12/14/2012 - For the second straight season, two Broncos have been invited to participate in a postseason All-Star Game. Executive Director of the East-West Shrine Game, Harold Richardson, confirmed on Dec. 11 that Alex Carder and Dann O'Neill have officially been invited to participate in this year's game on Jan. 19, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Fla. In 2011, Drew Nowak and Jordan White were invited to postseason All-Star Games with Nowak participating in the Casino Del-Sol All-Star Game and White earning an invite to the Senior Bowl. It is the second time in program history that multiple WMU football players earned a roster spot in the same postseason All-Star Game. Londen Fryar, Branden Ledbetter and Jamarko Simmons were all invited to the 2009 Texas vs. The Nation Challenge.
The only other time in program history that multiple Broncos were invited postseason All-Star Games in the same year, outside of 2009, 2011 and 2012, was 2004 when Jason Babin and Kendrick Mosley earned roster spots in games. "I'm thrilled for the opportunity to participate in this historical game," said Carder. "I appreciate the East-West Shrine Game for their consideration and I look forward to competing with the top players of the 2012 class." The duo will train on their own before being flown down to Florida for game week beginning on Jan. 12. - Western Michigan football
12/03/2012 - 2012 ALL-MAC FIRST TEAM: Offensive Lineman - Dann O'Neill, Western Michigan, has been selected First Team All-Mid-American Conference for the 2012 college football season. This is the second season nod from the conference for O'Neill, earning third team a year ago. The Grand Haven, Mich., native shared the lead for offensive snaps in 2012 with 906, starting all 12 games for the Broncos. He ended his WMU career having started all 35 games he played in and was on the field for 2,520 snaps. O'Neill is the first offensive lineman to earn First Team All-MAC since James Blair in 2007. - Western Michigan football