Al Rich is another great safety in a long line of outstanding Cowboy players at that position. The Colorado Springs, Colo. native lettered for seasons for Wyoming football in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Rich left his mark on the Cowboy program leaving tied for ninth on the career interception list with seven. He played on two excellent teams alongside All-American safety Brian Lee. Rich helped lead the 1997 Pokes to an 8-5 record. He also helped Wyoming to another eight-win season, 8-3, while also earning All-Western Athletic Conference honors. In the first season of the Mountain West, Rich helped the Cowboys to a 7-4 record and earned the first of his two Academic All-MW honors. He was also honored academically by the conference in 2001.
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As part of one of the most successful eras in Wyoming Football history, Pete Gosar experienced success nearly every season in which he wore the Brown and Gold. From 1987-90, the linebacker from Pinedale, Wyo., and the Cowboys won 35 games and went to three postseason bowls. Gosar was one of three brothers who played for UW in the 80s. Gosar's older brothers Tim and Gaston played for the Pokes, as well. The younger Gosar was an All-Academic WAC selection in 1989 and 1990 for his commitment to the classroom. The Cowboy football walk-on award is given each year in honor of the Gosar family.
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