Several Cowboy Football Players Receive Preseason Honors

Aug. 11, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Several University of Wyoming football players have been named among the best at their position entering the 2003 college football season. And the Wyoming coaching staff led by new head coach Joe Glenn has also received high praise entering this season.

In the 2003 Sporting News college football preview magazine, all 17 new Division I-A football coaching staffs were given a grade from A to F. Joe Glenn and his staff were one of only three new coaching staffs to receive an "A" grade.

Among the individual Cowboys receiving honors entering the 2003 season are senior quarterback Casey Bramlet, who is one of only 42 quarterbacks nationally to be named to the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award preseason watch list. Another senior, Ryan McGuffey, was named by Mountain West Conference media to its preseason All-MWC team, and senior punter Luke Donovan was ranked by the Sporting News College Football preview magazine as the No. 7 best punter in the nation.

Below is a listing of preseason honors awarded members of the 2003 Wyoming Football team.

2003 Preseason Honors

Wyoming Coaching Staff


*One of three new coaching staffs in the nation to be given a grade of "A" by the Sporting News College Football preview magazine


(Out of 17 new NCAA Division I-A staffs in the nation)

Wyoming Receiving Unit


*Ranked as the "Best Receiving Unit" in the Mountain West Conference by ATS Consultants' 2003 Ultimate College Football Annual

Casey Bramlet, Senior, QB, Wheatland, Wyo. (Wheatland)


*One of 42 quarterbacks nationally named to the 2003 Davey O'Brien Award Preseason Watch List


*Ranked No. 32 nationally at quarterback by Phil Steele's College Football Preview 2003


*Named an Honorable Mention All-American by Street & Smith's 2003 College Football National Preview


*Bramlet was named the "Most Underrated Player in the MWC" by ATS Consultants' 2003 Ultimate College Football Annual


*Ranked as the Mountain West Conference quarterback with the "Strongest Arm" by Lindy's College Football Preview 2003

Jovon Bouknight, Sophomore, WR, Denver, Colo. (Manual)


*Named First Team All-MWC by the Sporting News College Football preview magazine


*Selected First Team All-MWC by Athlon Sports 2003 Preview


*Named First Team All-MWC by Jim Feist's 2003 College Football Annual


*Bouknight was chosen by Lindy's College Football Preview 2003 as the "Most Dangerous Deep Threat" in the Mountain West Conference


*Lindy's College Football Preview 2003 also named Bouknight a Second Team All-MWC honoree

Chris Dixon, Senior, CB, Jackson, Miss. (Hinds CC, Miss.)


*Named Third Team All-MWC by Phil Steele's College Football Preview 2003

Luke Donovan, Senior, P, Spearfish, S.D. (Spearfish)


*Ranked by the Sporting News College Football as the No. 7 best punter in the nation


*Selected Second Team All-MWC by Athlon Sports 2003 Preview


*Selected a Second Team All-MWC honoree by Lindy's College Football Preview 2003


*Named Second Team All-MWC by Phil Steele's College Football Preview 2003

Jacque Finn, Senior, FS, Casper, Wyo. (Natrona)


*Named Second Team All-MWC by Athlon Sports 2003 Preview

Trenton Franz, Junior, C, Fort Collins, Colo. (Rocky Mountain)


*Named Second Team All-MWC by Athlon Sports 2003 Preview

Tyler Gottschalk, Senior, LB, Hays, Kan. (Thomas More Prep)


*Ranked No. 57 nationally at outside linebacker by Phil Steele's College Football Preview 2003


*Named Second Team All-MWC by Athlon Sports 2003 Preview


*Selected Third Team All-MWC by Phil Steele's College Football Preview 2003

Ryan McGuffey, Senior, WR, Riverton, Wyo. (Riverton)


*Named First Team All-Mountain West Conference by MWC media


*Selected First Team All-MWC by Street & Smith's 2003 College Football National Preview


*McGuffey was named the receiver with the "Best Hands in the MWC" by Street & Smith's 2003 College Football National Preview


*Named First Team All-MWC by Phil Steele's College Football Preview 2003


*Selected a Second Team All-MWC honoree by Lindy's College Football Preview 2003