Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #25 and #75
Aug. 7, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
A home grown Wyoming product from Sheridan, Dick Campbell, was a defensive halfback and blocking back in the single-wing offense of the 1948-50 Cowboys. He was recruited by head coach Bowden Wyatt, joining the Pokes in 1947 after two years of military service. During his three years, Wyoming compiled a record of 23-6. He was chosen by his teammates as a captain during the 1950 season, leading UW to a perfect 10-0 record, Skyline Conference Championship and Wyoming's first-ever bowl appearance. Following the regular season, the Cowboys went to the 1951 Gator Bowl defeating Washington & Lee 20-7 with Campbell scoring the game's first touchdown. The 1950 team is still the only team in Wyoming history to go undefeated, untied, and win a bowl game. For his leadership and effort Campbell was selected an Honorable Mention All-American and All-Skyline Conference player. During his junior and senior seasons he caught 18-consecutive passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Following his senior season he was selected to play in the College All-Star game in Chicago and was drafted by the Washington Redskins. Campbell is a 2012 Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Current Cowboy to Wear #25:
6-5 / 225
Campbell County 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
From 1966-68, Kite helped anchor the Cowboy offensive line from his tackle spot. A product of Bakersfield, Calif., he was a 1968 All-WAC offensive tackle. Wyoming went 10-1 in 1966 and 1967 to earn bowl berths. The Pokes won the '66 Sun Bowl, defeating Florida State, and narrowly lost in 1967 in the Sugar Bowl to LSU.
Current Cowboy to Wear #75:
6-3 / 295
Mississippi Gulf Coast CC