* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- A pair of former University of Wyoming football players were in action during the Divisional Round of the National Football League playoffs this past week. Each performed well in their own right with one advancing to the NFC Championship.

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Tashaun Gipson – currently the longest tenured former Poke at 12 years in the NFL – helped San Francisco rally for a win over Green Bay. Conversely, Josh Allen, despite a strong game, couldn’t quarterback the Bills to a come-from-behind victory against the Kansas City.


Tashaun Gipson, San Francisco 49ers

Gipson and the 49ers’ kicked off their playoff run this past week after enjoying a bye during the Wild Card Round. There may have been a little rust, but San Francisco prevailed at home, 24-21.

Gipson, like he’s done all year, played a solid game, registering three tackles from his safety position. In starting every game of consequence this season, Gipson has piled up 63 tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception, three passes defended and one quarterback hit.

The 49ers host Detroit in the NFC Championship on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.



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Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Allen’s effort, a pretty good one at that, wasn’t enough, as the Bills fell at home to Kansas City, 27-24. He was 26-for-39 for 186 yards and one touchdown, while also adding a team-high 72 yards of rushing on 12 carries with two scores.

Allen finished Year 6 of his career at 432-for-648 for 4,695 yards with 33 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He also ran it 13 times totaling 670 yards and 18 scores.

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

Gallery Credit: 7220Sports.com

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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