Competition at Positions Will Continue Throughout Spring Practice and on Into the Fall
Defense Starts Fast and Forces Three Turnovers, But Offense Wins the Day in First Major Spring Scrimmage
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.
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Images from the first day of fall practice for the 2010 Wyoming Cowboy Football team, Aug. 5.
UW This Season: Kankolongo changed positions from running to linebacker this spring. He now is No. 2 on the depth chart for the strongside linebacker spot entering the fall. He has nice size and speed, and will compete for playing time on the defensive side of the ball.
2012: Kankolongo appeared in two games during the season on special teams, against Fresno State and New Mexico.
2011: Redshirted due to injury.
2010: Kankolongo played in five games as a running back for the Cowboys during the season. His season totals included 13 rushing attempts for 13 yards and one reception for five yards. His top performance was six rushes for eight yards against Boise State.
High School: Kankolongo led Centennial High School of Coquitlam, B.C., to a Vancouver provincial championship his senior season, while being named the "best back" in the championship game. It marked the first provincial championship for Centennial since 1966. Kankolongo rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns on 37 carries in the championship game. He was selected his team's Best Offensive Player for the season, leading his squad to a 10-1 record. Kankolongo rushed for more than 1,900 yards and scored 25 touchdowns as a senior. His junior campaign, he helped lead Centennial High to a 7-3 record and the semifinals of the provincial championships while rushing for more than 2,200 yards, scoring 30 TDs and earning team MVP honors. He was voted a team captain both his junior and senior seasons. He also rushed for more than 700 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore and 400 yards and five TDs as a freshman. He played for head coach Kevin Phillips.
Personal: Born April 4, 1992, he is one of five children of Marie-Claire and Bukasa Kankolongo. He was also recruited by Idaho. He is pursuing a degree in communications at UW.