Behind the Numbers: #61-70, #65 Phillip Swanson
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The wait is over as the best player for the numbers 61-70 will be reveled. In case you missed it, here are the best players for each jersey number 61-70.
#61-Sean Mulhearn (1987-1990)
#62-Larry Featherstone (1988-1992)
#63-Eric Hoffmann (1985-88)
#64-Jason Bodden (1992-96)
#65-Phillip Swanson (2006-2010)
#66-Matt Steffen (1999-2002)
#67-Larry Ulmar (1970-72)
#68-Pat Emrick (1960-62)
#69-Charlie Knapp (1995-1999)
#70-Paul Hutchins (1988-1992)
Broncos from young and old cracked the list and were named best player for their respective jersey. Out of all the players that wore each jersey number and the ones that were deemed best, a young gun is named the best out of 61-70.
Phillip Swanson (2006-2010) surely mastered the mental edge of football during his playing career. Swanson was also impressive on the field starting in 48 games and playing 3,720 snaps in his career. He was Third Team All-MAC in 2008.
On the field Swanson was dominating defensive lineman, off the field he was dominating the classroom. He racked up academic awards such as Academic All-America (2008,2010), Academic All-District (2008-2010) and Academic All-MAC (2007-2010).
Voting all week on wmubroncos.com and the wmubroncofans Facebook page, the fans have decided with 36 percent of the vote that #61 Sean Mulhearn was the fan's choice for best player. Phillip Swanson came in second with 26 percent.
Sean Mulhearn (1987-1990) mastered the art of both knowledge and athletic skill during his career at WMU. Mulhearn recorded 435 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions while being First Team All-MAC in 1990.
He is second in career tackles (435),Academic All-District (1990) and Academic All-MAC (1988,89,90). He is apart of the WMU All-Century Team.
Tune in next Monday for the eighth edition of the Behind the Numbers series when we air it out to numbers 71-80.