Images from the third scrimmage of fall practice for the 2010 Wyoming Cowboys, Aug. 21.
UW This Season: A fifth-year senior, Travis Hillen will offer experience and depth at the offensive tackle position for the Cowboys this fall.
2010: Hillen made the move to offensive tackle from center, but did not play in any games during the season.
2009: Hillen was the backup to senior captain Russ Arnold at center, but did not play in any games.
2008: Hillen played behind senior starter Tim Bond and junior Russ Arnold at center in 2008. He didn't appear in any games, but gained valuable experience in his redshirt freshman season.
High School: Hillen was selected Honorable Mention Class 5A All-State by The Denver Post at the conclusion of the 2006 football season. Rivals.com ranked Hillen as the No. 23 overall recruit in the state of Colorado in its Colorado Top 25 Prospects as of January 2007. Very athletic for a big man, he has been timed at under 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash. In addition to football, he was an outstanding track and field athlete. He lettered in both football and track his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and was a team captain in football his senior year. Hillen also earned First Team Academic All-State recognition. Hillen played for head coach Jeff Priestly at Thornton High School. He was also recruited by Colorado State and Colorado.
Personal: Born March 28, 1989, he is the son of Sharon and Randy Hillen. He is majoring in criminal justice.