July 14, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
Mitch Donahue, a hailing from Billings, Mont., is one of the greatest defensive ends in Wyoming history. Donahue was the 1989 and 1990 Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He earned First Team All-America honors from the Football Writer's Association, The Sporting News and the National Football League Draft Report. As a senior, he finished fourth in the prestigious Outland Trophy Award balloting. Also during his senior year he earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week twice while leading the nation in sacks with 21. He was a four-time All-WAC selection and owns the UW record for most career sacks with 48. Donahue was drafted in the 4th round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He played for both the 49ers and the Denver Broncos during his professional career.
Beginning on July 13, we will count down the 50 days to kickoff of the 2012 Wyoming Cowboy football season with a new feature titled "Cowboy Two-A-Days". Each day for 50 days leading up Wyoming's season opener at Texas on Sept. 1, we will feature some of the great Cowboys who wore jersey numbers 1-99 during their playing careers. Read More
A letterwinner for the Cowboys from 1979-80, Bradford excelled at the nose guard position. Though he starred at Wyoming for only two seasons, the San Diego native was a two-time All-WAC honoree, from 1979-80. His UW team had its best season in 1980 under coach Pat Dye, when the Pokes went 6-5 with wins over Oregon State, Utah and San Diego State.
Whitehead, who hailed from Kalispell, Mont., was an excellent defensive end, lettering from 1990-93. He led the Pokes in sacks in 1991 with seven. As a captain of the '93 team, he was an integral part of the defense that propelled the Pokes to the Copper Bowl and finished the season with an 8-4 mark. His efforts earned him 1993 All-WAC honors.