We are revealing, in reverse alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2015 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Jan. 26 simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the fifth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Complete results will be in the Jan. 27 Herald-Leader. The seventh finalist is:
2015 claim to fame: Paintsville High School football standout thrived as a linebacker and quarterback. He won Mr. Football, the Paul Hornung Award and Gatorade State Player of the Year.
What a voter said: “The Paintsville linebacker came out of obscurity to become the hottest football recruit in the state.” — Tyler Thompson, KentuckySportsRadio.com
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If you go: Bluegrass Sports Awards
When: Jan. 26
Where: Lexington Convention Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom
Cost: Tables of 10 $1,250; individual tickets $150.
Tickets: Bluegrass Sports Commission 859-286-5156 or https://2016bsatickets.eventbrite.com