Jim Leonhard Award Pre-Season Watch List

By: Travis Wilson | 8/26/2010

The Jim Leonhard Award is presented 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 and New York Jets.

The pre-season list will be trimmed down to 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.

Jim Leonhard Award Pre-Season Watch List:

David Aguayo, Madison East
Denzell Allen, Milwaukee Vincent
Ethan Berlin, Sheboygan South
Adam Bielmeier, Cumberland
Nick Boehnlein, Cedarburg
Jerry Boll, Catholic Memorial
Michael Bond, Milwaukee Bradley Tech
Shea Burmeister, Washburn
Jimmy Coady, Aquinas
Corey Cody, Sauk Prairie
Kyle Coon, Boscobel
Bryce Dominick, Stevens Point
Alex Erickson, Darlington
Ty Fischer, Wausau West
Christian Foster, Waunakee
Jordan Fredrick, Madison Memorial
Trae Gehl, Frederic
Clay Giese, Stevens Point
Billy Greisch, Appleton North
David Hernandez, Milwaukee Pulaski/Arts/Reagan
Mitch Holcomb, Germantown
Brian Kampstra, Randolph
Dylan Kennedy, Martin Luther
Austin Klute, Monona Grove
Tanner Kolbeck, Stevens Point
Alex Kovala, Ashland
Kyle Kubichek, Merrill
Tyler Leonhard, Flambeau
Joe Makeever, Appleton North
Joziah Mallett, Brown Deer
Ross Maly, Waunakee
Joe Mcllree, Port Washington
Luke Meeteer, Middleton
Chris Millard, Kenosha Bradford
Cole Mortel, Luck
Brady Nelson, Mauston
Jordan Noskowiak, Sun Prairie
Matt O'Connell, Clear Lake
Dexter Oelke, Fall River
Derek Olesiak, Birchwood
Marco Ortiz, Regis
Justin Otto, Kenosha Bradford
Thomas Overland, Oak Creek
Jake Perner, Black River Falls
Joe Pillizzi, Kenosha St. Joseph
Nick Radlinger, River Valley
Troy Rottier, Seymour
Charlie Rubio, Pecatonica / Argyle
Andrew Rydland, McDonell Central
Tyler Scharbarth, Lakeland
T.J. Schlice, Kewaskum
Patrick Schmidt, Menasha
Kenneth Smith, Almond-Bancroft
Eric Smith, Middleton
Matt Steinmetz, Stanley-Boyd
Kyle Stowers, Wisconsin Dells
Nick Tehan, Waukesha West
Travis Turnquist, Madison East
Tyler Wagner, Wauzeka-Steuben
Ronald Waite, Adams-Friendship
Trae Waynes, Kenosha Bradford
Tyler Wedel, McFarland
Trent Whitcomb, Appleton North
Brett Wise, Madison Memorial
Donovan Woods, Belleville / Albany
Ian Zahn, Winnebago Lutheran
Zach Zweifel, Monona Grove

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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Jim Leonhard with the INT

Jim Leonhard with the INT, originally uploaded by JetsTwit.


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Jim Leonhard v Falcons, originally uploaded by James Gaddis.

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#36 Jim Leonhard, originally uploaded by flickrfanmk2007.