Lakeview Grad, Western Bronco Playing in Collegiate Game Saturday
College football has not quite finished.
Towards the end of January, several senior college players get an opportunity to play in All-Star games that could give NFL scouts an opportunity to see potential draft picks for their representing teams. A Battle Creek native will have that opportunity to play this weekend.
Former Lakeview Spartan and current Western Michigan Bronco tight end Donnie Ernsberger is in Pasadena, California, this week preparing for the NFLPA (National Football League Player's Association) Collegiate Bowl Saturday afternoon. The game will be played at the legendary Rose Bowl with a kick-off of 4pm. The game can been seen on Fox Sports 1.
Ernsberger will be playing for former NFL head coach and Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz
The 6'3", 255-pound tight end began his collegiate career as a fullback for former head coach P.J. Fleck and moved into his tight end role his sophomore year. He has played in every game as a Bronco. Ernsberger set career highs in his senior season with first-year head coach Tim Lester, with 34 receptions for 394 yards and four touchdowns.
His accolades include being named to the All-Mid American Conference team the last two seasons, being named to the John Mackey Award (best tight end) watch list, and other awards that you can see below (provided by Western Michigan Bronco Athletics).
Ernsberger, an accounting major, played linebacker, running back and tight end for the Lakeview Spartans.