Dewey L. McConnell

Football, 1949-51

Dewey McConnell was one of Wyoming’s first football All-Americans. A Laramie native, McConnell was selected first team All-Skyline Conference in 1950 and 1951 and was awarded All-American honors in 1951 after leading the NCAA in receiving with 47 receptions for 725 yards and eight touchdowns. By the end of his career, McConnell held all of Wyoming’s career and single season receiving records. McConnell played both sides of the football and was one of Wyoming’s leading tacklers during his career. McConnell was very valuable in Wyoming’s 1951 Gator bowl victory as he caught five passes for 75 yards in Wyoming’s 20-7 win over Washington & Lee. McConnell was the first Rocky Mountain Region player selected in the 1952 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He played in the NFL for four seasons.

Inducted September 15, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • All-American
  • NCAA Receiving Leader
  • Wyoming receiving Record Holder