Casper native and Natrona County High School graduate Logan Wilson was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in Round 3 of the NFL Draft on Friday.

Wilson was taken with the 65th overall pick in the draft and becomes the highest former Wyoming Cowboy that is a native of the state to be chosen in the NFL Draft.

Wilson was a three-time All-State selection at NC. He helped the Mustangs to Class 4A State Championships in 2012 and 2014. They were runner-up in 2013. Wilson played receiver, defensive back, punter, and place-kicker. He was a three-year varsity starter for NC.

Wilson went on to the University of Wyoming, where he starred for the Cowboys. Wilson was a four-year starter at linebacker. He was the 2016 Mountain West Freshman of the Year and earned All-MW honors for three seasons, including First-Team in 2019. Last fall, Wilson was a finalist for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker, and named an All-American by Pro Football Focus, USA Today, and the Associated Press.

The Casper native finished his career fourth in school history and MW history with 421 career tackles. Wilson was also a three-year captain for Wyoming and started all 52 games he played in the Brown and Gold.

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