Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #25 and #75

Aug. 7, 2012

Laramie, Wyo. -


Dick Campbell


A home grown Wyoming product from Sheridan, Dick Campbell, was a defensive halfback and blocking back in the single-wing offense of the 1948-50 Cowboys. He was recruited by head coach Bowden Wyatt, joining the Pokes in 1947 after two years of military service. During his three years, Wyoming compiled a record of 23-6. He was chosen by his teammates as a captain during the 1950 season, leading UW to a perfect 10-0 record, Skyline Conference Championship and Wyoming's first-ever bowl appearance. Following the regular season, the Cowboys went to the 1951 Gator Bowl defeating Washington & Lee 20-7 with Campbell scoring the game's first touchdown. The 1950 team is still the only team in Wyoming history to go undefeated, untied, and win a bowl game. For his leadership and effort Campbell was selected an Honorable Mention All-American and All-Skyline Conference player. During his junior and senior seasons he caught 18-consecutive passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Following his senior season he was selected to play in the College All-Star game in Chicago and was drafted by the Washington Redskins. Campbell is a 2012 Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.

Current Cowboy to Wear #25:

Spencer Bruce
6-5 / 225
Wide Receiver
Campbell County HS
Gillette, 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