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Joe Thomas Award Pre-Season Watch List

08/02/2016, 10:30am CDT
By Travis Wilson

The Joe Thomas Award is presented 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 selected to the NFL Pro Bowl each of his three years in the league. 
 
The pre-season list will be trimmed down to about 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.

JOE THOMAS AWARD PRE-SEASON WATCH LIST

First Name Last Name Team
Layne Anderson West Salem
Fred Apeh Milwaukee Morse-Marshall
Eric Armbruster Saint Francis
Liam Arnold Milwaukee King
Max Aslin Brookfield East
Chan Bargielski Catholic Memorial
Dylan Barribeau Kewaunee
Tyler Beach Port Washington
Blaze Beltran Pewaukee
Isaac Benner Chippewa Falls
Josh Biegler Peshtigo
Andy Biwer Arrowhead
Matt Bluett Algoma
Jacob Brungraber Kewaunee
Logan Bruss Kimberly
Tyler Burt Beloit Turner
Tyler Burt Beloit Turner
Adam Butzler West Salem
Tanner Collins Potosi
Connor Dahlke Appleton North
Calvin Dassow Sussex Hamilton
Reid Dosch Westby
Brennen Eide Blair-Taylor
Emmett Eifert Kenosha Christian Life
Mohammed Elazazy Menasha
Jacob Erdman Stevens Point
Alex Fenton Menomonie
Jordan Gallagher Racine Horlick
Kyle Gannon Waukesha West
Gary Garow Black River Falls
Ben Gosenheimer Wild Rose
Jared Gossen De Pere
Kordell Grade Menasha
Jonathan Gruetzmacher Merrill
Jared Hansen Brodhead/Juda
Zack Hansen New Berlin Eisenhower
Matt Henningsen Menomonee Falls
Drew Hoye Fort Atkinson
Josh Isenberger Monona Grove
Max Johnson Spencer/Columbus Catholic
Tyson Kauffman Stratford
Mike Keller New Berlin Eisenhower
Adam Kinyon Lomira
Mason Krebs Mukwonago
Reagan Kropp Ripon
Nick Lea Amherst
Jack Lewaren Ashwaubenon
Marquan Limehouse University School
Kayden Lyles Middleton
Zach Marchant Southern Door
Collin Mastin La Crosse Logan
E.J. Mastrocola Waterford
Brodie Mecum Pardeeville
Quinn Meinerz Hartford
Bruce Mesa Catholic Memorial
Bennett Moen Eleva-Strum
Larry Moore Lancaster
Reece Mullen Menasha
Sean O'Donohue Marquette
Sam Ockwood Brookfield Central
Colton Peper Reedsburg
Jay Perras Neenah
Jake Plapper Crandon
Sam Presser Sun Prairie
Connor Quick Menasha
Waylong Quilling Menomonie
Colton Rader Oregon
Manny Ramos Stevens Point
Jacob Rapps Waunakee
Anthony Rauch Ozaukee
Marcus Rauschenbach Green Bay Southwest
Kaleb Riley Northern Elite
Allen Rodriguez Parkview
Cameron Rosario Wauwatosa West
Donovan Salewski Coleman
Bradley Sandiford-Hoxie Madison La Follette
Hunter Schultz Oregon
Derek Schweiger Plymouth
Blake Smithback Waunakee
Mason Steffes Saint Mary's Springs
Adam Steingraber Waukesha North
Tristen Stevens Bay Port
Jesse Sturtz Darlington
Jared Tenpas Sheboygan Falls
Wyatt Van Rossum Wrightstown
Alonzo Velazquez Janesville Parker
Matt Vieth Beloit Memorial
Jack Walsh Watertown
Ryan Wasielewski Greenfield
Mylik Williams Janesville Parker
Zach Wilson Berlin
Jordan Winegar Saint Croix Central
Mike Witkowski Greendale
Justin Wundrow Owen-Withee
Andrew Zipp Notre Dame

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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