MSU's Corley, UM's Bredeson named to Freshman All-American Team

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Donnie Corley

East Lansing — Michigan State’s Donnie Corley has been named to the Freshman All-America team by the Football Writers Association of America.

The true freshman who played wide receiver, cornerback and special teams, made the team as an all-purpose player. Corley was also named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team by and as a wide receiver.

Also making the team were Michigan offensive lineman Ben Bredeson, Florida linebacker David Reese, who is from Farmington, and Ohio State running back Mike Weber, who is from Detroit Cass Tech. Click here to see the list.

Corley, from Detroit King, ranked second among Big Ten freshmen during the regular season in catches (33) and receiving yards (453), and was tied for first among Big Ten freshmen wide receivers in touchdown receptions with three.

His 453 receiving yards were the most by a true freshman in MSU history and his 33 catches were second most by a true freshman. B.J. Cunningham had 41 catches for 528 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2008 while running back Sedrick Irvin had 40 catches as a true freshman in 1996.

Corley ranked third on the team in all-purpose yards with 496 and had five tackles while playing cornerback in four games.