Sheridan Senior Tyler Julian is Wyoming Chapter's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2013.

Wyoming Chapter - National Football Foundation ----Press Release

A Sheridan High School senior was named the 2013 Wyoming Chapter National Football Foundation High School Scholar Athlete of the Year Saturday at the organization’s 20th annual banquet in Laramie.

Tyler Julian, who played center for the Broncs, started 22 consecutive games for SHS and helped lead them to the Class 4A state semi-finals in 2012 and 2013.

A team captain and First Team All-Conference and All-State selection as a senior, he was named Honorable Mention Super 25, and was a Second Team All-Conference pick as a junior. He has also lettered in Indoor and Outdoor Track, earned four academic letters, and received Wyoming High School Activities Association Scholastic Achievement and Sportsmanship Awards. Tyler has a 3.98 grade point average, scored a 32 on his ACT, and ranks second in his class of 219 students. A two-year member of the National Honor Society, he is also the student body president.

Julian was awarded a total of $2,400 in scholarships from the Wyoming Chapter for being the “Best of the Best.” His parents are Don and Jeannie Julian. His father is the head football coach at SHS.

New University of Wyoming Head Football Coach Craig Bohl and former Wyoming safety John Wendling, now with the Detroit Lions, were the keynote speakers during the event.

Eleven special awards were presented along with scholarships to 14 scholar-athletes from each of the five high school classifications and the University of Wyoming plus this year’s Courage and Perseverance Award recipients.

A total of $21,600 in scholarships was awarded during the evening with each of the 14 high school finalists receiving a Wyoming Chapter NFF plaque and a $1,200 scholarship to the school of their choice.

During the past nineteen years the Wyoming Chapter has awarded $242,550 in scholarships to student athletes representing 58 of the 64 Wyoming high schools that play football and the University of Wyoming.

Special Award Recipients include:

Greatest University of Wyoming Football Fans: Jo Ferguson, Cheyenne; Wes & Coleen Metzler, Powell; and Tracy Ringolsby Jr., Cheyenne.

Greatest Wyoming High School Football Fans: George Haas, Torrington; and Ron Mills, Newcastle.

Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football: Scott Mangold, Powell; and Paul Stille, Casper.

Ox Zellner Football Official Career Achievement Award: Dale Boedeker, Gillette.

Football Coach Career Achievement Award: Keith Nate, Cokeville; Steve Oldenburg, Gillette; and Rick Scherry, Sheridan.

This year’s scholar-athlete finalists. (Two Backs were honored in Class 1A-Six Man, Class 2A Lineman and Class 3A Back)

Scholar-Athlete Courage Award: Michael Lamb, Big Horn High School.

Scholar-Athlete Perseverance Award: Shane Brooks, East High School.

1A-6 Man Back: Sterling Baker, Dubois High School.

1A-6 Man Back: Seth Bennett, Meeteetse High School.

1A Lineman: Brock Teichert, Cokeville High School.

1A Back: Matt VandeBossche, Niobrara County High School.

2A Lineman: Miles Novak, Big Horn High School.

2A Lineman: Stormy Roy, Wright High School.

2A Back: Devon Parkinson, Glenrock High School.

3A Lineman: Garrett Lynch, Powell High School.

3A Back: Logan Barker, Douglas High School.

3A Back: Hayden Cragoe, Powell High School.

4A Lineman: Tyler Julian, Sheridan High School.

4A Back: Austin Fort, Campbell County High School.

Justin Bernthaler, University of Wyoming.

Spencer Bruce, University of Wyoming