Pokes’ name team captains
LARAMIE -- On Aug. 10, the day the Mountain West Conference announced that the football season would be suspended indefinitely, Craig Bohl called two of his players into the office to break the bad news.
Those guys were Garrett Crall and Sean Chambers.
Not only did they have to digest those words, they were tasked with telling the rest of the team.
Sound like a pair of leaders to you?
Their teammates would agree and Saturday they proved it, naming those two, along with Keegan Cryder and Chad Muma, the four Wyoming team captains for the 2020 season.
Chambers, who was also elected a team captain in 2019, started the first eight games under center for the Cowboys last fall before suffering a season-ending knee injury that cost him the final four games of the regular season and the 38-17 victory over Georgia State in the Arizona Bowl.
The Kerman, Calif., product is 9-2 as a starter at Wyoming. Chambers threw for 915 yards and seven touchdowns a season ago. The redshirt sophomore also added 567 yards and 10 scores on the ground.
Bohl said last week that Chambers, despite leg injuries ending his last two seasons, has looked faster than "he ever has."
Crall, a former walk-on from Hicksville, Ohio, tallied 4.5 sacks for the Cowboys during his junior campaign. He also registered 55 tackles and recovered a fumble.
The senior defensive end has played in 38 straight games for the Cowboys and has 11.5 sacks to his credit.
Cryder was a Freshman All-American at Wyoming and most recently made his way onto the Rimington Trophy Watch List. The center from Littleton, Colo., has been a model of consistency on Bart Miller's front five.
Cryder has won the inaugural "War Daddy Trophy" last fall. You can read about that right HERE.
A true Wyoming legacy player, Muma's father, Ty Muma and grandfather, Rick Desmarais, both suited up for the Brown and Gold in Laramie.
Muma is stepping into a big role in the middle of the Cowboys' defense this fall, attempting replace three-time team captain and current Cincinnati Bengals' linebacker, Logan Wilson.
Last fall, Muma racked up 51 tackles and a sack in a limited role.
The Cowboys will open the season Saturday in Reno against the Nevada Wolf Pack. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. MST.