Wisconsin Sports Network and WisSports.net are proud to announce Edgar senior Jeff Raymond as the 2010 recipient of the Tim Krumrie Award as the most outstanding senior defensive lineman/linebacker in Wisconsin, part of the WSN Senior Football Awards.
Raymond has been a stalwart on the Edgar defensive line the past two seasons during one of the most impressive runs any team has ever put on. The Wildcats rattled off seven straight shutouts to begin the year, and have not allowed a point in 18 of their last 25 games. A player who consistently sees double- and even triple-teams, Raymond still wreaks havoc on opposing offenses. He recorded 60 tackles, 8 sacks, and 15 tackles for loss in 10 games this season on his way to his first Marawood Lineman of the Year award and a second straight unanimous 1st team all-conference selection.
Edgar has advanced to it's third straight state title game after capturing it's third straight Marawood Conference crown.
Raymond was recently selected as a Wisconsin Football Coaches Association First Team All-State choice at defensive tackle, the second consecutive year he has been so honored. This season he was also a first team choice on the offensive line.
“Jeff is our leader on defense,” legendary Edgar coach Jerry Sinz said. “He is what we build every game plan around. He can stop the run in any situation as well as pressure the quarterback. His presence is felt on every play as teams struggle to contain him.”
Finalists for the award were Raymond, Brenden Butler of Franklin, Matt Losiniecki of Waukesha West, Donte' Phillips of Homestead, and Mark Scarpinatto of Milwaukee Marquette.
The award is named after Tim Krumrie, a graduate of Mondovi High School who went on to play for the University of Wisconsin and 12 seasons in the National Football League. Krumrie walked-on to the Badger football team, but quickly made an impression. He led the Badgers in tackles all four years, and was a three-time All-Big Ten selection. He still holds the all-time record for solo tackles and is third on the total tackles list. Drafted in the 10th round by the Cincinnati Bengals, Krumrie played in all 16 games as a rookie and went on to start 161 games in his career. He made the Pro Bowl in 1987 and 1988, and helped the Bengals to the Super Bowl in 1989. He served as the defensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs for four seasons after three years with the Buffalo Bills and eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The voting panel for the WSN Senior Football Awards consisted of: Nicholas Kartos, WSN President and Founder; Travis Wilson, WSN Content Manager; Dennis Semrau, Wisconsin State Journal; Justin Hull, AM 1570 The Score in Appleton; John Casper Jr., Eau Claire Leader-Telegram; Dan Barwick, WSN Associate Content Producer