Seems like Rufran has been at Wyoming forever, but he’s finally entering his senior season and again will be one of the main targets for whoever steps into Brett Smith’s shoes in 2014. Over three years, he’s accumulated 158 catches for 1,891 yards and 15 touchdowns. Although he missed spring drills with an injury, he’ll be back healthy for the start of fall camp and will be counted on to anchor the receiving corps.
Rufran was tabbed to The Denver Post All-Colorado First Team for all classifications after his senior year at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. In all, Rufran accounted for 3,019 total yards as a senior – rushing for 1,558 yards and getting another 831 through the air. He threw for three touchdowns, scored 19 on the ground, had seven through the air and also returned a kickoff for a score. He was an Academic All-State pick his last three years at Palmer.
It didn’t take long for Rufran to get into the swing of things as a receiver at Wyoming, stepping right into a starting role as a true freshman. He had at least one catch in all 13 games, starting the season with 100 all-purpose yards against Weber State and Texas State. He finished his freshman campaign with 44 catches for 402 yards and two scores. As a sophomore in 2012, Rufran was second on the team in catches (39) and increased his yardage total to 529 yards while scoring five times. In 2013, Rufran became the team’s prime receiving target, recording 75 catches for 960 yards and eight touchdowns. He opened with 11 catches against Nebraska and had nine games with five or more catches, while cracking the 100-yard mark four times. With a new quarterback to break in, Rufran will be expected to be a consistent producer of catches and yardage in 2014.
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