Wilson Making the Move From Scout Team to Starter

photo by Darrell Johnson

by Keith Kelley–28 Sep ’16

Wyoming redshirt freshman linebacker, Logan Wilson, has worked hard to get where he’s at.  Wilson came to Wyoming as a defensive back out of Natrona County High School in Casper.  Wilson was moved to scout team linebacker his freshman season, as he was putting on weight, but maintaining his speed.  Now Wilson is in the starting lineup and making an impact with the Pokes–he ran an interception back for a touchdown last Friday at Eastern Michigan.  Wilson believes that his redshirt year was beneficial to him.

“From the scout team perspective, I got to reach the physicality part of the linebacker, because I didn’t play any safety on the scout team, I played all linebacker, and they officially moved me because I was gaining weight and was still maintaining my speed. Now I’m about 220 or 225 right now, and that redshirt year really pays off.”

He added that missing out on a year was tough, “It’s kind of hard during that time, when you’re not able to play football on Saturday’s, but you’re practicing for your team trying to make them better.  It’s definitely, it’s not easy, but it was worth it looking back on it.”

Wilson was one of four division one players on that Natrona team, and he credits Mustang head coach Steve Harshman for preparing him for football at the division one level.  “They did a lot for me.  The one thing that coach Harshman always said, ‘the only two things you can control going into every day and every game, was your attitude and your effort.’  Wilson added, “And really, those are the only two things your can control. And that quote has stuck with me since I’ve been at NC my freshman year and it still sticks with me today.”

Wilson and the Cowboys are on the road at Colorado State Saturday night.  Kickoff at Hughes Stadium is set for 8:15 pm