Wassink and Bellamy named to preseason watch lists

Wassink and Bellamy will be a dynamic duo in the Bronco backfield this upcoming season.   

Western Michigan football had two more players find themselves on pre-season watch lists on Thursday afternoon.

Senior running back LeVante Bellamy was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list, and senior quarterback Jon Wassink was selected to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. 

The Paul Hornung award is annually given to the most versatile player in major college football. It is presented by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung. The winner will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner in Louisville on March 4, 2020. 

Bellamy has shown off his versatility throughout his entire career as a Bronco. Last year, he ran for a career-high 1,228 yards and caught a career-high 30 passes out of the backfield. He racked up 1,668 all-purpose yards during the 2018 season. For Bellamy, this is the third watch list he has been named to this preseason (Doak Walker, Maxwell).  

The Wuerffel Trophy is known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service.” The award is named after the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner, Danny Wuerffel.  

Wassink threw for a career-high 1,994 yards and 16 touchdowns last season before suffering a season-ending foot injury late in the year. 

Western Michigan opens their season on Sat., Aug. 31 against Monmouth at Waldo Stadium. 

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