Ebbesen getting support from two different family dynamics

Du’Ryan Ebbesen is from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but has called Wyoming home for more than five years.

Ebbesen is a walk-on senior center for the Wyoming football team, and also a graduate of Cheyenne Central High. As a quick refresher, here is the story I wrote on Ebbesen during spring drills in late March.


Du'Ryan Ebbesen

Du’Ryan Ebbesen

A lot of Ebbesen’s motivation is for his family back in the Virgin Islands, but also for his adoptive family back in Cheyenne.

“The support and feedback from everyone in Cheyenne is great,” Ebbesen said. “May guardians, Tim and Bonnie Woodard, along with Jason Woodard, are happy I’m finally getting a shot. They told me to go to center when I first got to Wyoming. I was a little stubborn, but looks like they were right.”

Not only does Ebbesen feel the support from Cheyenne, but also in Laramie and throughout Wyoming. He may be from the Virgin Islands, but many know he graduated from high school in Wyoming — and you know how UW fans take to seeing one of their in-state kids do well in athletics.

“It’s a big deal to be on this team, and a great pleasure to be here and play for these die-hard fans,” Ebbesen added.

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UW fall camp – Day 2

Wyoming’s second practice of fall camp was held Tuesday morning at the North 40 practice fields on campus.

Like Monday’s first practice, the Cowboys were in helmets and shorts.

Here are some video highlights from the first 30 minutes media are allowed to watch practice.

Redshirt freshman running back Milo Hall was back at practice. He missed Monday’s workout because he attended the funeral of his brother, who was shot and killed recently in Denver.

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Ebbesen making progress at center, Stirneman getting time at tackle

Wyoming enters its fourth week of spring practice. this week.

Du'Ryan Ebbesen

Du’Ryan Ebbesen

I did a story at the start of spring drills of senior walk-on center Du’Ryan Ebbesen, and his chance to solidify himself as a viable option there as junior Charlie Renfree recovers from a back injury.

Here’s the link to that story: http://www.wyosports.net/university_of_wyoming/football/perseverance-could-pay-off-for-seniordu-ryan-ebbesen/article_38eb28e2-f3d2-11e5-8d4c-e7d1119bb35f.html

This is what UW offensive line coach Scott Fuchs said recently about Ebbsen’s progress this spring: “I think he’s progressing very well right now. There’s a difference between playing (center) for the first time and being a savvy veteran. I don’t think we’re quite there yet. But his willingness and eagerness to learn is going to aid him quite a bit down the stretch. He’s taking a ton of reps, and every rep counts.”

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