2018 Mountain West Football 50 Best Players: #39, Wyoming WR Austin Conway

2018 Mountain West Football 50 Best Players: #39, Wyoming WR Austin Conway

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2018 Mountain West Football 50 Best Players: #39, Wyoming WR Austin Conway


2018 Mountain West Football 50 Best Players: #39, Wyoming WR Austin Conway


The Wyoming Cowboys’ top receiver and punt returner continues our countdown of the Mountain West Conference’s top 50 football players.


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Can Conway create more big plays this fall?

Mountain West Wire’s countdown of the conference’s 50 best football players rolls onward with another wide receiver, Wyoming’s Austin Conway, who is #39 on this year’s list.

The Cowboys’ pass-catchers were often plagued by injury last year, but the sophomore Conway stepped up to become Josh Allen’s most reliable target. On the season, he caught 61 balls (with a catch rate of 71%) for 549 yards and three touchdowns.

Conway also provided an impact on special teams, as well, averaging over 10 yards per punt return. This was the second-best figure in the Mountain West and, for good measure, made him one of just 11 players in the FBS to manage that on at least 20 attempts.

With a new quarterback under center and lingering questions about the running game, don’t be surprised to see a jump in Conway’s numbers as the Cowboys hope to reclaim the Mountain division.

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