July 30, 2002
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming seniors J.D. Wallum and Adam Goldberg were both key players for the Cowboys in 2001 and will be important to UW's success in 2002. Both were honored for their contributions last season and have been awarded preseason accolades heading into the 2002 season. Following are bios on each player and their honors recognition.
J.D. Wallum, Senior, Place-kicker, 5-11, 195, Rapid City, S.D.
J.D. Wallum ranked No. 3 in the country in fieldgoals in 2001, averaging 1.82 field goals per game.He was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award thathonors the top collegiate place-kicker, and heearned Second Team All-America honors from theFootball News. It was an unbelievable season fora player who was in his first season as a starterat the collegiate level. (Wallum took over forformer Cowboy Aaron Elling, who is currently withthe Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.) Wallum willbe one of the leading candidates for the Lou GrozaAward his senior season, as well as being aleading All-America candidate.
2001 Honors Received*Second Team All-Americanas selected by the Football News*Lou Groza AwardSemifinalist (Honoring the nation'stop place-kicker)*Football News, FirstTeam All-MWC*The Sporting News, First TeamAll-MWC
2002 Preseason*Lou Groza Award candidate*Street & Smith's College Football2002, Honorable Mention All-American*Street & Smith's College Football2002, First Team All-MWC*Lindy's 2002 College Football, rankedNo. 9 in the nation at place-kicker*Lindy's 2002 College Football, First Team All-MWC*The Sporting News College Football 2002,ranked No. 20 in the nation at place-kicker*The Sporting News College Football 2002, First Team All-MWC*Athlon Sports College Football Edition, First Team All-MWC*Phil Steele's College Football Preview 2002, First Team All-MWC
Adam Goldberg, Senior, Offensive Tackle, 6-7, 330, Edina, Minn.
Adam Goldberg should be a leading All-America candidate in2002, and a candidate for the Outland Trophy, honoring thenation's top lineman. As a junior in 2001, he was named FirstTeam All-Mountain West Conference by MWC Coaches. Goldberg isentering his fourth year as a starter for the Cowboys. For thesecond consecutive season, he will be the starter at lefttackle. Goldberg enters his senior season bigger (330 pounds)and stronger than ever. He has started all 32 career games hehas played in at UW. The only game he missed during his careerwas due to mononucleosis in the 2001 season opener againstFurman. An outstanding leader, he and fellow senior offensivelineman Rob Kellerman will anchor an offensive line thatreturns four of five starters.
2001 Honors Received*First Team All-MWC, as selected by MWChead football coaches
2002 Preseason*Outland Trophy candidate (Honoring thenation's top lineman)*Street & Smith's College Football 2002,Honorable Mention All-American*Street & Smith's College Football 2002,First Team All-MWC*Phil Steele's College Football Preview 2002,ranked No. 24 in the nation at offensive tackle*Athlon Sports College Football Edition,First Team All-MWC*Lindy's 2002 College Football,First Team All-MWC