Raffle to help former UW football player

Apr 16, 2013

Former University of Wyoming football player Weston Johnson is facing mounting medical expenses in his battle against cancer, and football fans across the state are doing what they can to help.

As a senior, Johnson was a captain of Wyoming's 2009 New Mexico Bowl Championship team, and in 2011 he served as a graduate assistant coach. Jared Petrino is events director for UW athletics. He says Johnson was a natural leader who was liked by team mates and admired by fans.

“He came to Wyoming and he was not only successful on the field in football, he was also an outstanding student on campus,” said Petrino.

A raffle of football memorabilia that friends and former team mates have contributed is taking place to help defray Johnson’s treatment costs. The drawing will be held on May 31st, and tickets can be purchased across the state.