named Idaho's Wendy's High School Heisman winner
The Wendy’s High School Heisman program, awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom. Just as the collegiate Heisman is known for being the top award in college football, the Wendy’s High School Heisman award is known for being the most prestigious award at the high school level. The award encourages future leadership by recognizing well-balanced lifestyles at an early age.
Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes outstanding high-school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and in the community. Student athletes are recommended by teachers, guidance counselors and coaches. The most exceptional students are then selected to advance during extensive judging processes conducted at both state and national levels. . The winners were chosen from nearly 55,000 applicants – the highest entry pool in the award program’s 16 year history –across the country throughout the local, state and national levels. “The Wendy’s High School Heisman award is committed to honoring outstanding high school student- athletes who continue to shine in the classroom, on the field, in their local communities,” said Archie Griffin, two-time collegiate Heisman Memorial Trophy winner. Kyler was selected as the Idaho winner from all divisions throughout the state and has been entered into the pool of 49 other state winners to compete for the overall National Heisman winner.