Where Does Josh Allen Rank Among The Greatest Pokes Ever? [POLL]
Next spring, Josh Allen will likely become the highest NFL draft pick in Wyoming football history. While his statistics don't rank among the most prolific Pokes passers, Allen's overall impact on the program could make him the greatest player to ever wear the brown and gold.
Here are the contenders:
After a standout collegiate career at UW, Conrad Dobler made three Pro Bowls as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and is widely regarded as one of the meanest linemen in NFL history.
Jim Kiick is arguably the greatest running back to ever play at Wyoming. After college, Kiick played in three Super Bowls and was a member of the NFL's only undefeated team, the 1972 Miami Dolphins.
Along with Kiick, Dave Hampton led the Pokes potent running attack in 1967, when Wyoming compiled a 10-0 record and earned an invite to the Sugar Bowl. Hampton spent 8 years with the Atlanta Falcons, leading the NFL in all-purpose yards in 1972. Following an injury, he was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 1975.
Until Allen came along, Jay Novacek may have been the most famous Wyoming product. A seldom-used target in the Cowboys run-oriented offense during the early '80s, the tight end went on to play in five Pro Bowls and was a three-time Super Bowl champion.
Although he didn't make it in the NFL, Marcus Harris was a two-time, first-team All-American who tallied 258 receptions, 4,518 receiving yards and 38 touchdowns during his collegiate career and was the winner of the 1996 Fred Biletnikoff Award honoring the country's best wide receiver
Ron Billingsley was a member of the 1966 team that went 10-1 and defeated Florida State in the Sun Bowl. The imposing 6'8" defensive tackle was the 14th overall selection in the 1967 NFL Draft, the highest pick in school history.
Malcom Floyd was a four-year starter from 2000-2004. After being signed to the San Diego Chargers practice team as an undrafted free agent, Floyd eventually made the active roster and spent 14 years in the NFL before retiring at the end of the 2015 season.
Allen's former teammate Brian Hill holds four school records for the most career and single-season rushing yards and touchdowns and currently plays for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Where does Josh Allen belong on the list of the best players in Wyoming history? You tell us.