Cowboys begin fall practice Aug. 6
Defense Defeats Offense by a Final Score of 72-41
A Sunny Sky and Temperatures in the Mid-50s Greet Cowboys on Opening Day of Spring Football
UW Defense and Special Teams Key in Win
Wyoming vs. TCU - Nov. 5, 2011
Photos of Wyoming's 35-32 win over Weber State on Sept. 3, 2011 in Laramie.
Images from the fourth scrimmage of fall practice for the 2010 Wyoming Cowboy Football team, Aug. 25.
Images from the second scrimmage of fall drills for the 2010 Wyoming Cowboys, Aug. 17.
UW This Season: Ben Durbin proved to be a valuable contributor on the defensive line in 2010 after making the move from linebacker prior to the start of the `10 season. In 2011, he'll once again help solidify the defensive front, rotating with returning starter Patrick Mertens at right defensive tackle.
2010: With UW's move from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3, Durbin moved from linebacker to defensive tackle and established himself as a key member of the D-line. He played in all 12 games during the season and made 16 tackles, including seven solo stops. He also was credited with 2.0 sacks for 12 yards. Durbin's top performance was a five-tackle effort against Air Force, while he recorded his sacks against Southern Utah and Utah.
2009: As a redshirt freshman, Durbin was a backup inside linebacker but did not see any game action.
High School: Durbin was one of the top linebackers in the state of Iowa in 2007. He brought a very impressive resume to the University of Wyoming football program. He was named First Team All-District three times, First Team All-State twice and was also selected as a District MVP. He was ranked as the best linebacker and the ninth best overall prospect out of the state of Iowa by Rivals.com. He was also the 81st-ranked inside linebacker in the nation by Scouts, Inc. His senior season, he recorded 143 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, six sacks and two blocked kicks. As a junior, he recorded 107 tackles, 17 of which were for a loss. He also had seven sacks, intercepted one pass and blocked one punt as a junior. Besides playing linebacker on defense, he contributed to the offense as a running back, tight end and offensive lineman. Durbin not only excelled at football, he was a four-sport standout at Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Iowa. He ran the 400 and 800-meters in track, was an All-District soccer goalie and was a two-time state qualifying wrestler. As a junior, he compiled a 35-3 record in the 205-pound weight class. Durbin was also recruited by Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas State. Durbin played for head coach Scott Auderer at Gilbert High School.
Personal: Born Aug. 15, 1989, he is the youngest of two sons of Jinjer and Gregg Durbin. His father wrestled at the University of Iowa in 1982-83, and his older brother, Jake, wrestled at the University of Dubuque. Durbin is majoring in psychology.