Friday, April 23, 2010

First Rounder:

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What a great day! Today I had the experience of a lifetime. I always love watching the NFL draft. It is always filled with tension, strategy, and hopes for the future regardless of what your team did last year. Tonight I had the unique experience of not only going to a draft party, but going to a draft party where someone there was slated to be drafted in the first round! You don't get to do that every day so I jumped at the opportunity to shoot this for Gator Country. I had the opportunity to photograph this amazing athlete last season and it was great to see his professional career start right before my eyes (and lens).

Former Florida Gator Center Maurkice Pouncey was the NFL hopeful we were all there to see but based on all of the projections and work outs this was more of a celebration than a tension filled hope fest. It did get a bit tense and quiet when it was about that time for the call to finally come in. Then it happened.

Getting to watch (and hear) Maurkice's life change was really awesome as he was drafted in the first round as the 18th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Thank you for the opportunity Gator Country and thank you Maurkice and the rest of the Pouncey family for allowing me to peek in on such a great day in your family's life! See you next year for Mike's draft party?

Here are a few more shots from tonight:

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If you'd like to see the rest of the photos from this amazing night click here Thanks for stopping by!

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