Epps Selected Football Captain for 3rd Consecutive Season

Safety Marcus Epps was selected by his Wyoming teammates as a captain of the football team for the third consecutive season.

Fellow safety Andrew Wingard, defensive tackle Connor Cain, middle linebacker Logan Wilson, running back Nico Evans and tight end Austin Fort were also selected. Wilson is a junior, who was selected as a captain by his teammates for the second year in a row. The five others are seniors.

Epps, 6-foot, 197 pounds, was recruited out of Edison High School in Los Angeles. He was a preseason second team All-MW selection. He is a communications major.

Wingard, 6-0, 214, out of Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colo., enters the season with 367 tackles, 100 shy of the school record set by Galand Thaxton. He is a returning All-MW selection, and the highest ranked returning defensive back in college football. He is a management major.

Cain, 6-4, 270, is the center piece of the Cowboys defensive line. The senior from Heritage High School in Littleton, Co., is a history major.

Evans, 5-9, 211, excelled as a third-down blocking back for the Cowboys a year ago. The 5-9, 211-pound Evans is from Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

Fort, 6-4, 244, originally came to Wyoming as a quarterback from Campbell County High School in Gillette. He transfered after a redshirt freshman season when he was approached about moving to tight end. After a year at Chabot Community College, Fort returned to Wyoming and embraced the tight end position. His first three career catches were for touchdowns, including two against New Mexico.

Wilson, 6-2, 250, is a product of Natrona County High School in Casper. He was a second team All-MW linebacker as a sophomore, after being selected the MW Freshman of the Year in 2016. He is majoring in physical education. 

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