William boots 36-yard field goal in OT for the win
UW This Season: Casey Bramlet established himself as one of the leading quarterbacks in the nation a year ago. He ranked No. 12 in the NCAA in total offense (277.08 yards per game), No. 8 in pass completions (23.08 completions per game) and No. 8 in points responsible for (15.67 points per game). Bramlet will be a leading candidate for the 2003 Davey O'Brien Award, which honors the nation's top quarterback. He enters his senior season poised to break Wyoming school records for career passing yards and career total offense. The senior from Wheatland, Wyo., needs 1,003 yards of total offense to become the school recordholder, and is 1,298 yards away from the school passing record. He trails only Tom Corontzos and Jay Stoner in passing yardage, and trails Corontzos, Stoner and Josh Wallwork in total offense.
2002: Bramlet earned Second Team All-MWC honors from conference media for the second consecutive season. He threw for 3,290 yards as a junior -- the third best single-season total in Wyoming history. His 3,325 yards of total offense also ranked No. 3 in school history for the best single season. Bramlet was named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week on Oct. 28 after he led the Cowboys to a 34-26 victory over then No. 19 ranked Air Force. Bramlet completed 32 of 42 passes vs. the Falcons for 387 yards and two TDs, and he ran for a third touchdown. In a 48-49 overtime loss at UNLV, Bramlet completed 33 of 55 passes for 453 yards and five touchdowns for personal bests in passing yards, completions and touchdown passes. He had three 300-yard passing games in 2002. In addition to the 453 yards against UNLV and 387 against Air Force, he passed for 361 versus Utah. He earned Academic All-Conference honors and also was selected Verizon Academic All-District VII.
2001: He ranked No. 14 in NCAA Division IA in total offense as a sophomore. Bramlet was named Second Team All-Mountain West Conference by both MWC coaches and MWC media members in 2001. Bramlet not only ranked 14th in the country in total offense, averaging 277.1 yards per game, but he also ranked No. 14 in passing, completing an average of 20.45 passes per game. Bramlet threw for 3,069 yards in his first year as the Cowboy starter. That ranks as the fifth best single-season in terms of passing yards in UW school history. His 3,048 yards of total offense as a sophomore ranks as the sixth best single-season total by a Cowboy. In addition to earning Second Team All-Conference honors from MWC Coaches and MWC Media, Bramlet also earned Academic All-Conference honors. He started all 11 games for the Pokes during the 2001 season.
2000: Bramlet played in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2000. Earned Academic All-Conference honors, achieving a 3.11 cumulative grade point average. He completed 24 of 57 pass attempts for 288 yards, one touchdown and one interception. His best game of 2000 came against Utah as he completed 15 of 33 pass attempts for 186 yards. He threw the first touchdown pass of his career against Colorado State. On that touchdown drive against CSU, Bramlet guided the Cowboys on a nine-play, 91-yard drive that culminated in a 30-yard TD pass to Ryan McGuffey. Came off the bench in each of the five games he appeared in 2000.
High School: An All-State and Casper Star Tribune Super 25 selection as a quarterback at Wheatland High School in Wheatland, Wyo. His high school coach was Bill Pentland. Threw for 2,264 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior. Played in the 1999 Shrine Bowl, and was the Absaraka Conference Co-Player of the Year. Also an outstanding basketball player, he earned All-Conference and All-State honors. Wheatland was ranked No. 1 in the state in hoops his senior year. He also lettered in track. Was a team captain in both football and basketball. An excellent student, he was a member of the National Honor Society. Also recruited by Colorado State.
Personal: Born April 2, 1981, in Casper, Wyo. He is one of three sons of Jill and Tom Bramlet of Wheatland. His younger brother Corey is also a quarterback on the Cowboy squad. His father, Tom, played football for the Cowboys for two seasons. Casey is majoring in business administration.