Jakorey Hawkins Named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week
• He joins John Hoyland as MW Special Teams Players of the Week this season
After helping lead the Cowboys over Appalachian State on Saturday evening, cornerback Jakorey Hawkins was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week. It is the second time this season that a Cowboy has earned the honor after kicker John Hoyland earned the award following the Texas Tech game. It is the first MW Player of the Week honor for Hawkins.
Hawkins, a native of Montgomery, Ala., scooped up the ball after defensive end DeVonne Harris blocked a kick and ran it back 63 yards for the go ahead score in Wyoming’s 22-19 win over Appalachian State. It was the first blocked kick returned for a touchdown by the Cowboys in program history. He also had a standout game defensively, as Hawkins recorded five tackles and two pass breakups including one in the closing seconds.
The Cowboys have blocked two kicks on the season thus far to tie for the most in the nation.
Wrook Brown Named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week
• It is his first career Player of the Week honor
After helping lead the Cowboys over Appalachian State on Saturday evening, nickel Wrook Brown was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week the league announced on Monday. It marks the first time in his career that Brown has earned a MW Player of the Week honor.
Brown, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday recorded an interception that helped seal the victory for the Cowboys in the closing seconds of the game. He also recovered a fumble in the contest that helped set up the first score of the game for the Brown and Gold. Brown finished the night with seven tackles, as the Wyoming defense did not allow an offensive touchdown since a 31-3 win over Nevada during the 2019 season.
Brown ranks No. 31 in the conference in tackles per game this season at 5.75 per game. He ranks No. 17 in the nation with his two interceptions this season.