Standout careers at the high school and college levels led Buffalo's Travis Atter to pursue a possible pro football career.
After numerous tryouts with teams in both the NFL and AFL didn't secure him a spot on their rosters, he set his sights on Casper and the Wyoming Cavalry, where he will play this season.
Atter describes the tryout process.
The Wyoming Cavalry moved to the Indoor Football League this year, which according to Atter is a step below the AFL, which is, in turn, a step below the NFL. But, he said, there are differences in the game at the different levels. The IFL, he said, is a much faster-paced game with teams scoring 100 points regularly.
Atter said after the tryouts didn't land him in the NFL, he and the Cavalry found each other.
Although his dream is to play in the NFL someday, Atter said it is cool he is a Wyoming kid playing on his home state's team.
The Cavalry's first home game of the season will be April 1 against the Arizona Adrenaline at the Casper Events Center.