We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced the night of Jan. 31 simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the Bluegrass Sports Award Banquet. Complete results will be in the Feb. 1 Herald-Leader.
What he did in 2012: Louisville quarterback threw for 3,718 yards and 27 touchdowns while leading Cardinals to 11-2 record, Big East Conference co-championship and a berth in the Sugar Bowl.
Voter comment: (Bridgewater) has made a believer out of all Kentuckians, regardless of whom they cheer for. Jim McCalister, The News Journal, Corbin