If you’ve been keeping up with the Hustle Hall of Fame over the last few weeks, you are aware of what’s happening. Fan voting has decided the first of two entrants for each MAC member to craft an inaugural Class of 2017 for the Hustle Hall of Fame. Next up to be inducted to the Hustle Hall of Fame is former member of the Western Michigan Broncos, Greg Jennings.
There may be no better example of all around athleticism in the history of the Mid-American Conference than Greg Jennings. A high school three-sport star, Jennings would go on to Western Michigan where he would continue his athletic prowess.
Per Jennings’ wiki:
In 2003, he was second on the Broncos with 56 catches for 1,050 yards and 14 touchdowns. He finished the 2003 season with 1,734 all-purpose yards. He was named to the All-Mid American 2nd team. In 2004, he led the Broncos with 74 catches for 1,092 yards and 11 touchdowns. He tallied 1,415 all-purpose yards. He was named to the All-MAC team. In 2005, he had 98 catches, and led the nation in catches per game, with 8.91. He had 1,259 yards with 14 touchdowns, and earned the 2005 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Award. His 5,093 all-purpose yards is a WMU record, and ranks 8th in MAC history. Jennings became only the 11th player to gain over 1,000 yards in at least three seasons of a college career.
After his second round NFL Draft selection, Jennings would go on to play 10 seasons in the NFL with the Packers, Vikings, and Dolphins. He would finish with 70 TDs and nearly 9000 receiving yards, continuing the trend he began at WMU of finding the ball and subsequently the end zone. Early. Often. Consistently.
Jennings has also been a champion of MACtion and WMU through his media work. He is currently an analyst with Fox Sports and was the celebrity picker for ESPN’s College Gameday when it was on campus at Kalamazoo last season. That cannot be understated. Gameday on campus for the MAC?!? What a country.
Welcome Greg Jennings to the Hustle Hall of Fame!