Western Michigan Broncos College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Western Michigan Broncos Offensive Player
QB Kaleb Eleby, Soph.
He stepped in and was solid in relief with four touchdown passes and three scoring runs in 2018, didn’t play in 2019, and he took over in 2020 with a brilliant season to establish himself as one of the MAC’s elite quarterbacks.
He hit 65% of his passes for 1,715 yards and 18 touchdowns with two picks, and he ran for 38 yards and four scores. He’s a tough 6-1 and 215 pounds with a live deep arm – averaging over 11 yards per throw – and he’s got the guys around him to be even better.
2. WR Skyy Moore, Soph.
3. OG Mike Caliendo, Sr.
4. RB La’Darius Jefferson, Jr.
5. WR Jaylen Hall, Jr.
Best Western Michigan Broncos Defensive Player
DE Ali Fayad, Sr.
The 6-2, 265-pound top pass rusher led the Broncos in sacks in each of the last three seasons, coming up with 19.5 for his career with 35.5 tackles for loss and 120 stops.
There are more than enough all-star playmakers for the Bronco defense to be in the mix for the top spot, but Fayad is the tone-setter on the outside. He was out for two games, but he still came up with a sack in every appearance last year.
2. DT Ralph Holley, Sr.
3. S AJ Thomas, Sr.
4. S Bricen Garner, Sr.
5. LB Corvin Moment, Jr.
Top Incoming Western Michigan Broncos Transfer
DT Hozey Haji-Badri, Sr.
The Broncos don’t have a whole lot of transfer and new help coming in, but they’re getting a 275-pound option for the interior. The former East Carolina Pirate only made 15 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss in his nine games of work, but he’ll be a part of the rotation.