Jay Novacek

Football & Track, 1982-84

Jay Novacek, a two sport All-American at Wyoming, was a record setting football player and track and field performer. He was selected to the Kodak All-American football team in 1984 after setting an NCAA record for receiving yards per receptions by a tight end. He had 83 career receptions for 1,536 yards and 10 touchdowns as a tight end. Novacek won the Western Athletic Conference decathlon championships earning All-American honors. He set UW records for decathlon points, 7,615, and in the pole vault, 16’4″. Novecek was a member of the 1993 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys. Inducted October 29, 1993.

Honors and Awards

  • First Team All-Western Athletic Conference, 1984
  • Football All-American, 1984
  • Track &Field All-American, 1984
  • Western Athletic Conference Decathlon Champion, 1984
  • NCAA record holder
  • Wyoming record holder in Decathlon and Pole Vault