Wyoming Football: Sean Chambers Named Starting Quarterback
After seizing the starting role last fall, Chambers has recovered from injury and will be the Cowboys’ QB1.
The Pokes have settled the most important position.
After competing for the role throughout spring practice, the unveiling of the Wyoming Cowboys’ post-spring depth chart has revealed that redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Chambers has won the starting quarterback job heading into fall.
Chambers began 2018 as the backup to sophomore Tyler Vander Waal, who struggled with consistency against a slate of opponents which included Boise State, Fresno State, Missouri and Washington State. He eventually replaced Vander Waal in a late October matchup against Utah State, giving the offense a shot in the arm as a durable running threat.
In all, Chambers played in four games, starting three, completing 15-of-25 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns. He also averaged 5.58 yards per carry (after adjusting for sacks) but suffered a broken fibula in the season finale against Air Force that, for a time, threw his availability for spring ball into doubt.
That worry ended up being for naught, though. In the Cowboys’ final spring scrimmage, he led the only touchdown drive of the day and cemented his standing over Vander Waal in doing so. He’ll be a key component of an offense that averaged over five yards per carry in three of Wyoming’s last four games in 2018 but returns just 78 career carries, all from Xazavian Valladay, among its running backs.