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Corey Davis is WMU’s first Consensus All-American

The record setting wide-out missed first team honors for the first two recognized lists, but with AP, FWAA, and AFCA honors, is officially a Consensus All-American

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For the first time ever, Western Michigan has a Consensus All-American.

Corey Davis, the senior wide-out who has set numerous program, conference, and FBS records this season, garnered first-team honors from three of the five NCAA recognized All-American team lists to officially become a Consensus All-American. He is the first WMU player since Jordan White to even earn a single first-team honor, and the first Consensus All-American from the MAC since Eric Page received the honor as a return specialist in 2010.

Joining Davis in All-American honors this year is Dede Westbrook, who earned the title of Unanimous All-American by being named to all five lists as a first-teamer. Davis was a second-teamer for the first two lists - the Walter Camp Foundation and Sporting News - behind both Westbrook and Zay Jones from ECU. However, after garnering first-team honors from the Associated Press, Football Writers of America Association, and the American Football Coaches Association, Davis jumped Jones in points for the Consensus title. Earning first team honors on three of the five lists is also generally regarded as “consensus”.

Davis is currently the FBS leader in career receiving yards, and is the only player in FBS history with at least 300 receptions, 5,000 yards, and 50 touchdowns as a receiver. He is the career leader in all of those categories for the MAC as well, and earned MAC Offensive Player of the Year honors this year, becoming just the third wide-out in the last 20 years to do so along with Greg Jennings and Randy Moss.