Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #1 and #51

Aug. 31, 2012

Laramie, Wyo. -


Darnell Clash


Emory Darnell Clash is one of the Cowboys best kick and punt returners in history. The Cambridge, Md., native played three seasons for the Pokes and is the career leader in total returns with 153. He also holds the single-season kick and punt returns with 65. His average 92.5 return yards per game in 1980 is the highest average in UW history. During that season he recorded 1,018 return yards. He also holds the Cowboy record in combined kick and punt return yardage with 2,286. During 1981, Clash earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors averaging 23.3 yards per kick return and 21.1 yards per punt return. Also an excellent cornerback, Clash finished his career with seven interceptions which is tied for the ninth-most in Cowboy history. In 1982, he picked of five passes which is tied for eighth on the UW single-season interceptions list.


Derrick Martin


Another great Wyoming cornerback, Derrick Martin played three seasons from 2003 to 2005. The best team he played on for UW was 2004, when he helped it to a 7-6 record and an upset victory over UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl. That season he earned Second Team All-Mountain West. The following season, Martin tied safety John Wendling, for the team lead in interceptions with three. He earned Honorable Mention All-MW for his performance that season. Following his career at UW he went on to the NFL. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He played with the Ravens until the 2010-11 season when he joined the Green Bay Packers. He won the 2011 Super Bowl with the Packers. The following season he earned a spot on the New York Giants roster where he won the 2012 Super Bowl Championship.

Current Cowboy to Wear #1:

Kody Sutton
5-8 / 194
Running Back
Texas HS
Texarkana, Texas

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