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Western Michigan Broncos football statistical leaders

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Western Michigan Broncos football statistical leaders

The Western Michigan Broncos football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Western Michigan Broncos football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Broncos represent Western Michigan University in the NCAA's Mid-American Conference.

Although Western Michigan began competing in intercollegiate football in 1906, the school's official record book does not generally include entries from before the 1950s, as records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

  • Since the 1950s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
  • The NCAA did not allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
  • Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Broncos have played in six bowl games since this decision, allowing many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.
  • Similarly, Western Michigan has played in the MAC Championship Game 3 times, giving yet another game to players in those seasons.
  • These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

    Total offense

    Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.

    References

    Western Michigan Broncos football statistical leaders Wikipedia


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