Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #12 and #62
Aug. 20, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
Another homegrown Wyoming product from Cheyenne, Dan Christopoulos was the Cowboy place-kicker from 1976 to 1978. He solidified his spot in UW history during his junior season of 1977, kicking the longest field goal in team history, hitting a 62-yard boot against Colorado State. The following year, his senior season, Christopoulos led the Pokes in scoring with 71 total points while earning All-Western Athletic Conference honors. He also excelled in the classroom earning Academic All-WAC honors all three season he lettered (1976-78).
Current Cowboy to Wear #12:
6-3 / 241
6-1 / 214
*-The name of Ruben Narcisse, who died in a car accident on Sept. 6, 2010, will remain on the Wyoming roster until his freshman class of 2010 graduates as his teammates and coaches wish to continue to honor him as a member of the Wyoming Cowboys. His class indicates the year in school he would be this season.
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
One of the greatest linemen ever to play at Wyoming, Leonard "Len" Kuczewski capped his career by earning Honorable Mention All-America and First Team All-Conference honors in 1959. Despite his size (5-foot-9, 176 pounds), Kuczewski anchored the Cowboy front line, widely considered the best in the conference. He led Coach Bob Devaney's Cowboys to a record of 21-7-3 and two conference titles over his three years as a starter. Kuczewski played exceptionally well in Wyoming's 1958 Sun Bowl victory over Hardin-Simmons and was the first lineman ever to be named the game's outstanding player. He was also named to the 1958 Bowl All-Star team, a collection of players who starred in the 1958 college bowl games. Kuczewski was later named to the 75th Anniversary All-Sun Bowl Team. A natural leader and excellent student, he was voted captain of the 1959 team by his teammates and was named to the Skyline Conference All-Academic team. He was a native of Mt. Carmel, Penn.
Current Cowboy to Wear #62:
6-3 / 265