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.
|First Name||Last Name||Team|
|Drew||Bonlander||Fond du Lac|
|Garrett||Kempen||West De Pere|
|Austin||Kopacz||Saint Croix Central|
|Jake||Schara||New Berlin Eisenhower|
|Samuel||Tausz||New Berlin Eisenhower|
|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.