#120CowboyTough, Kickoff Day: Among the Best And Brightest

Aug 31, 2013

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Among the Best And Brightest

Wyoming Football returns one of the top young quarterbacks in the nation in 2013 in junior Brett Smith. A leading All-America candidate in 2013, he ranked among the top-25 quarterbacks in the NCAA in four different categories as a sophomore last season, despite missing two complete games and part of another due to injury. He led the Mountain West Conference in both passing efficiency and points responsible for, was second in the Mountain West in passing yards and third in total offense.

After only two seasons and 23 career starts, Smith already is among the most prolific quarterbacks in UW history. His ranks: fifth all-time in total offense, with 6,417 yards; sixth in career passing yards (5,459 yards); and fourth in career touchdown passes (47). His 64 career touchdowns responsible for (rushing TDs, passing TDs and receiving TDs) rank No. 2 in school history and trail all-time leader Casey Bramlet by only six. Smith has averaged 3,208 yards of total offense his first two seasons.

A similar season as a junior will make him Wyoming's career total offense leader, as he needs 3,158 yards to break Bramlet's career total offense record.

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.