Wisconsin Sports Network and WisSports.net are proud to announce Marshfield's Trevor Peterson as the 2011 recipient of the Tim Krumrie Award as the most outstanding senior defensive lineman/linebacker in Wisconsin, part of the WSN Senior Football Awards.
Peterson has been one of the most disruptive players in the entire state this year, using his outstanding size, athletic ability, and instinct to take over games from his defensive end position. He was a First Team All-Conference choice in the VFA-South and the league's Defensive Lineman of the Year.
In seven conference games Peterson recorded 4 fumble recoveries, with three of them going for touchdowns. He also returned an interception for a touchdown for the Tigers. Two of those scores came in a Week 8 win over Menasha when he terrorized the Blue Jays with a two-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown then returned fumble 75 yards for a score later in the game. During the regular season he totaled 11.5 sacks and 55 tackles.
On Monday Peterson was named to the First Team All-State list by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.
Finalists for the award were Peterson, Trent Denlinger of Cuba City, Roland Dunlap of Muskego, Justin Montanez of Milwaukee Riverside, and Nick Severson of Waunakee.
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