Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #33 and #83
July 30, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
Vic Washington, hailing from Plainfield, N.J., has been described as one of the most electrifying two-way players Wyoming football as ever seen. He was an outstanding kick returner, defensive back and running back during some of Wyoming football's most successful seasons in the late 1960s. He owns Wyoming's career single-season (565 yards) and single-game (145 yards vs. Arizona State in 1967) punt-return records. As a junior in 1966, Washington led the nation in punt returns with 443 yards on 34 returns. The following season he was No. 2 in the nation in that category. He also led the WAC in punt returns during both his junior and senior seasons. He returned three punts during his career for touchdowns, but one of his most memorable efforts was a kick return. He shocked a Provo, Utah, crowd with a 95-yard kickoff return in the 1966 Western Athletic Conference Championship game against BYU, which is the fifth-longest return in school history. As a senior in 1967, he led the Cowboys in interceptions and concluded his career with seven, which is tied for ninth on the all-time list. During his junior and senior seasons, Washington helped lead the Cowboys to consecutive 10-1 seasons and a 1966 Sun Bowl championship over Florida State. He was a three-time All-WAC first-team performer and won letters from 1965-67. In 1966, he was just one of two sophomores to make the All-WAC team. He produced a long career in the National Football League, playing for San Francisco, Houston and Buffalo.
Current Cowboy to Wear #33:
6-0 / 185
Colorado Springs, Colo.
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
Montgomery was part of one of the most successful spans in UW football history, as he and the Pokes won 33 games over his four seasons, including a 10-2 season in 1996. A four-year letterwinner from 1996-99, he was a member of the most prolific offense in Wyoming history in 1996, when the Cowboys averaged 499 yards per game. Montgomery, from Arvada, Colo., took over for one of the all-time greats in Marcus Harris at receiver and didn't disappoint, leading UW in receiving from 1997-99. He is No. 4 in career yards (2,883) and No. 6 in receptions with 181.
Current Cowboy to Wear #83:
6-3 / 215
Booker T. Washington HS