Nature Coast alum Tevin Drake gets first carry as collegian for Western Michigan



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Mon. October 11, 2010 | Bryan Burns

After dealing with NCAA Clearinghouse issues that kept him out of fall practice, former Nature Coast star and current Western Michigan running back Tevin Drake finally saw his first collegiate action Saturday against Ball State.

For the Broncos, it was worth the wait.

Drake was the second-leading rusher for Western Michigan in the Broncos' 45-16 rout of Ball State. The 6-foot-1, 210 pound true freshman gained 63 yards on only eight carries for a 7.9 yard average.

Drake, who saw action in both the first and second half, had a long run of 29 yards.

With his redshirt burned, expect to see more of the Brooksville native throughout the remainder of the Broncos schedule. Western Michigan's next game is Saturday at Notre Dame, which will be televised nationally by NBC (2:30 p.m. kickoff).

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