2007 Year in review – Sports picture story

KNPA entries were due last night. I worked my tail off going through my pictures from all of 2007. Instead of doing a massive slide show, I’m going to break it down, and hopefully get some feedback. These are my best sports photos from last year.

We’ll start with a picture story about the 2007 football season. Captions are as they were turned in.

This year, my goal at almost every football game was to make pictures, excellent pictures, due to the light. I watched for it. I wanted it. Without even noticing it at the times, I ended up with solid photos, due to light. I’m learning.


UK quarterback Andre’ Woodson stands with his team at the start of his second Music City Bowl appearance. Woodson was prospected to be a Heisman winner at the beginning of the season. Woodson led his team over top ranked LSU and to a second Music City Bowl.


LSU running back Charles Scott leaps into the end zone during the Kentucky vs. LSU game on Oct. 13, 2007. The Cats beat the top ranked Tigers after three overtimes.


UK fans argue a call at the UK vs. LSU game on Oct. 13, 2007. The Cats fans have suffered through many losing seasons, but for the past two years have enjoyed finishing with a post season record of 8-5.


Head coach of the Cats, Rich Brooks, argues a call at the LSU game. Brooks was long ridiculed by fans, along with athletics director Mitch Barnhart for the hire. “Ditch Rich and Mitch,” slogans were more common before the Cats titled as Music City Bowl champions for two years in a row.


Sophomore offensive tackle Justin Jeffries flexes to the crowd after UK put points on the board against LSU. The Cats beat the top ranked Tigers in three overtimes and moved to No. 7 in the rankings


Junior linebacker Braxton Kelley celebrates with fans on the field of Commonwealth Stadium after UK defeated No. 9 Louisville. The fans rushed the field twice during the 2007 season.


Head coach Rich Brooks holds up two No. 1’s to the crowd before leaving the fan-stormed field after defeating top-ranked LSU. Brooks had been under scrutiny for what he called a rebuilding process, but proved himself and his team by defeating a top-ranked team for the first time in 30 years.


Fans cover their eyes from the sun in Commonwealth Stadium during the UK vs. Florida game on Oct. 20, 2007. A once uncommon site, the fans filled the stadium for multiple games this season.


ESPN GameDay came to Lexington for the first time to cover the UK vs. Florida game. Around 10,000 fans showed up for the event and were the loudest group GameDay had ever seen.


Senior Andre’ Woodson looks for an open receiver against Vanderbilt defenders in Nashville on Nov. 11, 2007.


Senior Wesley Woodyard hugs Rich Brooks while his teammates pass their second Music City Bowl trophy around after the Cats defeated the Florida State Seminoles on New Year’s Eve, 2007. Brooks said that his senior class was the most special group of people he had ever coached.


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