#120CowboyTough, 12 Days to Kickoff: Home-Grown Talent

Aug 20, 2013

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Home-Grown Talent

The teams in the 2000s had a real Wyoming feel to them, in terms of in-state products playing for their home university. UW had several standout players who hailed from the Cowboy State. Not only did they excel in the state, but were among the best in the Mountain West Conference during their playing days.

Below is a list of performers from the state who suited up for Wyoming, by name, position, all-conference honor and hometown.

Ryan McGuffey, Wide Receiver, First Team All-MW in 2001, Honorable Mention All-MW in 2000 and 2003 - Riverton
Casey Bramlet, Quarterback, Second Team All-MW in 2001, Honorable Mention All-MW in 2002 and 2003 - Wheatland
Corey Bramlet, Quarterback, Honorable Mention All-MW in 2004 - Wheatland
Jacque Finn, Safety, Honorable Mention All-MW in 2002 - Casper
John Wendling, Safety, First Team All-MW in 2006, Honorable Mention All-MW in 2004 and 2005 - Rock Springs
Wade Betschart, Tight End, Second Team All-MW in 2006 and 2007 - Torrington
Chris Prosinski, Safety, Second Team All-MW in 2009 and 2010, Honorable Mention All-MW in 2008 - Buffalo
Clayton Kirven, Offensive Tackle, Second Team All-MW in 2011 - Buffalo

About the #120CowboyTough Countdown

The 2013 season will mark the 120th anniversary of Wyoming Cowboy Football. To commemorate that anniversary, we will be counting down some of the great memories and moments from Wyoming football history over the next eight weeks leading up to the Cowboys' season opener at Nebraska on Aug. 31.

The 2013 "Countdown to Kickoff" will take Wyoming fans through Cowboy Football history chronologically. The first week will highlight some of the memorable moments from the period from the first season in 1893 through the 1940s. Then each successive week, the countdown will recall great moments from the 1950s, `60s, 70s, 80, 90s, 2000s and the current decade.

Our countdown will only touch on some of the greatest moments, but we encourage you, the Wyoming fans, to share your favorite memories through the official University of Wyoming Athletics Twitter (@wyoathletics) and Facebook pages (Wyoming Cowboys). Fans are encouraged to use #120CowboyTough when sharing their memories.

Enjoy the countdown, and we look forward to seeing you in War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7 for the home opener versus the Idaho Vandals.