05
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) leaps over Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme (84) as he returns the opening kick of the second half for a touchdown.

Under much warmer temps than we all expected, Super Bowl 48 was played Sunday night near New York City between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. There are always many different opinions on the direction a game will go but I can assure you that nobody expected what we ended up getting. Continue on to see the game from my view on the field…

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22
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Manual Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball runs the ball as he is pursued by diving New England Patriots defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich.

When the Broncos defeated the Chargers last Sunday I knew I would be returning to Denver the following week for the AFC Championship game. The one question was who’d their opponent be? The answer to that was the New England Patriots. Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line with me on the sidelines shooting? Hell yes!

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13
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) scrambles towards the end zone against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Last week I shot my first shoot of 2014, the Fiesta Bowl between the Bayl0r Bears against the University of Central Florida Knights. This was the first time UCF had ever been in a BCS bowl game so you know they were hungry to defy the experts who had them as a double digit underdog. Check it out!

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03
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f3.2, 1/6400th, Manual With a killer orange background of blown out fans, SMU Mustangs quarterback Garrett Gilbert (11) prepares to throw a pass against the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station, TX.

Getting close to wrapping up all my Best of 2013 galleries but before we close out 2013 lets check out a few more. Today I present my favorite football images of 2013. Continue on to check them out!

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28
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual Washington State Cougars nose tackle Ioane Gauta (95) loses his helmet as he tackles Colorado State Rams running back Kapri Bibbs (5) in the second quarter during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium.

Every year I make the hour flight over to lovely Albuquerque, New Mexico to cover the New Mexico Bowl. Like many people, I’m sure you haven’t heard of the New Mexico Bowl but I assure you its always a fun event to cover as a photographer thanks to it being a day game outdoors. To someone who spends most of his time covering football at night or in a dome, its a huge deal! Continue on to check out the incredible game!

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20
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual  Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Well guys as the end of the year approaches it is time for my yearly installment of my “Best of” blogs separated into several categories. First up are my best reaction shots of 2013. Enjoy!

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16
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Arizona Wildcats running back Trey Griffey (son of baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr) is upended by the Arizona State Sun Devils defense in the first quarter of the 87th annual Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium.

Like many photographers, I prefer college football to professional football as the players are still out there for the love of the game, instead of just the money. College football players seem to play harder and show more emotion as most will never play at a higher level than college. Another thing that makes college football even cooler are the rivalry games to close out the regular season. Continue reading to check out the highlights!

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11
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual Arizona Wildcats running back Ka'Deem Carey (right) runs the ball in the second half against the Oregon Ducks at Arizona Stadium.

A few weeks ago Ka’Deem Carey and the Arizona Wildcats ran their way to the schools first victory in 30 years over a top five ranked opponent. A rare day game with great light would make for a fun day in the office for me!

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22
Sep
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) trots over an SMU Mustangs defender on his way to a first quarter touchdown.

Nothing beats when a plan comes together perfectly allowing me to photograph one of the most electrifying athletes in college football, Johnny Manziel. I always make it a goal to try and shoot all the Heisman winners I can while they’re still in college so to be in Texas for work on a weekend A&M had a home game a few hours south of my location and its a perfect setup!

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08
Feb
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Seems like just a few years ago I was covering my first career Super Bowl, now fast forward seven years to my 5th big game. One thing I can say even after five of these games is it never gets old. The goose bumps and nervousness are there year after year and I love it! On to the game.

 

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