Twelve high school players have been named finalists for the scholar-athlete of the year award from the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
One winner will be named from the group of 12 at a banquet March 19 (Saturday) in Laramie.
Each of the 12 finalists — a lineman and a back from each classification, plus two more finalists — earns a $1,200 scholarship, while the top scholar-athlete earns another $1,200 scholarship. The top scholar-athlete will also be Wyoming’s representative for the Western U.S. Chapter Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
UW players Cameron Coffman (back) and Rafe Kiely (lineman) will also be honored, as will several special award winners.
The finalists are:
Hayden Fauber, Kaycee (1A six-man)
Shawn Shepperson, Meeteetse (1A six-man)
Jackson Linford, Cokeville (1A 11-man lineman)
Jeff Burroughs, Southeast (1A 11-man back)
Elijah Stewart, Glenrock (2A back)
Josh Calvert, Wheatland (2A lineman)
Baylor Beers, Riverton (3A lineman)
Teagan Cordes, Powell (3A lineman)
Theo Dawson, Jackson (3A back)
Skyler Miller, Torrington (3A back)
Blake Godwin, Sheridan (4A back)
Quinn Happold, Cheyenne East (4A lineman)
Special award winners include:
Courage Award: Cameron Myers, Cody
Perseverance Award: Jaxn Kobza, Tongue River
Football Coaching Award: Harold Bailey, Shoshoni (now Greeley, Colorado); Doug Bartlett, Torrington; Bill Lehr, Big Piney
Greatest UW Football Fan Award: Chuck and Katie Brown, Wheatland; Keith Downey, Laramie
Greatest Wyoming High School Football Fan Award: Michael Popeck, Lander; Lee and Donna Shafer, Big Piney
Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award: Danny Watson, Riverton; Dylan Grant, Randy Rider, Terry Rider and Todd Van Rensselaer, Douglas.
Previous award winners are available at the group’s website.