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Jim Leonhard Award Semi-Finalists

09/27/2018, 10:15am CDT
By Travis Wilson

New Berlin Eisenhower defensive back Jake Schara

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 went on to great success in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Cleveland Browns before returning to his alma mater in 2016 as an assistant coach.
 
The pre-season list has been trimmed down to 20 semi-finalists, with five finalists chosen after the Level 1 playoffs. Winners are announced the week of the state finals.

JIM LEONHARD AWARD SEMI-FINALISTS

First Name Last Name Team
Jakes Asembo Hudson
Andrew Barnes Cumberland
Drew Bonlander Fond du Lac
Karson Butt Edgar
Joey Cleary Brookfield Central
Rian Flynn Elk Mound
James Hayden Sussex Hamilton
Nolan Hertel Marshfield
Garrett Kempen West De Pere
Dominick Kollmann Menomonee Falls
Austin Kopacz Saint Croix Central
Cam McDonald Brookfield East
Cade Osborn Regis
Jacob Pepin Hartford
Jake Schara New Berlin Eisenhower
Samuel Tausz New Berlin Eisenhower
Trey Tennessen Kimberly
Tysen White McFarland
Thomas Wojnowski Oak Creek
Josh Yasha Green Bay Southwest

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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