Edward “Eddie” Talboom

Football, 1948-50

Eddie Talboom transferred from Notre Dame in order to run Coach Bowden Wyatt’s single wing offense as a tieback and kicker. The offense was a perfect fit for the athletic Talboom, who led Wyoming to a 9-1 record and first ever Skyline Conference title in 1949. Talboom engineered Wyoming’s 10-0 1950 season and was named the Most Valuable Player in the 1951 Gator Bowl. He became Wyoming’s first Cowboy All-American in football. Talboom set 13 Cowboy scoring records, including 303 career points and single game mark of 29 in a 103-0 rout of Colorado State College in 1949. He was also the first Cowboy to pass for 1,000 yards in a single season. After his career, Talboom was the greatest scorer in NCAA history and still ranks among the highest scoring football player ever.

Inducted September 16, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • 1951 Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player
  • First Team All-American
  • NCAA Career Scoring Record Holder