CHEYENNE – Reow Jackson, Ja’Lani Ellison and De’Vaughn Brown are no longer with the Wyoming football program. All three announced their decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday afternoon.

Jackson is a redshirt freshman from Eugene, Oregon, and a former three-star recruit. With his departure, the Cowboys now have only a pair of scholarship running backs on the current roster – Xazavian Valladay and Louisville transfer, Trey Smith.

Theo Dawson, a running back from Jackson High School, also announced his transfer this offseason. In April, tailback Javon Bigelow also announced he was leaving the university for "personal reasons."

Bigelow appeared in 10 games for the Cowboys last season, rushing for 292 yards on 69 carries as a true freshman. He also scored two touchdowns in a back-up role behind Nico Evans and Valladay.

Jackson was supposed to add depth to that already think stable of backs.

“First off, I want to say thank you to God for putting me in the position I’m in, and continuing to bless me in every way,” Jackson wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon. “I want to thank my parents, brothers and all of those who have supported me through this journey. I want to say thank you to Coach (Craig) Bohl and the University of Wyoming for this past year and the experiences I had. I want to say thank you to Coach J Rich (John Richardson – cornerbacks coach) for being more than a coach to me this past year and being a guidance off the field.


The transfer portal is a database that keeps track of every player, in every collegiate sports, who wishes to transfer from their current school.



All three thanked Bohl and Richardson in their Twitter posts.

Wyoming has not released a statement on Jackson, Brown, Ellison, or any other player who is leaving the program, at this time.