Wyoming walk-on kicker named Mountain West’s special teams player of the week

The Mountain West Conference announced its Players of the Week on Monday, and Wyoming true freshman place-kicker John Hoyland was honored as the MW Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the first college game of his career.

Hoyland was a perfect 4 for 4 in field goals and 2 for 2 in PATs last Saturday at Nevada.  Hoyland connected from 27 and 36 yards in the first half to keep the game a one score game (14-6) at halftime. 

Hoyland’s third field goal came with only 23 seconds remaining in the game.  He came in the game in the pressure-packed situation and converted from 42 yards out to tie the game at 31-31. 

The fourth field goal attempt for the freshman came in the first overtime from 38 yards to give Wyoming its first lead of the game at 34-31.

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The Mountain West Conference announced its Players of the Week on Monday, and Wyoming true freshman place-kicker John Hoyland was honored as the MW Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the first college game of his career.

Hoyland was a perfect 4 for 4 in field goals and 2 for 2 in PATs last Saturday at Nevada.  Hoyland connected from 27 and 36 yards in the first half to keep the game a one score game (14-6) at halftime. 

Hoyland’s third field goal came with only 23 seconds remaining in the game.  He came in the game in the pressure-packed situation and converted from 42 yards out to tie the game at 31-31. 

The fourth field goal attempt for the freshman came in the first overtime from 38 yards to give Wyoming its first lead of the game at 34-31.

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