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Cowboy out: Wyoming RB heading to NFL

Alvester Alexander, Trevone Boykin AP

For the 12th time since early December, a running back has decided to put his collegiate football career in the rear-view mirror sooner rather than later.

In a release, Wyoming announced that Alvester Alexander has decided to forego his senior season and declare for the 2012 NFL Draft.  A crowded backfield could have played a role in his decision; four players, including Alexander, rushed for at least 364 yards in 2011.

“Alvester (Alexander) has decided that he wants to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft at this time,” said head coach Dave Christensen in a statement.  “He feels that this decision is best for he and his family.  It is his decision to make, and we can only wish him the best of luck as he pursues this next step in his career.  We thank Alvester for his contributions over the past three seasons, including helping us to earn two bowl appearances.”

This past season, Alexander was second behind freshman quarterback Brett Smith in rushing with 695 yards.  His 27 career rushing touchdowns rank third in school history.

The dozen backs already declaring for the draft are the most at any one position.  You know how I knew that?  I clicked HERE, of course.

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2 Responses to “Cowboy out: Wyoming RB heading to NFL”
  1. woebegong says: Jan 14, 2012 8:03 AM

    Seems like there are a lot of RB’s in this years draft. Somebody is going to get over looked, but competition for a place on the NFL rooster someplace is going to mean, things like the combine are going to have added meaning. You will not just have some big time college players coming to a combine and skipping certain aspects of it, for fear the scouts present will over look that unwillingness. The old excuse of, “I don’t want to take a chance of getting hurt, and you have seen what I did during my NCAA career”, will probably not wash, with so many talented kids going for the prize.

  2. bangitfootball says: Jan 14, 2012 11:33 AM

    I dont understand why you give up your senior year to NOT get drafted. Hes gonna be a free agent. Look at all the good RBs hes up against. I think his coach knows it also.

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