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By Robert Gagliardi

Better prepared to contribute

UW's Okwoli in mix to replace departed veterans at wide receiver


August 18, 2017

COURTESY/ SHANNON BRODERICK/ Boomerang photographer

Wide receiver John Okwoli, right, runs down the field during practice Tuesday morning at the University of Wyoming.

LARAMIE – John Okwoli played in every game during his true freshman season for the University of Wyoming.

Yet, 2016 was still like a redshirt year.

The 6-foot-2, 207-pound wide receiver didn't catch a pass, and said with a smile the only time he got into games as a receiver was when the Cowboys were "winning by a lot."

However, Okwoli played on all four of UW's special-teams units and recorded three tackles.

"When I got here, I told myself I didn't want to redshirt," Okwoli said. "I wanted to help my team right away and show the coaches even though I was young I could still contribute."


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