The finalists for the 2020 Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar-Athlete Awards have been released.

There are 11 student-athletes that were chosen from 96 nominations from around the state.

The finalists, which are the most outstanding back and lineman from each classification of prep football in Wyoming, 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 2020 high school senior finalists as broken down by classification:

Class 1A-6 Man 

Hadley Abarr, Meeteetse

Dalton Peterson, Encampment

Class 1A-9 Man

Colter Collver, Wind River

Bodie Herring, Southeast

Class 2A

Back - CJ Lindsay, Lovell

Lineman - Hunter Meeks, Mountain View

Class 3A

Back - Nic Talich, Cody

Lineman - Rylan Koehn, Riverton

Class 4A

Back - Graedyn Buell, Cheyenne East

Back - Andrew Johnson, Cheyenne Central

Lineman - Quinton Mangus, Sheridan

Details of the award ceremony are unknown at this time due to COVID-19 considerations. They will be announced at a later date.

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 in their communities. Leadership roles are a great incentive in 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).

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