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 sixth finalist is:
2015 claim to fame: Western Kentucky senior quarterback led the nation in passing yards (5,055) and touchdown passes (48) while carrying the Hilltoppers (12-2) to a Conference USA championship and a Miami Beach Bowl victory.
What a voter said: “A program-changing player, who had the best year of any football player in the state.” — Dan Rieffer, WLXG AM-1300, Lexington
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