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2A Football Championship

Buffalo's Luke Glassock (2) raises the Wyoming State Class 2A Football Championship trophy above his head after the Bison defeated Mountain View on Nov. 10, 2018 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

To teammates and opponents alike, Luke Glassock was known as the “triple-threat quarterback” while leading the Buffalo offense. He was Class 2A’s most efficient passer, with a 202.1 rating (18-2 touchdowns-to-interception ratio and 66.9 completion percentage). He also scored three rushing touchdowns. Finally, he was 7-of-9 on field goals, including a 49-yarder.

On Monday night the triple threat made his decision to commit to just one position. On Wednesday he made that decision official by signing his letter of intent to play college football for his childhood-favorite team.

Glassock shunned scholarship offers to kick for Chadron State, Black Hills State, Dickinson State and Northern Colorado. Instead, he signed as a preferred walk-on kicker for the University of Wyoming.

“It feels really amazing,” Glassock said. “Definitely super-excited to be down in Laramie and work with the other kids in the class and I’m excited to be a Cowboy.”

His decision comes as a relief. Wyoming made a late play for the Buffalo senior, which forced him to draw out his decision. The Cowboys first approached him halfway through his senior season and welcomed Glassock to War Memorial Stadium for a visit not long after. The offer, however, didn’t come until last Wednesday, a week before National Signing Day.

The other programs hoping to land the triple threat had been making their pitches for much longer. And they were offering scholarship money. But, like most ambitious football players across Wyoming, the senior grew up watching the Cowboys every weekend. He could see himself in brown and gold and, if he was being honest with himself, he wanted to be a Cowboy.

So the reigning Star-Tribune Offense Player of the Year made his decision and couldn’t be happier. He continues a now two-year trend of Buffalo sending walk-ons to Laramie, after Ray Rabou joined the Cowboys last season. But unlike Rabou, who was a standout running back and linebacker, Glassock is going for special teams.

Keep in mind, he’s scored 47 goals in his first three seasons on the Buffalo soccer team — including 26 last season. He’s converted that onto the football field, not only through field goals but by tallying 52 touchbacks on 73 kickoffs. He also punted 31 times last season with a long of 63.

While also serving as a team captain and championship-winning quarterback, Glassock is especially proud of those special teams accomplishments.

“It’s an aspect of the game that’s much needed,” he said. “It’s kind of different from other positions. You get 50-60 plays when you’re quarterback, but in kicking you get two shots and you have to make the most of it.”

Glassock has already kicked at 7,220 feet and wasn’t intimidated. He converted from 28 yards in November’s state championship game and missed slightly from 32 yards.

He’ll continue playing basketball for the Bison before his final opportunities on Buffalo’s soccer team in the spring. Then he’ll play in the Shrine Bowl in June and report to Laramie the next day.

“This all feels awesome,” he said. “Definitely pretty happy with the decision.”

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High School Sports Reporter

Brady Oltmans reports on high school and local sports. He joined the Star-Tribune in July 2016 after covering prep sports and college soccer in Nebraska. He also contributes to University of Wyoming sports coverage. He and his dog live in Casper.

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