Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #32 and #82
July 31, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
One of the first great home-grown Wyoming football players, Lusk native, Kenneth Sturman is considered one of the toughest lineman ever to don the Cowboy uniform. Sturman played on both sides of the football as an offensive and defensive end. He played every down of every game as a junior and senior and was rewarded with consecutive seasons of All-Big Seven Conference honors. He captained the 1939 Cowboy squad and was named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American. Sturman was offered a pro contract with Brooklyn following his senior year, but he was pressed into World War II service before he could sign. In the 1992 Wyoming Player of the Century balloting, he was among the highest vote-getters.
Current Cowboys to Wear #32:
5-10 / 195
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5-11 / 190
Federal Way HS
Federal Way, Wash.
One of the last and greatest three-sport student-athletes at the University of Wyoming, Bloom was recruited to Wyoming on a basketball scholarship from Powell, Wyo. Along with being a four-year letterman for the Cowboy basketball team, Bloom also enjoyed one season on the football field for the pokes, lettering in 1947 at split end. After an injury ended his football career, Bloom accepted his biggest challenge ever, playing first base for the Cowboy baseball team. Having never before played organized baseball, Bloom would blossom into a three-year starter for the Pokes and lead the team in putouts and fielding percentage his junior and senior seasons. Bloom would also excel in basketball his junior and senior seasons, starting every game for the Cowboys over that time span, and being named captain of the team his senior year. During that season, Bloom would be rewarded for his efforts by being named the team's Most Valuable Player. He was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 19, 1997.
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