CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) A Casper native recently went in the 3rd round in the 2020 NFL Draft.
"Yeah I mean it was always a dream, but it's like one of those dreams that you always try to achieve but the chances of it happening are very slim," said Logan Wilson.
On April 24th Logan Wilson dreams became a reality as he was picked 65th overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.
"I was kind of going through an overwhelming amount of emotions like any sort of emotion that is out there, I probably felt it at some point, you know during that day and then when I got the call my heart was pounding out of my chest and you know it was very very exciting to see the whole body of work that I put in all came into that one moment so was very surreal," said Wilson.
When Logan Wilson was in high school he played football at Natrona Country wearing orange and black. Now after the NFL draft he will be wearing those same colors but over 1,300 miles away in Cincinnati, Ohio.
"Yeah it was a goal of mine to get there and I don't think anything I went through at Wyoming or even Natrona happened by chance there is a big huge body of work that I put in to be in this position. I guess it all paid off in the end," said Wilson.
Now he gets to represent his home state in the NFL.
"I don't think people from the outside of Wyoming will understand it but that is kind of just how our state works and we are just a blue collar state we rally behind people and I am very happy and proud to be a Wyomingite," said Wilson.