This Border War won't just be the last game of the year but also the end of a career for thirteen Wyoming Seniors. Grabbing a second bronze boot would send them out with great finale. Jamichael Hall and Alex Stover were both injured before the start of the season but will still be honored during the game.
The 2010 senior class includes:
No. Name Pos. Hometown (Last School)
89 Zach Bolger WR Casper, Wyo. (Jamestown College, N.D.)
3 Travis Burkhalter WR Eufaula, Okla. (Eufaula)
18 Dax Crum QB Phoenix, Ariz. (Mesa CC, Ariz.)
2 Marcell Gipson CB Dallas, Texas (Kimball)
# Jamichael Hall SS Anniston, Ala. (Mesa CC, Ariz.)
59 Reece Hall LB Sheridan, Wyo. (Sheridan)
62 Eric Lawson DT Castle Rock, Colo. (University of Colorado)
33 David Leonard WR Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission West)
17 Keith Lewis LB Evergreen Park, Ill. (Mt. Carmel, Chicago, Ill.)
24 Chris Prosinski FS Buffalo, Wyo. (Buffalo)
75 Sam Sterner OG Waconia, Minn. (Waconia)
# Alex Stover DT Gretna, Neb. (Gretna)
57 Jack Tennant OG Mahomet, Ill. (Mahomet-Seymour)
6 Alex Toney LB Las Vegas, Nev. (Shadow Ridge)
58 Jordan Van Royen LS Scottsdale, Ariz. (Phoenix CC, Ariz.)
To see some of the accomplishments from this keep reading. The University put together a nice snapshot of their feats.
In 2007, Wyoming defeated Virginia of the Atlantic Coast Conference, 23-3, in Laramie. The 2007 Cowboy team also defeated TCU, 24-21, in Laramie. The 2008 season saw the Cowboys become the first team from a non-automatic qualifying BCS league to win in Tennessee's legendary Neyland Stadium since 1986 as UW defeated the Volunteers, 13-7, on Nov. 8, 2008. Wyoming became the first Mountain West Conference team to defeat Tennessee home, away or at a neutral site with its victory. Tennessee was 15-0 versus MWC teams prior to that loss to the Cowboys. A year ago, Wyoming captured the Bronze Boot with a 17-16 win on the road at Colorado State. That win also assured the Cowboys a bowl bid. The 2009 season saw the Cowboys make their first bowl appearance and win their first bowl game since 2004 when they defeated Fresno State, 35-28 in double overtime, in the 2009 New Mexico Bowl.
This graduating class will hurt the Cowboys next year at WR and in the secondary. The Pokes lose three receivers and a starting cornerback and free safety. David Leonard has been the Pokes top receiver the last two years and Zach Bolger has been the #2 WR this year. Travis Burkhalter has made contributions throughout his career.
The Gipson brother duo will be broken up after a three run at cornerback. Marcell Gipson his finishing up his career while his brother Tashaun still has another year. Chris Pronsinski has had an outstanding career for Wyoming and has climbed up the All-time leaders list in tackles all season.
Keith Lewis has made some big plays this year, the biggest being a pick six against BYU that got the Pokes back in the game. Alex Toney has done a nice job at the linebacker spot this year and finally was able to play in his home town of Las Vegas this year.
Dax Crum has the unique name that caught the attention of the Scott Van Pelt Show over the last three years. Glad he was able to start a game during his senior year.
With only 13 seniors on the roster is shows again how young this Cowboy team truly is. A majority of starters are underclassmen and the Pokes are still two years away from filling up their full roster of 85 scholarship athletes.