The 2009 NEXT campaign has come to a close and a winner has finally been elected. Thanks to your votes, Matt Ryan edged out Ricky Rubio, David Price and Joey Logano to take home the crown (Past NEXT winners have included Adrian Peterson, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard). You can read the NEXT feature online, plus an additional list of nine other athletes who are shattering boundaries and expectations in their sports (the next, NEXT you might say).
8hYaron Weitzman, special to ESPN.com
2dPhotography by Clay Patrick McBride
3dYaron Weitzman for REDEF