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:


Casey Bramlet still has the most passing yards in Wyoming history with 9,684 between 2000-03./ UW courtesy photo
Casey Bramlet still has the most passing yards in Wyoming history with 9,684 between 2000-03./ UW courtesy photo

No. 6 - Casey Bramlet

Quarterback, 2000-03, Wheatland, Wyoming


Résumé in Laramie

No one has thrown for more yards in Wyoming history than Casey Bramlet. The gunslinger from Wheatland threw for 9,684 yards between 2000 and '03, completing a school record 767 passes in the process. His 1,378 attempts is also the most ever. Bramlet's 56 touchdown passes was also the high-water mark until a guy named Brett Smith showed up on campus back in 2011. He added 14 more scores on the ground. The Cowboys won just five games during Bramlet's first three years in Laramie. Despite those lean times, he continued to set the standard under center, starting 35 straight games. During his senior campaign, Wyoming won four games, including upset victories over rivals Colorado State and BYU inside War Memorial Stadium. The following year, Bramlet's younger brother, Corey Bramlet, led the program to its first bowl win in nearly four decades. He also made an appearance on this list at No. 18. Bramlet, who now resides in Casper, was selected in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2005, Bramlet started all 10 games of Hamburg's initial season in NFL Europe. He led the Sea Devils to a World Bowl title two years later and was named the game's most valuable player in a 37-28 win over Frankfurt.


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.


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(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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