The Wyoming Cowboys will be without running back Alvester Alexander for the 2012 college football season since he declared as a junior for the 2012 NFL Draft. He is only the second Cowboy to leave school early.
Wyoming junior RB Alvester Alexander has declared for the NFL Draft. He's only the 2nd Cowboy in history to declare early. (Derrrick Martin)— Brett Brown (@TheMtn_Brett) January 13, 2012
Alexander was the leading rushes among the team's running backs with 695 yards, but that was second overall to quarterback Brett Smith's 710. Alexander had six touchdowns this season, a step down from 2010's 10 on the ground. He had 27 touchdowns in his career, third most in school history.
The 5-foot-11, 208-pound running back has surprised everyone with this move and he will now need to work his way into being drafted in the late rounds. Ghaali Muhammad and Brandon Miller will take over in the backfield this fall.