Medford (OnFocus) – Wisconsin Sports Network has announced its preseason football senior award watchlist for running back. Named after Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch, the award is presented annually to the state’s top senior running back as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards.
Three area running backs have been named to the watchlist:
- Dayne Diethelm of Athens
- Emett Grunwald of Medford
- Jonah Zoschke of Neillsville/Granton
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The award is named after former Wausau High School athlete Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch, who went on to play for the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan before starring at end in the NFL for 12 seasons. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the National High School Hall of Fame, and later went on to serve as Wisconsin’s athletic director from 1969 to 1987.
The pre-season list will be trimmed down to about 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 by WSN.
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