6 Western Michigan football players named to Phil Steele preseason All-MAC teams
By on June 02, 2014 at 5:00 PM, updated June 02, 2014 at 5:08 PM
KALAMAZOO, MI — The Western Michigan University football team is coming off one of its worst seasons in history, but Mid-American Conference writer and blogger Phil Steele believes the Broncos have talent to change things.
The Broncos went 1-11 in 2013, but Steele named a total of six Broncos to his four preseason All-MAC Teams, released on his blog Monday.
Star wide receiver Corey Davis, cornerback Donald Celiscar and safety Justin Currie were all named to the first team, while corner Ronald Zamort was named to the third team defense, center/guard Jimmy Kristof was named to the fourth team offense and Dareyon Chance was named a fourth team punt returner.
Davis was the leading freshman receiver in the country last season, hauling in 67 passes for 947 yards and six touchdowns.
Celiscar, a senior, Currie (senior) and Zamort (junior) were part of a WMU secondary that ranked fourth in the country against the pass past season, giving up an average of 169.2 passing yards per game.
Kristof, a junior, will be a third-year starter and a rock on the Broncos’ offensive line in 2014.
Chance, a fifth-year senior, averaged 9.1 yards per punt return last season. He set a career-high with 104 kick return yards at Iowa on Sept. 21.
The Broncos open the 2014 season on Aug. 30 at Purdue.