* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- A pair of former University of Wyoming football players advanced to the playoffs with their respective National Football League franchises this season. Josh Allen and Tashaun Gipson each made it to the postseason, however, only Allen played this past weekend and helped his team move on to the Divisional Round.

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Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Allen was superb in the Bills’ 31-17 victory over Pittsburgh on Monday. The win pushed his playoff record above .500 at 5-4.

Allen was 21-for-30 for 203 yards with three touchdowns against the Steelers. He added eight carries totaling 74 yards with one score.

For the season, Allen is 406-for-609 for 4,509 yards with 32 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He has also rushed for 598 yards on 119 carries and 16 scores.

Buffalo hosts Kansas City in the Divisional Round on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

 

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Tashaun Gipson

Gipson and the 49ers didn’t play during Wild Card Weekend. San Francisco earned a bye due to the fact that it owned the best record in the NFC.

Gipson – who’s the longest tenured former Wyoming player at 12 years in the league – started all 16 games that had consequence for the 49ers. He made 60 tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception, three passes defended and one quarterback hit.

San Francisco hosts Green Bay on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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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