Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #14 and #64
Aug. 18, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
Casey Bramlet, a Wheatland, Wyo., native, owns virtually every Wyoming football total offense and passing record. After three years as a starting quarterback form 2001-03, Bramlet left Wyoming as the all-time career leader in total offense (9,575 yards), career passing yards (9,684), career pass attempts (1,378), career competitions (767) and career touchdown passes with 56. Bramlet is the only quarterback in school history to throw for more than 9,000 yards and the only quarterback to exceed 8,000 career passing yards. He set his career passing records with three-consecutive seasons of 3,000 yards or more. From Aug. 30, 2003 to Sept. 27, 2003, Bramlet went 178 consecutive completions without an interception. He also left the Cowboys as the career- and single-season leader in average plays per game with 41.9 and 47.4 (2001), respectively. In terms of total plays, he is also the career (1,674), single season (565) and single game (75) leader in total plays from scrimmage. Bramlet was a Second Team All-Mountain West quarterback in 2001 and followed that up with Honorable Mention All-MW honors in 2002 and '03. He also earned Academic All-MW from 2000 to 2003.
A product of Lusk, Wyo., quarterback Steve Cockreham lettered three years from 1971 to 1973 for head coach Fritz Shurmur. He led the Cowboys in passing and total offense his junior and senior seasons in 1972 and '73. During his junior season of 1972, he threw for 1,010 yards on 61 completions and eight touchdowns. As a senior captain in 1973, he tossed for 1,639 yards on 89 completions and 13 touchdowns. His 1,639 pass yards made him just the second quarterback in UW history to throw for more than 1,500 yards in a season (Gary Fox; 2,336 yards in 1971). During his two years as a starter, Cockreham led the Cowboys to a 2-0 record against Colorado State, dominating the Rams by a combined score of 63-12. He was also named 1972 and 1973 Academic All-Western Athletic Conference.
Current Cowboy to Wear #14:
5-10 / 185
Current Cowboy to Wear #14:
6-2 / 182
An offensive guard from 1958-60, Fran Miknis was part of one of the most successful eras in Cowboy Football history. His teams won 25 games in a three-year span, including a 1958 Sun Bowl victory over Hardin-Simmons. The lineman from Dubois, Pa., lettered from 1958-60 and was a featured member of the 1959 team that went 9-1. The Pokes beat Utah, Colorado State and BYU each season in which Miknis played.
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