Three Chippewas Add All-America Accolades

Dan LeFevour

MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour, linebacker Nick Bellore and receiver Antonio Brown have earned All-America honors from Phil Steele and collegefootballnews.com.

Dan LeFevour was a fourth team selection by Phil Steele and earned honorable mention recognition from collegefootballnews.com. Nick Bellore joined LeFevour on Phil Steele's fourth team, while Antonio Brown also was an honorable selection as a receiver by collegefootballnews.com.

LeFevour has completed 285-of-401 passes (71.1 percent) for 3,043 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2009. He also is the Chippewas' leading rusher with 701 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was named the Mid-American Conference's Vern Smith Award winner, the MAC Offensive Player of the Year and earned all-conference first-team accolades for the third time. LeFevour has accounted for more career touchdowns (148) than any other player in Bowl Subdivision history.

Bellore leads the Chippewas in both total tackles (118) and tackles for loss (11). He was an All-MAC first team selection for the second straight season and has posted at least 100 tackles for the third straight year.

Brown is the 2009 MAC Special Teams Player of the Year and earned all-conference first team honors as both a receiver and punt returner. He has caught 97 passes for 1,020 yards and nine touchdowns and has returned two punts for scores. Brown is the only player in CMU history with two 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

No. 25 CMU (11-2 overall, 8-0 MAC) will face Troy (9-3 overall, 8-0 Sun Belt Conference) in the GMAC Bowl on Jan. 6 in Mobile, Ala.

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