Wisconsin Sports Network and WisSports.net are happy to announce Lake Mills' Hayden Iverson as the 2017 recipient of the Al Toon Award as the most outstanding senior wide receiver in Wisconsin, part of the WSN Senior Football Awards.
Iverson set a new single-season touchdown receptions record in Level 1 of the playoffs, when his four scoring catches put him at 26 for the season.
After a junior season that saw him haul in 82 passes for 1,067 yards and 11 touchdowns, he is up to 77 catches for 1,573 yards and a new state record 27 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 20.4 yards per reception.
For his career, he has 195 catches, placing him fourth on the state's all-time list. His 3,118 yards and 41 receiving touchdowns are both third in state history.
Iverson earned WFCA All-State recognition after his standout senior campaign.
Finalists for the award were Iverson, Alex Anthony of Whitefish Bay, Donovan Blevins of Platteville, Sam Ferris of Xavier, Isaiah Owens of Milwaukee Lutheran, Nathan Stoffel of Marathon, Isaiah Westfall of Wisconsin Rapids, and Marquon Williams of Kenosha Bradford.
Past winners of the award include Madison Memorial's Lechein Neblett (2009), Monona Grove's Zach Zweifel (2010), Montello/Princeton/Green Lake's Matt Sosinsky (2011), Black River Falls' Jordan Millis (2012), Greendale's Mitchell Brees (2013), Marquette's Jake Matkovich (2014), Kimberly's Jordan Janssen (2015), and Oconomowoc's Zach Clayton.
The award is named after Al Toon, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin who still ranks in the top three or four of almost all game, season, and career receiving categories. Toon was a first-round draft choice by the New York Jets, who led the NFL in catches in 1988 with 93. Injuries forced him to retire early from the NFL, but he has been a fixture back in the Madison area for many years.
The voting panel for the WSN Senior Football Awards consisted of: Travis Wilson, WSN General Manager and Head Football Writer; Norbert Durst, WSN Content Manager; Dennis Semrau, ESPN Madison; Justin Hull, WSCO The Score 95.3 in Appleton; JR Radcliffe, NOW Newspapers; Dan Barwick, WSN Contributor; Colton Wilson, WSN Content Producer; Fan Vote
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