National Football Foundation Wyoming Chapter Reveals 2022 Scholar-Athlete Finalists
The finalists for the 2022 Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar-Athlete Awards got released on Tuesday.
Ten student-athletes were chosen from 80 nominations from around the state.
The finalists are the most outstanding back and linemen from each classification of prep football in Wyoming and will be honored with a $1,200 scholarship. They also have a chance to be named the Wyoming Scholar-Athlete of the Year. That person will receive an additional $1,200 scholarship.
Here are the 2022 high school senior finalists as broken down by classification:
Class 1A-6 Man
Koye Gilbert, Encampment
Class 1A-9 Man
Zane Linder, Moorcroft
Ty Sweeter, Pine Bluffs
Josh Thompson, Big Horn
Kade Preuit, Wheatland
Keltan Ewing, Douglas
Toran Graham, Powell
Lucas Chappell, Star Valley
Gavin Goff, Cheyenne East
Isaac Schoenfeld, Rock Springs
Cody’s Jonathan Williams will be presented with the Courage Award. The Perseverance Award is going to Dylan Taylor from Green River and Sheridan’s Brock Steel.
This year's banquet was canceled. A video with information on each of the finalists will be released at a later time.
Last year's winner was Andrew Johnson from Cheyenne Central High School.
The Scholar-Athlete Awards are based 40 percent on football ability, 40 percent on academic achievement, and 20 percent on Extra-Curricular activities and Citizenship in their respective schools and communities. Leadership roles are a great incentive for scoring. To qualify, a scholar-athlete must have a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better, according to a release by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF).