* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming fans have a pair of players to follow during the National Football League postseason. Former Cowboys Josh Allen and Tashaun Gipson each helped their franchise not only reach the postseason but have a top-two seed, as well.

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Gipson and the 49ers garnered the No. 1 seed in the NFC and earned a bye during the upcoming Wild Card Weekend. Allen and the Bills, winners of five straight, took the No. 2 seed in the AFC and host Pittsburgh on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Those are the two former Wyoming student-athletes that continued their seasons. Below is a list of all the former Pokes and how they finished out the 2023-24 regular season.


Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Allen endured a roller coaster of an outing in the Bills’ 21-14 victory at Miami. He was 30-for-38 for 359 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Allen added 15 carries totaling 67 yards with one fumble.

He finished the regular season 385-for-579 (66.5 percent) with 29 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Allen also ran for 524 yards on 111 carries and 15 scores.


Tashaun Gipson, San Francisco 49ers

Gipson didn’t play in the 49ers’ season finale, which had no bearing on their postseason standing. He heads into the postseason having registered 60 tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception, three passes defended and one quarterback hit for 12-5 San Francisco.


Logan Wilson, Cincinnati Bengals

Wilson completed his 2023-24 season in fine fashion. He logged five tackles and one pass defended in the Bengals’ 31-14 victory over Cleveland.

Wilson finished with 135 tackles – which ranked 15th in the league – five tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, three interceptions, nine passes defended and four quarterback hits for 9-8 Cincinnati.


Carl Granderson, New Orleans Saints

Granderson, who made a habit of this all season, stuffed the stat sheet in his final game of the year. He recorded four tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit in the Saints’ 48-17 victory over Atlanta.

Granderson finished with 78 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 20 quarterback hits, one pass defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for 9-8 New Orleans.


Andrew Wingard, Jacksonville Jaguars

Wingard didn’t record a stat in the Jaguars’ season finale, a 28-20 loss at Tennessee. He finished with 45 tackles, one tackle for loss, two passes defended and an interception for 9-8 Jacksonville.


Mike Purcell, Denver Broncos

Purcell put forth one of his best performances in the Broncos’ season finale. He made three tackles and one tackle for loss in Denver’s 27-14 loss at Las Vegas.

Purcell finished with 25 tackles, one tackle for loss, five quarterback hits, three passes defended and one fumble recovery for 8-9 Denver.


Marcus Epps, Las Vegas Raiders

Epps enjoyed one of his strongest games of 2023-24 in the Raiders’ season finale. He piled up eight tackles in Las Vegas’ 27-14 victory over Denver.

Epps finished with 66 tackles, four tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three passes defended for the 8-9 Raiders.


Tyler Hall, Las Vegas Raiders

Hall didn’t record a stat in either of the Raiders’ season finale against Denver, a 27-14 victory. He finished with 20 tackles for 8-9 Las Vegas.


Chad Muma, Jacksonville Jaguars

Muma didn’t record a stat in the Jaguars’ season finale, a 28-20 loss at Tennessee. Muma completed the year with 15 tackles for 9-8 Jacksonville.

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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