DOUGLAS – The 96 nominees for this year’s Wyoming Chapter, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards come from 27 different high schools from all five Wyoming prep football classifications plus the University of Wyoming.
The list includes four players from Southeast High School, including: Brant Fullmer, Brodie Herring, Reece Robertson and Sawyer Anderson.
The finalists, the most outstanding back and lineman from each classification, will be honored with a $1,200 scholarship and a chance to be named Wyoming’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The player will receive an additional $1,200 scholarship and becomes the state’s nominee for Western Region Scholar Athlete of the Year.
The Scholar-Athlete Awards are based 40% on football ability (all-conference, all-state, etc.), 40% on academic achievement (GPA, ACT) and 20% on extracurricular activities and Citizenship (Student Council, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, other sports) in their respective schools and in their communities. Leadership roles are a great incentive in scoring. To qualify, a scholar-athlete must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Other awards will include a Courage and/or Perseverance Award to an athlete or athletes who have overcome serious injuries or medical conditions. The chapter also awards selected state residents with an outstanding contribution to amateur football award, the greatest UW and High School fans, an award for lifetime contributions to football officiating and an honor for an outstanding assistant coaches’ contribution.
Details of the award ceremony are undetermined at this time due to Covid-19 prevention considerations.
The 2020 high school senior nominees for the Scholar-Athlete awards are:
Class 1A 6-Man
Encampment: Dalton Peterson
Farson: Carson Jones, Colby Jones, Parker Clawson, Zander Reed
Meeteetse: Dale McBride, Hadley Abarr, Tozai May
Class 1A 9-Man
Pine Bluffs: Marvin Reza
Saratoga: Teagan Love
Shoshoni: Kaden Dower
Southeast: Brant Fullmer, Brodie Herring, Reece Robertson, Sawyer Anderson
Wind River: Colter Collver
Wright: Kayden Mack, Kagen Baker
Kemmerer: Austin Peternal, Aaron Ortiz
Lovell: CJ Lindsay
Mountain View: Hunter Meeks
Pinedale: Carson Gregory
Wheatland: Adam Suko
Cody: Nic Talich, Keaton Stone
Green River: Jacob Fuss, James King, Jacob Marinez, Seth White
Lander Valley: Jack Sweeney
Riverton: Rylan Koehn
Star Valley: Brant Nelson
Worland: Rudy Sanford
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
Laramie: Isaac Sell
Casper Natrona: Colter Helm, Jace George, Harrison Taubert, Brady Dutcher, Avery Cox, Ben Hoppens, Zack Southerland, Rhett Buhler, Nolan Valdez, Bode Draper, Braxton Bundy, D’Anthony Smith, Robert Douglas, Dominick Bradach, Myllian Allison
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
Cheyenne South: Kobe Barto
Gillette: 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