Pokes' Yarbrough signs with Denver Broncos

(Laramie, Wyo.) - Wyoming senior defensive end Eddie Yarbrough earned an opportunity to fulfill his goal of playing in the NFL when he signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos on Saturday. Yarbrough is a native of Aurora, Colo., where he played at Grandview High School before playing for the Wyoming Cowboys for four seasons. Yarbrough concluded his playing career at the University of Wyoming as one of the greatest defensive players in history. He became only the third Wyoming Cowboy in the history of the Mountain West Conference to earn First or Second Team All-Conference honors three consecutive seasons. He was twice named a First Team All-Mountain West selection and was a Second Team selection a third year in voting by conference head coaches and media. Yarbrough joined former Cowboy offensive tackle and former NFL player Adam Goldberg (2000-02) and former Cowboy defensive end John Fletcher (2007-09) as three-time All-MW selections. “Eddie (Yarbrough) is very deserving of this opportunity,” said University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl. “Eddie is an outstanding player and an outstanding young man, who did everything the right way throughout his career at Wyoming. We think he’ll have an opportunity for a long-term career in the NFL.” Yarbrough was voted a team captain as both a junior and senior at Wyoming. #county10 #news