Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #19 and #69
Aug. 13, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
A native of San Anselmo, Calif., quarterback Craig Burnett led the Cowboys to their first of two Western Athletic Conference Championships in 1987. He concluded his career with the most average pass attempts (39.2) and completions (22.2) per game in UW history. During the 1987 season, Burnett put up the fifth-best single-season passing mark in Cowboys history throwing for 3,131 yards and 23 touchdowns. Also during that season, he recorded the sixth-best single game passing mark in Wyoming history throwing for 441 yards on 58 tosses. Burnett led the Pokes to the 1987 Holiday Bowl.
Current Cowboys to Wear #19:
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St. Paul, Minn.
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
Hailing from Glencoe, Ill., Rabold was a four-year letterwinner and one of Wyoming's greatest defensive tackles. Rabold had 23 tackles as a freshman defensive tackle in 1984, sat out the 1985 season after undergoing a spinal fusion, and moved to the offensive line in 1986. He was moved back to defensive tackle in 1987 and responded with an outstanding year, tallying 100 total tackles, 14 quarterback sacks, four tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries, and forced two fumbles while earning Second Team All-Conference honors. He had seven tackles and two sacks in the 1987 Holiday Bowl. He followed that up with an even more dominant senior year. In 1988, he started all 13 games for the Cowboys, compiling 85 total tackles, 16 sacks, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, and 18 quarterback hurries. For his efforts, he earned AP All-America honors and was named the WAC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference. A team captain as a senior, he had 11 tackles, including three TFLs, in the 1988 Holiday Bowl. The Cowboys were 21-3 during his junior and senior years, never losing a conference game and winning back-to-back Western Athletic Conference championships. He was drafted in the ninth round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 24, 2004.