The 5-9, 180-lbs. senior was the only Division IV player selected on either First or Second Team. He is the second PVHS player chosen All-State in recent years. Austin Poulsen was the first, in 2001 as a defensive back.
This season Leavitt rushed for 1,515 yards, 31 touchdowns, 40 receptions for 846 yards, 13 touchdown pass receptions and scored a single season state record 312 points, topping the previous record of 306 by Antonie White of Las Vegas High in 2001, and eclipsing Brady Whipple’s Pahranagat Valley school record of 222 points in 2008.
Leavitt was also named as the Division IV Southern League Most Valuable Player and was also a First Team Linebacker selection.
His efforts helped PVHS complete a seventh consecutive unbeaten season, seventh straight NIAA Division IV championship, and 81 game win streak, longest active streak in the nation. His total yards per game average this season was 126.3.
In his career at Pahranagat, Leavitt accounted for 3,799 rushing yards, (likely another school record), 1,780 receiving yards, 310 passing yards, and 5,897 All Purpose yards, and 54 touchdowns.
Leavitt said he was honored to receive the award. “It was awesome. I really didn’t see it coming. It’s pretty cool. Coach trusted me enough to have the ball a lot.” He credited the offensive lineman for doing their jobs so well to open the holes. “All I had to do was run,” he added.
Pahranagat coach Dr. Ken Higbee said he was pleased with Leavitt’s selection. “That was a pretty good thing for big Wade. It was fun to see him recognized. He started for us for four years and brought an intensity to the field that our team needed, and he led by that example of how he played and everything that he did.”
Higbee further commented that Leavitt, “did everything we asked, from the time he was a freshman, was a two-year captain for us, which is very uncommon, and I think that says a lot about his leadership and how he plays the game the right way. He is as respected off the field as he is on.”
As a defensive player all four years as well, Leavitt had 218 tackles, 183 solo, 12 sacks, and 8 interceptions.