Former UW linebacker and Wyoming native drafted to Cincinnati Bengals

WYOMING. – Casper native and former University of Wyoming football player Logan Wilson was selected in the 3rd round of the NFL draft on Friday night with the 65th pick overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Wilson was one of six national finalists for the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s best linebacker. He recorded 105 tackles in his senior season for UW with 62 solo tackles. He finished his career with 421 tackles being 4th in the history of the school and 4th in the history of the Mountain West Conference earning him All-American status.

He was an all-state football player at Natrona County High school in four positions including receiver, defensive back, punter, and kicker. His team won the 4A state championship in 2014 as they ran an undefeated season with a 12-0 record.

Wilson is the 2nd Casper native in the last 3 years to be drafted by an NFL team. Natrona grad Taven Bryan was selected in the first round by Jacksonville with the 29th overall selection back in 2018. Former Wyoming Cowboy quarterback Josh Allen was picked 7th overall in that same draft by the Buffalo Bills.

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