Football

Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #40 and #90




July 23, 2012

Laramie, Wyo. -

#40

Jim Crawford
Tailback
1954-56

Crawford

Jim Crawford is one of the greatest homegrown Wyoming athletes in history. The Greybull, Wyo. native emerged as one of the nation's best running backs in his senior season. Crawford earned All-American honors in 1956 and was the NCAA rushing yardage leader with 1,104 yards and was selected the Skyline Conference Back of the Year. Crawford rushed for 103 yards on 18 carries and was voted the Most Valuable Player in the 1956 Sun Bowl, in which Wyoming beat Texas Tech, 21-14. For his career, Crawford rushed for 1,775 yards. He later spent several seasons in the National Football League with the Boston Patriots.

#40

Walker
"Sonny"
Jones
Tailback
1948-49

Jones

A native of Philadelphia, Miss., Walker "Sonny" Jones played his first two years of collegiate football at Mississippi State. Coach Bowden Wyatt accepted the head coaching job at Wyoming prior to the 1948 season, he convinced Jones to transfer to Wyoming. Jones came to play tailback in Wyatt's "Tennessee T" single-wing offense. In his first game as a Cowboy he rushed for 210 yards and scored three touchdowns. He also returned a 100-yard kick return in a 61-7 rout over Colorado College. In that 1948 season, he ran for 680 yards and scored 54 points earning all-conference honors. As a senior in 1949, he teamed with Eddie Talboom, to become Wyoming's tailback "Touchdown Twins", and again earned All-Conference honors. That year, Talboom and Jones finished one-two in the league in scoring and Jones rushed for 817 yards and scored 78 points, ranking 6th in the nation and earning AP honorable mention All-America honors. Jones was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in 1950. Jones was selected to the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.

Current Cowboy to Wear #40:

Zach Ewan
Sophomore
5-9 / 216
Long Snapper
North Canyon HS
Phoenix, Ariz.

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

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50 49/99 48/98 47/97 46/96 45/95 44/94 43/93 42/92 41/91 40/90 39/89 38/88 37/87 36/86 35/85 34/84 33/83 32/82 31/81 30/80 29/79 28/78 27/77 26/76 25/75 24/74 23/73 22/72 21/71 20/70 19/69 18/68 17/67 16/66 15/65 14/64 13/63 12/62 11/61 10/60 9/59 8/58 7/57 6/56 5/55 4/54 3/53 2/52 1/51



 

 

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