Mike Dirks

Football, 1965-67  

Mike Dirks was one of college football’s best defensive players in 1967. An All-American and All-Western Athletic Conference performer, Dirks co-captained Wyoming’s 1967 WAC Championship football team that finished fifth in the nation. Led the Cowboys to a 10-1 record and berth in the 1968 Sugar Bowl. He spearheaded Wyoming’s line, the nation’s best rushing defense for two consecutive seasons. No team in the nation has since allowed fewer rushing yards than the 1966 and 1967 Wyoming defenses. Dirks produced 71 tackles, 30 unassisted tackles, and 26 tackles for a loss. He played in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. Inducted October 29, 1993

Honors and Awards

  • First Team All-Western Athletic Conference, 1967
  • Football writers of America, Look Magazine, Newspaper Enterprise Association All-American, 1967
  • Team Co-Captain on NCAA record setting defense