A total of 96 Wyoming high school football players have been nominated for the scholar-athlete awards given by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
Two finalists from each classification — one lineman and one back — will be given $1,200 scholarships from the group. The top scholar-athlete will earn an additional $1,200 scholarship and is eligible for regional and national recognition.
The group will also give out awards to honor contributions to amateur football, to fans of UW and high school football, to coaches and officials, and to players who are nominated for courage and perseverance awards.
The scholar-athlete awards are based 40% on football ability, 40% on academic achievement and 20% on extracurricular activities and citizenship. All nominees must be seniors and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Last year’s winner was Dax Yeradi of Wright. Here is a list of all former Wyoming Chapter award winners.
Due to COVID-19, a date and location for the group’s annual award ceremony have not been set.
The nominees are:
Cheyenne Central: Andrew Johnson.
Cheyenne East: Josiah Aragon, Nick Begeman, Trey Bower, Graedyn Buell, Shaye Ellis, Dakota Heckman, Jackson Hesford, Logan Kusler, Isaac Marshall, Cael Pugh, Jake Rayl, Bradley Whitright.
Cheyenne South: Kobe Barto.
Laramie: Isaac Sell.
Natrona: Myllian Allison, Dominick Bradach, Rhett Buhler, Braxton Bundy, Avery Cox, Robert Douglas, Bode Draper, Brady Dutcher, Jace George, Colter Helm, Ben Hoppens, D’Anthony Smith, Zack Southerland, Harrison Taubert, Nolan Valdez.
Rock Springs: Collin Madsen.
Sheridan: Izak Aksamit, Rance Beck, Kavan Bede, Alexander Coon, Carter Dubberley, Francisco Gallegos, Zach Koltiska, Quinton Mangus, Ryan Marchant, Kyle Meinecke, Ben Novotny, Reece Osborne, Kahlil Rios, Matthew Taylor, Justin Vela, Gaige Vielhauer.
Thunder Basin: Sergio Aguilar, Dillon Bannister, River Brisko, Gavin Carroll, Michael Coleman, Kameron Engle, Andre Felton, Hayden Lunberg, Hunter Lunberg, Alex O’Dell, Scott O’Dell, Jaxon Pikula, Brody Richardson, Camden Schlekeway, Dyse Shepherd.
Cody: Keaton Stone, Nic Talich.
Green River: Jacob Fuss, James King, Jacob Marinez, Seth White.
Lander: Jack Sweeney.
Riverton: Rylan Koehn.
Star Valley: Brant Nelson.
Worland: Rudy Sanford.
Kemmerer: Aaron Ortiz, Austin Peternal.
Lovell: CJ Lindsay.
Mountain View: Hunter Meeks.
Pinedale: Carson Gregory.
Wheatland: Adam Suko.
Class 1A nine-man
Pine Bluffs: Marvin Reza.
Saratoga: Teagan Love.
Shoshoni: Kaden Dower.
Southeast: Sawyer Anderson, Brant Fullmer, Bodie Herring, Reece Robertson.
Wind River: Colter Collver.
Wright: Kagen Baker, Kayden Mack.
Class 1A six-man
Encampment: Dalton Peterson.
Farson: Parker Clawson, Carson Jones, Colby Jones, Zander Reed.
Meeteetse: Hadley Abarr, Tozai May, Dale McBride.
This post was updated at 8:11 p.m. MST Jan. 4 to correct a spelling mistake on Bodie Herring’s name.