Hunter Meeks, nominee for Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation 2020 Athlete of the Year

Hunter Meeks grabs the ball carrier and puts a stop in his action during the MVHS Homecoming football game last fall. Meeks is a nominee for the prestigious Wyoming Chapter NFF/CHF 2020 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. PIONEER PHOTOE/Virginia Giorgis

MVHS’ Hunter Meeks/brains and brawn recognition

MOUNTAIN VIEW — A MVHS Buffalo football player, a class act of a young man, has again been recognized for his athletic ability and for his outstanding character and grades.

Hunter Meeks, Buffalos #76, has made his presence known not only on the football field, but in the classroom and the community. Meeks is one of 96 players in Wyoming nominated by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation as 2020’s Scholar-Athlete of the year. He is one of six players nominated from Wyoming’s 2A conference. The other nominees include: Austin Peternal and Aaron Ortiz, Kemmerer; CJ Lindsay, Lovell; Carson Gregory, Pinedale; and Adam Suko, Wheatland.

This year’s 96 Wyoming nominees come from 27 different high schools across all five classifications of Wyoming prep football plus the University of Wyoming.

The finalists, the most outstanding back and lineman from each classification will be honored with a $1,200 scholarship and a chance to be named Wyoming’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, who receives an additional $1,200 scholarship and becomes the state’s nominee for Western Region Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Meeks signed to continue his football career at Black Hills State University (Spearfish, S.D.) on a football scholarship. Meeks had initially looked at Dickinson State, but determined Black Hills was his best fit.

“Yes, Hunter has been nominated for this award. He has had an outstanding high school football career and has also excelled in his academics, leadership as well as in the community,” MVHS head football coach Brent Walk said Tuesday morning. “Hunter has been a 2-way starter for us since his sophomore year and, again, did an outstanding job. He is an outstanding young man, has worked very hard throughout his high school career and is a great representation of MVFB...very proud of him.”

Details of the award ceremony are undetermined at this time due to Covid-19 prevention considerations.

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