Lester, Ogbonna seek more productive seasons

A lot was expected from receivers DeJay Lester and Mazi Ogbonna last season when the came to Wyoming from Snow College in Utah.

They were supposed to give UW the speed and deep-threat ability it sorely lacked. But the results weren’t there. Ogbonna was a respectable fourth on the team last season with 18 catches for 183 yards and a touchdown. Lester caught just two passes in seven games.

Now as seniors both expect more productive seasons.

“The difference was enormous in terms of getting used tot he speed and instincts of Division I athletes,” Ogbonna said. “Going against our defensive backs has helped slow the game down and now we’re able to show more of our talents.”

Ogbonna is listed as one of our staters at receiver for UW, while Lester is is backup.

“Mazi has had a good camp, and finished strong for us last year,” coach Dave Christensen said. “I think he’s comfortable now and doing a good job of leading. He’s practicing consistently. He’s going to be a productive player, and I think we’ll get more production out of him than we have in the past.

“DeJay continues to work hard. He hasn’t had the quite the success Mazi has had, but it hasn’t been because of a lack of effort.”

Click on the link below to see a video interview with Lester for more on this.