Four Broncos Headline Nine Selections on Phil Steele Mid-Season List
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Western Michigan football garnered nine selections on Phil Steele's Mid-Season All-Mid-American Conference Team led by first team honorees Travonte Boles, Donald Celiscar, Dann O'Neill and Jaime Wilson.
The publication came out with its annual mid-season all-conference team on Thursday night as a precursor to the end of the season team. The Broncos boast eight student-athletes that make up nine selections, including four first team honorees.
Wilson leads all newcomers in receptions (51) and receiving yards (621) mid way through the season also pulling in six touchdowns en route to being named Phil Steele First Team Mid-Season All-MAC. He has caught a TD pass in five of his first six collegiate games.
Boles has been a leader on the defensive line, racking up 27 tackles, including a team best 8.0 tackles for a combined loss of 26 yards. He also has 2.5 sacks on the season. Boles is tied for fourth in the MAC in TFLs per game with 1.33.
O'Neill has started all six games at right tackle for the Broncos, seeing action on 439 offensive snaps. He played in a season high 86 snaps at Minnesota, six shy of his career high against Toledo on Sept. 8, 2010.
Celiscar ranks fourth on the team in tackles with 41 and leads the squad with nine pass break ups, including a career high five against Eastern Illinois, a total that ranks second in program history in a single game. Celiscar also has two interceptions, second best on the team this year.
Also earning acknowledgment on offense from Phil Steele was Terry Davisson (six starts, 430 snaps) who earned third team on offense. Freddie Bishop (31 tackles, 4.0 TFLs, 1.5 sacks) Desmond Bozeman (42 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 4.0 sacks, 1 FR, 1 TD) and Johnnie Simon (team best 57 tackles) all earned Phil Steele Second Team All-MAC Defense.
Wilson also earned Phil Steele Second Team All-MAC Special Teams as a punt returner. He currently leads the MAC with a 14.57 yard per return average, which ranks 18th in the nation.