Wisconsin Sports Network and WisSports.net are happy to announce Sun Prairie East's Jerry Kaminski as the 2022 recipient of the Dave Krieg Award as the most outstanding senior quarterback in Wisconsin, part of the WSN Senior Football Awards.
Jerry Kaminski saw limited action on varsity as a freshman but gained valuable experience splitting time in the 2021 spring season. He took over as the starter in the fall of 2021, guiding Sun Prairie to the Division 1 state title game as an All-State selection.
He has been even better as a senior at Sun Prairie East, completing 179-of-289 passes (61.9%) for 2,785 yards and 40 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. His passer rating of 123.3 is among the best in the state for his coach and father Brian Kaminski.
The North Dakota commit has thrown for 6,112 yards and 77 touchdowns in his career.
On Monday, Kaminski was announced as a repeat selection on the WFCA All-State team as well as the 2022 WFCA Large Schools Offensive Player of the Year.
Finalists for the award were Kaminski, Cole Bensen of Bay Port, Jackson Flottmeyer of Aquinas, Nate Kollath of Sussex Hamilton, A.J. Korth of Menasha, and Chase Spellman of Kettle Moraine.
Past winners of the award include Oshkosh West's Trey Demler (2009), Franklin's Lance Baretz (2010), West De Pere's Jay Tollefson (2011), Watertown's Tarek Yaeggi (2012), Xavier's Matt Ferris (2013), Brown Deer's Zack Baun (2014), Amherst's Garrett Groshek (2015), Kimberly's Danny Vanden Boom (2016), Franklin's Max Alba (2017), Kimberly's Cody Staerkel (2018), La Crosse Central's Johnny Davis (2019), Lake Mills' Adam Moen (2020), and Franklin's Myles Burkett (2021).
The award is named after Dave Krieg, a graduate of D.C. Everest High School who went on to star at Milton College and later in the National Football League. Krieg ranks in the Top 12 in NFL history in career pass attempts, completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times in his 12-year career.
The voting panel for the WSN Senior Football Awards consisted of: Travis Wilson, WSN General Manager and Head Football Writer; Norbert Durst, WSN Content Manager; Dennis Semrau, ESPN Madison; Jonathan Krause, WSCO The Score 95.3 in Appleton; Jimmie Kaska, WEAU in Eau Claire; Dan Barwick, WSN Contributor; Colton Wilson, WSN Content Producer; Fan Vote
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