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Jim Leonhard Award Pre-Season Watch List

08/20/2015, 9:30am CDT
By Travis Wilson

The Jim Leonhard Award is presented to the top senior defensive back as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards. The award is named after former Flambeau High School and University of Wisconsin athlete Jim Leonhard, who has gone on to great success in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and New Orleans Saints.  
 
The pre-season list will be trimmed down to 25 semi-finalists halfway through the year, with five finalists chosen at the start of the playoffs. Winners are announced the week of the state finals.

JIM LEONHARD AWARD PRE-SEASON WATCH LIST

First Name Last Name Team
Hunter Ashlin Rice Lake
Matthew Bach University School
Josh Baker Kewaskum
Linc Bennett Wilmot
Jarek Berg Oconomowoc
Matt Bernstein Whitefish Bay
Nate Bevers Little Chute
Brady Blang Monona Grove
Ray Bright Oak Creek
Stephan Burbach New Lisbon
Deonte Carlton Green Bay East
Logan Carroll Pepin/Alma
Taylor Conley Menasha
Mike Conrady Menomonee Falls
Vincent Cosey Racine Park
Chase Craig Badger
Mike Delzer Medford
Joe Dubois Brookfield Central
Collin Feld Baraboo
Beau Girard Superior
Nick Goudreau Appleton East
Shane Gran Westby
Zak Greco Big Foot
Dakota Grzesk New Berlin Eisenhower
Ben Gutschow Amherst
Bailey Headington Xavier
Joey Helgerson Hillsboro
Jim Hoesley Arcadia
Justin Ida Wild Rose
Kyle Jensen Waunakee
Braden Jorenby Madison La Follette
Kaleb Kaminski Tomahawk
Jake Kentala Kenosha Bradford
Cody Klossowski Ithaca
Kobe Knaak Franklin
Matthew Lechner Catholic Memorial
Amaziah McCall Amherst
Joe McKelvey Osceola
Alex Nagel Antigo
Sam Nickulis Pius XI Catholic
Tedy Orlando Arrowhead
Adam Parent Northern Elite
Tyler Patoka Stevens Point
Antonio-Jose Ramos Arrowhead
Beau Reder Superior
Tyler Reinhart Slinger
Tyler Remmers Waukesha West
Hunter Rolain Appleton North
Dyln Ross Waterford
Aaron Scafe Melrose-Mindoro
Will Schmidt Brookfield East
Zeffary Smith Reedsburg
Samuel Staehling Plymouth
Ben Swanson West Allis Hale
Blake Thiel Lakeside Lutheran
J.T. Thode Waukesha North
Josh Verbeten Wrightstown
Jake Wagner Roncalli
Jake Walgenbach Fond du Lac
Ryan Walker Markesan
Chase Werwinski McFarland
Josh Weyand Kenosha Indian Trail
Brady Wieland Saint Francis
Louis Williams Shorewood/Messmer
Hunter Wilson DeForest
Jaron Winkler Rice Lake
Sam Zander Waunakee

Pre-season watch lists are compiled from all-conference teams, stats leaders, film evaluations, WSN Player Rankings, and coach input. Players do not have to be on the pre-season list to be considered for the semi-final or finals list.

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