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2015 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist: Kash Daniel

Paintsville s Kash Daniel broke into the Paris secondary for a touchdown on Nov. 20, 2015, during postseason play in Paris.
Paintsville s Kash Daniel broke into the Paris secondary for a touchdown on Nov. 20, 2015, during postseason play in Paris. The Independent (Ashland)

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:

KASH DANIEL

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

Previously announced finalists: Kelsi Worrell, Karl-Anthony Towns, Emma Talley, Philip Haywood, Kendra Harrison, Brandon Doughty

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

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