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Two Casper natives among Cowboys football captains this season

CASPER, Wyo. —Senior linebacker Logan Wilson and senior tight end Josh Harshman are among the captains for the University of Wyoming Cowboys football team this season.

Wilson and Harshman grew up in Casper going to Oregon Trail Elementary School together and donning the orange and black for the Mustangs football team at Natrona County High School.

The two join senior defensive end Josiah Hall, senior wide receiver Austin Conway and redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Chambers as the five captains announced by head coach Craig Bohl.

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“Wilson is a three time captain for the Cowboys,” the team said in their announcement. “Wilson has started every game of his college career for the Cowboys — 39 consecutive entering his senior season.” 

“He enters the 2019 season with 316 career tackles, which ranks No. 2 among all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players currently playing.”

Wilson is listed as majoring in Kinesiology and Health Promotion.

The announcement also mentions Wilson and Harshman’s background together in high school.

“Harshman has played in 41 career games for the Pokes at tight end,” said the Cowboys. “He has 23 receptions for 246 yards in his career with one touchdown. A Casper native alongside teammate Logan Wilson the duo also played together in high school.”

Harshman is listed as majoring in Physiology.

The Cowboys are set to kick off their 2019 season this Saturday, Aug. 31 against the Missouri Tigers.

“That game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., M.T.  It marks only the second time in history that Wyoming has hosted an SEC team,” the announcement says. “The first SEC team to visit Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium was Ole Miss in 2004.  Wyoming defeated the Rebels in that game, 37-32.”

The team is also planning for a new event in their opener.
“Wyoming Athletics is asking all Cowboy fans to participate in the ‘Stripe Out’ of War Memorial Stadium by wearing Brown or Gold t-shirts based on their seat location,” they said. “The goal is to have alternating sections of the stadium be Brown and Gold.”

More information about the “Stripe Out” and ticket and t-shirt information is available online. Tickets are also available here.