Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #26 and #76
Aug. 6, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
At a school where numerous receivers are still ranked at the top of NCAA receiving lists, Steve Martinez, hailing from Los Angeles, Calif., still ranks among the top 10 Cowboy receivers of all time. He led the Pokes in receiving during the 1980 (27-513-4), '81 (37-626-4) and '82 (35-546-2) seasons while putting himself on the UW all-time receiving list. Martinez finished his career with 2,043-yards receiving on 124 catches and 14 touchdowns, which still ranks him No. 7 on the Wyoming career receiving list. His most productive season came during his sophomore year of 1981, when he pulled down 37 receptions for 629 yards and four touchdowns. During that season, Martinez helped lead the Cowboys to an 8-3 record highlighted by a 55-21 victory over Colorado State. He was a three-time letterwinner for Wyoming from 1979-82 under head coaches Bill Lewis, Pat Dye and Al Kincaid.
Current Cowboy to Wear #26:
5-10 / 190
St. Bonaventure HS
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
LaHood was part of a golden era of Cowboy Football as a letterwinner from 1965-67. Wyoming won 26 games in his three seasons, including posting 10-win seasons in both 1966 and 1967. Those UW teams earned berths in the Sun Bowl (1966) and Sugar Bowl (1967), and the Peoria, Ill., product was named as an All-WAC offensive tackle in 1966 and 1967. LaHood was drafted into the NFL in 1968 by the Los Angeles Rams and he played until 1972.
Current Cowboy to Wear #76:
6-4 / 296