Wyoming Outlaws quarterback Hugo Hererra throws a pass in the open combine at the snow-covered Kemmerer football field on Saturday, Nov. 18. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)
The Wyoming Outlaws semi-pro football team hosted an open combine skills test at the Kemmerer football field on Saturday, Nov. 18.
The cold weather and fresh layer of snow couldn’t stop these athletes, who brought out the snow shovels so they could clear paths to run on the powdery field.
Joel Marler, the Wyoming Outlaws head coach, gave the players a pep talk as they warmed up — literally — to start the skills test.
The players each ran 40-yard sprints, and their times were pretty impressive considering the frigid weather and icy turf. The players then ran routes to test their speed, agility and football-handling skills.
Wyoming Outlaws quarterbacks get some practice at the open combine in Kemmerer on Saturday, Nov. 18, as head coach Joel Marler looks on. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)
“We work together as a team, and last year we really jelled,” Marler told the players in the huddle. “All of our players make a lot of sacrifices to be here, and we want to do even better than we did last year.”
The Outlaws are part of the Rocky Mountain Football League, which comprises teams from Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho and Nevada.
Last season the Outlaws finished as one of the top four teams in the Rocky Mountain Football League. They play from April to June.
The team will host an indoor winter combine and official team tryout in Utah on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.
Players interested in joining the Outlaws should contact them on their Facebook page.