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.
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.