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Central Michigan freshman RB Romello Ross rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Monday's 21-14 loss to Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl.

Ross managed a long run of 19 yards, but while he wasn't busting out left and right, he earned enough positive gains to average 5.3 YPC. His lone touchdown came on a 13-yard scoring run shortly after play began in the fourth quarter. It lifted the Chippewas to a 14-13 lead. Minnesota would answer with under five minutes remaining, notching a touchdown and two-point conversion. Central Michigan had no counter-punch for that one. The 5-foot-10, 189-pound Ross played sparingly for much of the season, but scored four touchdowns in his final two contests.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 08:44:00 PM

Central Michigan junior QB Cooper Rush completed 15-of-29 passes for 145 yards and an interception in Monday's 21-14 loss to Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl.

Rush entered Monday's bowl on an absolute roll, having surpassed 335 passing yards in each of his last three games. He notched a 5/2 TD/INT ratio in that space, too, but failed to find any sort of aerial success against Minnesota's staunch passing defense. The 6-foot-3, 227-pound junior averaged just 5.0 YPA. He did manage a one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but most any you slice it, this was his poorest game of the season. It marked the second time he's failed to throw a touchdown pass and the 145 yards passing represented a season-low. All that gloominess aside, Rush finishes the 2015 campaign with fine numbers, having thrown for 3,848 yards with a 25/11 TD/INT ratio.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 08:29:00 PM

Central Michigan HC John Bonamego announced via social media that he is cancer free.

Bonamego was diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer in his left tonsil in June and returned to the field in late August after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. The Chippewas are 6-5 this season and face Eastern Michigan next week in their final regular season contest.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Central Michigan senior DE Blake Serpa played well Saturday in his first action since injuring his hamstring in August.

He was limited to 19 snaps versus Monmouth but should be in line for more going forward. "It was really exciting," Serpa said of his season debut. "It was funny, I kind of felt like an underclassmen getting back out there for the first time after not playing for so long. But after the first few snaps, it felt normal." Serpa had a team-best 12.5 TFL and a tied-for-team-best four sacks last year. In addition to the hammy scare, Serpa underwent knee surgery over the summer. "I think I’m going to get an increased workload this week," Serpa said. "I’ve been getting a lot more plays in practice and have been feeling good."
Source: Morning Sun
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 06:54:00 PM

Central Michigan head coach John Bonamego returned to the practice field Friday.

Bonamego had been going through chemotherapy and radiation treatment to treat cancer in his left tonsil. "I’m glad to be back, I’m glad to be done with treatment," said Bonamego. "I feel about as good as you can possibly feel coming off of seven weeks of radiation and eight weeks of chemo. The last couple weeks I’ve kind of dodged that question because I don’t want to lie and I don’t want to complain… It’s a relief to be done with the process." Central Michigan plays Oklahoma State in the opener.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 06:12:00 PM

CMU dismissed senior CB Brandon Greer after he was arrested for unlawful imprisonment.

Greer is facing charges of assault, attempted unlawful imprisonment and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. The senior started 25 games during his career.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Central Michigan RB Derrick Nash passed away after a two-year battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

It's a sad end to the inspirational 20-year-old’s story. Nash was diagnosed with leukemia after signing with CMU in 2013. He vowed to return to the field and did so for the spring game in 2014. Unfortunately, his condition worsened and he had to miss the second straight season while undergoing chemotherapy. "I promise you that you will never be forgotten D Nash RIP," tweeted CMU head coach John Bonamego. "We Love You."
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 12:45:00 AM

Central Michigan HC John Bonamego was diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer in his left tonsil.

"This morning I met with our student-athletes and coaches to let them know I have been diagnosed with cancer in my left tonsil," Bonamego said in a statement. "As I told our team, I WILL beat this. It was discovered early and is very treatable." Bonamego plans to coach while undergoing treatment. He was hired as coach in February after serving as an assistant coach with the NFL’s Detroit Lions.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Seahawks signed Central Michigan RB Thomas Rawls.

Rawls (5'9/215) spent three years at Michigan before transferring to CMU, where he earned second-team All MAC as a senior by gaining 1,103 yards with ten TDs on 210 carries (5.25 YPC), adding ten receptions. Rawls managed a 4.65 forty at the Combine with a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. An angry, aggressive runner and consistent finisher, Rawls is extremely physical, almost to a fault. He has some similarities to Ahmad Bradshaw.
Mon, May 4, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Chargers signed Central Michigan WR Titus Davis.

Davis (6'1/196) followed in the footsteps of Antonio Brown with the Chippewas, starting all four years and parlaying 204 career catches into 3,700 yards (18.1 YPR) with 37 TDs. First-team All MAC as both a junior and senior, Davis is the only wideout in FBS history to catch eight-plus TD passes in all four seasons. Despite his productive resume, Davis has abnormally short arms (29 5/8") and small hands (8 1/4"), and is an ordinary athlete with 4.51 speed, a 32 1/2-inch vertical, and a 9-foot-11 broad jump. Not quite skilled enough to excel on the perimeter, and not quite sudden enough for the slot, Davis figures to max out as a No. 3/4 receiver in the pros.
Mon, May 4, 2015 12:55:00 AM

Steelers selected Central Michigan DT Leterrius Walton with the No. 199 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Walton (6'5/319) made 32 starts for Central Michigan, piling up 18.5 tackles for loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles. He was a first-team All-MAC pick as a senior. Walton showed movement potential for his size at the Combine, running 5.25 with a 27-inch vertical. A size-gifted player with a good motor, Walton could become a legitimate contributor if he learns to play with better pad level.
Sat, May 2, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Central Michigan WR Titus Davis visited the Chargers on Thursday, according to Michael Gehlken.

Gehlken mentions Davis as a possible third to fifth rounder, but we doubt he is selected before the fifth in a deep receiver class. After recovering from a knee injury which hampered him during the early part of the 2014 season, Davis recorded a 4.51 forty (1.60 10 yard) at 6'1" and 196 lbs.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Last week, Central Michigan WR Titus Davis dined with the Tampa Bay Bucs and met with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Davis decided to stand on his combine testing numbers at his pro day. He "looked good in pass-catching drills," according to Pauline. "[Davis] was explosive running routes and caught the ball well. Many felt he may have secured himself as a late-round pick," the analyst wrote. Davis caught only one ball for 11 yards in the school's first four games due to injury, but posted 59 catches for 971 yards and 13 scores across the last nine. If you were watching the Bahamas Bowl on Christmas Eve, you'll always remember Davis capping off a 75-yard Hail Mary followed by three laterals as time expired against Western Kentucky.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 04:01:00 PM

Central Michigan RB Thomas Rawls said he was surprised to have been invited to the NFL combine.

In late September, Rawls accepted a plea deal to a charge of attempted larceny after he was arrested for stealing a 62-year old woman's purse at a casino last April. The former Michigan Wolverine didn't see the field much in Ann Arbor, but he excelled at Central Michigan in 2014. "When he found the field for the Chippewas, Rawls flashed NFL skills," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. "An angry runner, he looks to initiate contact and barrel through bodies with low pad level and center of gravity, making him a chore to bring down. He has the talent to be drafted, but will NFL teams be comfortable with who he is as a person? That's what Rawls is out to prove this week."
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 08:26:00 PM

Central Michigan WR Titus Davis (knee) has returned to 100-percent health, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The Chippewas' star missed significant time early in the season due to a lingering knee injury. Good news, then, that he's returned to prime health, as the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Davis reportedly has a forty in the 4.4s. Over the summer, Pauline graded Davis as a Round 4 prospect, and noted NFL scouts "think highly" of him. Davis caught only one ball for 11 yards in the school's first four games due to injury, but posted 59 catches for 971 yards and 13 scores across the last nine.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 04:38:00 PM


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