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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Konner Knauf, Edgerton

06/03/2021, 11:45am CDT
By Mark Miller

Name: Konner Knauf

School: Edgerton

Grade: Senior
 
Football Honors:
 Three-year varsity letter winner ... First-team all-Badger South Conference performer as a wide receiver as a junior at Stoughton ... Hauled in 36 receptions for 491 yards and three touchdowns for the Vikings ... Transferred to Edgerton for senior season and earned unanimous first-team all-Rock Valley Small honors ... In five league games, hauled in 35 passes for 417 yards and four touchdowns ... Also had 12 kick and punt returns for 350 yards and two scores ... Named to the WFCA South Small All-Star squad.    

Basketball Honors: Two-year varsity letter winner for coaches Nolan Weber at Stoughton and Daryl Fox at Edgerton ... Second-team all-Rock Valley Conference backcourt performer as a senior for a team that went 20-5 ... Selected as Edgerton's defensive Player of the Year ... Averaged 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 steals for Edgerton.  

Baseball Honors: Three-year varsity letter winner ... As a senior, batting .294 with 11 runs batted in through games of June 2 ... Has scored 14 runs and stolen eight bases for Edgerton.

Favorite Sport : "Football is definitely my favorite sport because it is a big part of my family. I learned the game early on from my dad. He was a former wide receiver standout who held multiple college football scholarship offers. Since an early age, I have always aspired to play the game at as high of a level as he once did."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The easy pick is to choose competing in the atmosphere in the big games and in the playoffs. Looking back, all of my favorite memories happened at practice, in the locker room or at team dinners."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Whether it be on the court of the field, leave it all out there and have no regrets. You never know when you'll hear that last buzzer, see your final snap or take your last swing."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "It would be playing DeForest in the sectional semifinals in basketball my junior year while still at Stoughton. This was the first day that COVID hit and the last day that high school basketball would take place that year. I was very excited to play in the atmosphere of a sectional game, come to find out hours before the game that each player would get only four tickets."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "You have more opportunities to meet new people and create more relationships while also doing something that you love."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Balancing school, sports and anything else going on while practicing all three sports so that you can play each of them at the highest level possible."

Favorite Opponent: Beloit Turner

Favorite Professional Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Favorite College Team: University of Wisconsin, Dordt College

Cumulative GPA: 3.4
 
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against:
 Jack Campion of Milton 

Biggest Challenge of COVID-19: "It has created many uncertainties. Being a senior, it is especially tough because with having the chance of being shut down, you never really know or have an idea of when it will be the last time on the court of field."

Most Admired High School Teammates: "There are many great athletes and teammates that I have been blessed to have been able to play with. Clayton Jenny and Drew Hanson are two teammates that certainly are at the top of the list."

College Plans: "I am committed to Dordt College to study pre-physical therapy and continue my football career."

Activities Outside of Sports: Mission trips, local youth sports volunteering, officiating and coaching youth sports.

I Find it Relaxing to: "Play and practice sports, golf and spend time with family and friends."

Favorite TV Show: The Blacklist

Favorite Movie: Blindside

Favorite Musical Artists: Luke Combs

Favorite Subject: Any medical class

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Website: netflix.com

Other Family Members: Robb, father; Kim, mother; Karter and Kyler, brothers. 

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