ESPN college football writer Phil Steele named his preseason All-MAC Team, with 12 Western Michigan Broncos cracking his list.
Out of the 12 selections, five of those were first team selections, tying Ohio for most in the conference. WMU also had five on the second team and two on the fourth team.
Making the first team was senior running back LeVante Bellamy, incoming fifth-year senior wide receiver Cortez Lewis, senior tight end Giovanni Ricci, senior offensive lineman Luke Juriga and junior offensive lineman Mike Caliendo.
Senior quarterback Jon Wassink, senior defensive lineman Wesley French, junior defensive lineman Ralph Holley, senior linebacker Drake Spears and junior punt returner Tyron Arnett were named to the second team.
Rounding out the fourth team is senior cornerback D’Wayne Eskridge and senior safety Justin Tranquill.
The Broncos begin their season on Aug. 31 at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Team
RB- LeVante Bellamy
WR- Cortez Lewis
TE- Giovanni Ricci
OL- Luke Juriga
OL- Mike Caliendo
QB- Jon Wassink
DL- Wesley French
DL- Ralph Holley
LB- Drake Spears
PR- Tyron Arnett
CB- D’Wayne Eskridge
S- Justin Tranquill