Remembered as one of the best cornerbacks in Wyoming history, Victorville, Calif., native Julius Stinson concluded his career in the top-10 on three interception lists. Stinson finished his career with nine interceptions, which tied him for the fourth most in a Cowboy career. His senior season of 2007, he tied for the eighth-best single-season interception total with five. Against Virginia during his senior season, Stinson intercepted two passes which is tied for the fifth-best single game total in Cowboy history. For his efforts during that season, Stinson was named one of 12 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe award which is given to the nation's best defensive back. Stinson also earned First Team All-Mountain West honors. He broke onto the scene for the Pokes as a sophomore in 2005, when he intercepted two passes in a game against Louisiana Monroe. One of the biggest plays of his career came during his junior season, when he intercepted a pass against Utah taking it 42 yards for a touchdown. Stinson earned Co-MW Player of the Week honors with teammate Ward Dobbs. Stinson lettered four years under head coach Joe Glenn from 2004 to '07.
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One of the most accomplished student-athletes in University of Wyoming Football history, Franz was a letterwinner from 2000-04. A native of Fort Collins, Colo., Franz started at center for the Cowboy Football team for 43 consecutive games. His senior season of 2004, Franz was elected a co-captain by his teammates and he helped lead the Cowboys to their first bowl appearance since 1993 and their first bowl victory since 1966. The Cowboys defeated heavily-favored UCLA by a score of 24-21 in the 2004 Las Vegas Bowl. Franz earned First Team All-Mountain West honors in 2004. He was also named to the Outland Trophy Watch List as a senior, an award that honors the top interior lineman in the country each season. Prior to earning First Team All-Conference honors as a senior, he received Honorable Mention All-Mountain West honors as a sophomore and junior. Academically, he was one of only 24 NCAA Division I players in the nation to be named First Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in 2004. He was also selected by the National Football Foundation as one of its 15 national finalists for the Draddy Trophy (since renamed the Campbell Trophy), which honors the top football scholar-athletes in the nation each season. He earned Academic All-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors all four years of college, and he was named First Team Academic All-District VII by CoSIDA three times. Upon completing his bachelor's degree in civil engineering at UW, Franz continued his education at Princeton University.