Upton’s Dawson Butts and Newcastle’s Cameron Quigley earned the honor of the state’s top football scholar-athletes from the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
The pair shared the honor during a ceremony Saturday in Laramie. Other finalists for the award included Sheridan’s Blayne Baker; Natrona’s Brett Brenton; Snake River’s J.D. Corson; Sheridan’s Kyle Custis; Pine Bluffs’ Wyatt Fornstrom; Green River’s Chance Hofer; Kaycee’s Mark Largent; Glenrock’s Hezekiah (Kia) Sexson; and Torrington’s Jake Wamboldt.
UW’s Dalton Fields and Drew Van Maanen were also honored.
Other award winners were:
Courage Award: Kaden Malm, Southeast; Kaiden Burk, Wind River.
Perseverance Award: Clayton Auzqui, Buffalo.
Greatest UW Football Fan: Warren Benson, Laramie; Tom and Jill Bramlet, Wheatland.
Greatest High School Football Fan: Stan Thompson, Cokeville.
Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football: Trish Williams, Casper; David Anderson, Lingle.
Ox Zellner Football Official Career Achievement Award: Joe Doak, Thermopolis; Joe White, Lovell.
Football Coach Career Achievement Award: Jeff Barnett, Douglas; Pat O’Connor, Torrington; Bruce Keith, Montrose, Colorado (formerly of Wyoming).
Together, more than $20,000 in scholarships was awarded Saturday. Keynote speakers were UW defensive line coach Pete Kaligas and former Sheridan coach Don Julian.