Offense Enjoys Big Day, Winning 73 to 23, Sophomore Punter Tim Gleeson Leaves Team
Practices Will be in the Mornings and Open to the Public and Media, Spring Game Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
Seniors Nick Carlson and Mike Purcell Receive First Team Recognition
Special teams ace earns first career honor
Senior Wide Receiver Chris McNeill Enjoys Strong Day in His First Scrimmage of the Fall
High School: Tim Gleeson comes to Wyoming after training at Prokick Australia. He was trained by Nathan Chapman, a former Australian Football League player who also punted briefly for the Green Bay Packers. Gleeson originally had dreams of playing Australian rules football professionally, before deciding to pursue American football and an education in the United States. He played for the Northern Knights, which is an Under 18 Australian rules football team that competes in the TAC Cup series in the Australian state of Victoria. The TAC Cup series is a youth program that is a predecessor to the professional leagues in Australia. Gleeson was named MVP for his performance in the Under 18 State Championship. He was also an outstanding track and field athlete, representing his high school, Viewbank College Prep, in the Victorian State Championships in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and 4-by-100-meter relay. Gleeson attended Viewbank College Prep, which is a secondary school in the northeastern Melbourne suburb of Viewbank. A former teammate of Gleeson's, Alex Dunnachie, earned a football scholarship as a punter at the University of Hawai'i after working with Nathan Chapman at Prokick Australia. Dunnachie completed his third season as the starting punter for Hawai'i in 2011. Among other U.S. colleges that had Australian punters on their rosters this past season were: LSU, East Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Memphis, Portland State and Wake Forest. Brad Wing, LSU's freshman punter, earned 2011 First Team All-America honors from Associated Press.
Personal: Born March 27, 1992, Gleeson is the son of Sally and Steve Gleeson. He has a younger brother, William, and a younger sister, Annabelle.