LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming graduate wide receiver Ayir Asante will be playing in this year’s Trillion Tropical Bowl College All-Star Football Game on Saturday, Jan. 20. The Ninth Annual Tropical Bowl will be played at Municipal Stadium in Dayton Beach, Fla., and will kick off at 10 a.m., Mountain Time.

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The game will be available on a Pay-per-View basis on All America TV. The cost for the video stream of the game will be $30.

To access the video stream of the game follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to to create an account and sign in

Step 2: For Tropical Bowl select , “Football”, “College” and Search “American Allstars” or at this link:

Asante will be playing for the American Team vs. the National Team in the Tropical Bowl. Asante caught 21 passes for 372 yards for the Wyoming Cowboys this past season after transferring to Wyoming from Holy Cross.

He led Wyoming in both touchdown receptions (6) and in average yards per reception (17.7 yards per catch) in 2024. Asante added 166 yards in kickoff returns and 11 rushing yards for 549 yards of all-purpose yardage for the ‘24 season.

He helped lead Wyoming to the 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl Championship.

A native of Franklin Township, N.J., Asante played his first four seasons of college football at Holy Cross, an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) school in Worcester, Mass. Asante earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors at wide receiver for the Crusaders in three consecutive seasons (2019, ‘20 and ‘21) as voted on by Patriot League head coaches.

He also was named Second Team All-Patriot League by Phil Steele in 2021. Asante was selected as an Honorable Mention Freshman All-American by Hero Sports in 2019. He was honored as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week once during his junior season of 2021.



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Twice during his freshman season of 2019, he was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.

Over his career at Holy Cross, he caught 117 passes for 1,718 yards and scored 16 receiving touchdowns. Including kick return and rushing yardage, he totaled 2.273 all-purpose yards.

In 2022, Asante caught 21 passes for 458 yards and five receiving touchdowns, while averaging 21.81 yards per catch with a long reception of 53 yards. He also returned five kickoffs for 71 yards in ‘22 and totaled 537 all-purpose yards. Asante helped lead Holy Cross to their fourth consecutive league title in ‘22, with a 12-1 overall record and a 6-0 Patriot League mark.

Holy Cross entered the 2022 FCS Playoffs as the No. 8 seed, earning them a first round bye. In the second round, they defeated New Hampshire, 35-19. The Crusaders lost in the quarterfinal round to eventual 2022 FCS National Champion South Dakota State, 42-21.

The Crusaders earned a spot in the FCS playoffs all four years Asante played at Holy Cross, with the 2022 quarterfinal being their best finish.

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

Gallery Credit:

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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