Kenneth R. “Ken” Sturman

Football, 1937-39

Kenneth Sturman established himself as one of the first great home-grown football players. Considered one of the toughest lineman ever to don the Cowboy uniform, Sturman played on both sides of the football as an offensive and defensive end. Sturman played every down of every game as a junior and senior and was rewarded with consecutive seasons of All-Big Seven Conference honors. He captained the 1939 Cowboy squad and was named an Associated Press honorable mention All-American. Sturman was offered a pro contract with Brooklyn following his senior year, but he was pressed into World War II service before he could sign. The Lusk native was among the highest vote-getters in the 1992 Wyoming Player of the Century balloting.

Inducted September 16, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • 1939 Wyoming Team Captain
  • First Team All-Big Seven Conference, 1938 & 39
  • Honorable Mention All-American