We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2011 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced simultaneously on Wednesday night on Kentucky.com and at the inaugural Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Complete results will be in Thursday’s Herald-Leader.
What he did in 2011: The Kentucky linebacker earned second-team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated after leading the SEC in tackles (143) for the second straight season. The 6-foot-1 232-pounder also led the nation's linebackers in fumbles forced (five) and was second nationally among linebackers in interceptions (four). For his UK career, Trevathan had 20 games with double-figure tackles.
Voter comment: "Trevathan made up for a lack of prototypical linebacker size with outstanding skills and an amazing heart and love for the game." — Brian Rickerd, The State-Journal, Frankfort
Previously announced finalists: Bob Beatty, John Calipari, Randall Cobb, Scott Davenport, Victoria Dunlap, Kenneth Faried, Josh Harrellson and Shelvin Mack.