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Cooper Rothe becomes Wyoming's all-time leading scorer

Cooper Rothe becomes Wyoming's all-time leading scorer

Cooper Rothe

Wyoming's Cooper Rothe kicks an extra point in the Cowboys' win over Missouri on Aug. 31 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

LARAMIE — Wyoming’s Cooper Rothe moved to the top of an illustrious list Friday night.

The senior placekicker became the Cowboys’ all-time leading scorer when he kicked his second extra point against Colorado State midway through the third quarter. It gave Rothe 325 career points, moving him past former Wyoming kicker Sean Fleming for the record. Fleming racked up 324 points from 1988-91.

Rothe added a 48-yard field goal to cap the scoring in the Cowboys’ 17-7 win — their fourth straight in the Border War rivalry.

A four-year starter, Rothe is 160 of 164 on point-after attempts in his career. He had a career field-goal percentage of 76.3 entering Friday’s game. The Longmont, Colorado native is 12 of 18 on field goals this season.

He had his most prolific season a year ago when he led the nation with a 94.1-percent clip (16 of 17), earning Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year. It also earned Rothe a nod as a Lou Groza Award finalist.

Follow UW athletics beat writer Davis Potter on Twitter at @DavisEPotter.


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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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