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Dermontti Dawson: Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist

Pittsburgh Steelers center Dermontti Dawson, snapping to Kordell Stewart in 1998, played 13 seasons in the NFL.
Pittsburgh Steelers center Dermontti Dawson, snapping to Kordell Stewart in 1998, played 13 seasons in the NFL. ASSOCIATED PRESS

We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced the night of Jan. 31 simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the Bluegrass Sports Awards banquet. Complete results will be in the Feb. 1 Herald-Leader.

What he did in 2012: The former Pittsburgh Steelers center, a product of Bryan Station High School and the University of Kentucky, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Voter comment: "It couldn't happen to a better guy. His Hall of Fame bust was long overdue." — Mary Jo Perino, WLEX-TV

Previously announced finalists: Teddy Bridgewater, John Calipari, Randall Cobb, Anthony Davis.

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