LARAMIE, Wyo. — With the completion of the final scrimmage of 2023 fall camp, the Wyoming Cowboys have released an updated depth chart for the coming season.
The depth chart includes 17 returning starters, including 10 on defense, five on offense and both the starting place-kicker and punter.
The seven new projected starters are veteran wide receivers Ryan Marquez and Wyatt Wieland; junior college transfer running back Jamari Ferrell; offensive tackle Caden Barnett and offensive guards Wes King and Jack Walsh; and sophomore cornerback Kolbey Taylor on defense.
“Unlike last year, where there were some unknowns, we have a more mature football team, so I felt like it was appropriate to go ahead and release it,” head coach Craig Bohl said.
Among those veteran players listed No. 1 on the depth chart are graduate wide receivers Wieland and Marquez. Bohl said he’s pleased with the increased depth and ability at wide receiver entering the 2023 season.
“We have more playmakers within that group,” he said. “A guy like Ryan Marquez who has emerged and is in his sixth year, earned a scholarship. Wyatt, another guy who has been here I think six years, came back from an injury and has worked hard. Alex Brown — and I’m probably forgetting a couple guys along with the addition of our two transfer receivers [Ayir Asante and Devin Boddie Jr.] — has been a real shot in the arm.”
Bohl also confirmed that true freshman running back Keany Parks has been moved to defensive back.
“He is now a D-back. He was an excellent athlete in high school. He is one of the few running backs I know that when you ask him to move some place else that he’ll do anything for the team,” the coach said. “He was excited about that move and so we’re trying to feed him with a firehose right now. He still has a lot to learn, but he certainly has some excellent ability. He was a 24-foot long jumper and a great basketball player in high school.”