Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #18 and #68
Aug. 14, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
A long-time proponent of Wyoming Athletics, Ken Cook has devoted years of his life to the improvement of athletics, as well as the University, to achieve this induction to the Hall of Fame for Special Achievement. Cook came to UW as a student-athlete from Riverton, Wyoming and lettered in football from 1938-1942. His tireless devotion to the University is evident in so many areas. Cook was on the UW Alumni Association Board of Directors for seven years and president from 1983 to 1984. In 1987 he received the UW Alumni Association Medallion Service award. He also has been actively involved with the Cowboy Joe Club as an executive board member, and as its president from 1984 through 1986. He received Cowboy Joe's White Hat award in 1986, and helped launch the Steer-a-Year Program in 1995. He has chaired the Albany County Blitz and has consistently broken the club's donation goals. Cook was Vice Chairman of the football Centennial Celebration and has been an intricate member of the Hall of Fame Committee since its 1993 inception. He has proven to be a best friend to the University of Wyoming through his devotion to athletics and commitment to the success of the University.
Hailing from Great Falls, Mont., Tom Corontzos finished his career as statistically one of the best quarterbacks in Wyoming football history. He closed his time in Laramie in the top three of four different passing categories. His 7,945 yards is the second-most in a UW career. He is No. 3 on the career pass attempts (1066) and completions (579). Corontzos also threw 48 touchdown passes during his career which is the third-most in UW history. His best season as a Cowboy came in 1990, when he threw for 2,956 yards on 211 attempts, it is the seventh-best single-season output by a Cowboy quarterback. During the 1990 season against San Diego State, he threw for 421 yards on 20 completions which is the eight-best single game in Pokes history. The following year of 1991, Corontzos put up the eight-best single-season with 2,868 yards. Proving too much for San Diego State, during the 1991 season Corontzos put up another 400-yard game against the Aztecs, throwing for 403 yards on 21 completions. He earned three-consecutive Academic All-Western Athletic Conference honors from 1989 to 1991. Corontzos was also named a College Football Association Scholar-Athlete in 1991.
Current Cowboy to Wear #18:
6-3 / 209
Manchester Memorial HS
Current Cowboy to Wear #18:
5-10 / 174
From 1961-1964, Bill Levine dominated on both sides of the ball. Levine was named First Team All-Skyline Conference on both offense and defense in 1961. After taking a redshirt year due to injury, Levine returned in 1963 to earn First Team All-WAC on defense, and was honored as lineman of the week. During his senior year of 1964, Levine was elected team captain, named First Team All-WAC, selected All-West by Football Magazine and won the Humphrey Trophy as UW's outstanding player. Coach Bob Devaney was quoted as saying "Bill Levine is probably the best all-around football player I ever coached." The Winthrop, Mass., native was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 24, 2004.
Current Cowboy to Wear #68:
6-4 / 304
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