Lakewood, Colo., product John Salley lettered four years for the Cowboys at free safety from 1979 to 1982. His senior season of 1982, he led the Cowboys in tackles and recorded the second-most single season tackles in UW history with 143. He concluded his career No. 3 on UW's career tackle list with 379 total tackles. The Cowboys best season during Salley's time came in 1981 when they went 8-3 overall while defeating both BYU and CSU. He earned one All-Western Athletic Conference honor following his sophomore season of 1980. Following his UW career, Salley was selected in the 11th round of the 1983 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
Current Cowboy to Wear #8:
Junior 6-0 / 193 Running Back Mountain Vista HS Parker, Colo.
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Dusty Hoffschneider Nose Guard 2004-05
Dusty Hoffschneider lettered from 2004-05 for UW, and was a stalwart presence for Cowboy Football at defensive tackle spot over those two seasons. He was part of the 2004 UW team that went 7-5 and pulled off the biggest upset of the bowl season as the Pokes defeated UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl, 24-21. Hoffschneider was an accomplished student-athlete, and he earned Second Team Mountain West Defense honors in 2004 and 2005 at the nose guard position. Named as one of three team captains in 2005, Hoffschneider came to UW after transferring from Northern Colorado. A native of Littleton, Colo., he excelled in wrestling, as well. Hoffschneider was a two-time NCAA West Regional heavyweight champion for the Pokes, earning two berths to the NCAA Championships.
Current Cowboy to Wear #58:
Senior 6-1 / 305 Defensive Tackle New Mexico Military Columbia, S.C.