LARAMIE -- It's officially "series season."

This summer, with the help of some longtime Wyoming football followers, we will count down the Top 25 homegrown products in program history.

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As always, what these guys did in professional football doesn't matter. This is all about production in Laramie. A couple of the guys on this final list may not have been born here, but they grew up in Wyoming and graduated from an in-state high school.

Once we put a bow on these selections, we'll move on to other states like Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, etc. You get the picture:


Wyoming QB Corey Bramlet threw for more than 5,000 yards and 29 touchdowns as a two-year starter in Laramie./ UW courtesy photo
Wyoming QB Corey Bramlet threw for more than 5,000 yards and 29 touchdowns as a two-year starter in Laramie./ UW courtesy photo

No. 18 - Corey Bramlet

Quarterback, 2002-05, Wheatland, Wyo.


Résumé in Laramie

Corey Bramlet stepped under center as the starting quarterback in 2004, replacing his brother Casey, who had a record-breaking career in Laramie. All he did that season was throw for 2,409 yards and 12 touchdowns while leading the Cowboys to their first postseason victory since 1966. Bramlet, who was named the Most Valuable Player that night in Sin City, completed 20-of-34 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns, including a 12-yard laser to tight end John Wadkowski in the back of the end zone with just 57 seconds remaining. A two-touchdown underdog coming in, Wyoming pulled off the 24-21 upset over UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Wheatland product was part of a few other big wins in school history during his brief tenure. He beat Ole Miss twice, including a 24-14 victory in Oxford. Wyoming also swept Air Force. Bramlet threw for 5,149 career yards and 29 touchdowns as a starter. He added seven more scores on the ground. Bramlet signed a free agent deal with the New England Patriots after going undrafted in 2006. He spent the following season with the Amsterdam Admirals. Bramlet's father Tom also played for the Cowboys.


About Wheatland

The county seat of Platte County, Wheatland sits in the shadows of the Laramie Range in southeast Wyoming. Home to nearly 4,000 residents, this ranch community sits at 4,751 feet in elevation. Steamboat, the state's infamous bucking horse that rides proudly on the Cowboys football helmets, was once stabled in this community.


Pokes Football: Best of Wyoming series

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* No. 19


(Cody Tucker and Jared Newland both work for Townsquare Media, which owns Kevin McKinney has been a color commentator of Cowboy football for five decades. Ryan Thorburn now works for the University of Wyoming in a sports information role after spending decades in the newspaper industry, most recently at the Casper Star-Tribune. Sally Ann Shurmur, the daughter of former UW football coach Fritz Shurmur, is also a veteran of the newspaper industry, working as a journalist, columnist at the CST for 43 years. She currently writes for Cowboy State Daily.)

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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