Behind the Numbers: #11-20, #15 Greg Jennings
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Another segment of the Behind the Numbers series has gone and past and looking through the players that have been selected, we've come up with the best player for jersey number 11-20. But in case you missed it, here are the winners for each individual number.
#11- Tony Kimbrough (1987-88)
#12-Jeff Welsh (1997-2001)
#13- Tim Lester (1995-99)
#14- Alex Carder (2008-)
#15- Greg Jennings (2001-2005)
#16- Greg Williams (1975-78)
#17- John Potter (2008-11)
#18- Bryon Hammons (1993-94)
#19- Mike Prindle (1981-84)
#20- Paul Davis (1988-1992)
Numbers 11-20 all together put up amazing statistical numbers as offensively all players to wear 11-20 recorded 924 catches, 52,025 passing yards, 296 passing touchdowns, 32,639 all-purpose yards and 255 all-purpose touchdowns. The defensive side of the ball was just as good as the players recorded 673 tackles and 32 interceptions.
With just the players that received the best player to wear their respected jersey number they compiled 318 catches, 60,198 yards and 254 touchdowns. Defensively they made 154 tackles and 12 interceptions. But through all of this statistics from each player deemed the best at each jersey number, one player stands above them all.
Wide receiver Greg Jennings (2001-2005) is named the best player from jersey numbers 11-20. Jennings made 238 catches, 3,539 yards and 39 touchdowns during his career at WMU.
Greg Jennings (2001-2005) made 238 catches, 3,539 yards and 39 touchdowns during his career at WMU. Jennings holds a place in every major receiving record at WMU. He is top five in career receptions (238), yards (3,539), and touchdowns (39). Top five in single season receptions (98), yards (1,259) and touchdowns (14). Along with being top five in single game receptions (16 vs. Virginia, 2005), yards (244 vs. Ball St., 2005) and touchdowns (4 vs. Ball St., 2005)
Jennings was Second Team All-MAC (2003), with the two following years being First Team All-MAC (2004,2005). He was the Vern Smith MAC MVP (2005) and the MAC Offensive Player of the Year (2005). During the 2005 season he was Third Team Associated Press All-American, Second Team Sports Illustrated All-American and Third Team CollegeFootballNews All-American.
He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 52nd pick in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. During his seven-year career he has 389 catches, 6,171 yards and 49 touchdowns. In 2010, he had 76 catches for 1,265 yards and 12 touchdowns in helping the Packers win Super Bowl XLV.
After Bronco fans have been voting all week on wmubroncos.com and facebook.com/wmubroncofans, coming in with 58 percent of the vote is wide receiver Greg Jennings. Finishing in second was quarterback Tim Lester (16 percent), followed by Alex Carder (12 percent) and John Potter (8 percent).
There was also a chance for fans to choose a write-in candidate and quarterback Ryan Cubit was the top choice. Cubit threw for 4,699 yards and 34 touchdowns during his career. He was top ten in career passing yards and receptions (459).
Stay tuned for another week of the Behind the Numbers series with jersey numbers 21-30, beginning Monday.