University of Wyoming senior middle linebacker Logan Wilson was named to the Butkus Award watch list Monday as one of college football’s top linebackers.
Wilson, who is from Casper, was one of 51 college players named to the watch list, and one of five from the Mountain West. The others were David Woodward of Utah State, Javin White of UNLV, Kyahva Tezino of San Diego State and Mykal Walker of Fresno State.
Earlier this month, Wilson was named to the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list as one of the best defensive players in the country.
Wilson enters his senior season with 316 career tackles, which ranks him second among all active returning players in the Football Bowl Subdivision and 13th in UW history. He concluded his junior season ranked fifth among active FBS players in career defensive touchdowns scored (three), 13th in career tackles per game (8.10) and 10th in career solo tackles per game (4.90). Wilson’s 316 career tackles ranks him No. 13 on the Wyoming career tackle list entering his senior season.
Wilson has started every game of his UW career — 39 consecutive starts. He was named a team captain as both a sophomore and junior. Team captains for the 2019 season will be named during fall camp, which begins Aug. 2. Wilson could join former teammate Marcus Epps as UW’s only three-time team captains in the modern era of the program.
In 2018, Wilson was the leading tackler for UW’s defense that was No. 19 in the nation in total defense, No. 25 in rushing defense and No. 28 in scoring defense. In addition to leading the team in tackles (103), he led the team in tackles for loss (11.0 for 30 yards) and tied for the team lead in interceptions (two for 21 yards).
Wilson was named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West last season.