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Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (28) dives over the pile of defenders for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium.

Here are my favorite football photos of 2016! Continue on to see them all.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 10,000iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual
Chase Field as it reflects off glass in the press box as the Arizona State Sun Devils kick a third quarter field goal against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Cactus Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Daikiel Shorts (6) catches a touchdown pass under pressure from Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back Kweishi Brown (10) in the second quarter of the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 10,000iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual
West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen is doused with Gatorade after defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald dives into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/2000, Manual
Clemson Tigers wide receiver Artavis Scott (3) attemps to catch a pass against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/2000, Manual
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Kenyan Drake (17) dives into the end zone to score a touchdown on a kick return against the Clemson Tigers during the fourth quarter in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1600, Manual
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) kisses the national championship trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) dives for the pylon against Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones (95) during the third quarter in a NFC Divisional round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis (83) catches a hail mary pass for a touchdown against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) and free safety Rashad Johnson (26) during the fourth quarter in a NFC Divisional round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during overtime in a NFC Divisional round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 320iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence flips his hair back prior to the game against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) stiff arms Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Brandon Boykin (25) during the first quarter of the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth (89) is upended as Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) tackles him during the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (23) is upended as he is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) during the fourth quarter of the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) enters the field prior to his final home game in Denver against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) attempts to make a diving catch on a pass in the end zone against the New England Patriots in the second quarter in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is up ended by Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) in the first half in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) is tackled by Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer (14) on a punt return in the second half in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) leaps over Denver Broncos defensive back Shiloh Keo (33) in the second half in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f5, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) greets New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) following the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
Detailed view of the game ball in the hand of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning following the game against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) runs off the field following the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (28) dives over the pile of defenders for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) forces a fumble as he hits Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass for a two-point conversion against the Carolina Panthers in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium. It was his final pass of Mannings career.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
Confetti falls as Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks off the field after losing Super Bowl 50 to the Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks at the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he celebrates after defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium.

Canon 1Dx mkII, 400mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton warms up prior to the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) ducks beneath fans holding the American flag following the national anthem prior to the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx mkII, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Manual
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws a pass against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) dives for the goal line to score a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Smoke from pregame pyrotechnics lingers over the field as Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes II warms up prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx mkII, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Manny Wilkins (5) leaps over Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back D.J. Polite-Bray (3) in the third quarter at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) dives into the end zone to score a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the second quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx MkII, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) celebrates with guard Earl Watford (78) after catching a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium. The catch was the 100th touchdown of his career.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Manual
A crescent moon is visible above as Desert Mountain quarterbacks coach Kurt Warner observes a morning practice on the football field at Desert Mountain High School.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual
Desert Mountain quarterback Austin Nuessle is silhouetted against a beautiful morning sunrise as he takes the snap during a 5:30am practice on the football field at Desert Mountain High School.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual
UCLA Bruins cheerleaders are pulled into the air during an alien abduction on the sidelines against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. The Sun Devils defeated the Bruins 23-20.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) and Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright (50) react following the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The game ended in a 6-6 tie after overtime.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (right) stiff arms Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marcus Cooper in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Redskins 31-23.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant (14) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marcus Cooper (41) in the second quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Manual
Boise State Broncos running back Jeremy McNichols (13) is upended by Baylor Bears linebacker Taylor Young (1) in the first quarter during the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Baylor Bears wide receiver KD Cannon (9) catches a touchdown pass over Boise State Broncos cornerback Jonathan Moxey (2) in the first quarter during the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Baylor Bears safety Orion Stewart (28) is upended as he returns a fourth quarter fumble against the Boise State Broncos during the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field. Baylor defeated Boise State 31-12.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Baylor Bears wide receiver Ishmael Zamora (8) dives across the goal line to score a touchdown as he is tackled by Boise State Broncos safety Cameron Hartsfield (37) during the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field. Baylor defeated Boise State 31-12.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Baylor Bears interim head coach Jim Grobe is doused with gatorade in the closing seconds of the game against the Boise State Broncos during the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field. Baylor defeated Boise State 31-12.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates a touchdown throw by doing the “bow and arrow” motion against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the the 2016 CFP semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium. Watson would receive a 15 yard penalty for excessive celebration.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) catches a pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the the 2016 CFP semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
USA; Clemson Tigers running back Wayne Gallman (9) leaps over Ohio State Buckeyes safety Malik Hooker (24) to score a touchdown during the second half of the the 2016 CFP semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
Clemson Tigers cheerleaders throw confetti in the air as they celebrate on the field following the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes during 2016 CFP semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Down to my last few Best of 2016 categories.

Next up are my Best Scenery/Nature photos of 2016 followed by my best Crash and Burn shots.


 
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