Defense Intercepts Three Passes, and Returns Two for Touchdowns
Wyoming Spring Football Resumes Monday, Cowboys Practice in Shoulder Pads for the First Time This Spring
Pokes Prepare for First Full-Padded Practice of Spring on Wednesday
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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Cowboys begin fall practice Aug. 6
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UW This Season: Now in his third year at left guard, Strong will be one of the top returners on the Cowboy offensive line. He is adept at both run and pass blocking, and he'll be counted on to perform at a high level once again.
2012: Strong and the UW offensive line bulled their way to 1,502 yards of rushing and 3,185 yards of passing through 12 games. He helped the Pokes score 13 rushing touchdowns and 29 TDs through the air. One of the unit's best games of the season came against Toledo, in which the Cowboys rolled up 526 yards of offense.
2011: Strong earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West honors as a sophomore. He started the last 11 games at left guard for the Cowboys in 2011. After earning playing time on the defensive line as a true freshman in 2010, Strong made the move to the offensive line in the spring of 2011. For the season he was part of an offensive line that allowed only 12 quarterback sacks in 13 games, ranking the Cowboys No. 11 in the nation. He also helped the Cowboy offense generate 181.6 yards rushing per game to rank No. 33 in the nation, and 206.8 yards passing per game to rank No. 4 in the Mountain West Conference.
2010: Strong had an immediate impact on the program, as he earned time as a backup defensive tackle in his first season with the Cowboys. He played in nine games, making six tackles. He notched two tackles for loss for 12 yards and one sack for 11 yards. Strong also forced one fumble.
High School: Strong was named First Team All-State Class 4A by The Denver Post his senior season at Niwot High School. His senior year, he made 90 tackles, including five sacks, and intercepted two passes as a linebacker. He also played some fullback on offense. His junior season, Strong was credited with 120 tackles and he intercepted two passes. He earned All-Conference and All-Area honors both his junior and senior seasons from the Longmont Times-Call and the Boulder Daily Camera. He was a four-year letterman in football at Niwot High School, and was voted a team captain as a senior. He played for head coach Ron Tesone.
Personal: Born Jan. 13, 1992, he is the son of Diane and Ron Strong. He was also recruited by Colorado, Colorado State and Nebraska. He is pursuing a degree in animal and veterinary science at UW.