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Running Back Numbers Getting Low

April 7, 2010

Stay Healthy Alvester Alexander!

With the news that Sr. RB Darius Terry has left the team, the number of running backs on UW’s roster is getting low. The Cowboys already lost their second leading rusher last year when the talented Brandon Stewart decided he no longer had the desire to play football. Then there is the injury of true freshman Nehemie Kankolongo who enrolled early that will keep him out for the rest of the spring. With all of that, here is your current Wyoming depth chart at running back: 

Alvester Alexander, SO,  5-11, 208 

Tedder Easton, RFR, 5-11, 225  (walk-on) 

Andrew Meredith, RFR, 6-0, 190 (moved from CB) 

This problem will probably be short term because Kankolongo will be healthy for fall camp and ready to claim back his number two spot. Also joining the party in the fall will be Minnesota speedster Evan Williams who will be a freshman. If UW needs added depth at the position former running back James Davis who has been moved to WR could be moved back to the RB position. Additionally, UW could move incoming freshman Darrenn White to the RB position who is currently listed as an athlete. White played QB in high school and has very good running ability so he could be an option. Terry leaving also opens up a scholarship and DC could find a HS or JUCO RB off the scrap heap if he is concerned about the numbers at running back. Let’s hope Alvester Alexander stays healthy or the running back position could be a problem in 2010 with very little experience and depth.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2010 9:06 am

    Are the pokes worried about the backfield or more concerned with who is playing WR? Isn’t Christiansen going to open it up through the air this season anyway?

    • April 7, 2010 12:15 pm

      Thanks for the question THG! Yes the WR’s are key because Christensen wants to throw the ball better this year but his style of the spread also puts an empahsis on the running game. The last two years Christensen was at Mizzou they ran for over 2,000 yards as a team. Wyoming had 1,700 last year so there is room for improvement.

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