Super 30: Shawnee's Tristan Wyatt a quick learner on the field

Right tackle has only been playing football for three years, but is committed to play at Tulsa after his senior season with the Wolves.
by Chris Brannick Published: July 9, 2014

— Tristan Wyatt knows what it will take to have a successful season on the football field. And the senior right tackle has all his goals lined out for his final year in high school.

Pretty impressive for a kid who has only played competitive football for three years.

Wyatt (6-5, 290) credits his dad for getting him on the field and said he was pretty nervous about playing for the first time.

“It was actually kind of funny because I didn’t really want to play football,” Wyatt said. “I told my dad I just wanted to play basketball. I was a little nervous and my dad said, ‘Just give it one year.’ And it’s amazing how it’s developed to this.”

Wyatt hopes it will develop into more, specifically going to the NFL. Wyatt’s list of goals includes limiting sacks and keeping his quarterback healthy but also includes becoming a professional football player. He’ll use his future offensive line coach as much as he can to aid in the process.

Wyatt will head to the University of Tulsa next fall to play for the Golden Hurricane. Denver Johnson is in his third year with Tulsa and made a huge impact on Wyatt on the recruiting trail.

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by Chris Brannick
Copy Editor
Chris Brannick is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he served as Sports Editor of The Vista, UCO's student newspaper. Originally from Utica, N.Y., he graduated from Sallisaw High School in 2003.
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