Mongo Loved His Garden!

Mongo Loved His Garden!

Mongo, whose real name we all know is Alex Karras, loved his garden! Yes, the Detroit Lion’s pro bowl, tough-as-nails defensive lineman who caused havoc for opposing quarterbacks, was a man who in retirement loved to gently tend to his tulips, orchids and roses amid his beautiful garden in the Hollywood Hills. I was asked…

What a Difference a Year Makes for NFL Receiver Austin Collie

What a Difference a Year Makes for NFL Receiver Austin Collie

Boy, talk about having to draw on patience and understanding. This past summer I shot Indianapolis Colt wide receiver Austin Collie for a Sports Illustrated profile. In the few hours I spent with him, I found him to be a extremely nice guy. He was patient and accommodating during the off-season shoot. Little did he…

Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders. ©Todd Bigelow The last time the Detroit Lions generated any hype, this man was still breaking defensive back’s ankles with unbelievable moves. Watching him hit a hole and power through the secondary made me want the Lions to be on TV. I don’t know too many Lions’ fans, but I do know a…

May 2, 20011 Issue of Sports Illustrated

May 2, 20011 Issue of Sports Illustrated

From the May 2, 2011 issue of Sports Illustrated, a portrait I shot of Indianapolis Colt receiver Austin Collie who has suffered multiple concussions. Todd Bigelow Photography