Conner Mendez of Rawlins certainly showed some fortitude as he battled injuries in his prep football career. But he had a stellar senior season for the Outlaws and now will be going to Spearfish, South Dakota to get on the gridiron for Black Hills State. This past season, Mendez caught 56 balls for 738 yards and 6 touchdowns as he averaged 123 all-purpose yards per game. He caught 148 yards worth of passes this season vs. Evanston and had 10 catches for 120 yards vs. Green River.

He may have been more valuable to his Outlaw team on defense as he was the squads leading tackler from the secondary spot with 74 total and 34 unassisted with 3 interceptions. He averaged nearly 16 defensive points per game which is incredible.

Mendez also played basketball for the Outlaws, appearing in 23 games and averaging 5 points per contest.

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