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2015 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist: Brandon Doughty

Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty led the nation in passing and took the ’Toppers to 12-2 and a bowl win.
Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty led the nation in passing and took the ’Toppers to 12-2 and a bowl win. Associated Press

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:

BRANDON DOUGHTY

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

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

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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