Dec. 20, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head football coach Joe Glenn announced Friday that C.J. Brewer of Ventura Community College in Ventura, Calif., and Corey Mace of Palomar Community College of San Marcos, Calif., have both signed national letters of intent to join the Wyoming Football program in January of 2005.
"C.J. (Brewer) and Corey (Mace) are two young men we are really excited about having be a part of our football team," said Glenn. "We feel like they can both come in and make our team better right away.
"This is an exciting time of year as we prepare for a bowl game (the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl), and we are involved in recruiting new young men to our program. Both C.J. and Corey come from outstanding junior-college programs -- programs that are led by coaches we highly respect. We can't wait for these two fine student-athletes to join us in January."
Both Brewer and Mace will enroll at Wyoming for the 2005 spring semester. The first day mid-year football players could sign national letters of intent was Wednesday, Dec. 15.
C.J. Brewer, WR, 6-3, 205 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla. (Ventura CC)
C.J. (Chris) Brewer is a very athletic receiver, with outstanding size. He led Ventura with 66 receptions for 1,069 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2004. He was named First Team All-Western State Conference at receiver in 2004. Brewer ranked No. 5 among all California Community College players in receptions per game (6.6 receptions per game), and ranked No. 8 in receiving yards per game (106.9 yards per game). Against Bakersfield Community College in the season finale, Brewer caught nine passes for 166 yards and one TD. His best game of the season came against San Bernardino, as he had a season high 184 yards on six catches, including a season long reception of 87 yards. Another outstanding effort came against Santa Barbara Community College, where he caught nine passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns. He was coached at Ventura Community College by head coach Terry Morris. Brewer was also a junior-college teammate of current Wyoming tight end John Wadkowski, who earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2004.
Brewer attended Denver South High School in Denver, Colo., his senior year of high school. He then attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., where he redshirted the 2001 season. In 2002, Brewer achieved NCAA Division II All-America honors as a wide receiver. He decided to position himself to play at the Division I level by attending one of the nation's top junior-college programs, Ventura Community College, the next year of 2003, where he hoped to play his sophomore year and then move up to a Division I program. Brewer's plans were delayed for one year when he suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss the entire 2003 season. He finally had an opportunity to exhibit his talents again in 2004 -- talents that resulted in him being recruited not only by Wyoming, but also Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington State. Brewer is the son of Maria and Chris Brewer. Brewer currently has only one year of eligibility remaining, but is planning on appealing to get a year of elibility restored based on his injury in 2003.
Corey Mace, DL, 6-3, 270, Jr., Port Moody, British Columbia (Palomar CC)
Corey Mace earned Second Team All-Mission Conference honors this past season at Palomar Community College. Mace becomes the third student-athlete in two years from Palomar to sign with the University of Wyoming Football program. Mace joins current UW juniors Brandon Bell (cornerback) and Ron Rockett (strong safety) on the Cowboy roster.
Mace recorded 51 tackles in 2004, including seven quarterback sacks and 10 tackles for losses. Over the past two seasons, Mace has recorded a total of 12 sacks. He has won mulitple Defensive Player of the Week honors during his two-year career at Palomar. His head coach at Palomar was Joe Early. His defensive coordinator at Palomar was Laramie, Wyo., native and 1978 University of Wyoming graduate J.G. Aegerter.
In his senior year at Port Moody Secondary in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada, Mace was named the Top Defensive Lineman in the Province of British Columbia. His high school coach was Jeff Stromgren.
Mace is the son of Virginia and Mike Jacobsen and Tausha and John Mace.