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Wyoming's Logan Wilson named PFF first-team All-American
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Wyoming's Logan Wilson named PFF first-team All-American

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Wyoming linebacker Logan Wilson tackles UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers during their game Sept. 28 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

LARAMIE — The postseason accolades have started rolling in for Logan Wilson.

Wilson on Monday was named a first-team All-American by Pro Football Focus. Wyoming’s senior linebacker was one of four Group of Five players to land on the first team and one of just two to earn the nod on defense.

Wilson has been one of the most productive linebackers in the nation in his final season with the Cowboys.

The Casper native and Butkus Award finalist is second on the team with 98 tackles and has 7.5 tackles for loss. His team-high four interceptions are the most among Football Bowl Subdivision linebackers.

“No linebacker across the nation was able to accomplish what Wilson accomplished in 2019 as he was the only defensive player in the country to field elite grades against the run, in coverage and when blitzing the passer,” PFF’s Cam Mellor wrote. “His all-around elite play saw him finish as the nation’s highest-graded linebacker as he recorded 17 total pressures on just 50 pass rushes, secured 40 run stops and made nine total plays on the ball for a passer rating of just 63.2 into his coverage.

“Utilized all over the field, Wilson really shined when rushing the passer as he won 36.2 percent of his pass-rush attempts and got home with pressure on every pass-rush win, leading the way to one sack, five hits and 11 more hurries.”

With two more tackles in Wyoming’s bowl game, Wilson, a top-5 tackler in both program and Mountain West history, would reach 100 tackles for the third straight season.

Follow UW athletics beat writer Davis Potter on Twitter at @DavisEPotter.

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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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