Western Michigan senior Corey Davis now stands alone at the top of the all-time receiving yards list in the FBS.
Davis entered the game needing 19 yards to move past former record holder Trevor Insley, who played for Nevada from 1996-1999. Insley’s record stood at 5,005 yards before it was surpassed in the second quarter on a Davis reception against the Toledo Rockets.
Davis, who has over 1,000 yards in three of his four seasons at Western Michigan, is also having the best year of his career when it comes to receiving touchdowns and currently sits at 16.
Western Michigan WR Corey Davis passes Trevor Insley of Nevada (5,005 yards) to become the FBS all-time receiving yards leader. pic.twitter.com/xMmU6ot7HG
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 25, 2016
Davis also set another record during the game, becoming the first FBS player in history to record 300 catches, 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in their career.
TOUCHDOWN COREY DAVIS!!! Davis is now the first FBS player with 300 catches, 5,000 yards and 50 TDs!
— WMU Football (@WMU_Football) November 26, 2016
It’s safe to say Davis has solidified himself as one of the top receivers in the upcoming NFL Draft class, which is why many believe he could be selected within the first two rounds.
The Broncos appear poised to go undefeated this season and this is due in no small part to what Davis has done catching the football. Barring injury or a terrible showing at his pro day/combine, he will get serious attention from NFL scouts, despite being from a smaller school.