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Jim Leonhard Award Semi-Finalists

09/22/2016, 9:45am CDT
By Travis Wilson

The Jim Leonhard Award is given 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, and Denver Broncos.
The pre-season list has been trimmed down to 15 semi-finalists, with five finalists chosen after the Level 1 playoffs. Winners are announced the week of the state finals.


First Name Last Name Team
Joe Duty Adams Friendship
Anthony Ebensperger Elmwood/Plum City
Patrick English Marquette
Gavin Falk Plymouth
C.J. Fermanich Middleton
Beau Goudreau Sheboygan Falls
Cole Hau De Pere
Wil Jessup Madison Memorial
Brad Laufenberg Verona
Dane Lew Elk Mound
Tyler Mais Waunakee
Joey Rauth Stevens Point
Seondae Stewart Kenosha Tremper
Jake Sullivan Medford
Ethan VandenPlas Green Bay Preble

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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