Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #44 and #94

July 19, 2012

Laramie, Wyo. -


Selmer Pederson


Selmer Pederson, a Wyoming native from Lander, was called "the best safety in football" by coach Bowden Wyatt. He earned honorable mention All-America honors in 1950, and was a two-time All-Skyline Conference honoree. Pederson started three years on the Cowboys' dominating nationally-ranked defense and helped Wyoming to a 26-3-1 record during his career, including 13 shutouts. He is tied for the Wyoming record for interceptions in a single game with three vs. Denver in 1950 (tied with Brian Lee and Shamiel Gary). Pederson also handled punt return duties for the Pokes and is the career leader in punt return yards (1080) and average yards per return (13). He also holds the single-season record for average yards per punt return (16.1 in 1949) and the single-game record for average yards per return (36.3 vs. Montana State in 1949). Pederson also set single-season Skyline Conference records for most punt returns (83) and most punt return yards (1080). Following his senior season, he played in the North-South All-Star game.

Current Cowboy to Wear #44:
J.J. Quinlan
6-1 / 238
Central Washington
Everett, Wash.

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 | Twitter | Facebook