Wyoming’s Hoyland named MW Special Teams P-O-W

Wyoming kicker walk-on Freshman John Hoyland hit four field goals and two extra points in the season opener on the road at Nevada and was named the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. UW Media Athletics.

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 on 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.