O'Neill settles in at WMU

Dann O'Neill's football career has had plenty of ups-and-downs over the past few years. After committing to the University of Michigan as one of the state's top football players in 2007, O'Neill sat out back-to-back seasons, first as a redshirt at Michigan, then as a transfer at Western Michigan University. Finally, last fall, O'Neill saw game action for the first time in three years and started 10 games for the Broncos at right tackle. Entering his junior season at WMU, O'Neill is excited to be focused strictly on football.
Matt DeYoung
Aug 13, 2011


“I’m looking forward to it,” O’Neill said during the Broncos’ media day on Friday. “I’m a lot more confident in myself. I’m not second-guessing myself as much. I’ve just been trying to improve my game overall and become a better football player.”

WMU head coach Bill Cubit has noticed O’Neill’s improvements over the past year. It’s not hard to notice O’Neill — he stands 6-foot-8 and tips the scales at 307 pounds.

“That first year after the transfer, he didn’t play very well,” Cubit said. “In the spring, he struggled a little. In the fall, he started getting it. This past spring he played well, and now he’s playing really well. He’s a guy who’s put the time and effort into it.

“Now we’re counting on him being one of the best kids in the league.”


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