Cowboy Football Two-A-Days: #10 and #60
Aug. 22, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
The first Cowboy quarterback in history to lead the nation in total offense, Paul Toscano was considered the University of Wyoming's "storybook" player. Toscano earned his first two Cowboy letters as a defensive safety. When the quarterback situation was questionable in 1967, the coaching staff asked Toscano to step in. All "Pitchin' Paul" did was lead the Cowboys to a 10-1 record, a WAC title, and a berth in Wyoming's biggest bowl ever, the 1968 Sugar Bowl. Toscano ended the 1967 season as the greatest single season and single game passer in Cowboys' history. He set or tied eleven passing records as he led the Pokes to their second straight WAC title and third undefeated season. He led the WAC in total offense and was second in passing. Nationally, Paul was sixth in passing. He was named Player of the Year in the WAC by United Press International, was a unanimous first team All-WAC selection, and finished in the balloting for the Heisman trophy.
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 1967-69, Al Zerfoss and the Cowboys put together some of the most memorable years in Cowboy history. From Nanticoke, Pa., the offensive tackle helped UW win 23 games over a three-year span. The 1967 Pokes went 10-0 through the regular season and earned a berth in the Sugar Bowl versus LSU, ultimately falling in a close 20-13 contest. That year, Zerfoss and the line helped block for Paul Toscano as he accounted for 1,915 yards of total offense. The next season, UW won seven games with victories over BYU, Utah and Colorado State.
Current Cowboy to Wear #60:
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Arlington Heights, Ill.