LUSK - Colter Larson found himself among the top 20 athletes in Wyoming recently.
Larson was one of 20 to be tapped as a Wyoming finalist for the 2012 Wendy’s High School Heisman program.
The award, launched in 1994, was created to honor students who best displayed athletic and academic excellence as well as to help winners achieve their goals following high school graduation. The program culminates next month with the presentation of the High School Heisman during the National Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation in New York City.
Ultimately, the 20 candidates from Wyoming have been narrowed down to four winners: Jordan Hitshew of Lander Valley High School, Johnathan Bartlett of Dubois High School, Darby Bell from Cody High School and Daniel Davidson from Burlington High School.
None of the Wyoming candidates made the national finalists, though. The national finalists are: Zoe Alaniz of Corpus Christi, Texas, Tessa Brooks of Wooster, Ohio, Trent Hosick of Kansas City, Kaitlyn Kent of Statesville N.C., Margaret Midkiff of Macon, Ga. and Samuel Prakel of Versailles, Ohio.
Larson most recently wrapped up a 10-1 season in NCHS football. According to Wyopreps data, Larson ran for 48.5 yards per game this year, which measures 5.8 yards per attempt. He totaled 533 all-purpose offense yards with 5 touchdowns, averaging 4 points per game.
The Tigers ended their season Nov. 10, falling to the Southeast Cyclones 40-8 during the state championship match at War Memorial Stadium.
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