LARAMIE -- A little more than four months ago, Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers sent War Memorial Stadium into a frenzy after connecting on a game-winning 21-yard touchdown strike to Treyton Welch with just 47 ticks remaining on the clock.

The Cowboys escaped an upset-minded Montana State squad 19-16 that sun-spanked September afternoon in the 2021 season opener.

They also handed former offensive coordinator Brent Vigen a loss in his first game as the head man in Bozeman.

Fast forward 127 days.

The Bobcats are coming off an FCS Championship appearance Saturday, and less than 24 hours after that 38-10 loss to North Dakota State, Chambers announced on Twitter that he will be heading north to Big Sky Country to rejoin the man who recruited him and continue his playing career at MSU.

"Excited to announce I am committed to Coach Vigen and the Montana St. Bobcats," Chambers wrote. "Let's get to work!"

Chambers, who still has two years of eligibility remaining, announced he was leaving Wyoming on Dec. 23, just two days after the Cowboys claimed a 52-38 victory over Kent State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

 

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The Kerman, Calif., product spent four adversity filled seasons in Laramie. He was 13-6 overall as a starter, but each of his first three seasons at UW came to a premature end due to a leg injury.

Chambers started the first seven games of the 2021 season under center for Craig Bohl's Cowboys. After a 4-0 start, turnovers and lack of production on offense led to a three-game losing skid. Chambers was benched in favor of Levi Williams before a Week 8 road tilt at San Jose State.

Chambers earned his first career start under the same circumstances in 2018.

With the Cowboys offense stuck in neutral, Tyler Vander Waal was removed from the lineup before a late October meeting with Border War rival Colorado State. Chambers, then a true freshman, completed 7-of-10 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns and added 101 more on the ground to go along with a score in a 34-21 victory in Fort Collins.

Chambers wraps up his Wyoming career with 2,312 passing yards and 16 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,092 more and to go along with 15 scores.

 

OTHER PORTAL NEWS:

Saturday afternoon, Isaiah Neyor announced he would continue his career at the University of Tennessee.

The sophomore wide receiver also had offers from USC, LSU, Texas, Virginia Tech, TCU, Ole Miss, Houston, Baylor, Utah, Coastal Carolina, Washington State, UTSA, Nevada and Utah State.

The Texas native hauled in 44 receptions for 878 and 12 touchdowns last season. He also rushed for a score in a road win over Northern Illinois. Neyor entered the transfer portal the day after the Cowboys bowl victory. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Rome Weber and Victor Jones found their future landing spots on Friday.

Weber, a junior safety from San Bernardino, Calif., is heading to Western Kentucky, while Jones, a senior defensive end from Sacramento, Calif., will head to the Ohio and the University of Akron.

Weber finished the 2021 season with 34 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. He also batted away a 2-point conversion attempt to preserve a road victory over UConn in Week 4. Jones was tied for the team lead with 3.5 sacks. He added 16 tackles, a pick and a forced fumble.

Cam Murray also found a new home at Northern Colorado. The former UW safety and special teams standout is a graduate transfer and has one year of eligibility remaining.

Williams, who rushed for a bowl record 200 yards and four touchdowns against the Golden Flashes, signed with Mountain Division rival Utah State Dec. 30. He entered the portal the day after his historic afternoon in Boise and has three years of eligibility remaining.

Running back Xazavian Valladay, along with defensive backs Keyon BlankenbakerCJ Coldon and Azizi Hearn have yet to announce where they will spend the 2022 season.

 

WYOMING'S NEWCOMERS

While the Cowboys watched 10 players leave following the bowl game, Bohl and Co. have inked two players of their own from the portal in the past week.

Last Monday, junior college quarterback Evan Svoboda announced he will be heading to Laramie before the spring semester. You can read all about Svoboda right HERE.

Saturday morning, Michigan State transfer Cole DeMarzo posted on Twitter that he has also committed to Wyoming. The outside linebacker from South Carolina will have three years of eligibility remaining. You can read all about DeMarzo right HERE.

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

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players