Humble as a Player, Boastful About His Team

He holds school records, he had a career game and career season as only a sophomore, and now he's back for his junior season with one goal in mind. But if you were thinking he wants to break more schools records and make a bigger name for himself you'd only be getting a small part of the Greg Jennings story.

"Personally I'm not one to just set goals like that," said Greg Jennings on his records. "I really don't worry about individual stats. I feel if I play team ball then the individual stats come after that. Last season I had a great season, but we didn't win. Now that season is done and over with and we're looking forward to a new year; new things, better play."

Last season Jennings became just the second Bronco to have more then 1000 receiving yards in a season during a route of archrival Central Michigan, and that was just one week before Kendrick Mosley became the third Bronco to do the same. In that same CMU game Jennings had 204 receiving yards (second most in school history), a 94-yard reception for a touchdown on a tremendous individual effort to set a school mark, and 3 touchdowns in the game to raise the school record to 14 in a season.

With numbers like that, one might think that Jennings would be high on himself and boastful of his accomplishments. However, the only boasting he does about himself is on the field with his stellar play. Last season he paced the team with 1050 receiving yards, an average of 87.5 per game on a team that finished among the top 10 in the nation in passing.

After the graduation of seniors like Kendrick Mosley and Antonio Thomas, Jennings is now the go-to guy among receivers. "Those are some big shoes to fill," said Jennings on the departed seniors. He does feel that the younger players on the team can help to fill the void left. "A lot of players have stepped up. Our offensive line has stepped up, a lot of young receivers have stepped up, they have to have faith in themselves and get it done. I do think they'll fill that depth back up."

The Bronco football team just got done with spring drills in preparation for next season. "I think it went well," Jennings said. "As a team I think we had an outstanding spring training. We feel we've reached where we wanted to reach." Spring drills culminated last Saturday in a scrimmage where Jennings caught several passes including one for a touchdown.

He also plans to stay most of the summer on campus with the team. "We're going to work hard, we have to work hard," added Jennings. "There are a couple places I want to go, work out with some pro athletes, but as a team I think we need to come together and work hard. We have to work hard in the summer, the summer makes the team."

Jennings has one main goal in mind for next season. "I'm here to win a MAC championship," said Greg Jennings. "We have to prove to ourselves that we can play with the top teams in the MAC right now. We're just going out here trying to win some ball games, the first goal we have is to have a winning season and that's what we're trying to do."

Does Jennings think the Broncos can hang with top MAC teams like Toledo, Marshall and Bowling Green? "We can hang with anyone in the MAC right now, but it's not about hanging with them it's about beating them and that's what we're going to do. Last year we hung with them, but we didn't finish; this year we'll finish."

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