LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming Cowboy football players Eddie Yarbrough and Chase Roullier each received another postseason honor on Thursday when College Sports Madness released its 2014 Mountain West All-Conference teams. Yarbrough, a defensive end, was selected First Team All-Mountain West, and Roullier, an offensive guard, was named to the Third Team.
Both are underclassmen for the Cowboys. Yarbrough just completed his junior season. Roullier was a sophomore this past season.
Throughout the 2014 college football season, College Sports Madness selected national and conference players of the week, published its own Top 25 poll and published weekly bowl projections on its website at: collegesportsmadness.com.
Yarbrough, who hails from Aurora, Colo., finished his junior season ranked No. 2 among Mountain West defensive linemen in tackles, averaging 5.2 per game, and fifth in solo tackles, with 31 total solo tackles. He led Wyoming in both tackles for loss, with 10.5 total TFLs, and quarterback sacks, with a total of 4.0. Yarbrough ranked second for the Cowboys in total tackles (63). He also forced one fumble versus San Jose State, recovered a fumble against Florida Atlantic and broke up a pass against Utah State.
Yarbrough was amazingly consistent in his junior season, recording four or more tackles in nine of Wyoming's 12 games. His season high game in tackles came against then No. 9 ranked Michigan State. Yarbrough was credited with nine tackles versus the Spartans. He had eight tackles and a season high 2.0 sacks and season best 3.5 tackles for a loss against San Jose State. The junior also was credited with eight tackles, 1.0 sack and 2.0 tackles for a loss against Utah State. He made seven tackles, including 1.0 tackle for a loss versus Air Force, and had two six-tackle games against Boise State and Fresno State. All six of his tackles versus Fresno State were solo stops.
He concluded his junior season ranked No. 3 in school history in tackles for loss, with 28.5 for his career. He needs only 7.5 tackles for a loss to become Wyoming's all-time leader.
Roullier, a native of Savage, Minn., started all 12 games at left offensive guard for the Cowboys in his sophomore season of 2014. He was one of only two Cowboy offensive linemen to start every game this year -- the other being junior center Rafe Kiely. Roullier has started 16 of 22 career games, including the last 15 consecutive games.