Cowboys in the NFL: Week 10
LARAMIE – Currently, 10 former Wyoming Cowboys are on active NFL rosters.
Each week, we’ll look at how these former Pokes are producing in the pros.
JACOB HOLLISTER – Seattle Seahawks
There goes that guy again. Former Wyoming tight end, Jacob Hollister, is becoming a star in the Pacific Northwest. Monday night, he added to his bandwagon, snagging a career-high eight passes for 62 yards and that beauty of a touchdown in the video above. Hollister is quickly becoming Russell Wilson's favorite target in Seattle. Hollister led all Seahawk pass catchers Monday. Hollister now has 17 receptions this season for 137 and three touchdowns. He's only been active for four weeks. Did I mention Seattle knocked off previously unbeaten San Francisco, 27-24?
BRIAN HILL — Atlanta Falcons
Brian Hill didn't get in the end zone on the ground Sunday afternoon in New Orleans, but he did lead the Falcons in rushing with 61 yards on 20 carries. Oh, and he did catch a 10-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan. Wyoming's all-time leading rusher is starting to grab the attention of the Atlanta coaching staff, receiving 28 carries over the last three contests. Hill now has 101 yards and a touchdown this season. The Falcons pulled off a stunning upset over Drew Brees and the Saints, 26-9.
JOSH ALLEN — Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen is finding out quickly the pressures that come with being an NFL quarterback. Wyoming's former gunslinger completed 22-of-41 passes for 266 yards in a 19-16 road loss to Cleveland Sunday. Allen did rush for two touchdowns, but the Bills struggled on offense all afternoon. Buffalo was just 5-of-13 on third down and Allen has yet to complete a pass over 30 yards this season. The locals are getting restless after a 6-1 start to the season. Allen now has 10 touchdown passes and 1,919 passing yards this season.
MARK NZEOCHA – San Francisco 49ers
This former Wyoming linebacker didn't record any stats in Monday night's 27-24 home loss to the Seahawaks. Mark Nzeocha has five tackles, an interception and a blocked punt this season for the 8-1 49ers.
CARL GRANDERSON – New Orleans Saints
Former Wyoming defensive end, Carl Granderson, did not play Sunday in New Orleans' 26-9 home loss to Atlanta.
MIKE PURCELL — Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos were off this weekend, but Mike Purcell wasn't. He was on the sidelines at Albertsons Stadium cheering on his Wyoming Cowboys in Boise.
MARCUS EPPS – Minnesota Vikings
Former Wyoming safety, Marcus Epps, didn't play this weekend yet again. But there was good reason. He was picked up off the waiver wire by the Philadelphia Eagles and they are on a bye week.
CHASE ROULLIER – Washington Redskins
Former Wyoming center Chase Roullier and the Redskins are on a bye this week.
TASHAUN GIPSON – Houston Texans
Former Wyoming safety Tashaun Gipson and the Houston Texans are on a bye this week.
ANDREW WINGARD – Jacksonville Jaguars
Another former Wyoming safety, Andrew Wingard, was also on the bye this week. The Jaguars play at Indianapolis next Sunday.