In the honor of college football starting, I thought I would throw back to a couple of my early football portraits. Many years ago, Knoxville had its very own team in the NWFL called Knoxville Summit. At the time, my work was focused around being a sports and newspaper photographer. So I took on a personal project of covering the team inside and out. I followed them through practice, along with home and away games. During the project, I was told by my mentor that half of sports photography is portraits. So I took some time to make a few portraits of the players. Here is a couple of my early sports portraits, aka sportraits.