* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- Four Cowboys received invitations to NFL Rookie Mini-Camps throughout the league this past weekend.

Nose Tackle Cole Godbout was invited by the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans, Jakorey Hawkins by Minnesota Vikings, tight end Colin O’Brien by Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Andrew Peasley by New York Jets.

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Four other former Cowboys signed as Undrafted Free Agents immediately following the NFL Draft on Saturday evening. Wide receiver Ayir Asante signed with the New York Giants, offensive tackle Frank Crum with the Denver Broncos, linebacker Easton Gibbs with the Seattle Seahawks and tight end Treyton Welch with the Cleveland Browns.

 

Jakorey Hawkins (Minnesota Vikings)

Hawkins, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, played two seasons at the University of Wyoming after transferring in following a four-year career at Ole Miss. Hawkins started 23 of his 26 games as a Cowboy at cornerback. He registered 71 tackles in the Brown and Gold with two interceptions.

In Hawkins’ final collegiate season, he returned a blocked field goal for a go-ahead touchdown against Appalachian State and a blocked extra point for a score against New Mexico. For his career, he made 103 tackles.

 

Cole Godbout (Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans)

Godbout, a native of Hudson, Wisconsin, played started 44 of his 51 games along the defensive line. Godbout accumulated 210 career tackles. He added 25.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. He ranks in the top-10 in Cowboy history in career tackles for loss.

Following a 2021 year that saw Godbout make 70 tackles, he was honored as an Honorable Mention All-Mountain West selection and a Second Team honoree according to Pro Football Focus. He registered his first-career interception in 2023 against Fresno State that secured a win over the top-25 Bulldogs.

 

Tight End Colin O’Brien (Indianapolis Colts)

O’Brien, a native of Mission Viejo, Calif. played four seasons for the Cowboys after spending one season at Saddleback Community College. He appeared in 34 games for the Cowboys He appeared in all 13 games in 2023 for a career high.

He finished his career with eight catches for 130 yards. He recorded 16.3 yards per reception for his career. He had four catches for 83 yards in 2002. He had 46 receiving yards against Utah State in the 2022 season. He also helped pave the way for a pair of 1,000-yard rushing season for cowboy running backs.

 

Quarterback Andrew Peasley (New York Jets)

Peasley, a native of La Grande, Oregon, played two seasons at the University of Wyoming after transferring in following a three-year career at Utah State. He started 24 of his 25 games as a Poke, only missing one contest due to injury.

At Wyoming, Peasley was 310-for-541 for 3,565 yards and 30 touchdowns. He was a 2023 First Team All-Mountain West Conference honoree according to Pro Football Focus and was recognized as an Honorable Mention All-MW individual.

Peasley enjoyed eight games with at least 175 yards passing with a career-high of 319 yards against Hawaii in 2023. He added 758 yards rushing with nine scores and led the team in rushing a half dozen times in his Cowboy career. At Utah State, Peasley was 70-for-127 for 830 yards with seven touchdowns.

 

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University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, 7220Sports.com counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

Gallery Credit: 7220Sports.com

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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