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 for the Western Michigan Broncos is Corey Davis.
Corey Davis had one scholarship offer coming out of high school in Wheaton, Illinois, where he played alongside his brother and Central Michigan legend Titus Davis. That scholarship offer was to rival Western Michigan under a new and eccentric coach named PJ Fleck, who was looking to make his own name.
The relationship paid dividends for them both.
The Broncos went from 1-11 in Davis’ freshman season to 12-1 with a shot at a marquee bowl win at the Cotton Bowl in his senior year. Davis proved to be a major cog in the Broncos’ success, becoming the primary outlet for Zach Terrell.
The accolades poured in for Davis, who culminated a brilliant career with a First-Team All-American selection in 2016. Davis was a three-time first-team All-MAC selection, MAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2016, MAC Freshman of the Year in 2013 and became the NCAA all-time receiving yards leader. Davis ultimately finished his career in Kalamazoo with 331 receptions, 5,278 yards and 52 touchdowns.
Davis proved to be the upset of the night at the 2017 NFL Draft, goint fifth overall to the Tennessee Titans despite being mocked to go between the 12th and 21th picks by most all major sites. It’s yet to be seen how his professional career ultimately adds up, but the numbers and his impact on the WMU football program speak for themselves.