John J. Kosich

Baseball & Football, 1946-49

John Kosich was one of the most outstanding and durable two-sport athletes in Wyoming history. A four-year letterman in both football and baseball, Kosich missed just two games in four season due to an injury. He earned either first or second team all-conference each of his four years in both sports. Playing on both sides of the football, Kosich was regarded the best tackle to ever play at Wyoming at the end of his career. Kosich was honored as the 1947 Wyoming Athlete of the Year, and was selected all-conference and third team All-American by UPI after his senior season, 1949. As a catcher on the Cowboy baseball squad, again Kosich was an all-star performer. He batted over .300 each of his four years. Kosich was selected to the Branding Iron All-Time Poke Football Team in 1964.

Inducted September 15, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • 1947 Wyoming Athlete of the Year
  • All-American
  • Branding Iron All-Time Poke Team Selection