Kolby Drube Of Gillette, Wyo., Joins UW Football Program

April 19, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming headfootball coach Vic Koenning announced on Wednesday that Kolby Drube ofGillette, Wyo., has accepted a scholarship to play for the Cowboys.

Drube is 6-3, 210 pounds. He is expected to play tight end forWyoming. A unanimous All-State selection his senior season, Drube was alsonamed to the Casper Star-Tribune's Super 25 this past year in football.During his high school career, he helped lead Campbell County High to atwo-year record of 17-3 and two consecutive state championship games infootball -- winning the title in 1998 and finishing as the runner-up in1999. A standout in basketball, as well, Drube led the Campbell CountyCamels to two consecutive state championships in basketball, earningAll-State honors as a senior.

His senior football season, Drube caught 21 passes for 320 yards andthree touchdowns as a flanker. He caught 18 passes for 210 yards and fourTDs his junior season. Defensively, Drube played safety where he wascredited with 35 total tackles as a senior with three fumble recoveries andtwo interceptions. As a junior, he made 29 tackles and also intercepted twopasses.

"Kolby is a young man we are excited about adding to our footballprogram," said Koenning. "I know he was a little bit torn between whetherhe wanted to play football or basketball in college. Once he decided toplay football, we were very pleased that he chose to stay home and play forthe Cowboys.

"He possesses excellent athletic skills. We're looking at himplaying tight end for us. Like most young players, he'll have to add someweight and work hard in the weight room. He comes from an excellentprogram, playing for head coach John Scott at Campbell County High School.Kolby is a winner, and that's the type of individuals we want to build ourprogram around."

Campbell County head football coach John Scott, said that Drubereminds him athletically of former Wyoming Cowboy tight end Mike Jones, whowas an All-Conference player at UW in 1993. Scott was a graduate assistantcoach on the UW staff at the time Jones played for the Cowboys.

Drube is following in the footsteps of another outstanding Wyomingtight end -- his brother Kirby, who was a starter at tight end for theCowboys from 1995-98. His parents are Frances and Richard Drube.