Wyoming safety Chris Prosinski was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday.
He was the 121st overall pick.
Some quick notes:
–Prosinski is the first UW player to be drafted since safety John Wendling was taken in the sixth round by the Buffalo Bills in 2007.
–Ironically, Prosinski and Wendling are both Wyoming products; Prosinski from Buffalo and Wendling from Rock Springs.
–Prosinski is the highest draft pick from UW since offensive lineman Steve Scifres was taken in the third round by the Dallas Cowboys in 1997.
–The last three players drafted from UW were defensive backs: Prosinski, Wendling and Derrick Martin (Batlimore, 2006).
–Jacksonville has drafted two UW players in its history. The other was running back Ryan Christopherson in the fifth round in 1995.
–According to UW’s football media guide, Prosinski is the 83rd player ever taken in the NFL Draft.
–Current UW players in the NFL, not including Prosinski, are: WR Malcom Floyd (San Diego), DL Mitch Unrein (Denver), DL Corey Mace (Buffalo), OL Adam Goldberg (St. Louis) and Martin (Green Bay).