On Sunday, USA Today Sports announced its 2016 Freshman All-America Team and Wyoming linebacker Logan Wilson was named to the 25-man team of freshmen from across the country. Wilson was one of only three freshmen linebackers selected to the team.
On Nov. 29, Wilson was named the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year in voting by conference head coaches and media. The redshirt freshman from Casper, Wyo., ranked No. 1 among all Mountain West freshmen in tackles this season, averaging 6.8 tackles per game. He also ranked No. 21 overall in the MW in tackles.
Wilson was named the MW Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Utah State, with seven tackles, one interception for 56 yards and one fumble recovery. Wilson scored two touchdowns on the season -- one on a 27-yard interception return at Eastern Michigan and one on a fumble recovery in the end zone against UNLV. He also had a personal high 13 tackles at UNLV.
In the Mountain West Conference Championship Game vs. San Diego State, Wilson was credited with nine total tackles, including six solo tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and forced a fumble in the fourth quarter that resulted in a forced turnover for the Cowboys.
On the season, Wilson was fourth on the Cowboy team in tackles (88), had 3.0 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions for 83 yards, three fumble recoveries, three pass breakups and one forced fumble.
Other Cowboys to earn All-America recognition this season are: senior center Chase Roullier (Second Team All-American as selected by USA Today Sports) and Brian Hill (Third Team All-American as selected by CollegeSportsMadness).