Over the coming days, we are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2014 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award.
The winner will be announced simultaneously the night of Feb. 4 on Kentucky.com and at the fourth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards banquet.
Complete results from Sportsman voting will be in the Feb. 5 Herald-Leader along with a story on the winner and summaries on each of the top 10 finishers in the voting.
Here is the third of the 10 finalists:
Why 2014 was a very good year: The Western Kentucky University quarterback led the nation in passing yards (4,830) and passing touchdowns (49). He helped WKU (8-5) to a season-ending upset of previously unbeaten Marshall and to the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl championship, the school's first bowl victory in the FBS.
What the voters said:
1.) "Brandon Doughty gave greatest season-long performance of any athlete I have ever seen perform."
— Wes Strader, Wes Strader Productions, Bowling Green
2.) "A 300-yard game was an off night for Doughty."
— Bruce Snyder, cn2 TV, Louisville
3.) "Put up video game-like numbers and led WKU to exciting wins in final two games of the season."
— Kent Taylor, WAVE-TV, Louisville