Former Wyoming Great to Coach in Super Bowl

18 seasons? That’s how long former University of Wyoming player and coach Gene Huey has been with the Indianapolis Colts; all spent coaching running backs. Huey and the Colts are headed to Miami to take on the New Orleans Saints after taking care of the New York Jets yesterday. It will be the second appearance for the Colts in the last four seasons.

Huey played wide receiver and defensive back during his time at Wyoming (66-68). Here are some highlights from his playing days:

– Led Pokes to two bowl appearances (1966 Sun Bowl – Win against Florida State, 1967 Sugar Bowl – Lost to LSU)
-1968 team captain
– Played on three WAC conference championship teams
– Set 13 UW pass receiving records – (Currently tied for 5th all-time for career touchdown receptions, 14)
– Only player in WAC history to win all-conference offensive and defensive honors

Huey went on to the NFL for two seasons spending time with the St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and San Diego Chargers. He returned to UW as a graduate assistant, being named freshman head coach in 1972. He also coached New Mexico, Nebraska, Arizona State and Ohio State before moving onto the Colts.

There are no Cowboys on the Colts or Saints rosters this year but at least UW will be represented in Miami by running backs coach Gene Huey!