John Hoyland selected Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week for second consecutive week

Tim Harkins, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations, Public Relations and Broadcasting, University of Wyoming Athletics

Hoyland helps key Wyoming’s 33-10 home win over Northern Colorado

Laramie, Wyo. (Sept. 12, 2022) – For the second consecutive week, Wyoming Cowboy place-kicker John Hoyland has been named the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.  The announcement was made by the Mountain West on Monday.

Hoyland was a perfect 4 of 4 in field goals in a 33-10 win over Northern Colorado last Saturday.  His three first-half field goals from 23, 41 and 39 yards were critical to Wyoming’s win and staked the Cowboys to a 9-0 halftime lead.

His four field goals in Saturday’s win tied a career high for Hoyland.  It was the third time in his career that he had made four field goals in a single game.  The other times were vs. Tulsa in 2022 and at Nevada in 2020.

Hoyland added a perfect 3 for 3 in PATS against Northern Colorado last Saturday to score 15 of Wyoming’s 33 points.

Midway through the fourth quarter with Wyoming holding a 16-10 lead, Hoyland kicked his fourth field goal from 35 yards out to extend the Cowboys lead to 19-10.

A sophomore from Broomfield, Colo., where he played at Legacy High School, Hoyland earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2020, and he was named to the 2020 Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team.

Hoyland is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation in field goals made, averaging 3.33 field goals per game.  He is also ranked No. 6 in the nation in scoring, averaging 12.3 points per game.

He has made 10 of 11 field goals he has attempted this season, including a career long 55-yard field goal.  Hoyland is a perfect 7 of 7 in PATs on the season. 


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