CASPER, Wyo. — New Year’s Eve is next Tuesday and the Wyoming Cowboys football team will be facing off against the Georgia State Panthers in the Arizona Bowl.
Casper native Logan Wilson is a senior linebacker and heads to the Arizona Bowl with a number of accolades under his belt.
Wilson was named “First Team All-American” by Pro Football Focus, according to University of Wyoming Athletics.
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“He is the first All-America honoree for Wyoming since Chase Roullier was named to the Second Team in 2016,” UW adds.
Wilson has also been named “Second Team All-American” by USA Today and “Third Team All-American” by the Associated Press this year.
In addition, the linebacker was one of six finalists for the 2019 Butkus Award.
“Wilson ranks No. 3 in the Mountain West and No. 23 in the nation in total interceptions, with four,” UW says. “Wilson ranks No. 6 in the MW and No. 51 in the nation in total tackles, averaging 8.2 per game (98 total tackles). He also has 7.5 tackles for losses for 23 yards, 1.0 sack for 7 yards and 1 forced fumble for the 2019 season.”
“He has had five double-figure tackle games this season, including: 13 vs. Missouri, 11 at Texas State, 11 vs. Idaho and 10 at Boise State and Air force. . His 98 tackles this season has moved him into the No. 4 spot in Mountain West history in career tackles with 414.”
Wilson’s performance has also boosted the rest of the Cowboys’ defense.
“He leads a Wyoming defense that ranks No. 2 in the Mountain West and No. 11 in the NCAA in Scoring Defense, allowing only 17.8 points per game,” UW says. “The Cowboys rank No. 2 in the MW and No. 9 in the country in rushing defense, allowing opponents only 99.4 yards rushing per game.”
Wilson is 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. He’s majoring in Kinesiology and Health Promotion