Nick AdamsSarasota Herald-Tribune
Larry McCormackThe Tennessean
Matt StameyThe Gainesville Sun
The composition and depth of the first place photo made this an easy choice. It had a nice moment and nice light as well. Second place captured a peak action moment. Judges especially liked the expression on the defender's face. That secondary bit of information in the pictured elevated it above some other well-done football action photos in the category. The third place photo with the ball in the frame made for a nice tight action shot. The creative use of fog as dead space warranted an honorable mention.
Judges: Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch