* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboy football team hit the field on Tuesday marking the third week of spring practice. It marked the seventh of 15 practices with the team gearing up for another open practice this Saturday.

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Open Practice on April 13 – Autographs Following Practice

Wyoming will host another open practice on April 13 with a start time set for 10:15 a.m. in War Memorial Stadium. Fans can enter the stadium at Gate 6 and can sit on the lower east side of the stadium. The restrooms in the Indoor Practice Facility will be made available for fans.

Stick around after practice for autographs with Cowboy players on the field in the north endzone.




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Thoughts From Head Coach Jay Sawvel

“To have the turnout we had on Saturday and all the kids out for the youth clinic it was just a really fun environment. I like where we are at after two weeks, but we are just taking it one day at a time. Right now, it is about our attitude and behavior to create habits. Overall, the energy right now is really good.”


Position Battles on Offense

A lot of fans will have their eyes on Svoboda during the open practices on April 13, but there are some big shoes to fill at other positions along the Cowboy offense.

The Cowboys return four starters on the offensive line, but there are extra-large cleats to fill with Frank Crum preparing to ride for the brand during the NFL draft. Caden Barnett is the most likely candidate to fill the LT spot, but the 6-5, 310-pound junior is also missing spring practice to recover from surgery that kept him out of the Arizona Bowl.

Touted junior college transfer Alex Conn, who began his career at Nebraska, will get a lot of reps while compete with a list of developing youngsters at tackle. Paul Bunyan-strong center Nofoafia Tulafono anchors the unit that also returns the versatile Jack Walsh, Luke Sandy and Wes King.

The Pokes said goodbye to a large senior class at wide receiver with Ayir Asante, Wyatt Wieland, Ryan Marquez and Gunner Gentry all running out of eligibility after lengthy college careers.

Alex Brown returns for one final ride and Will Pelissier showed off his potential catching passes from Peasley during Pro Day. Devin Boddie Jr., who joined the program from Vanderbilt a year ago, and Tyler King, who transferred from Texas Tech this year, have elite speed.

Sawvel said it's also time for Caleb Merritt and Jaylen Sargent to make their moves up the depth chart after developing behind the old guard.



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Spring Game on April 27

The spring game is set for April 27 at Cheyenne East High School with kick slated for 1 p.m. The spring game is also free and opened to the public.

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, 7220Sports.com 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: 7220Sports.com

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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