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Western Michigan Broncos’ wide receiver Corey Davis has broken the all-time FBS receiving yards record. He did it in today’s 55-35 home victory over the Toledo Rockets, which sent the Broncos to 12-0 to complete their first 12-0 regular season in program history. In today’s win, Davis tallied 8 receptions for 81 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown.
Davis, a senior who has been with the team since the 2013 season, now holds the record with 5,061 all-time receiving yards in an FBS career. The record was previously held by Trevor Insley, a wide receiver who played for the Nevada Wolfpack from the 1996 season through the 1999 season. Insley totaled 5,005 receiving yards over the course of his college career.
Davis finishes this regular season with 83 receptions, 1,283 receiving yards, and 17 receiving touchdowns.
As far as the future of this record goes, the next closest active non-senior on the all-time career receiving yards list is JuJu Smith-Schuster, a junior who plays for the Southern California Trojans, with 2,936 career receiving yards. He ranks 197th on the all-time list, so Davis’ record should be able to hold up for at least the next couple of seasons.