Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #41 and #91

July 22, 2012

Laramie, Wyo. -

#41

Eddie Talboom
Tailback
1948-50

Talboom

Eddie Talboom, a native of Delphos, Ohio, transferred from Notre Dame in order to run coach Bowden Wyatt's single wing offense as a tieback and kicker. The offense was a perfect fit for the athletic Talboom, who led Wyoming to a 9-1 record and first-ever Skyline Conference title in 1949. Talboom engineered Wyoming's 10-0 1950 season, leading it to the 1951 Gator Bowl against Washington & Lee. He led the Cowboys to a 20-7 victory and was named the Most Valuable Player in the 1951 Gator Bowl. He became Wyoming's first All-American in football. Talboom set 13 Cowboy scoring records, including 303 career points and single game mark of 29 in a 103-0 rout of Colorado State College in 1949. He was also the first Cowboy to pass for 1,000 yards in a single season. After his career, Talboom was the greatest scorer in NCAA history and still ranks among the highest scoring football player ever. He was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.

Current Cowboy to Wear #41:

Andrew Meredith
Junior
6-0 / 200
Strong Safety
Green River HS
Green River, Wyo.

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