Best of 2010: Best Football Photos

The last few weeks I have been blogging like crazy with all my Best of 2010 categories. We are almost finished (thank god). Here is an assortment of some of my favorite football images of 2010. Enjoy.

Below, Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram (22) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown  during the second quarter of the 2010 BCS national championship game against the Texas Longhorns at the Rose Bowl.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1000th, Manual

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram (below) goes airborne as he is tackled by Texas Longhorns cornerback Aaron Williams during the third quarter of the 2010 BCS national championship game at the Rose Bowl.

Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1000th, Manual

Below, Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram (center) and teammates celebrate after defeating the Texas Longhorns 37-21 in the 2010 BCS national championship game at the Rose Bowl.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1000th, Manual

In the below clip from yahoo.com Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner waves goodbye to the fans on the field following the last home game of his career.

Below, Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) celebrates as he returns an interception for a touchdown as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning looks on from the ground during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm with 1.4 convertor (550mm), 3200iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Indianapolis Colts quarterback (18) Peyton Manning keeps his head down as he dejectedly walks off the field following Super Bowl XLIV against the New Orleans Saints at Sun Life Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual

Below, Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver (1) Mike Willie is upended in the third quarter against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Northern Arizona 41-20.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Arizona State Sun Devils running back Cameron Marshall loses his helmet (below) as he runs the ball in the third quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Sun Devil Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

A referee is upended during a play (below) in the game between the Texas A&M Aggies against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Cowboys Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback (15) Ryan Mallett hands the ball off to running back (29) Broderick Green in the fourth quarter against the Texas A&M Aggies at Cowboys Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm with 1.4 convertor (550mm), 400iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual

Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Ryan Mallett (below) is lit up in a light pocket as he throws a pass in the second half.

Nikon D700, 400mm with 1.4 convertor (550mm), 400iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual

Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback (15) Ryan Mallett prepares to take the snap against the Texas A&M Aggies at Cowboys Stadium. Arkansas defeated Texas A&M 24-17, below.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual

Below, SMU Mustangs wide receiver (11) Cole Beasley dives into the end zone for a touchdown as he is taken down by Tulsa Golden Hurricanes guard (95) Rashad Robinson in the second quarter at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. SMU defeated Tulsa 21-18.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

In the below tear sheet from ESPN.coms photos of the week, Arizona running back Beanie Wells (right) stiff arms Saints defensive end Jeff Charleston at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Below, Miami Dolphins linebacker (91) Cameron Wake is engulfed in smoke as he enters the field prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Sun Life Stadium. 

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tyler Thigpen is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end (69) Henry Melton in the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium, below.

Nikon D3s, 400mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Arizona State Sun Devils safety (20) Jonathan Clark dives in an attempt to block a punt in the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Sun Devil Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 320iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual

ASU backup quarterback Samson Szakacsy warms up on the edge of the sunlight with the field in shadows of darkness behind him, below.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 320iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual

Below, Arizona State Sun Devils cornerback Omar Bolden is silhouetted as he lines up in the third quarter against the UCLA Bruins at Sun Devil Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual

Below, New Mexico Lobos running back (21) Kasey Carrier collides with quarterback (11) Stump Godfrey resulting in a fumble in the second quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at University Stadium.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson gets dunked with gatorade (below)  in the closing seconds of the game against the New Mexico Lobos at University Stadium. TCU defeated New Mexico 66-17 to finish the season undefeated.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Below, UTEP Miners wide receiver (7) Pierce Hunter dives for a first down in the second quarter against the BYU Cougars in the 2010 New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium.

Nikon D3s, 400mm, 800iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Manual

BYU Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall successfully runs away (below) as teammates attempt to douse him with liquid in the closing seconds of the game against the UTEP Miners in the 2010 New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. BYU defeated UTEP 52-24.

Nikon D3s, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Iowa Hawkeyes cheerleaders celebrate as running back (34) Marcus Coker runs into the end zone for a second quarter touchdown against the Missouri Tigers in the 2010 Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium.

Nikon D3s, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

The hair of Iowa Hawkeyes defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn flies up as he celebrates in the closing seconds of the game against the Missouri Tigers in the 2010 Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium, below.

Nikon D3s, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback (12) Ricky Stanzi celebrates following the game against the Missouri Tigers in the 2010 Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Iowa defeated Missouri 27-24.

Nikon D3s, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

And that wraps up my Football photos of the year. Next up is my final Best of 2010 blog, Best Crashes!



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