4-0 1-0-1 1-0-0 0-1-0 43-34-2 0-1-0 0-3-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-4-1 0-10-0 4-0-0 0-1-0 27-15-2 6-0-1 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-2-0 2-0-0 2-2-2 0-0-0 8-0-0 2-0-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 1-0-0 7-1-0 2-0-0 0-4-0 2-0-0 1-1-0 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0

SCHOOL Kent State Lamar Tech Lombard (Ill.) Long Beach State Louisiana Tech Louisville Manchester Marquette Marshall Maryland Miami (Ohio) Michigan Michigan “B” Michigan State Michigan State Frosh Minnesota Missouri Montana Nebraska New Mexico North Central Northeast Louisiana (Louisiana-Monroe) Northern Illinois Northern Iowa Notre Dame Notre Dame “B” Notre Dame Reserves Notre Dame Frosh Ohio Ohio Northern Oklahoma City Olivet Pacific Purdue Rice Ripon Saint Thomas (Minn.) Saint Viator South Carolina Southern Illinois Southwestern Louisiana Temple Tennessee-Martin Tennessee Tech Texas-Arlington Texas Christian Toledo Utah State Valparaiso

W-L-T 32-17-1 1-0-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 2-0-0 2-2-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 22-12-0 0-1-0 17-37-1 0-4-0 2-2-0 2-9-0 1-0-0 0-3-0 0-2-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 2-0-0 23-11-0 11-4-2 0-2-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 6-2-0 30-28-1 1-0-0 0-1-0 4-2-0 1-1-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 4-1-1 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 7-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-2-0 0-0-1 27-36-0 0-1-0 7-0-0

SCHOOL Vanderbilt Virginia Virginia Tech Wabash Washington (Mo.) Wayne State Weber State West Chester State West Texas State West Virginia Western Illinois Western Kentucky Western Reserve William & Mary Wisconsin Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wooster Wyoming Xavier Youngstown State

W-L-T 1-0-0 1-2-0 0-3-0 2-1-0 9-4-0 7-2-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 1-3-0 0-2-0 1-0-0 11-3-1 8-3-1 1-0-0 1-3-0 4-0-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-3-0 2-1-0

NON-COLLEGIATE TEAMS Battle Creek H.S. Battle Creek Training School Benton Harbor Business Coll. Bunker Hill Navy AB Camp Custer Chicago YMCA Culver Military Academy Dowagiac H.S. Fort Sheridan Grand Rapids H.S. Grand Rapids Veterinary Great Lakes Navy Grosse Isle Navy MacFadden’s School of Physical Culture Milwaukee Engineers Otsego Independents Wayland H.S.

1-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 5-2-1 4-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-4-1 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0

2009 Opponents marked in bold italics.

ALL-TIME WALDO STADIUM RECORDS All-Time Record

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218-136-4 (.615)

Undefeated Home Seasons 10 (1941,1942,1947,1966, 1982, 1992, 1994,2000, 2006, 2008) Full seasons at Waldo Stadium 70 (1939-2008) Longest Home Winning Streak 15 (1940-1943) Longest Home Losing Streak 9 (1952-1954)

HOME RECORD BY DECADE 1930’s 2-3 (.400) 1940’s 32-14 (.696) 1950’s 20-29-1 (.410) 1960’s 27-19-2 (.583) 1970’s 34-22-1 (.605) 1980’s 33-19 (.635) 1990’s 38-13 (.745) 2000’s 32-17 (.653)

HOME RECORD UNDER EACH HEAD COACH Mitchell Mike Gary (1929-41) 9-8 (.529) John Gill (1942-52) 33-16 (.673) Jack Petoskey (1953-56) 4-15-1 (.225) Merle Schlosser (1957-63) 18-15-1 (.544) Bill Doolittle (1964-1974) 35-20-2 (.632)

Elliot Uzelac (1975-1981) 22-17 (.564) Jack Harbaugh (1982-1986) 16-9 (.640) Al Molde (1987-96) 37-16 (.698) Gary Darnell (1997-04) 27-15 (.643) Bill Cubit (2005-present) 17-5 (.773)

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COACHING HISTORY W 1 62 12 26 59 50 8 28 58 38 25 62 46 29 504

L 2 25 1 10 34 34 25 33 49 39 27 47 46 20 392

T 0 3 1 2 5 1 2 3 2 0 3 2 0 0 24

PCT. .333 .706 .893 .711 .628 .594 .257 .461 .541 .494 .482 .568 .500 .592 .561

Melvin “Tubby” Myers 1906

William Spaulding 1907-21

Milton Olander 1922-23

Earl Martineau 1924-28

Mitchell “Mike” Gary 1929-41

John Gill 1942-52

Jack Petoskey 1953-56

Merle Schlosser 1957-63

Wally Ake Harold Barnhort Jim Bengala Clayt Birmingham Don Boven Chuck Bullough Dick Bumpas Bill Bye Gene Cavich Dana Chambers Deon Chester Roger Chiaverini Mike Colletta Chuck Comer Pete Cordelli Bill Cubit** Ryan Cubit Mike Cummings Tim Daoust Bob Diaco Chuck Driesbach Larry Edlund Dan Enos Ed Ferkany Dan Ferrigno Dave Finley Keith Flynn Willie Mack Garza John Gill Jim Gilstrap Mike Grant Gary Hainrihar Mike Hankwitz Brad Hanson Bill Hardy J.C. Harper Billy Harris Darrell Hazell Grant Heard Greg Hermsen Marty Higgins Brady Hoke Guy Holliday Joe Hoy Ray Jeske Scott Kavanagh Tony Kimbrough Tom Kisselle Jim Knowles Tim Knox* Paul Krasula Rick Kravitz Rob Kuhlman Tim Lester

2001-03 1931-32 1975-79 2004 1952-55 2005 2003 1987-96 1975-80 1987-96 1997-99 1956-57 1976-77 1968-74 2002-03 1997-99 2009 2002-04 2006-09 2004 1997-00 1987-96 2000-02 1963-68 1982-86 1975 2000-01 1997-00 1928-41 1978-79 2008-09 1977-81 1982-84 1982-83 1977 2003-04 1978-81 1995-96 2007 1989-96 1987-90 1984-86 2000-02 1952-55 1984-86 2007 2003-04 1960-62 1997-02 2004 1975-81 2008-09 1987, 1989-96 2005-06

Tom Lewinski Terry Lewis Bob Lusk Lynn Lynch Van Malone Henry Mason Greg Mattison Peter McCarty George McDonald Bill Miller John Miller Tim Mingey Reggie Mitchell Charley Molnar Jake Moreland Steve Morrison Kyle Nystrom Jack O’Brien Matt Patanelli Sam Pittman Dick Raklovits A.J. Ricker Norb Riesterer Brian Rock Jerry Rosburg Bill Rowekamp Dave Sabada Mike Sabock Tony Samuel Mike Santiago Scott Shafer Tom Slaughter Bob Stanley Fred Stevens Mike Sullivan Bob Sutton Joel Swisher Steve Szabo Chris Tabor Bruce Tall Dave Voth Roy Weitz Lou West Clayton White Paul White Paul Williams Joe Woods Bob Wyman

1997-99 1975-76 1963 1958-59 2004 1991-94 1982-86 2007-09 2005-06 2007 1963-78 1977-81 1986 2003-04 2005-09 2005-09 1992-01 1934-35 1944, 1948-51 1999 1957-74 2008 1938 1992-2005 1987-91 1957-74 1981 2008-09 1982-83 1985-86 2005-06 1948-63 2007-09 1957-74 2005-06 1975-76, 1980-81 1987-88 1982-84 2006-07 2002 1997-98, 2000-01 1942-55 1984-85 2006 1955-56 2005 2001-03 1964-74

BRONCO HISTORY

COACH (YEARS) Melvin “Tubby” Myers (1906) William Spaulding (1907-21) Milton Olander (1922-23) Earl Martineau (1924-28) Mitchell “Mike” Gary (1929-41) John Gill (1942-52) Jack Petoskey (1953-56) Merle Schlosser (1957-63) Bill Doolittle (1964-1974) Elliot Uzelac (1975-1981) Jack Harbaugh (1982-1986) Al Molde (1987-96) Gary Darnell (1997-2004) Bill Cubit (2005-Present) TOTALS

Current staff in bold italics * Current Director of Football Operations ** Current Head Coach

Bill Doolittle 1964-74

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Elliot Uzelac 1975-81

Jack Harbaugh 1982-86

Al Molde 1987-96

Gary Darnell 1997-2004

Bill Cubit 2005-Present

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A•A•A•A John Abel, ’35, ’36, ’37 Walter Adamczyk, ’33 Bobby Adams, ’91 Mobolaji Afariogun, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02 Paul Agema, ’88, ’90 Joe Alfano, ’96 Jerry Alford, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84 Antwain Allen, ’04, ’05 DeRae Allen, ’03, ’04 Troy Allen, ’63, ’64 Warren Allen, ’15, ’16, ’17 Jeff Allor, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Anthony Allsbury, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02 Corey Alston, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Rod Alt, ’85, ’86, ’87 Joe Alvarez, ’04, ’05 John Ambrosino, ’97 Adam Anderson, ’01, ’03, ’04 Arthur Anderson, ’24 Bill Anderson, ’13, ’14 Carl Anderson, ’35, ’36, ’37 Edward Anderson, ’53, ’55 Harold Anderson, ’53 Jack Anderson, ’65 Pete Anderson, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Rolla Anderson, ’43 Ron Anderson, ’82, ’83 Chuck Andrews, ’67, ’68, ’69 Charles Angell, ’16, ’17 Jeff Angelo, ’83 Sam Antonazzo, ’66, ’67, ’68 Hartwell Anway, ’17 Lellwyn Anway, ’17, ’19 Anthony Apa, ’02 Dan Arbour, ’72, ’73 George Archer, ’62, ’63 Tracy Archer, ’91 Dave Arendsen, ’83, ’84, ’85 Ben Armer, ‘08 Mario Armstrong, ‘07, ‘08 Robert Arnheim, ‘08 Randy Arntson, ’75, ’76, ’77 Paul Arvia, ’57 Pete Aseritis, ’71, ’72 Charles Atkocunis, ’50, ’51 William Atwater, ’92, ’93, ’94 Jerry Austin, ’53, ’54, ’55 Roger Avers, ’56, ’57 Dan Avery, ’73 Jim Avrett, ’66 Eli Avromov, ’50 John Ayres, ’37 B•B•B•B Chris Baar, ’83, ’84, ’86

Jason Babin, ’00, ’01, ’02, ’03 Blayne Baggett, ’04 Tom Baetens, ’73, ’74 Phil Bailey, ’52, ’53 Fred Baker, ’32, ’33, ’34 John Baker, ’43 Jason Baliko, ’99 Clifford Ball, ’06, ’07 Joe Ballard, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 Frank Banach, ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27 Elan Banks, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 Kennard Banks, ’05 Bernard Barber, ’34 Tom Barber, ’56, ’57 Paul Bard, ’42 Everett Barger, ’42 Graham Barker, ’12, ’13 Richard Barnhart, ’68 Ken Barnhill, ’28, ’29, ’30 Ken Barnhill, ’62, ’63 Richard Barnhill, ’55, ’56 Jay Barresi, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Carl Barrett, ’08 Marty Barski, ’65, ’66, ’67 Kurt Barterian, ’80, ’81, ’82, ’83 Larry Bartolameolli, ’62, ’63, ’64 Dennis Bartsis, ’25, ’26, ’27 Chris Bartula ’05 Willis Bates, ’29 Don Bauer, ’22, ’23 Ryan Bauer, ‘96, ’97 Ted Bauer, ’46, ’47, ’48, ’49 Milton (Nick) Beam, ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27 Lloyd Beardsley, ’59, ’60, ’61 Ron Beasse, ’76 Joe Beaubien, ’86 Frank Beck, ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27 Jim Bednar, ’61, ’62 Harold Beebe, ’23 Josh Behrens, ’02, ’04, ’05 John Bek, ’14, ’15 Scott Bell, ’88, ’89 David Belle, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88 Al Bellile, ’68, ’69, ’70 Anthony Belmonte, ’03, ’04, ’05, ‘06 Bruce Bendix, ’73 Harold Benge, ’38, ’39, ’40 George Bennett, ’72, ’73 Owen Bennett, ’51 Paul Bennett, ’19, ’20, ’21, ’24 Jim Benson, ’44 Alvin Berger, ’09, ’10 Mark Berghuis, ‘06 Joe Berman, ’17 Willie Berrios, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88 Jamail Berry, ‘08

John Berryman, ’54, ’55, ’56 George Betts, ’32 Eric Bettys, ’97, ’98, ’99 Richard Bezile, ’59, ’60 Jason Biddle, ’92, ’93 EJ Biggers, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Trevor Bilicke, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87 Stan Bilski, ’30, ’31, ’32 Lester Binkley, ’33 Ted Binkowski, ’57, ’58, ’59 Dave Birkholz, ’74, ’75 Lew Birmelin, ’71 Sam Bishop, ’22, ’23 Randy Blackmore, ’79, ’80, ’81, ’82 Bob Blackwell, ’56 James Blair, ’04, ’05, ‘06, ‘07 Lynn Blake, ’08, ’09 Carl Blauman, ’44 Valray Bleech, ’46, ’47, ’48 Ernest Blohn, ’30, ’31 Jerome Bloodsaw, ’01 Terry Bobbitt, ’84, ’85 John Bock, ’58 Jason Bodden, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Eric Boersma, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Dan Boggan, ’88, ’89, ’90 Jim Bollweg, ’72, ’73 Bill Bolm, ’58, ’59 Nate Bolton, ’82, ’83, ’84 George Bond, ’35, ’36, ’37 Mark Bonds, ’04, ’05, ‘06, ‘07 Laurence Bonifield, ’55 Sollie Boone, ’75 Mark Bordeaux, ’68 Dave Bordine, ’77, ’78 Norm Borea, ’53 Jim Boreland, ’65, ’66, ’67 Paul Bos, ’54, ’55 Bruce Bosma, ’52, ’53, ’54 Matt Bossory, ’86 Bob Boston, ’45 Frank Bosworth, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Don Boven, ’46, ’47 Norm Bowbeer, ’23 Ted Bowlus, ’70 Dave Bower, ’84 Rush Bowers, ’99 Paul Bowersox, ’18, ’19, ’21 Richard Bowman, ’43 Scott Boyd, ’87 Parris Boyer, ’81, ’82, ’83 Allan Boyko, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90 Bruce Boyko, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89 Mark Braciszewski, ’71, ’72 Mark Braman, ’82 Paul Braman, ’83

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C•C•C•C Walter Cade, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91 Charles Cady, ’24, ’25 Greg Call, ’97 Ken Callaway, ’52, ’53 Len Calufetti, ’43 August Camarata, ’43 Duncan Cameron, ’18, ’19, ’20 Walter Campbell, ’15 Mike Canfield, ’72, ’73, ’74

Larry Caper, ’79, ’80, ’81, ’82 Bob Carlson, ’46, ’47,’ 48, ’49 Jack Carlson, ’69, ’70 Frank Carpenter, ’11, ’12 Anthony Carr, ’01, ’02 Clytus Carr, ’23, ’24, ’25 Mike Carter, ’72, ’73 Ralph Carter, ’70 Richard Carter, ’45 Bob Cartwright, ’46, ’47 Al Cater, ’49, ’50, Larry Cates, ’71, ’72, ’73 Wesley Cates, ’73, ’74 Jason Cavanaugh, ’95, ‘96, ’97, ’98 John Chalapis, ’50, ’54, ’55 Edward Chambers, ’09 Bob Chant, ’50, ’51 Hobart Chapel, ’17 Joe Chapple, ’04, ’05, ‘06 Larry Charleston, ’00 Bob Charon, ’51, ’52 Clarence Cheatham, ’57, ’58, ’59 Otis Cheathem, ’84, ’85 Glenn Cherup, ’65, ’66, ’67 John Chervensky, ’18 Chris Chestnut, ’02, ’03 Roger Chiaverini, ’46, ’47 Eugene Childs, ’03, ’04 Ed Chlebek, ’60, ’61 Bill Chopp, ’95, ‘96, ’97, ’98 Curt Chrenick, ’92 Matt Church, ’83 Cody Cielenski, ‘07, ‘08 Stan Claflin, ’06, ’07 Benny Clark, ’98, ’01 Bob Clark, ’41, ’42 Caleb Clark, ‘08 Nick Clemens, ‘07, ‘08 Pat Clements, ’80, ’82 Jim Clunie, ’74 Gene Clysdale, ’50 Pat Clysdale, ’49, ’50 Tim Clysdale, ’77, ’78, ’79 Vernon Coakley, ’85, ’86, ’88, ’89 Abe Cohen, ’25, ’26, ’27 Jeb Colaner, ’85, ’86, ’87 John Coleman, ’59 John Coleman, ’95, ’96 Horace (Hap) Coleman, ’40, ’41, ’42 Kevin Coleman, ’00, ’01, ’02 Lovell Coleman ’57, ’58, ’59 Michael Coleman, ’91, ’92 Ron Colille, ’56 Harry Collins, ’37, ’38, ’39 Jerry Collins, ’66, ’67, ’68

Wilbur Combs, ’31 Bob Compton, ’76, ’77, ’78 Adam Cones, ’00, ’01 Chris Conklin, ’82, ’85, ’86 Ward Conklin ’10 Alfred Conley, ’28 Tom Contes, ’46, ’47, ’48, ’49 Charles Cook, ’31, ’32, ’33 John Cook, ’44 Dave Cooke, ’59, ’60, ’61 Darrell Copeland, ’03, ’04 Derrick Copeland, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91 Francis (Dick) Corbat, ’25, ’26, ’27, ’28 Lou Corbat, ’13, ’14, ’15 Carl Cornelius, ’45 Joe Cornelius, ’93 Bob Cornell, ’28 Willard Cornell, ’26, ’27 Dave Corning, ’74, ’75 Walter Cornwell, ’20, ’21, ’22 Christian Cote’, ’96 Fred Courville, ’56, ’57 Gerald Couturier, ’57 Greg Cowser, ’72, ’73, ’74 Gary Crain, ’64, ’65, ’66 Scott Cramer, ’89 Jim Credit, ’73 John Creek, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88 Terry Crews, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90 Steve Cronkite, ’72, ’73, ’74 Fred Cross, ’15 John Cross, ’39, ’40 Tom Crowley, ’65 Howard Crull, ’19, ’20 Ryan Cubit, ’04, ’05, ‘06 Sam Culbert, ’83, ’84, ’85, ’86 Dan Cunningham, ’85, ’86, ’88, ’89 Gary Cunningham, ’74, ’76, ’77 Harry Curry, ’87 Wilbur Curry, ’18 Jesse Curtis, ’31, ’32, ’33 Richard Cutler, ’47 Dave Cutlip, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Steve Czarnota, ’85, ’86 Tom Czyz, ’54, ’55, ’56 D•D•D•D Ted Daisher, ’77 Tom Daly, ’24, ’25 John Damoth, ’09, ’10 Ray (Bud) Daniels, ’70, ’71, ’72 Mike Darby, ’64 Morris Davenport, ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78 Zach Davidson, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, 08 Arthur Davis, ’93

BRONCO LETTERWINNERS

Dan Bramschrieber, ’94, ’95 Justin Braska, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Andy Brasosky, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Ray Bray, ’36, ’37, ’38 Byrl Breed, ’54, ’55, ’56 Fernando Brethour, ’24, ’25, ’26 Dennis Bridges, ’67 Alvin Briggs, ’29, ’30, ’31 J.D. Brink, ’99 Tom Briscoe, ’35, ’36 Kevin Brogan, ’77, ’78, ’79 Leon Brooks, ’82, ’84 Wesley Brooks, ’34, ’35, ’36 Andy Brotebeck, ’89, ’90 Brandon Brown, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 Bryan Brown, ’82, ’83, ’84 Clinton Brown, ’43, ’46, ’47 Gerald Brown, ’20, ’21 Vern Brown, Sr., ’69, ’70, ’71 Vern Brown, Jr., ’92, ’93, ’94 Willard Brown, ’50, ’51, ’52 Earle Browne, ’12 Chris Browning, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02 Dave Brueck, ’58, ’59 Greg Bryant, ’03, ’04 Joe Bryant, ’50 Dick Bryck, ’52, ’53, ’54 Martin Buchanan, ’88 Jon Bull, ’69, ’70 George Bullock, ’77, ’79, ’80 Scott Burke, ’15, ’16 Fred Burkhardt, ’78, ’79, ’80, ’81 Allen Bush, ’46, ’47 Allen Bush, Jr., ’67, ’68, ’69 Isac Bush, ’03 Josh Bush, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 Matt Buskirk, ‘06 Lawrence Butler, ’66, ’67 Bill Button, ’84 Karl Butts, ’78, ’79, ’80 Brett Butz, ’95, ’96 Gene Buys, ’13 John Byrne, ’25 Keith Byard, ’84, ’85

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PAUL DAVIS — BOB GALLAGHER

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Paul Davis, ’88, ’89, ’91, ’92 Rob Davis, ’87, ’88 Vern Davis, ’68, ’69, ’70 DeWayne Davisson, ’58 Lynn Deal, ’06 Anthony DeBardelaben, ’90, ’91 Ben DeBolt, ’64 Gerald DeLoe, ’30 Louis Delmas, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 John Deming, ’97, ’99 Napoleon Demps, ’74 Allen DenBleyker, ’25 Joe DeOrio, ’60, ’61,’62 Jim DePoy, ’62 Ken Dersey, ’64, ’65, ’66 Robby Desrosiers, ’95 Joe Detwiler, ’43 Bill Devine, ’66, ’67 Jim Devine, ’53, ’54, ’55 Tyson DeVree, ’03, ’04 Jason DeVries, ’45 Paul DeVries, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89 Jim DeWald, ‘96, ’97 Walter Dewey, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’11 Denny D’Haene, ’72, ’73 Van Dickerson, ’75, ’76, ’77 Pete Dickson, ’83 Otto Dileski, ’35, ’36, Dennis Dilley, ’74, ’75, ’76 Pat Dillon, ’84, ’85, ’86 Duane Dischler, ’85 Dale Dittmer, ’57, ’58 Wes Dodson, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 Eric Dominow, ’90 Marc Donaldson, ’90, ’91 Howard Doolittle, ’06 Steve Doolittle, ’71, ’72 Denny Doornbos, ’74 Jason Doubleday, ’00 Andy Dorcely, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Ed Doucette, ’38, ’39 Len Dovalosky, ’44 Marvin Downs, ’72, ’74, ’75 Homer (Bud) Doxey, ’45 Jon Drach, ’01, ’02, ’03 Mark Dragoo, ’97, ’98 Gershwin Drain, ’68, ’69 Dave Dreyer, ’69 Ben Drucker, ’01 Dustin Duclo, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Kelcey Dudley, ’97 George Duditch, ’48, ’49 Bob Duhan, ’49, ’50 Danny Dumezich, ’80, ’81 Sam Dunlap, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’19

George Dunn, ’45, ’46, ’47 Richard Dunn, ’45, ’46, ’47 Tom Dunn, ’89, ’91, ’92 Gladdon Dunst, ’43 Tom Dyskiewicz, ’68 E•E•E•E Don Earl, ’51 Clarence East, ’14, ’15 Don Eastman, ’88, ’89, ’90 Loren Edmonds, ’42 Bob Edwards, ’72 Jim Eger, ’56, ’57, ’58 Jack Eggertsen, ’39, ’40, ’41 Ken Eggers, ’60 Sean Egglesfield, ’98 Tim Eising, ’88 Blair Eklund, ’00, ’01 Lou Elenbaas, ’30, ’31, ’32 George Elias, ’26 Tom Elias, ’69, ’70, ’71 Steve Ellingsen, ’05, ‘06 Maynard Ellingson, ’23, ’24, ’25 Allan Elliott, ’32, ’34 Chuck Ellison, ’68, ’69 Kirk Elsworth, ’05, ‘06, ‘08 Pat Emerick, ’60, ’61, ’62 Wendell Emery, ’32 Bill Empke, ’12, ’13 Andy Endemann, ’04 Bob Engelthaler, ’64 Gary Enstrom, ’73 John Erickson, ’12 Dave Evans, ’73, ’74 Dennis Evans, ’66, ’67, ’68 Mario Evans, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Max Evans, ’41 Tad Evans, ’84, ’85, ’87 Vernell Evans, ’28 Al Everett, ’69, ’70 Bob Ezelle, ’69, ’70 F•F•F•F Wayne Falan, ’39, ’40 Dan Falcon, ‘96, ’97, ’98 Hausia Faleofa, ’02 Walter Farrar, ’19, ’20, ’24, ’25 Ross Farren, ’04, ’05 Shawn Faulkner, ’80, ’81, ’82, ’83 Dale Faunce, ’34 Dave Faverman, ’84, ’85, ’86 Larry Featherstone, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Marvin Feenstra, ’60, ’61, ’62 Chad Feldpausch, ’03, ’04 Jason Feldpausch, ’00, ’01, ’02, ’03

Attila Felkai, ’99 Mike Fenbert, ’72, ’73, ’74, ’75 Don Ferguson, ’33 Ed (Chip) Ferguson, ’71, ’72 Eric Ferguson, ’88, ’89, ’91 Hoyt Ferm, ’26 John Ferris, ’43 John Fielder, ’80, ’81 George Field, ’21 Darnell Fields, ’97, ’98 Loy Fierens, ’53, ’54 Orville Fillinger, ’09 Don Finnefrock, ’52, ’53, ’54 Delmar Firme, ’41, ’42 David Fisher, ’88 Denis Fitzgerald, ’86 Mike Fitzgerald, ’87 Bill Flaherty, ’49 Arch Flannery, ’16 Greg Flaska, ’68, ’69, ’70 Todd Fleck, ’82, ’83,’ 84 Norbert Fleckenstein, ’45 Pearl Fleming, ’25 Scott Fleming, ’91, ’92 Dwayne Fletcher, ’83, ’84, ’86 Cory Flom, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Delos Flower, ’06 Ray Fonseca, ’87, ’88 Louis Forbrich, ’96, ’99 Kevin Ford, ’02, ’03, ’04 Jermaine Foreste, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02 Allex Forge, ’60, ’61 Jay Formsma, ’45, ’46, ’47, 48 Ted Forrest, ’72, ’73, ’74, ’75 Robert Forrest, ’93, ’94, ’95 Dean Foster, ’39, ’40 Hilton Foster, ’45, ’46, ’47, ’48 Jack Foster, ’67 Richard Frankoski, ’26, ’27, ’28, ’29 Craig Frazier, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’79 Randall Frazier, ’23 Ed Frederickson, ’36, ’37, ’38 Joel Frederickson, ’92, ’93, ’94 Harve Freeman, ’20 Bill French, ’68, ’70 Ralph French, ’16, ’19 Roy French, ’16 Clarence Frendt, ’27, ’28, ’29, ’30 Londen Fryar, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 George Fulgoni, ’25, ’26, ’27 G•G•G•G Leland Gabe, ’40, ’41 Scott Gajos, ‘07, ‘08 Bob Gallagher, ’32, ’33, ’34

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JERRY GANZEL — ROGER HUNT Ted Grignon, ’69, ’70, ’71 Joe Grigg, ’57, ’58 Bob Grimes, ’63, ’64, ’65 Dave Gromacki, ’88 Joe Grosser, ’63 Emerson Grossman, ’42, ’46, ’47, ’48 Jerry Grover, ’06 Tom Gruber, ’72, ’73 Jim Gualdoni, ’73, ’74, ’75 Stephen Gubernick, ’00, ’01 Art Guenther, ’28, ’29 Ivan Guillickson, ’60, ’61, ’62 Paul Gunderman, ’56 Art Guse, ’37, ’38, ’39 Donyell Gutter, ’89 H•H•H•H Robbie Haas, ’05 Jim Habel, ’59, ’60 J. K. Haehnle, ’95, ’96, ’97, ’98 Web Hagadone, ’28, ’29 Don Hager, ’72 Jon Hall, ’03 John (Dave) Hallabrin, ’69, ’70, ’71 Jack Halstead, ’38, ’39, ’40 Gail Hambleton, ’06 Gene Hamlin, ’66, ’67 Bryon Hammons, ’93, ’94 Todd Hanley, ’95, ’96 Pat Hanlon, ’76 Richard Hanschu, ’52, ’54 Mark Hardy, ’02, ’03, ’04 Marty Harig, ’98, ’99, ’00 Calvin Harley, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Tom Harrington, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Norm Harris, ’48, ’49, ’50 Rufus Harris, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 Ryan Harris, ’00, ’01 Charles Harrison, ’64, ’65 Mark Harrison, ’74, ’75 Fred Harrsen, ’28, ’29, ’30 Joe Hart, ’79, ’80, ’81 Lloyd (Whitey) Hartman, ’48, ’49, ’50 Robert Hatch, ’96 Kevin Haverdink, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88 Bill Haviland, ’64, ’65, ’66 Steve Hawkins, ’91, ’92, ’93 Alvah Heaton, ’07 Matt Hekhuis, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Oscar Hellberg, ’13, ’14 Jamie Hence, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88 William Henagan, ’97, ’98, ’99 Spencer Henley, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Bert Henderson, ’86, ’87, ’88 Clayton Hendricks, ’44

Don Hendriks, ’42 Harry Henigan, ’43 Orville Henney, ’12, ’13 Tom Henry, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’79 Bruno Heppell, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Bill Hestwood, ’57 Andy Hewes, ’79 George Heydlauff, ’52, ’53 Fred Hicks, ’70, ’71, ’72 Charles Higgins, ’51, ’52 John Higgs, ’74, ’75, ’76 Harry Hildreth, ’46, ’47 Jim Hildreth, ’46, ’47, ’48, ’49 Bryant Hill, ’85 Irwin Hill, ’46 Tom Hill, ’43, ’45 Bill Hillborg, ’41 Tim Hiller, ’05, ‘07, ‘08 Jim Hinkle, ’77, ’78, ’79, ’80 Jeff Hinson, ’99, ’00, ’01 Reggie Hinton, ’78, ’79, ’80, ’81 Terry Hinton, ’70, ’71 Mark Hintz, ’70 Ken Hirsch, ’51, ’52 Peter Hirt, ’87, ’88 Pierre Hixon, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93 Christian Hodges, ’02 Don Hoekenga, ’71 Eric Hoffman, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88 Steve Hoffman, ’83, ’84 Dennis Holland, ’59, ’60, ’61 Jim Holland, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Jeff Holly, ’80 Bill Hooper, ’21 Rico Hooper, ’94 Chad Hopkins, ’86 Rob Horrmann, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87 Osbe Hoskins, ’80 Guy Houston, ’17, ’19 John Hovanec, ’44 Bobby Howard, ’77, ’78, ’79, ’80 Emory Howard, ’06, ’08 Lewis Howard, ’85, ’86, ’87 Henry Howe, ’20, ’21 Joe Hoy, ’40 Mike Hubbard, ’72, ’74 Judson Hudnut, ’30, ’31 Mike Hudnut, ’62, ’63, ’64 Dave Hudson, ’66, ’67, ’68 Allen Hughes, ’78, ’79, ’80, ’81 Harold Hulscher, ’20, ’21 Hilliard Hulscher, ’19, ’20 Pat Humes, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’79 Randy Hummel, ’78 Roger Hunt, ’72

BRONCO LETTERWINNERS

Jerry Ganzel, ’53, ’54, ’55 Dave Gapinski, ’73, ’74, ’75, ’76 Mark Garalczyk, ’84, ’85, ’86 Jon Garcia, ’00, ’01 Alex Gardner, ‘02 Joe Gardner, ’05 Les Garrett, ’80, ’81 Mike Gary, ’81, ’82, ’83 Frank Garzelloni, ’50, ’51, ’52 Jake Gasaway, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02 Tim Gassmere, ’94 Brian Gatch, ‘96 Rexford Gaugh, ’44 Bob Gavinski, ’71, ’72 Duane Gebben, ’53, ’54, ’55 Anthony Gebhart, ‘06, ‘07 Bob Geiger, ’55, ’56, ’57 John Geiger, ’70, ’71 Jim Gendron, ’74 Henry George, ’47 Tom George, ’80, ’81 Ernest Gerke, ’22 Richard Geske, ’43 Jack Giarmo, ’82, ’83, ’84 Alan Gibbs, ’61, ’62, ’63 Dave Gibson, ’75, ’76 Jim Giffin, ’82, ’83, ’84 Dave Gigli, ’77, ’78,’79 Don Gill, ’56, ’57 John Gill, ’19, ’20, ’21, ’22 Art Gillespie, ’44, ’45, ’46, ’47, ’48 Ron Gillum, ’87, ’88 Mark Gilroy, ’84, ’85 Jim Gilstrap, ’61, ’62, ’63 Mike Giorgianni, ’03, ’04 Jack Gitler, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04 Egbert Gleason, ’07 Joe Glenn, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87 Jim Glick, ’51 Eric Gordon, ’27 Montres Gords, ’95, ’96 Ron Gow, ’51 Marion Graham, ’43 Les Gratton, ’47, ’48, ’49, ’50 Dezmond Gray, ’05, ‘06, ‘07 Virgil Grayson, ’90, ’91 Colin Greczek, ’98, ’99, ’00 Bob Green, ’49 Jim Green, ’49 Michael Greene, ’89, ’90 Ed Greer, ’83 Tyrice Grice, ’86 Terry Grier, ’92 Mike Griesinger, ’83 Darrius Griffith, ’90, ’91

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BRONCO LETTERWINNERS

Edwin Husbeck, ’36, ’37, ’38 Mike Hutchings, ’97, ’98 Paul Hutchins, ’88, ’90, ’91, ’92 Judson Hyames, ’14

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I•I•I•I Greg Igaz, ’69, ’70, ’71 Gervase Ignasiak, ’35, ’36 Phil Igoe, ’44 George Ihler, ’62, ’63, ’64 Bill Ingraham, ’75 Ryan Iorillo, ’01, ’02 Ameer Ismail, ’04, ’05, ‘06 John Isom, ’53, ’54 J•J•J•J Garvase Jach, ’25, ’26, ’27 Fred Jacks, ’15 Brian Jackson, ’04 Mallett Jackson, ’44 Nelson Jackson, ’63, ’64, ’65 Pat Jackson, ’93, ’94, ’95 Mike Jakubowicz, ’80, ’81 Brandon James, ’04 Ed Janz, ’50 Bob Jeffrey, ’60 Bob Jenkins, ’40, ’41 Glen Jenkins, ’78, ’79, ’80, ’81 Darnell Jennings, ’97, ’98, ’00 Gary Jennings, ’64, ’65, ’66 Greg Jennings, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05 Richard Jeric, ’57, ’58 Bob Johnson, ’77, ’78 Brandon Johnson, ’01, ’02, ’03 Brian Johnson, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90 Charles Johnson, ’06 Ed Johnson, ’27, ’28, ’29 Jeremy Johnson, ‘96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Larry Johnson, ’93, ’94 Mike Johnson, ’71 Mike Johnson, ’02 Morgan Johnson, ’16, ’17 Neal Johnson, ’23, ’24, ’25 Oscar (Okie) Johnson, ’22, ’23, ’24 Paul Johnson, ’88, ’90, ’91 Robert Johnson, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Walter Johnson, ’18 Wilbur Johnson, ’22, ’23, ’24 Len Johnston, ’49, ’50, ’51 Nick Johnston, ’97 Larry Joiner, ’50, ’51, ’52 Al Jones, ’81, ’82 Demetrius Jones, ’80, ’81, ’82, ’83 Earl Jones, ’32, ’33 Jonathan Jones, ’02, ’03

Mike Jones, ’05, ‘06, ‘07 Stu Jones, ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78 Paul Jorgensen, ’72, ’73, ’74 Schneider Julien, ‘07, ‘08 Roman Juzwiak, ’55 K•K•K•K Jeff Kacmarek, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84 Kevin Kahl, ’79 Rich Kaiser, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Charles Kalbfleisch, ’43, ’44 Carl Kamhout, ’26 Bill Kanley, ’11 Joe Karam, ’64 Ron Karlis, ’70, ’71, ’72 Alan Karpa, ’66 Bill Karpinski, ’56,’ 57, ’58 Charles Karpinski, ’57 Scott Karstens, ’98, ’99, ’00 Fernand Kashama, ‘07 Steve Kasson, ’83 Dave Katt, ’64, ’65 Denny Keck, ’70, ’73 Clifford Keddie, ’44, ’46 Shawn Keenoy, ’81, ’82, ’83 Jack Kelder, ’51, ’52, ’53, ’54 Greg Kelley, ’90, ’91 John Kelley, ’43 Paul Kelley, ’42 Kent Kelly, ’57 Robert Kelly, ’96, ’97 Zak Kemp, ’95, ’96, ’97 Mike Kempinski, ’04, ’05 Melvin Kendall, ’43 Bill Kennedy, ’71 Pat Kennedy, ’94, ’95, ’96 Phil Kennedy, ’72, ’73 Mike Kershner, ’96, ’97, ’98 Bill Killian, ’13, ’14 Tony Kimbrough, ’87, ’88 Anthony Kiner, ’01, ’02, ’03 Larry King, ’99, ’00 Matt King, ’96 Tom King, ’13 Ulric King, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Steve Kingsley, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91 Gale Kisinger, ’46, ’47 George Klaeren, ’52 Jim Klapthor, ’84, ’85, ’86 John Klein, ’62, ’63, ’64 John Kloosterman, ’84 Charlie Knapp, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Dave Knapp, ’79, ’80, ’81, ’82 Kevin Knope, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Bill Knott, ’50

Tony Knox, ’95, ’96 Dan Kolenko, ’80 Jim Kolk, ’57, ’58 Lou Kollar, ’75, ’78, ’79 Vlad Kontic, ’89, ’91 Adam Korzeniewski, ’95, ’96 Matt Koss, ’79 Leslie Koster, ’51, ’52, ’53, ’54 Dave Kotecki, ’92 John Kouris, ’65, ’66 Larry Kozminski, ’42 Jim Kramer, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87 Kevin Kramer, ’00, ’01, ’02 Dan Krasinksi, ‘08 Doug Kraus, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89 Jim Kreason, ’70 Jim Kreutzer, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87 Dave Kribs, ’37, ’38, ’39 Joe Krill, ’85, ’86 Jack Krueger, ’56, ’57, ’58 Albert Kruez, ’22 Dave Kruse, ’87, ’88 Robbie Krutilla, ’04, ’05, ‘06, ‘07 Mark Kujacznski, ’79, ’80, ’81, ’82 Carroll Kyser, ’42, ’43 L•L•L•L Jeff LaDuke, ’90, ’91 Craig Ladyman, ’98 Adolphus LaLonde, ’38, ’39 Paul Lambert, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Chuck Landrum, ’76 Jim Laney, ’05, ‘06, ‘07 Jonn Laney, ’86, ’87 Lew Lang, ’42 Robert Lang, ’18 Tim Lankerd, ’80, ’81, ’82 Bryan Lape, ’98, ’00, ’01, ’02 Pete LaRouech, ’68, ’69 Francis (Butch) LaRoue, ’60, ’61, ’62 Andy Laue, ‘06, ‘07 Alton Laupp, ’77, ’78, ’79, ’80 Deshon Lawrence, ‘08 Count Laws, ’76, ’77 John Lawson, ’84 Richard (Dick) Lawson, ’68, ’69, ’70 Roger Lawson, ’69, ’70 Norris Layton, ’36 Richard Leahy, ’43, ’44, ’46 Floyd Lear, ’26, ’27, ’28 Duncan Leckta, ’40 Branden Ledbetter, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Harry Lee, ’23 Jack Lees, ’43 Glen Leeson, ’50

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M•M•M•M Anthony Magee, ’86 Alfred MacDonald, ’60, ’61, ’62 Paul MacDonald, ’39 Art Macioszczyk, ’40, ’41, ’42 Malcolm MacKay, ’29, ’30, ’31

Jesse Madden, ’57, ’58, ’59 Dave Madsen, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 Tim Majerle, ’66, ’67, ’68 Ken Major, ’32, ’33 John Male ’76, ’77 Stan Malek, ’50, ’51 Louis (Bo) Mallard, ’34 Jason Malloy, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02 Pat Malone, ’28, ’29 Clarence Maloney, ’07, ’08 Steve Maloney, ’95, ’96, ’97 Jon Manier, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91 Allen Manne, ’52, ’53 Eric Manns, ’77, ’78, ’79 Chris Maragos, ‘06 Bob Marinez, ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78 Daniel Marks, ’02, ’03, ’04 Jack Marks, ’41, ’42 Jim Marks, ’44 Greg Marshall, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Mike Marshall, ’68 Marty Martens, ’86, ’87, ’88 Darrell Martin, ’83 Frank Martin, ’09, ’10 Herb Martin, ‘06, ‘07 John Martin, ’78 Ken Martin, ’51, ’52 Willie Martin, ’81, ’83 Chester Martindale, ’24 Stewart Masi, ’93, ’94 Bob Mason, ’55, ’56, ’57 Joel (Muleski) Mason, ’34, ’35 Jack Matheson, ’39, ’40, ’41 Max Matson, ’52, ’54 Jeff Mattes, ’83 Dan Matthews, ’73, ’74, ’75 Anthony Matulis, ’29, ’30, ’31 Mike Maul, ’60, ’61, ’62 Clarence Maurer, ’52 Roland Maus, ’07, ’08 Art May, ’44, ’45 Glenn Mayer, ’10, ’11 Frank Mays, ’80 Dan Mazglad, ’70 Roosevelt Mazyck, ’45 Alfred McCafferty, ’14, ’16 Todd McCall, ’68, ’69 Charles McCallister, ’43 Bernard McCann, ’19, ’21, ’22 Don McCann, ’55 Mike McCann, ’68, ’69 Fred McCants, ’01, ’02 John McCarger, ’42 Eldon McCarty, ’11 Jerry McCaskill, ’92, ’93

Wilbur McClemans, ’08 Marlan McClendon, ’02 Wayne McClintock, ’07, ’08 John McCook, ’37 Mike McCord, ’01, ’03 Boston McCornell, ‘07, ‘08 Jack McCullagh, ’45 Rashad McDade, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 Jay McDonagh, ’93, ’94, ’95 Charles McDonald, ’58, ’59, ’60 Mark McDonald, ’81, ’82, ’83 Tarrence McEvans, ’95, ’96, ’97 Bob McFadden, ’84 Mike McGeath, ’79, ’80, ’81 Tom McGhee, ’64 John McGuiness, ’08, ’09 Lou McGuire, ’11, ’12 Bill McIntosh, ’13, ’14 Robert (Scooter) McIntosh, ’04, ’05 Bob McKay, ’14, ’15 Pete McKay, ’11 Harold McKee, ’27, ’31 Richard McKee, ’52 Duncan McKerracher, ’72, ’73, ’74, ’75 Jim McKinley, ’63, ’64, ’65 Marty McNair, ’90, ’91 Henry McNaughton, ’06 Mike McPhilamy, ’74, ’75 Dan McShannock, ’69, ’70, ’71 Jim McVay, ’76, ’77, ’78 Matt Meares, ’80, ’81, ’82 Rick Mei, ’73 Roy Meier, ’33, ’34 Nick Melcher, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04 Bob Mellen, ’41, ’42, ’43 Todd Mellinger, ’74 Dan Memmen, ’77 Robert Menchinger, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04 Bob Mendoza, ’94, ’95 Ed Mendrysa, ’44 Hobart Merritt, ’49, ’50 Kam Merritt, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Jose (Jo Jo) Mesa, ’01, ’02 George Mesko, ’47, ’48, ’49 Carroll Messenger, ’20, ’21, ’22, ’23 John Messenger, ’65 John Metras, ’27 Bob Metzger, ’39, ’40, ’41 Mike Metzger, ’73, ’74 Charles Metzcus, ’51, ’52, ’53 Nate Meyer, ’04, ’05, ‘06 Adam Mial, ’81, ’82 Alfred Micatrotto, ’47, ’48, ’49 Chris Michayluk, ’84 Anthony Middleton, ‘07

BRONCO LETTERWINNERS

Charles LeFevre, ’08, ’09, ’10 Tom Leidich, ’63, ’65 Don Leigh, ’76, ’77, ’78 Reuben Leiske, ’44 Justin LeMay, ’04 Dan Lemke, ’04 Henry LeMoin, ’22 Lawrence Leonard, ’15 George Lerch, ’30 Tim Lester, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Bob LeVand, ’44 Joe Lewandowski, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’97 Curtis Lewis, ’70, ’72 Don Lewis, ’67, ’68 Fletcher Lewis, ’57, ’58 Jermaine Lewis, ’00, ’01, ’02 Mike Lewis, ’70 Terry Lewis, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87 Charles Liedtke, ’61, ’62, ’63 Doug Lincoln, ’76, ’77 LaMarr Liner, ’84 Bob Lintjer, ’70, ’71 Ted Lintjer, ’74, ’75 Jim Lippe, ’84, ’85, ’86 Albert Little, ’77, ’78, ’79 Dale Livingston, ’65, ’66, ’67 Martin Logan, ’96 Steve Logan, ’84, ’85, ’87 Alex Loiko, ’38, ’39, ’45 John Lomakoski, ’59, ’60, ’61 Bob Long, ’55, ’56 Jim Long, ’64, ’65, ’66 Scott Lonier, ’87, ’88, ’89 Steve Looney, ’89 Mark Lootens, ’76, ’78, ’79 Carl Lopez, ’91, ’92 Derek Lott, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Ray Louthen, ’44 LeRoy Love, ’74 Rick Lucas, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’97 Ken Luckett, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’85 Matt Ludeman, ’05, ‘06 Jeff Lujan, ’90, ’92 Marcus Lund, ’19 Mark Lundell, ’73, ’74 Bob Lurtsema, ’65 Joe Lynd, ’40, ’41 Maurice Lyons, ’15

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ROBBIN MIKEL — HAROLD PIERCE

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Robbin Mikel, ’76, ’78 Les Millar, ’16, ’17 David Miller, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Doug Miller, ’88, ’89 Elword Miller, ’62, ’63, ’64 Jeff Miller, ’83 John Miller, ’32, ’33, ’34 John Miller, ’59, ’60 Marion Miller, ’20 Neil Miller, ’17, ’18 Pierson Miller, ’34, ’35 Rob Miller, ’72 Rudel (Rudy) Miller, ’20, ’21, ’22, ’23 Scott Miller, ’83 Willie Miller, ’01, ’02, ’03 Nick Milosevich, ’43, ’46, ’47 Aaron Milton, ’87 John Minick, ’84, ’85 Ellison Mingo, ’89, ’90 Paul Minnis, ’67, ’68, ’69 Charles Missant, ’01, ’02, ’03 Darrell Mitchell, ’93, ’94 Nick Mitchell, ‘08 Pete Mitchell, ’65, ’66, ’67 Rocky Mitchell, ’86 Steve Mitchell, ’65, ’66, ’67 Paul Moersch, ’03, ’04, ’05 Dave Mollard, ’65, ’66 Dave Mollard Jr., ’89, ’90, ’91 John Monson, ’24, ’25, ’27 Ellsworth Monteith, ’11 Chris Montgomery, ’01, ’02 Jim Montgomery, ’53 Earl Montross, ’51 Ken Moon, ’64, ’65 Frank Mooney, ’68, ’69 Pennell Moore, ’29 Rocco Moore, ’73, ’74, ’75, ’76 Steve Moore, ’82, ’83 Terrence Moore, ’98, ’99, ’00 Dominic Moran, ’03, ’04, ’05, ‘06 Jake Moreland, ‘96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Eddie Morgan, ’70, ’71 Ray Morley, ’25, ’26, ’27 Richard Morley, ’23 Orra Morningstar, ’28, ’29, ’30 Dale Morris, ’36, ’37, ’38 Gary Morris, ’95 Lorenzo Morris, ’84 Tom Morris, ’50, ’51 Craig Morrow, ’79, ’80 Bob Morse, ’49, ’50, ’51 John Morton, ’91, ’92 Kendrick Mosley, ’99, ’01, ’02, ’03 Tristan Moss, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95

Jim Mota, ’80, ’81, ’82 Franklin Mote, ’24 C.R. Moultry, ’00, ’03 Henry Moultry, ’04 John Mowatt, ’68, ’69 Henry (Skip) Mugg, ’59 Sean Mulhearn, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90 John Mullaney, ’47 Gerald Muller, ’23, ’24 George Mullin, ’16 Frank Mumford, ’72 Jay Mumford, ’74, ’75, ’76 Chad Munson, ’02, ’03 Matt Murphy, ’77, ’78, ’79 Bob Myers, ’46 Dave Myers, ’72 Earl Myers, ’36 Melvin (Tubby) Myers, ’06, ’07, ’08 N•N•N•N Mark Nabozny, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91 Dan Nameth, ’32, ’33, ’34 Steve Neal, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Bruce Nederveld, ’71, ’72 Vern Neidlinger, ’35, ’36 Grant Nemeth, ‘07 Jerry Neuman, ’34, ’35 Howard Nevins, ’75, ’76, ’77 Jerry Newton, ’70 Cecil Nickel, ’28, ’29 Hugh Nicolls, ’07 Tim Nichols, ’02 Charles Nidiffer, ’53, ’54, ’55 John Nigro, ’78 Clarence Nihart, ’17, ’18 Gary Niklasch, ’98, ’99 Scott Niles, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Mark Nisbet, ’75 Ted Nixon, ’57, ’58, ’59 Ken Nobis, ’63, ’64, ’65 Swift Noble, Sr., ’16 Swift Noble, Jr., ’45, ’48 Dennis Noe, ’68 Dave Norris, ’97 Drew Nowak, ‘08 John Nowak, ’67 Steve Nowak, ’48 Juan Nunez, ‘07, ‘08 Eric Nunlee, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Art Nunn, ’16 Tom Nütten, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 Tom Nuveman, ’66, ’67 Neal Nyland, ’14, ’15

O•O•O•O Walt Oberlin, ’36, ’37, ’38 George Ockstadt, ’36, ’37 John Offerdahl, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’85 Jasper Olendorf, ’25, ’26 Erik Oleson, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04 Robert Oliver, ’87, ’88 Dick Olmsted, ’57, ’58, ’59 Walt Olsen, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’19 Jack Olson, ’40, ’41 Mike Onaga, ’04 Heron O’Neal, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’97 Lance Ortega, ’88, ’89 Ernest Osborne, ’02, ’03, ’04 John Osborne, ’09 Tim Osborne, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Torre Ossmo, ’65, ’66 Tom O’Shaughnessy, ’44, ’46, ’47 Mark Ottney, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05 P•P•P•P Joe Palazzolo, ’57 Terry Palleschi, ’65, ’67 Nate Palmer, ’93, ’94 Paul Palmer, ’87 Tony (Panarotta) Panard, ’37, ’38 Bill Paniccia, ’44 Bill Pappas, ’57, ’58 Chris Pardon, ’95 Ed Parham, ’79 Anthony Parker, ‘08 Art Parynik, ’45 Tom Patterson, ’62, ’63 Tom Paulus, ’83 Willard Peach, ’14 Mal Pearson, ’46, ’47, ’48, ’49 Alvin Pedracine, ’44 Francis Pellegrom, ’29, ’30, ’31 Oliver Pembroke, ’28, ’29 Thomas Peregrin, ‘07 Bill Perrin, ’45 Jerome Persell, ’76, ’77, ’78 Len Peters, ’71 Howard Peterson, ’51 Greg Peterson, ’98 Jim Peterson, ’61 Harry Petaway, ’91, ’93, ’94 Jesse Pettaway, ’84 Alfred Pfliger, ’38, ’39, ’40 Mark Phalen, ’68 John Phelan, ’07 Bob Phillips, ’79, ’80, ’81, ’82 Matt Pickens, ‘07 Charles Pierce, ’52 Harold Pierce, ’33, ’34, ’35

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HAROLD PIERCE — BOB SCOTT

Q•Q•Q•Q John Quelvog, ’96 Jeff Quintana, ’94, ’95 Seth Quivey, ’05, ‘06 R•R•R•R Gene Rademacher, ’68, ’69, ’70 Bob Radlinski, ’64 Val Ragainis, ’98, ’99, ’00 Paul Rakow, ’62, ’63, ’64 Jim Ralph, ’54 Jason Randall, ’94 John Rapacz, ’42

Kyle Ras, ’02, ’03, ’04 George Rastigue, ’25 Chris Rawson, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Todd Rawsthorne, ’90, ’91 Ken Reasor, ‘59, ’60, ’61 Emmet Redmond, ’25 Leo Redmond, ’18, ’19, ’21, ’22 Cliff Reed, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84 Phil Reed, ’01, ’02, ’03 William Reed, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Dennis Reedy, ‘08 Jim Reeves, ’74, ’75 Jim Reid, ’63, ’64, ’65 Jack Reinelt, ’73, ’74 LeRoy Repischak, ’58, ’59, ’60 Harold Reynolds, ’33, ’34, ’35 Jeff Reynolds, ’90, ’92, ’93 Lowell Reynolds, ’23 Marvin Reynolds, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Owen Reynolds, ’28, ’30 Sam Reynolds, ’00, ’01, ’02 Orra Rhinesmith, ’11, ’12 Mike Ribecky, ’73, ’74, ’75, ’76 Howard Rice, ’06 Tom Richardson, ’87 Scott Riches, ’83 Mark Ricks, ’91, ’92 Deal Ridler, ’11 Dominic Riggio, ’71, ’72, ’73 Glen Righter, ’23, ’24 Sean Riley, ’95 Trovon Riley, ’02, ’04, ’05 Matt Riordan, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 John Ritchie, ’56 John Ritter, ’61 Al Rivet, ’91, ’92 Bob Rizzardi, ’47 Daniel Robert, ’02 Tony Roberts, ’87, ’88 Aundra Robinson, ’81 Cornelius Robinson, ’05, ‘06, ‘07 Denny Robinson, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87 Exzabrion (K.T.) Robinson, ’01 Marc Robinson, ’74 Ross Robinson, ’36, ’37, ’38 Scott Robinson, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04 Wayne Robinson, ’77, ’78, ’80 Glen Rodney, ’43, ’44 Todd Rogalski, ’99 Gene Roger, ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78 Astor Rogers, ’98, ’99 Ronald Rogers, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 Keith Rogien, ’76, ’77, ’78 Steve Roon, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’97 Edgar Roper, ’11, ’12

Mark Rosczewski, ’80 Eddie Rossi, ’45 Ken Roth, ’71, ’72, ’73 Jay Roundhouse, ’57, ’58, ’59 Bob Rowe, ’64, ’65, ’66 Clarence Rowe, ’11 Gary Rowe, ’65, ’66, ’67 Mike Rowe, ’67, ’68 Derrick Royal, ’96 Tom Rozema, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Gene Rucinski, ’45 Tom Rucks, ’74 Chuck Ruffin, ’85, ’86, ’87 Chris Ryan, ‘84, ‘87 S•S•S•S Nic Saad, ’04, ’05, ‘06, ‘07 Tom Saewert, ’65, ’66, ’67 Bernard Sagan, ’44 Bob Sage, ’23 Eric Sain, ’93, ’94, ’95 John Salame, ’92 Ed Salter, ’32, ’33, ’34 John Salisbury, ’09 Bruce Samarian, ’68 Robert Sanford, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Dennis Santo, ’70 Dan Sawochka, ’80, ’81, ’82 Kerwin Scanlon, ’85, ’86 Terry Schalk, ’79, ’81, ’82 Allen Schau, ’60, ’61, ’62 Ron Scheeler, ’67 Tony Scheffler, ’02, ’04, ’05 Mark Schenk, ’76, ’77, ’78 Paul Schiele, ’20 Bob Schilawski, ’42 Carl Schiller, ’43, ’46, ’47 Bill Schlee, ’61, ’62 Fred Schmidt, ’38 Leonard Schmidt, ’56, ’57 John Schneider, ’42 Orville Schneider, ’66, ’67 Paul Schneider, ’67, ’68, ’69 Ron Schneider, ’62, ’63, ’64 Mark Schnese, ’73 Kurt Schoknecht, ’76, ’77 Chuck Schoolmaster, ’46, ’47, ’48, ’49 Andrew Schorfhaar, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 Louis (Ed) Schroeder, ’70, ’71, ’72 Alex Schultz, ’94, ’95 Karl Schultz, ’96, ’97 Keith Schultz, ‘06, ‘07 John Schuster, ’78, ’79, ’80, ’81 Paul Schutter, ’57 Bob Scott, ’50, ’51

BRONCO LETTERWINNERS

Harold Pierce, ’52 Jared Pike, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Ed Pilarski, ’80 Clarence Pilatowicz, ’43, ’48 Ted Pilecki, ’77 Bryan Pinder, ’99, ’00, ’01 Richard Pins, ’50 Trueman Pippel, ’30, ’31, ’32 Bill Pitkin, ’49, ’50, ’51 Mark Plewa, ’78 Bob Pokorny, ’70, ’71, ’72 Dean Polce, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Joe Polce, ’84 Bill Pope, ’45 Paul Pope, ’54 Willie Pope, ’02, ’03 Bernard Porter, ’53 Harrison Porter, ‘07, ‘08 Willis Porter, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Greg Posey, ’74 John Possi, ’14, ’15 Harry Potter, ’21, ’22, ’23 John Potter, ‘08 Dion Powell, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Greg Powell, ’87, ’88 Ryan Powell, ’04 Gilbert Powers, ’34 Pepper Powers, ’74, ’75, ’76 LaVerne Prendergast, ’26 Keith Pretty, ’70, ’71, ’72 Josh Price, ‘08 Paul Price, ’82 Mike Prindle, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84 Austin Pritchard, ’05, ‘06, ‘08 Jim Pritchett, ’67, ’68, ’69 Mike Prough, ’79, ’80, ’83 Jon Pryor, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 Richard Pryor, ’64 Roger Pulliam, ’63, ’64, ’65 Herman Pump, ’25, ’26, ’27 Tom Putt, ’72, ’73

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JAMIE SCOTT — HAROLD TREACE

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Jamie Scott, ’79, ’80, ’81 Bill Screws, ’71, ’73 Herman Seborg, ’26, ’27, ’28, ’29 Frank Secory, ’33, ’34, ’35 Lew Secory, ’57 Jim Seegraves, ’83 Don Seekell, ’59 Ron Seifert, ’65, ’66, ’67 Glendin Selbo, ’44 Brad Selent, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Bob Sellers, ’74 Bruce Sellers, ’46, ’47, ’48 Bob Selva, ’60 Scott Selzer, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Dane Sexton, ’96, ’97 Dan Shannon, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Jim Shattuck, ’44 Louis Shaw, ’86 Howard Shears, ’18, ’19 Bill Shelton, ’83 Joe Sheridan, ’94, ’95 Marion Sherwood, ’06 Dean Shippey, ’39 Ralph Shivel, ’12 Roger Shively, ’67, ’68 Dan Short, ’76 Elick Shorter, ’63, ’64, ’65 Matt Sikora, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Frank Simmons, ’20, ’21 Jamarko Simmons, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Duncan Simo, ’20 Blake Sims, ’04 Thomas Sims, ’85, ’86 Bud Sitko, ’77, ’78, ’80 Mike Sitko, ’73, ’74, ’75, ’76 Mike Siwek, ’67, ’68, ’69 John Skoubes, ’45 Bill Slater, ’69, ’70, ’71 Tom Slaughter, ’34 Doug Sleight, ’88, ’89 Milton Smaha, ’46, ’48 Art Smalley, ’29 Joel Smeenge, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89 Rick Smigelski, ’78, ’79 Bob Smith, ’42, ’46 Carlos Smith, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’02 Dave Smith, ’67, ’68 Harold Smith, ’09 John Smith, ’51, ’52, ’53 John Smith, ’72, ’73, ’74, ’75 Les Smith, ’81 Richard Smith, ’90 Rick Smith, ’76, ’77 Scott Smith, ’82, ’84 Scott Smith, ’92, ’93

Steve Smith, ’70 Ted Smith, ’46 Tony Smith, ’34 Vern Smith, ’17 Warren Smith, ’20, ’21 Mike Snodgrass, ’59, ’60, ’61 Dave Smythe, ’33 Richard Snow, ’48, ’49 Edd Snyder, ’67, ’68, ’69 Lynn Snyder, ’11 Mike Sobol, ’67 Bob Soderman, ’54, ’55, ’56 Garrett Soldano, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 Clarence Somers, ’18 Bill Somerville, ’61, ’62, ’63 Glenn Sooy, ’09, ’10, ’13 Harold Sooy, ’09 Rush Sooy, ’09, ’12 Dan Sopha, ’64, ’65, ’66 Paul Sorce, ’83, ’84,’85, ’86 Milton Sorensen, ’42 Garrett Sosnovich, ‘06, ‘07 Fred Sowle, ’07, ’08, ’09 Kelly Spielmaker, ’83, ’84, ’85, ’86 Reg Sprik, ’49, ’50, ’52 Greg Staron, ’83, ’84, ’85 Matt Steffen, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02 Ed Steffes, ’51, ’52 Bill Stein, ’87, ’88 Dan Steinau, ’03, ’04 Al Steinke, ’26 Jerry Steinke, ’69, ’70, ’71 Desman Stephen, ‘06, ‘08 Bob Stevens, ’55 Fred Stevens, ’41, ’42, ’43 Matt Stevens, ‘06, ‘08 Jim Stevenson, ’51, ’52, ’53, ’54 Tom Stevenson, ’83, ’84 Brett Stewart, ’03, ’04 Rob Stickels, ’79, ’80, ’82 Ken Stillwell, ’41 Walter Stith, ’02, ’03, ’04 Gordon Stock, ’46 Ben Stockdale, ’17 Floyd Stollsteimer, ’51, ’52, ’53 Leland Stone, ’18 Yancy Stonestreet, ’72 Matt Stover, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 Jack Streidl, ’40, ’41 Vince Strigas, ’39, ’40, ’41 Alex Strockis, ’25, ’26, ’27, ’28 Rolf Strout, ’66, ’67 Volney Stuck, ’06 Nelson Stuit, ’16 Warren (Ned) Stuits, ’45, ’46, ’47

Richard Stull, ’48, ’49 Don Stump, ’67, ’68 Clare Suave, ’37, ’38, ’39 Aaron Suber, ’72 Milton Summerfelt, ’26, ’27 Ted Sundquist, ’24 LeVelle Surateaux, ’16 Dan Survillas, ’56 Phillip Swanson, ‘07, ‘08 Dennis Sweeney, ’69, ’70, ’71 Lloyd Swelnis, ’58, ’59, ’60 Steve Swinehart, ’69, ’70 Roy Swoape, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’85 Rod Swope, ’83 Corey Sylve, ’90, ’91 Ryan Sylvester, ’93, ’95 Scott Sypniewski, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87 T•T•T•T George Tabraham, ’20 Bill Taft, ’56, ’57, ’58 Don Tait, ’27 Brad Tayles, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92 Steve Terlep, ’63, ’64, ’65 Roger Theder, ’60, ’61, ’62 Antonio Thomas, ’01, ’02, ’03 Bernard Thomas, ’70, ’71, ’72 Billy Thomas, ’78, ’79 Bob Thomas, ’70 Frank Thomas, ’17, ’18 Kevin Thomas, ’87, ’89 Roosevelt Thomas, ’68, ’69 Roy Thomas, ’14 Scott Thomas, ’87, ’89, ’90 Arnold Thompson, ’49, ’50, ’51 Glenis Thompson, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Howard Thompson, ’38 Ken Thompson, ’36 Larry Thompson, ’59 Lee Thompson, ’69 Reggie Thompson, ’95, ‘96, ’97, ’98 Richard Thompson, ’56 Don Thorson, ’56 Harold Throop, ’42, ’45, ’49, ’50 Tony Tiefenbach, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 Maurice Tingstad, ’31, ’32, ’33 Tom Titcomb, ’63, ’64 Paul Tithof, ’03, ’04, ’05, ‘06 Emil Tomanek, ’49 Jesse Tomlinson, ’12, ’13 Steve Toneff, ’72, ’73 Karl Toth, ’60, ’61, ’62 Tom Toth, ’82, ’83, ’84 Tony Townsend, ’76 Harold Treace, ’36, ’37, ’38

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U•U•U•U Larry Ulmer, ’70, ’71, ’72 Roger Ulmer, ‘74 V•V•V•V Jim VaChon, ’59, ’60, ’61 Jim Vackaro, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Andy Valade, ’86 Clark Valentine, ’28 Craig Valentine, ’85 Dave Van Dale, ’89, ’91, ’92 Jim Vanderberg, ’71 Vic Vanderberg, ’35, ’36, ’37 Dale Vanderhoff, ’25 Harold, VandeWalker, ’10, ’11 Gary VanderWeele, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88 Philip VanHooks, ’95 Lavelle Van Horn, ’89, ’90, ’91 Scott VanSchelven, ’89, ’92 Jon VanSlooten, ’85, ’86 Carl VanWeelden, ’23, ’24, ’26 Dave Van Vliet, ’65, ’66 Martin VanWingen, ’20, ’21, ’22, ’23 Arnold Vanzo, ’45 Nick Varcadipane, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Andre Vaughn, ’93, ’94, ’95 Luther Verner, ’83, ’84, ’85 Ken Vianello, ’62 Jimmie Vincent, ’03, ’04, ’05, ‘06 Keith Volk, ’67, ’68, ’69 Mike Voynovich, ’70, ’71 Reed Vroegindewey, ’16 Robert Vroegindewey, ’17 W•W•W•W Joe Wade, ’72, ’73, ’74 Chris Wagner, ’86 Joseph Wagner, ’44 Marcus Wagstaff, ’93, ’94 Jim Walker, ’54, ’55 Robert Walker, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91 Tyrone Walker, ’02, ’03, ’04 Ben Wall, ’43, ’44

Andre Wallace, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 Brian Wallace, ’91 Olden Wallace, ’70, ’71, ’72 Bob Walsh, ’64 Bob Walterhouse, ’48 Dwight Walton, ’73, ’74, ’75 Chad Wangerin, ’02, ’03 Doug Ward, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’79 Richard Ward, ’66, ’67, ’68 Steve Wark, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99 Earl Warren, ’12 Ray Warren, ’10, ’11 Paul Wasikowski, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Reed Waterman, ’18, ’20, ’21 Milton Waters, ’65 Bill Watkinson, ’56, ’57, ’58 John Watkinson, ’56 Ken Watson, ’69, ’70, ’71 Jim Webb, ’61, ’62, ’63 Ollie Webb, ’10, ’12 George Welbes, ’28, ’29 Charles Weldon, ’14, ’15 Lionel (Lenny) Wells, ’63 Jeff Welsh, ’97, ’00, ’01 Dale Wendell, ’71 Jim Wenson, ’75 Ed Wernet, ‘35, ‘36 Brandon West, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Eric West, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91 Grant Westgate, ’17, ’18, ’19, ’20 Jeff Westgate, ’00, ’01, ’02 Mike Wheeler, ’74 Todd Whitaker, ‘96, ’97, ’98 Bob White, ’45, ’49 Bob White, ’59, ’60, ’61 Harold White, ’21 Jim White, ’73, ’74, ’75 Jordan White, ‘07 Chuck Whitfield, ’73 Terry Whitfield, ’99 Gerald Whitney, ’07, ’08 Al Wichlacz, ’82 Anton Widas, ’32, ’33, ’34 Jack Widas, ’59, ’60 Edwin Wietnik, ’45, ’46, ’47, ’48 Richard Wilhelm, ’62, ’63, ’64 Brad Wike, ’87, ’88 Anthony Williams, ‘08 Greg Williams, ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78 Jeff Williams, ’81 Ivan Williams, ’28, ’29, ’30 Matt Williams, ’04, ’05, ‘06, ‘07 Ron Williams, ’89 Rudy Williams, ’76 Stanford Williams, ’63, ’64, ’65

Wendell Williams, ’90, ’93 Art Willick, ’63, ’64, ’65 Brad Willis, ’90 C.J. Wilson, ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Chris Wilson, ’80, ’82 Duane Wilson, ’79, ’80, ’81, ’82 Herb Wilson, ’64 Aaron Winchester, ‘08 Ralph Windoes, ’10 Larry Winston, ’84, ’85 Kevin Witkowski, ’85 Jim Woehler, ’58, ’59, ’60 Dave Wojick, ’86, ’87 Bob Wolf, ’88, ’89, ’90 Mark Wolfe, ’77, ’78, ’79, ’80 Nate Wolkow, ’96, ’97, ’98 Marco Wolverton, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 Mike Wood, ’72, ’73 Jack Wooden, ’25 Mike Wooden, ’55 Jon Woodrow, ’70, ’71 Chris Woodruff, ’79 Pete Woodruff, ’79, ’80 Arthell Woods, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’90 Charles Woods, ’00, ’01 Ken Woodside, ’66, ’67, ’68 Barry Worman, ’69, ’71 Otto Wormsbacher, ’31 Bob Wright, ’52 Don Wright, ’49 Jonathan Wright, ‘06 Remound Wright, ’79 George Wurster, ’30, ’31, ’32 George Wynn, ’29, ’30, ’31 Pete Wysocki, ’66, ’68

BRONCO LETTERWINNERS

Bronson Trebbi, ’92, ’93, ’94 Harold Treglawney, ’43 Harold Tripp, ’45 Schyler Truesdell, ‘07 Scott Tubergan, ’77 Peter Tuffo, ’90, ’92, ’93 John Tuma, ’48, ’49 Anthony Turner, ’01, ’02 Jesse Turner, ’97, ’98 Steve Turner, ’72, ’73 Ross Tuttle, ’11

Y•Y•Y•Y Bill Yambrick, ’40, ’41, ’42 Leon Yeakey, ’14, ’15 Roy Yeakey, ’15, ’16 Eugene Young, ’89 Howard Young, ’07 Carl Younkman, ’58 Z•Z•Z•Z Bill Zabonick, ’48, ’49, ’50 Mitch Zajac, ‘08 Marlin (Dutch) Zeinstra, ’57 George Zender, ’71, ’72 Richard Zimmerman, ’54, ’55 Micah Zuhl, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 Fred Zuidema, ’23, ’24, ’25 Neil Zundel, ’44

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RUSHING YARDS CAREER 4,219 4,190 3,341 3,045 2,608 2,507 2,453 2,449 2,384 2,018 2,010 2,000 SEASON 1,668 1,571 1,505 1,346 1,339 1,205 1,082 1,092 1,068 1,054 1,053 1,033 1,026 1,016 1,004 GAME 279 247 241 PLAY 95 89 87 87

Robert Sanford, 1997-00 Jerome Persell, 1976-78 Shawn Faulkner, 1980-83 Jim Vackaro, 1992-95 Bobby Howard, 1977-80 Brandon West, 2006-present Mark Bonds, 2004-07 Larry Caper, 1979-82 Phil Reed, 2000-03 Roger Lawson, 1969-71 Lewis Howard, 1984-87 Dan Matthews, 1973-75 Shawn Faulkner, 1983 Robert Sanford, 2000 Jerome Persell, 1976 Jerome Persell, 1978 Jerome Persell, 1977 Roger Lawson, 1970 Mark Bonds, 2006 Robert Sanford, 1999 Lovell Coleman, 1958 Robert Davis, 1988 Phillip Reed, 2002 Robert Sanford, 1997 Brandon West, 2008 Darnell Fields, 1998 Trovon Riley, 2005

4,849 4,699 4,463 SEASON 3,725 3,639 3,311 3,021 2,537 2,465 2,462 2,397 2,189 2,160 GAME 471 450 435 432 407 405 391 391 377 376 375 374 PLAY 94

Lovell Coleman vs. Central Michigan, 1958 Sam Dunlap vs. Ohio Northern, 1916 Jerome Persell vs. Eastern Michigan,1976

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Clarence Frendt vs. Detroit City, 1930 (TD) Leland Davis vs. Marshall, 1954 (TD) Horace Coleman vs. Toledo, 1941 (TD) Lewis Howard vs. Marshall, 1984

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Jerome Persell, 1976-78 Robert Sanford, 1997-00 Shawn Faulkner, 1980-83 Jim Vackaro, 1992-95 Shawn Faulkner, 1983 Jerome Persell, 1978 Robert Sanford, 2000 Shawn Faulkner vs. Ball State, 1983 Jerome Persell vs. Ball State, 1977 Tim Majerle vs. Ohio, 1966 PASSING YARDS

CAREER 11,299 8,717 8,080 6,148

Tim Lester, 1996-99 Brad Tayles, 1989-92 Tim Hiller, 2005-present Jay McDonagh, 1993-95

Tim Hiller, 2008 Tim Lester, 1999 Tim Lester, 1998 Tim Hiller, 2007 Jeff Welsh, 2000 Tony Kimbrough, 1988 Brad Tayles, 1992 Brad Tayles, 1990 Tim Lester, 1996 Chad Munson, 2002 Tim Lester, 1997 Tim Hiller at Buffalo, 2008 Chad Munson vs. William & Mary, 2003 Tim Lester vs. Bowling Green, 1998 Tim Lester vs. Eastern Michigan, 1998 Tim Lester vs. Buffalo, 1999 Tim Lester vs. Florida, 1999 Jon Drach vs. Connecticut, 2003 Tim Lester vs. Wyoming, 1996 Tim Lester vs. Northern Illinois, 1998 Tim Lester vs. Ohio, 1998 Tim Hiller vs. Akron, 2007 Jeff Welsh vs. Michigan, 2001 Jon Drach to Greg Jennings vs. Central Michigan, 2003 (TD) Tim Hiller to Greg Jennings vs. Bowling Green, 2005 (TD) Jamie Pass to Allan Boyko vs. Kent State, 1990 (TD) Brad Tayles to Corey Sylve vs. Central Michigan, 1990 (TD) Brad Tayles to John Morton vs. Ball State, 1992 (TD) PASSING ATTEMPTS

RUSHING ATTEMPTS CAREER 842 838 761 625 SEASON 394 309 293 GAME 47 46 45

Jeff Welsh, 1997-01 Ryan Cubit, 2004-06 Chris Conklin, 1982-83, ’85-86

CAREER 1,507 1,370 1,094 SEASON 522 470 421 406 376 GAME 63 58 57 53 53 52

Tim Lester, 1996-99 Brad Tayles, 1989-92 Tim Hiller, 2005-present Tim Hiller, 2008 Tim Lester, 1999 Tim Hiller, 2007 Tim Lester, 1998 Brad Tayles, 1992 Tim Hiller at Buffalo, 2008 Jeff Welsh vs. Michigan, 2001 Tony Kimbrough vs. Fresno State, 1988 Tim Hiller at Central Michigan, 2008 Brad Tayles vs. Toledo, 1992 Tim Lester vs. Eastern Michigan, 1998

PASS COMPLETIONS CAREER 875 704 663 529 459 382 SEASON 322 282 267 236 207 GAME 42 38 36 33 32 32 30 30 29 29 29

Tim Lester, 1996-99 Tim Hiller, 2005-present Brad Tayles, 1989-92 Jay McDonagh, 1993-95 Ryan Cubit, 2004-06 Jeff Welsh, 1997-01 Tim Hiller, 2008 Tim Lester, 1999 Tim Hiller, 2007 Tim Lester, 1998 Jeff Welsh, 2000 Tim Hiller at Buffalo, 2008 Tim Hiller at Central Michigan, 2008 Jeff Welsh vs. Michigan, 2001 Robbie Haas vs. Virginia, 2005 Tony Kimbrough vs. Miami, 1988 Tim Lester vs. Eastern Michigan, 1998 Tim Hiller at Nebraska, 2008 Tim Lester vs. Bowling Green, 1996 Ryan Cubit vs. Northern Illinois, 2006 Ryan Cubit vs. Eastern Michigan, 2004 Tim Lester vs. Akron, 1999 COMPLETION PCT.

CAREER .602 .602 .593 .590 .582 SEASON .670 .653 .649 .642 .634 .629 .615 .614 .602 .600

Ryan Cubit, 2004-06 Jeff Welsh, 1997-01 Jay McDonagh, 1993-95 Jeff Welsh, 1997-01 Ed Chlebek, 1959-61 Jon Drach, 2003 Tim Hiller, 2005 Tim Hiller, 2008 Robbie Haas, 2005 Tim Hiller, 2007 Jeff Welsh, 2001 Jay McDonagh, 1993 Ryan Cubit, 2006 Ryan Cubit, 2005 Tim Lester, 1999 TOUCHDOWN PASSES

CAREER 87 76 49 45 35 34 SEASON 36 34 22 20 20 19

Tim Lester, 1996-99 Tim Hiller, 2005-present Brad Tayles, 1989-92 Jay McDonagh, 1993-95 Norm Harris, 1948-50 Jeff Welsh, 1997-01 Tim Hiller, 2008 Tim Lester, 1999 Tim Lester, 1998 Tim Hiller, 2007 Tim Hiller, 2005 Tony Kimbrough, 1988

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Norm Harris, 1949; Chad Munson, 2003 Chad Munson vs. William & Mary, 2003 Tim Hiller vs. Ball State, 2005 Jon Drach vs. Central Michigan, 2003 Jeff Welsh vs. Illinois State, 2001 Tim Lester vs. Youngstown State, 1999 Norm Harris vs. Central Michigan, 1949

Brad Tayles, 1989-92 Brad Tayles, 1989

Steve Neal, 1998 Steve Neal, 1999 Greg Jennings, 2004 Greg Jennings, 2003 Kendrick Mosley, 2003 Jamarko Simmons, 2007 Jamie Hence, 1987 Steve Neal, 2000 Corey Alston vs. Eastern Michigan, 1997 Greg Jennings vs. Ball State, 2005 Bob Phillips vs. Ohio, 1981 Kelly Spielmaker vs. Toledo, 1983 Steve Neal vs. Eastern Michigan, 1998 Jamie Hence vs. Ohio, 1987

Brad Tayles vs. Central Michigan, 1989 TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS RECEPTIONS

CAREER 260 238 235 163 157 150 143 SEASON 104 98 84 77 74 74 71 68 GAME 16 16 15 14 14 14 13 13 12 12

Jamarko Simmons, 2005-08 Greg Jennings, 2002-05 Steve Neal, 1997-00 Kendrick Mosley, 1999-03 Andre Wallace, 1991-94 Josh Bush, 1998-01 Jake Moreland, 1996-99 Greg Jennings, 2008 Greg Jennings, 2005 Jamarko Simmons, 2007 Kendrick Mosley, 2003 Greg Jennings, 2004 Steve Neal, 1999 Tony Knox, 1996 Andre Wallace, 1994 Greg Jennings at Virginia, 2005 Jamie Hence vs. Ohio, 1987 Tony Knox vs. West Virginia, 1997 Jamarko Simmons vs. Indiana, 2007 Jamarko Simmons at West Virginia, 2007 Steve Neal vs. Toledo, 1999 Jamarko Simmons at Central Michigan, 2008 Jamarko Simmons vs. Cincinnati, 2006 Kelly Spielmaker vs. Toledo, 1983 Kendrick Mosley vs. Connecticut, 2003 RECEIVING YARDS

CAREER 3,599 3,539 3,019 2,456 2,280 2,042 1,957 1,889 1,802 SEASON 1,276 1,259

Steve Neal, 1997-00 Greg Jennings, 2002-05 Jamarko Simmons, 2005-08 Corey Alston, 1997-00 Greg Jennings, 2002-04 Kendrick Mosley, 1999-03 Allan Boyko, 1987-90 Josh Bush, 1998-01 Bob Phillips, 1979-82 Jamarko Simmons, 2008 Greg Jennings, 2005

CAREER 39 27 25 20 19 17 16 15 14 SEASON 14 14 11 11 10 GAME 4 3 3 3 3 3

Greg Jennings, 2002-05 Steve Neal, 1997-00 Corey Alston, 1997-00 Branden Ledbetter, 2005-08 Allan Boyko, 1987-90 Jamarko Simmons, 2005-08 Bob Phillips, 1979-82 Jamie Hence, 1985-88 Andrea Wallace, 1992-95 Greg Jennings, 2005 Greg Jennings, 2003 Greg Jennings, 2004 Steve Neal, 1999 Allan Boyko, 1990

Brandon West at Iowa, 2007 Greg Jennings vs. Connecticut, 2003 Lovell Coleman vs. Central Michigan, 1958 Paul Agema vs. Akron, 1990 TOTAL OFFENSE

CAREER 11,081 9,071 8,072 6,915 4,805 4,599 4,190 4,109 4,078 4,055 SEASON 3,727 3,604 3,262 2,952 2,610 2,605 GAME 465 464 447 432 431 426 413

Tim Lester, 1996-99 Brad Tayles, 1989-92 Tim Hiller, 2005-present Jay McDonagh, 1993-95 Jeff Welsh, 1997-01 Ryan Cubit, 2004-06 Jerome Persell, 1976-78 Chris Conklin, 1982-83, 1985-86 Chad Munson, 2002-03 Tony Kimbrough, 1987-88 Tim Hiller, 2008 Tim Lester, 1999 Tim Lester, 1998 Tim Hiller, 2007 Tony Kimbrough, 1988 Brad Tayles, 1990 Tim Hiller at Central Michigan, 2008 Chad Munson vs. William & Mary, 2003 Tim Lester vs. Bowling Green, 1998 Tim Lester vs. Buffalo, 1999 Tony Kimbrough vs. Fresno State, 1988 Tim Lester vs. Eastern Michigan, 1998 Tim Lester vs. Wyoming, 1996 TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS

Greg Jennings vs. Ball State, 2005 Greg Jennings vs. Central Michigan, 2003 Steve Neal vs. Eastern Michigan, 1999 Steve Neal vs. Missouri, 1999 George Mesko vs. Central Michigan, 1949 Al Bellile vs. West Texas State, 1968 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

CAREER 5,406 5,093 4,609 4,446 4,394 3,812 SEASON 2,119 1,943 1,889 1,734 1,623 1,576 1,561 GAME 346 330 296

291 279 279 276

BRONCO HISTORY

INTERCEPTIONS CAREER 67 SEASON 25 GAME 6

1,121 1,113 1,092 1,050 1,019 980 858 848 GAME 263 244 203 186 184 181

Brandon West, 2006-present Greg Jennings, 2002-05 Robert Sanford, 1997-00 Jim Vackaro, 1992-95 Jerome Persell, 1975-78 Cliff Reed, 1981-84 Brandon West, 2007 Brandon West, 2008 Shawn Faulkner, 1983 Greg Jennings, 2003 Robert Sanford, 2000 Tony Knox, 1996 Jerome Persell, 1976 Brandon West vs. Indiana, 2007 Tony Knox vs. West Virginia, 1996 Benny Clark vs. Kent, 1998

CAREER 1,747 1,675 1,220 1,211 843 SEASON 560 525 476 471 444 441 431 GAME 86 84 74 72 71

Tim Lester, 1996-99 Brad Tayles, 1989-92 Tim Hiller, 2005-present Jay McDonagh, 1993-95 Jerome Persell, 1976-78 Tim Hiller, 2008 Tim Lester, 1999 Tim Lester, 1998 Tim Hiller, 2007 Brad Tayles, 1992 Jay McDonagh, 1995 Brad Tayles, 1990 Tim Lester @ MAC Championship, 1999 Chad Munson vs. Central Michigan, 2002 Tony Kimbrough vs. Fresno State , 1988 Chad Munson vs. Bowling Green, 2002 Chad Munson vs. UCF, 2002 TOUCHDOWNS

CAREER 43 39 32 30

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FIELD GOALS Sam Dunlap, 1916 Jerome Persell, 1976 Robert Sanford, 2000 Walt Olsen, 1916 Walt Olsen vs. Grand Rapids Veterinary, 1916 Sam Dunlap vs. Ohio Northern, 1916 eight times TOTAL POINTS

CAREER 307 258 253 240 239 SEASON 138 122 118 108 94 94 GAME 52 42 34

Brad Selent, 1997-00 Robert Sanford, 1997-00 Walt Olsen, 1916-17, 1919 Jerome Persell, 1976-78 Mike Prindle, 1981-84 Walt Olsen, 1916 Sam Dunlap, 1916 Jerome Persell, 1976 Robert Sanford, 2000 Lovell Coleman, 1950 Brad Selent, 1998 Walt Olsen vs. Grand Rapids Veterinary, 1916 Sam Dunlap vs. Ohio Northern, 1916 Walt Olsen vs. Michigan State Frosh, 1916 POINTS AFTER TOUCHDOWNS (P.A.T.)

CAREER 157 105 99 SEASON 47 41 42 40 39 GAME 10 10 8 8 8 7

Brad Selent, 1997-00 John Creek, 1985-88 Alton Laupp, 1977-80 Brad Selent, 2000 Robert Menchinger, 2003 Nate Meyer, 2005 Brad Selent, 1998 John Creek, 1988 Walt Olsen vs. Michigan State Frosh, 1916 Walt Olsen vs. Ohio Northern, 1916 Robert Menchinger vs. William & Mary, 2003 Brad Selent vs. Bowling Green, 1998 Brad Selent vs. Indiana State, 2000 Nate Meyer vs. Ball State, 2005

CAREER 54 50 45 42 SEASON 24 18 17 17 15 15 GAME 7 4 4 4 4 LONGEST 56 56 53 52 51

Mike Prindle, 1981-84 Brad Selent, 1997-00 Jay Barresi, 1989-92 John Creek, 1985-88 Mike Prindle, 1984 Brad Selent, 1998 Nate Meyer, 2006 Mike Prindle, 1982 John Creek, 1988 Jay Barresi, 1989 Mike Prindle vs. Marshall, 1984 (9 att.) Nate Meyer vs. Virginia, 2005 (4 att.) Mike Prindle vs. Ohio, 1984 (4 att.) Jay Barresi vs. Toledo, 1989 (4 att.) Brad Selent vs. Ball State, 1998 (5 att.) Mike Prindle vs. Northern Illinois, 1984 Brad Selent vs. Central Michigan, 1998 Brad Selent vs. Marshall, 1999 Mike Canfield vs. Kent, 1972 Jay Barresi vs. Toledo, 1989 P0INTS (KICKERS)

CAREER 307 239 231 SEASON 94 90 84 84 79 78 74 71 68 67 GAME 24 15 14 13 13 13

Brad Selent, 1997-00 Mike Prindle, 1981-84 John Creek, 1985-88 Brad Selent, 1998 Mike Prindle, 1984 Nate Meyer, 2006 John Creek, 1988 Brad Selent, 1999 Nate Meyer, 2005 John Potter, 2008 Brad Selent, 2000 Mike Prindle, 1982 Kevin Knope, 1994 Mike Prindle vs. Marshall, 1984 Mike Prindle vs. Ohio, 1984 John Creek vs. Illinois State, 1988 Nate Meyer vs. Ball State, 2005 Alton Laupp vs. Eastern Michigan, 1980 Brad Selent vs. Northern Illinois, 1998

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CAREER 71 66 55 48 38 SEASON 47 41 40

PUNTS John Creek, 1985-88 Robert Menchinger, 2001-03 Mike Prindle, 1981-84 Brad Selent, 1997-98 Alton Laupp, 1979-80 Brad Selent, 2000 Robert Menchinger, 2003 Brad Selent, 1998

CAREER 225 207 184 177 SEASON 77 77 72

Jim Klapthor, 1983-86 Stu Jones, 1975-78 Jim Laney, 2005-07 Mike Prindle, 1981-83 Mike Prindle, 1982 Jim Klapthor, 1985 Ada Anderson, 2003

GAME 12 Mike Prindle vs. Miami, 1982 11 Adam Anderson vs. Michigan State, 2003 GAME (LONGEST) 86 Dale Morris vs. Butler, 1938 86 Dale Livingston vs. Kent, 1966 PUNT AVERAGE CAREER 41.0 40.8 40.7 39.9 39.4 SEASON 43.9 43.9 43.3 42.9 41.1 GAME 52.6 52.0 50.7 50.5 50.5 49.9 49.8

Jim Laney, 2005-07 (184 for 7,538 yards) Todd Rawsthorne, 1990-91 Adam Anderson, 2001-03 Dale Livingston, 1965-66 Leslie Gratton, 1948-50 Jim Laney, 2007 (62 for 2720 yards) Adam Anderson, 2003 (72-3162) Dale Livingston, 1967 (49-2123) Todd Rawsthorne, 1990 (35-1502) Jim Klapthor, 1985 (77-3161) Jim Klapthor vs. Bowling Green, 1986 (5 for 263 yards) Ben Armer vs. Ohio, 2008 (2-104) Jim Laney at West Virginia, 2007 (7-355) Ben Armer vs. Eastern Michigan, 2008 (2-101) Todd Rawsthorne vs. Akron, 1991 (4-202) Dale Livingston vs. BYU, 1967 (6-299) Adam Anderson vs. N. Illinois, 2003 (6-299) PUNT RETURNS

CAREER 83 69 68 68 SEASON 39 38 35 GAME 9 9 7 7

Dave Kribs, 1937-39 Josh Bush, 1998-01 Greg Williams, 1975-78 Reggie Hinton, 1979-81 Dave Kribs, 1938 Kendrick Mosley, 2003 Josh Bush, 2000 Kendrick Mosley vs. Central Michigan, 2003 Dave Kribs vs. Akron, 1938 Dave Kribs vs. Detroit, 1938 George Bedner vs. Kent, 1961 PUNT RETURN YARDS

CAREER 869 786 611 558 SEASON 526 440 256 GAME 160 151

Kendrick Mosley, 1999-03 Josh Bush, 1998-01 Greg Williams, 1975-78 Reggie Hinton, 1979-81 Josh Bush, 2000 Kendrick Mosley, 2002 Dave Hallabrin, 1971 Kendrick Mosley vs. C. Michigan, 2003 (9) Paul Agema vs. Akron, 1990 (6 att.)

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Kendrick Mosley vs. Buffalo, 2002 (5) Steve Neal vs. Kent, 1997 (5) Paul Agema vs. Akron, 1990 (TD) Wesley Cates vs. Bowling Green, 1974 (TD) Steve Neal vs. Kent, 1997 (TD) KICKOFF RETURNS Brandon West, 2006-present Cliff Reed, 1981-84 Elan Banks, 1991-94 Rashad McDade, 1999 Brandon West, 2007 Greg Jennings, 2003 Brandon West, 2008 Cliff Reed, 1984 Allan Boyko, 1988 Tony Knox, 1996 Ronald Rogers, 2001

John Offerdahl, 1983 Eric Manns, 1978 John Offerdahl, 1984 Willie Berrios vs. Central Michigan, 1987 Greg Igaz vs. Brigham Young, 1970 Van Dickerson vs. Central Michigan, 1977 John Offerdahl vs. Ball State, 1984 TACKLES FOR LOSS

Rashad McDade vs. Eastern Michigan, 1999 Lewis Howard vs. Bowling Green, 1985 eight times

KICKOFF RETURN YARDS CAREER 2,158 Brandon West, 2006-present 1,737 Cliff Reed, 1981-84 1,607 Elan Banks, 1991-94 1,412 Allan Boyko, 1987-90 CAREER (AVERAGE) 27.8 Lovell Coleman, 1957-59 SEASON 906 Brandon West, 2007 898 Rashad McDade, 1999 690 Tony Knox, 1996 669 Greg Jennings, 2003 637 Brandon West, 2008 618 Allan Boyko, 1988 615 Brandon West, 2006 608 Cliff Reed, 1984 GAME 212 Brandon West vs. Indiana, 2007 (5 att.) 195 Rashad McDade vs. Youngstown St., 1999 (3) 165 Jim Bednar vs. Utah State, 1961 (4) 158 Brandon West at Florida State, 2006 (4) 156 Tony Knox vs. West Virginia, 1996 (5) PLAY 100 Tyrone Walker vs. Eastern Michigan, 2002 (TD) 100 Lovell Coleman vs. Marshall, 1957 (TD) 100 Lovell Coleman vs. Bowling Green, 1958 (TD) 99 Rashad McDade vs. Youngstown St., 1999 (TD) 99 Mike Wood vs. Ball State, 1972 (TD)

CAREER 75.0 66.0 50.5 45.0 42.0 39.0 37.0 SEASON 33.0 26.0 25.5 23.0 22.0 20.0 20.0 GAME 9.0 6.5 6.0

John Offerdahl, 1982-85 Sean Mulhearn, 1987-90 Eric Hoffman, 1985-88

Jason Babin, 2000-03 Joel Smeenge, 1986-89 Ameer Ismail, 2004-06 Mark Garalczyk, 1984-86 Roy Swoape, 1982-85 Dion Powell, 1992-95 Rick Lucas, 1994-97

CAREER 38.0 34.0 SEASON 17.0 15.0 15.0 14.0 13.0 GAME 6.0

Roy Swoape vs. Kent, 1984 (40 yds.) Ameer Ismail at Ball State, 2006 (41) Mark Garalczyk vs. Toledo, 1985 (31)

Jason Babin, 2000-03 Joel Smeenge, 1986-89 Ameer Ismail, 2006 Jason Babin, 2003 Jason Babin, 2002 Joel Smeenge, 1989 Roy Swoape, 1985 Ameer Ismail at Ball State, 2006 (41 yds.) FORCED FUMBLES

CAREER 18 17 10

SEASON 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 GAME 3 3

Bryan Lape, 2001 Joel Smeenge, 1988 Joel Smeenge, 1989 Jason Feldpausch, 2002 John Offerdahl, 1984 Joel Smeenge, 1987 Terrence Moore, 2000 John Offerdahl vs. Marshall, 1984 Roy Swoape vs. Kent, 1984 RECOVERED FUMBLES

CAREER 8 7 6 6 6 SEASON 5 5 5 4 GAME 3 3 3

John Offerdahl, 1982-85 Doug Kraus, 1986-89 George Bullock, 1977-80 Dave Knapp, 1979-82 Sean Mulhearn, 1987-90 Doug Kraus, 1988 Paul Johnson, 1988 Sean Mulhearn, 1989 seven times Rich Townsend vs. Northern Illinois, 1978 George Bullock vs. Central Michigan, 1979 Paul Johnson vs. Northern Illinois, 1988 INTERCEPTIONS

Jason Babin, 2003 Jason Babin, 2002 Ameer Ismail, 2006 Joel Smeenge, 1989 Roy Swoape, 1985 Ameer Ismail, 2005 Joel Smeenge, 1988

SACKS

TACKLES CAREER 696 435 406

Peter Tuffo, 1990-94 Greg Igaz, 1969-71 John Schuster, 1978-81 Scott Niles, 1996-99 Louis Delmas, 2005-08 Dominic Riggio, 1971-73 Garrett Soldano, 1997-00 Willie Barrios, 1985-88 Tom Elias, 1969-71 Mark Garalczyk, 1984-86 Mario Evans, 1997-00

BRONCO HISTORY

CAREER 85 75 71 SEASON 37 35 31 28 27 25 25 25 GAME 7 7 6

382 346 334 313 310 310 309 305 305 302 302 SEASON 192 186 182 GAME 27 25 24 24

Joel Smeenge, 1986-89 John Offerdahl, 1982-85 Bryan Lape, 1998, 2000-02

CAREER 24 15 15 14 SEASON 11 9 9 9 GAME 4 4 3 3 3

Dave Kribs, 1937-39 Floyd Stollsteimer, 1951-53 Ron Karlis, 1970-72 Ronald Rogers, 1997-01 Dave Kribs, 1939 Dave Kribs, 1938 Bill Yambrick, 1942 Floyd Stollsteimer, 1951 Bill Yambrick vs. Wayne State, 1942 Sam Antonazzo vs. Marshall, 1968 Tony Carr vs. Eastern Michigan, 2002 George Ihler vs. Marshall, 1962 Dick Trudeau vs. West Texas State, 1966

INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS CAREER 313 229 223 SEASON 247 154 149 GAME 109

Ron Karlis, 1970-72 Dave Hudson, 1966-68 Floyd Stollsteimer, 1951-53 Ron Karlis, 1972 Floyd Stollsteimer, 1951 Marty Barski, 1966

185

Sam Antonazzo vs. Marshall, 1968

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108 106 100 100 PLAY 100 99 92 87

Eric Nunlee vs. Kent, 1996 Londen Fryar vs. Toledo, 2006 Vern Brown vs. Brigham Young, 1970 Eric Manns vs. Ball State, 1978 Vern Brown vs. Brigham Young, 1970 (TD) Dick Bezile vs. Marshall, 1959 (TD) Londen Fryar vs. Toledo, 2006 (TD) Greg Williams vs. Northern Illinois, 1976 (TD)

Ronald Rogers, 1997-01 Demetrius Jones, 1980-83 Vern Brown, 1969-71 Paul Davis, 1988-89; 1991-92 Londen Fryar, 2005-08 Mike Wood, 1971-73 Mike Wood, 1973 Londen Fryar, 2007 Vern Davis, 1969 Heron O’Neal, 1997 Vern Davis, 1969 Londen Fryar vs. Akron, 2007 13 times TOUCHDOWN SAVES (Stat not kept after 1992)

CAREER 15 12 11 SEASON 10 8 GAME 3 3

Denny Robinson, 1984-87 Mike Gary, 1981-83 John Smith, 1973-76 Mike Gary, 1983 Willie Berrios, 1988 Denny Robinson vs. Michigan State, 1986 Paul Davis vs. Central Michigan, 1992 BLOCKED KICKS

186

CAREER 5 3 3 3 3 3 SEASON 4 3 2 GAME 2 2

MOST POINTS: 103, vs. Hillsdale, 1918 (103-0) MOST POINTS, QUARTER:

PASS DEFLECTIONS CAREER 38 33 30 29 27 27 SEASON 20 16 14 14 13 GAME 6 4

TEAM RECORDS — GAME

Cory Flom, 2005-06 Nick Varcadipane, 2005-06 Paul Moersch, 2002-05 Demetrius Jones, 1980-83 Paul Davis, 1988-89 William Reed, 1996-98 Cory Flom, 2006 Paul Moersch, 2005 11 times Cory Flom at Indiana, 2006 (two FG’s) Bill Chopp vs. Michigan State, 1997 (punt)

Current Broncos appear in bold italics

vs. Central Michigan, 1973; vs. Ohio, 1997 MOST FIELD GOALS: 7, vs. Marshall, 1984 MOST PAT KICKS: 10, vs. Kent State, 1996

35, vs. Kent State, 1996 MOST INTERCEPTIONS:

LARGEST WIN:

7, vs. Marshall, 1968

103, vs. Hillsdale, 1918 (103-0) LARGEST LOSS:

MOST FUMBLES LOST:

58, vs. Florida State, 1991 (58-0) MOST POINTS ALLOWED: 67, vs. Ohio, 1953 (67-12 loss)

5, five times MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES: 7, vs. Ohio, 1952; vs. Kent State, 1989

MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS:

FEWEST PENALTIES: 0, vs. Marshall, 1999

88, vs. Marshall, 1970 FEWEST RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 16, vs. Toledo, 1999 MOST RUSHING YARDS: 495, vs. Grand Rapids Vet., 1916 FEWEST RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED: -21, vs. Southwestern Louisiana, 1994 MOST PASSING YARDS: 489, vs. William & Mary, 2003 FEWEST PASSING YARDS ALLOWED: 0, vs. Ohio, 1997 MOST PASS ATTEMPTS: 63 at Buffalo, 2008 MOST PASS COMPLETIONS: 42 at Buffalo, 2008 FEWEST PASS ATTEMPTS ALLOWED: 3, vs. Ohio, 1997 FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS ALLOWED: 0, vs. Ohio, 1997 INTERCEPTIONS THROWN: 7, vs. Miami, 1972 MOST TOTAL YARDS: 663, vs. Eastern Michigan, 1998 FEWEST TOTAL YARDS ALLOWED: 57, vs. Marshall, 1972 MOST PLAYS: 105, vs. Toledo, 1992 FEWEST PLAYS: 39, vs. Kent State, 1966 MOST FIRST DOWNS: 36, vs. Eastern Michigan, 1998 MOST FIRST DOWNS, RUSHING: 25, vs. Marshall, 1970 MOST FIRST DOWNS, PASSING: 20, vs. Eastern Michigan, 1998; vs. Buffalo, 1999; vs. Illinois State, 2001 MOST FIRST DOWNS, PENALTIES: 7, vs. Arkansas State, 1968 FEWEST FIRST DOWNS: 0, vs. Detroit, 1939 FEWEST FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED: 1, vs. Illinois College, 1938 FEWEST FIRST DOWNS, RUSHING: 0, vs. Idaho, 1972; vs. Ball State, 1992 FEWEST FIRST DOWNS, PASSING: 0, vs. Central Michigan, 1970; vs. Ball State, 1971;

FEWEST YARDS PENALIZED: 0, vs. Marshall, 1999 MOST PENALTIES: 16, vs. West Virginia, 1996 MOST YARDS PENALIZED: 163, vs. Marshall, 1969 LARGEST ATTENDANCE, HOME: 36,361 vs. Indiana State, 2000 LARGEST ATTENDANCE, ROAD: 109,837 vs. Michigan, 2001 TEAM RECORDS — SEASON MOST WINS: 9 1988, 2000, 2008 seasons FEWEST WINS: 1 1906, 1953, 1955, 1975, 2004 seasons MOST LOSSES: 10 1975, 2004 seasons FEWEST LOSSES: 0 1909, 1913, 1914, 1922, 1932, 1941 seasons LONGEST WINNING STREAK: 12 1921-23 seasons LONGEST UNBEATEN STREAK: 16 1921-23 seasons LONGEST LOSING STREAK: 14 1974-75 seasons MOST POINTS: 389 1916 season FEWEST POINTS: 26 1906 season MOST TOUCHDOWNS: 48 1999, 2000, 2008 seasons FEWEST TOUCHDOWNS: 3 1939 season MOST POINTS AFTER TOUCHDOWNS: 47 2000 season FEWEST POINTS AFTER TOUCHDOWNS: 0 1934 season MOST RUSH ATTEMPTS: 677 FEWEST RUSH ATTEMPTS: 285 MOST RUSHING YARDS: 3136 FEWEST RUSHING YARDS:

1976 season 1953 season 1976 season

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MOST YARDS LOST: 469 FEWEST YARDS LOST: 137 MOST TOTAL YARDS: 5,350 FEWEST TOTAL YARDS: 1,506 MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS: 893 FEWEST OFFENSIVE PLAYS: 320

1953 season 2008 season 1958 season 2008 season 1958 season 1987 season 1977 season 2008 season 1975 season 1973 season 1976 season 2008 season 1953 season 2008 season

MOST PUNTS: 75 1973 season FEWEST PUNTS: 23 1949 season MOST PUNT YARDS: 3,181 2003 season FEWEST PUNT YARDS: 803 1949 season MOST KICKOFF RETURNS: 55 2003, 2008 seasons FEWEST KICKOFF RETURNS: 12 1947 season MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS: 1,184 2008 season FEWEST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS: 265 1949 season MOST PUNT RETURNS: 40 2002, 2003 seasons FEWEST PUNT RETURNS: 5 1947 season MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS: 567 2000 season FEWEST PUNT RETURN YARDS: 60 1975 season MOST RETURN YARDS: 1,541 2002 season FEWEST RETURN YARDS: 27 1960 season

1951 season

MOST FIRST DOWNS: 279 2008 season FEWEST FIRST DOWNS: 73 1949 season MOST FIRST DOWNS, RUSHING: 158 1976 season FEWEST FIRST DOWNS, RUSHING: 47 1953 season MOST FIRST DOWNS, PASSING: 172 1999 season FEWEST FIRST DOWNS, PASSING: 12 1958 season MOST FIRST DOWNS, PENALTIES: 30 1998 season FEWEST FIRST DOWNS, PENALTIES: 2 1945, 1947, 1961 seasons MOST DEFENSIVE INTERCEPTIONS: 30 1970 season FEWEST DEFENSIVE INTERCEPTIONS: 2 1960 season MOST FUMBLES: 46 1972, 1973 seasons FEWEST FUMBLES: 14 2001 season MOST FUMBLES LOST: 27 1972 season FEWEST FUMBLES LOST: 6 1995 season

MOST PENALTIES: 92 FEWEST PENALTIES: 39 MOST PENALTY YARDS: 818 FEWEST PENALTY YARDS: 373

1988 season 1938 season 1988 season 1968 season

HIGHEST HOME ATTENDANCE, TOTAL: 134,368 1999 season (five games) HIGHEST HOME ATTENDANCE, AVG .: 26,874 1999 season HIGHEST TOTAL (ALL GAMES): 361,938 1999 season NCAA RECORDS SINGLE GAME MOST RECEIVING YARDS, FRESHMAN: 263, Corey Alston vs. Eastern Michigan, 1997 MOST POINTS SCORED BY KICKING: 24, Mike Prindle vs. Marshall, 1984 MOST FIELD GOALS MADE: 7, Mike Prindle vs. Marshall, 1984 MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED: 9, Mike Prindle vs. Marshall, 1984 MOST SACKS IN A GAME: 6.0, Ameer Ismail at Ball State, 2006 (T)

Source: NCAA Football Records Book WALDO STADIUM (crowds over 30,000) 36,361 Indiana State • (W) 2000 No. 3 MAC 36,102 Central Michigan • (W) 1999 No. 4 MAC 35,874 Youngstown State • (W) 1999 No. 5 MAC 35,107 Northern Illinois • (W) 1998 No. 6 MAC 33,976 Illinois State • (W) 2001 No. 10 MAC 33,272 Central Michigan (L) 1989 32,285 Central Michigan (W) 1988 32,255 Central Michigan (L) 1980 31,129 Indiana • (L) 2007 30,848 Central Michigan (L) 1983 30,734 Western Illinois • (W) 1994 30,472 Marshall (L) 1999 30,327 Eastern Illinois • (L) 1996 30,302 Central Michigan • (L) 2008 Note: WMU owns two of the top four home attendance figures in MAC history and five of the top 10 home crowds. • night games 109,837 107,856 85,322 84,485 78,236 77,843 76,107 75,123 72,923 72,317 70,585 67,195 65,907 65,115 63,829 60,913 60,563 60,206 59,679 58,880 55,650 55,140 54,120 53,662 53,480 50,137

AWAY (crowds over 50,000) Michigan L Michigan L Florida L Nebraska L Florida State L Wisconsin L Auburn L Michigan State L Michigan State L Michigan State L Iowa W Wisconsin L Michigan State L Virginia Tech L Michigan State L Florida State L West Virginia L Missouri L Virginia W Rice * L Iowa W Purdue L Purdue L Virginia Tech L Missouri L South Carolina L

2001 2002 1999 2008 2006 2000 1995 1980 2003 1997 2007 1981 1986 2004 1985 1991 2007 1999 2006 2008 2000 2002 1993 2001 2007 1979

BRONCO HISTORY

863 MOST PASS ATTEMPTS: 535 FEWEST PASS ATTEMPTS: 77 MOST PASS COMPLETIONS: 346 FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS: 19 MOST INTERCEPTIONS THROWN: 26 FEWEST INTERCEPTIONS THROWN: 5 MOST PASSING YARDS: 3,831 FEWEST PASSING YARDS: 524

* 2008 Texas Bowl - second highest bowl attendance in MAC history

187

(T) Tied record

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188

Robert Sanford Robert Sanford Robert Sanford Robert Sanford

at Akron vs. Buffalo at Eastern Michigan vs. Youngstown State

10/30/99 10/16/99 10/9/99 9/11/99

111 107 134 129

1998 - 5 Darnell Fields Benny Clark Darnell Fields Darnell Fields Robert Sanford

at Ball State vs. Kent State at Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Northeast Louisiana

11/7/98 10/31/98 10/24/98 10/17/98 10/3/98

213 168 137 179 205

1997 - 7 Robert Sanford Robert Sanford Robert Sanford Robert Sanford Robert Sanford Robert Sanford Robert Sanford

vs. Northeast Louisiana vs. Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green vs. Ball State at Northern Illinois vs. Temple

11/15/97 11/8/97 11/1/97 10/11/97 10/4/97 9/13/97 8/28/97

112 183 163 104 111 117 142

1996 - 2 Bruno Heppel Bruno Heppel

vs. Kent State at Wyoming

11/16/96 10/12/96

152 171

128 151 120 148 150 119

1995 - 6 Bruno Heppel Jim Vackaro Jim Vackaro Jim Vackaro Bruno Heppel Bruno Heppel

vs. Central Michigan vs. Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan vs. Bowling Green at Kent State at Indiana

11/18/95 11/18/95 11/11/95 10/28/95 9/30/95 9/9/95

128 113 113 105 171 137

159

1994 - 5 Jim Vackaro Jim Vackaro Jim Vackaro Jim Vackaro David Miller

at SW Louisiana vs. Eastern Michigan at Iowa State vs. Western Illinois vs. Western Illinois

11/19/94 10/22/94 9/17/94 9/8/94 9/8/94

139 109 114 111 101

1993 - 3 Jim Vackaro Jim Vackaro Dave Madsen

at Bowling Green at Kent State vs. Miami

11/20/93 10/2/93 9/25/93

135 103 101

1992 - 4 Jim Vackaro Jim Vackaro Jim Vackaro Andre Wallace

at Kent State vs. Eastern Michigan at Toledo at Ohio

10/24/92 10/17/92 10/10/92 9/26/92

170 117 107 170

1991 - 5 Corey Sylve Corey Sylve Andre Wallace Andre Wallace Corey Sylve

at Central Michigan vs. Miami at Northern Illinois at Ball State vs. Kent State

11/16/91 11/9/91 10/12/91 10/5/91 8/31/91

105 102 162 113 159

1990 - 3 Corey Sylve Corey Sylve

at Bowling Green vs. Ohio

11/10/90 10/27/90

170 134

100-YARD GAMES — RUSHING 2008 - 5 Aaron Winchester vs. Toledo Brandon West vs. Eastern Michigan Brandon West vs. Ohio Brandon West vs. Tennessee Tech Brandon West vs. Northern Illinois

11/15/08 11/1/08 10/4/08 9/20/08 9/6/08

111 166 107 133 175

2007 - 6 Mark Bonds Brandon West Brandon West Mark Bonds Mark Bonds Brandon West

vs. Temple at Iowa Ball State Northern Illinois at Toledo at Toledo

11/24/07 11/17/07 10/20/07 10/13/07 9/29/07 9/29/07

105 116 171 104 143 102

2006 - 6 Brandon West Brandon West Mark Bonds Mark Bonds Mark Bonds Mark Bonds

vs. Cincinnati ^ at Central Michigan vs. Miami at Ball State at Virginia vs. Toledo

1/6/07 11/10/06 11/4/06 10/21/06 9/16/06 9/9/06

109 117 142 132 118 134

2005 - 6 Trovon Riley Trovon Riley Trovon Riley Trovon Riley Trovon Riley Mark Bonds

vs. C