Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #44 and #94
July 19, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
Selmer Pederson, a Wyoming native from Lander, was called "the best safety in football" by coach Bowden Wyatt. He earned honorable mention All-America honors in 1950, and was a two-time All-Skyline Conference honoree. Pederson started three years on the Cowboys' dominating nationally-ranked defense and helped Wyoming to a 26-3-1 record during his career, including 13 shutouts. He is tied for the Wyoming record for interceptions in a single game with three vs. Denver in 1950 (tied with Brian Lee and Shamiel Gary). Pederson also handled punt return duties for the Pokes and is the career leader in punt return yards (1080) and average yards per return (13). He also holds the single-season record for average yards per punt return (16.1 in 1949) and the single-game record for average yards per return (36.3 vs. Montana State in 1949). Pederson also set single-season Skyline Conference records for most punt returns (83) and most punt return yards (1080). Following his senior season, he played in the North-South All-Star game.
Current Cowboy to Wear #44:
6-1 / 238
Beginning on July 13, we will count down the 50 days to kickoff of the 2012 Wyoming Cowboy football season with a new feature titled "Cowboy Two-A-Days". Each day for 50 days leading up Wyoming's season opener at Texas on Sept. 1, we will feature some of the great Cowboys who wore jersey numbers 1-99 during their playing careers. Read More | Twitter | Facebook
Talich was a captain on the 1997 team, a culmination of the hard work he put in to earn letters from 1994-97. He was a force on the 1996 Cowboy squad that went 10-2 and narrowly lost 28-25 to BYU in the inaugural WAC Championship game. He once had 19 tackles in a game, fourth on UW's single-game list, and is sixth on the single-season tackles list with 138. Talich, a native of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., earned 1996 All-WAC honors from his linebacker spot, and also was a 1996 and 1997 All-Academic WAC honoree.
Current Cowboys to Wear #94:
5-11 / 180
6-4 / 226
Natrona County HS