We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2016 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year award. The winner will be announced the evening of Feb. 1 simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the sixth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. The Feb. 2 Herald-Leader will have complete results. The sixth finalist is:
2016 claim to fame: University of Louisville sophomore quarterback (21 touchdowns rushing, 30 TDs passing) won the Hesiman Trophy, the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award signifying the nation’s best player.
What a voter said: “Jackson may go down as the greatest football player to ever play college in the Bluegrass State.” — Steve Cornelius, The Commonwealth Journal, Somerset