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Ryan Cooper | | November 25, 2016

WMU's Corey Davis becomes all-time FBS receiving leader

Step aside, Trevor Insley, there's a new all-time FBS receiving king.

Insley's record of 5,005 career receiving yards while playing for Nevada from 1996-1999 was broken during the second quarter of Western Michigan's 55-35 win against Toledo on Friday by senior Corey Davis.

Davis, a native of Wheaton, Illinois, had 941 yards as freshman before breaking 1,400 yards in each of the last two seasons. With 1,202 yards coming into the Week 13 game against the Rockets, he is well on his way to eclipsing 1,400 yards again and creating some cushion in the record books.

Broncos fans eager to celebrate Davis' record had to hold their breath for quite a while during the game against Toledo, as he was held without any yards until midway through the second quarter. He then picked up a dozen yards before making a leaping grab to break the record.

He ended up finishing the game with eight catches for 82 yards, giving him 5,069 yards in his career with two games (the MAC Championship Game and WMU's bowl destination) to go in his career.

Davis came into Friday's game ranked seventh in the country in receiving yards this season, while his 17 touchdowns are the most in the nation. No. 17 came in Friday's game on a one-yard connection in the third quarter. His 50 career receiving touchdowns are tied for the second most all-time but 11 away from Jarett Dillard's record of 60 set at Rice.

Week 13 marked the second consecutive week with a career receiving record falling, as East Carolina's Zay Jones became the all-time leader in receptions last Saturday.

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