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Rufran takes leadership role with UW receivers
LARAMIE (AP) — It’s safe to say the deepest aspect of the Wyoming football team is its receiving corps. It also could be argued that this is the most talented part of the team.
Among UW’s returning receivers, junior Dominic Rufran has caught more passes than anyone else over the last two seasons.
And his seven touchdowns are second behind senior Robert Herron’s 11 over the last two years.
Rufran says he’s now trying to take on a leadership role.
He tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that he wants to lead by example.
In three scrimmages this spring, Rufran is the leading receiver with 19 catches for 252 yards.
Fifth-year coach Dave Christensen said Rufran has responded well when called upon and he expects a big year out of him.
UW freshman football players face challenges
LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming has two freshmen who joined the football team this spring semester right out of high school.
Omar Stover and James Diamanti have had to adjust to the fast pace of college life and the altitude of Laramie.
Stover is a running back and Diamanti a defensive lineman.
Stover tells the Casper Star-Tribune that he’s competing with others for playing time but everyone gets along like brothers.
Stover and Diamanti aren’t alone, either, in quick transition to college life. Freshman quarterback Tom Thornton and safety Tim Kamana are grayshirts. Thornton signed in 2012 but didn’t enroll until January. Kamana was a mid-year signee but spent the fall semester at West Point Prep.