Former Wyoming Cowboys Drafted into NFL

Brian Hill, Running Back, Belleville, Ill.

(Atlanta Falcons, 12th Pick in Fifth Round, 156th Overall Selection) 

Hill became only the second junior in University of Wyoming school history to be selected in the NFL Draft. Hill is the first Wyoming running back taken in the NFL Draft since Ryan Christopherson was selected in the fifth round in 1995 by the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Hill ranked No. 3 in the nation in rushing yards in 2016, with 1,860.  He also ranked No. 4 in the NCAA in rushing touchdowns and No. 5 in the country in total TDs scored (22).  Hill was one of 10 semifinalists for the 2016 Doak Walker Award, which honors the nation’s premier running back each season. 

Chase Roullier, Center, Savage, Minn.

(Washington Redskins, 15th Pick in Sixth Round, 199th Overall Selection)
Roullier became the first Wyoming offensive lineman selected in the NFL Draft since Steve Scifres was chosen in the third round by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1997 NFL Draft.  

Roullier was named to the 2016 USA Today Sports Second Team All-America squad as a center, making him one of only 10 offensive linemen in the nation selected to the USA Today All-America First and Second Teams for 2016.  

He was voted a First Team All-Mountain West selection as a senior in voting by conference head coaches and media.  

Roullier earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at UW in December 2016.  He was a four-time Academic All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2013, ’14, ‘15 and ‘16. 

Three Cowboys will practice with NFL organizations as free agents

Jake Maulhardt, former Wyoming wide receiver, was invited by the New Orleans Saints organization to participate in their rookie camp.

Linebacker D.J. May was also asked to attend rookie camp, but May's call was from the Detroit Lions.

Ethan Wood, former Wyoming punter, got a call from the Tennessee Titans asking him to participate in team workouts.


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