Law Nation Film Study: Lucas Wacha


Name: Lucas Wacha
College: Wyoming Number: 45
Height: 6-1 Weight: 225
Position: OLB Pos2: ILB/ST
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2017
Runs the 40 yards Low: 4.50

Lucas Wacha is the leader of the Wyoming Cowboy defense from his middle linebacker position and as a defensive team captain. Wacha ranks No. 9 among all MW linebackers in tackles, averaging 8.2 per game. Ranks No. 12 among all MW players at all position in tackles (8.2 per game). Has 98 total tackles for the season. Has had 3.0 sacks and 8.0 tackles for loss in 2016. Recorded a personal best 16 tackles at UNLV. Also had a double-figure tackle game against Eastern Michigan with 11 tackles. Has been amazingly consistent in 2016, recording 7 or more tackles in 10 of 12 games. Recorded a critical fumble recovery in Wyoming’s 34-33 win over San Diego State. That recovery led to a field goal by the Cowboys on way to a one-point victory. – Wyoming Football

***The Last Notable NFL Player from the Wyoming Cowboys***
Jay Novacek – tight end – was a two sport All-American at Wyoming, also excelling in track. He was the Wyoming record holder in the decathlon and pole vault. As a football player, he was selected to the Kodak All-American football team in 1984.The selection was attributed to setting an NCAA record for receiving yards per receptions by a tight end. Novacek finished his Cowboys career with 83 career receptions for 1,536 yards and 10 touchdowns as a tight end. He was inducted in the Wyoming Cowboys Athletic Hall of Fame on October 29, 1993. He was also inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame on July 19, 2009

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