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Joe Thomas Award Semi-Finalists

09/27/2012, 7:00pm CDT
By Travis Wilson
WSN Football Senior Awards
The Joe Thomas Award is given annually to the state's top senior offensive lineman as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards presented by Taco Bell. The award is named after former Brookfield Central and University of Wisconsin athlete Joe Thomas, who has gone on to great success in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. After an All-American career at UW, Thomas has been a Pro Bowler with the Browns.
The pre-season list has been trimmed down to 25 semi-finalists, with five finalists chosen after the Level 1 playoffs. Winners are announced the week of the state finals.
Joe Thomas Award Semi-Finalist List:
Seth Barden, DeForest
T.J. Bartels, Franklin
Dan Bell, Menomonee Falls
Hayden Biegel, Wisconsin Rapids
Matt Bjork, West De Pere
Sam Bryan, Greendale
Graham Bullmore, Kenosha Bradford
Billy Buth, Jefferson
Matt Degner, Catholic Memorial
Jake Gronholz, Lakeside Lutheran
Sufyan Hamouda, Sussex Hamilton
Dean Helt, Waunakee
Jacob Homa, Brookfield Central
Reggie Larson, Somerset
Aidan McNamara, Madison West
Jordan Mueller, Plymouth
Jacob Ohnesorge, Waunakee
Eric Peissig, Menomonie
Derek Pierre, West De Pere
Tiano Pupungatoa, River Falls
Connor Riese, D.C. Everest
Luke Schultz, Northwestern
Will Shanley, Whitefish Bay
Andrew Terwilliger, Verona
Eric Weller, Brookfield East
Luke Worthington, Homestead
To view the Pre-Season Watch List, click here.
Finalists for the award do not have to come from the semi-finalist list. Lists are compiled from statistical information available to WSN, coach nominations, player evaluations, and other resources.

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