Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #28 and #78
Aug. 4, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
Warren ìCappyî Capellan, a native of Ravenna Neb., lettered two years for Cowboy football before and after World War II. Capellan played wingback for the Cowboys in 1942 and í46. He also lettered in three other sports for UW in basketball, baseball and track. In track, Capellan set the school record for the hammer throw in 1948, which was held until the 1990s. He was a charter member of the Cowboy Joe Club.
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
Memmelaar, a letterwinner from 1956-58, was a captain of the 1958 team that went 8-3 with wins over Colorado State and BYU. From his offensive tackle spot, Memmelaar and the í58 team defeated Hardin-Simmons 14-6 in the Sun Bowl. The 1956 team was 10-0, one of a handful of unbeaten UW teams in history. Hailing from Goshen, N.Y., Memmelaar and the offensive line helped the Cowboys set a single-season UW record by averaging 22.5 yards per pass completion in 1958. He played nine seasons in the NFL for four teams.
Current Cowboy to Wear #78:
6-5 / 282