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Longtime LSU play-by-play announcer Jim Hawthorne will be the 2015 recipient of the Chris Schenkel Award which is presented by the National Football Foundation.

The Chris Schenkel award recognizes individuals who have had long, distinguished careers broadcasting college football with direct ties to a specific university. Per

“Jim Hawthorne has had an exceptional broadcasting career with the Tigers, spanning more than thirty years, and during that time, his voice has become synonymous with one of the greatest college football traditions in the country,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “We are pleased to honor Jim Hawthorne with the 2015 NFF Chris Schenkel Award as he finishes his remarkable career this fall.”
Hawthorne, who is going on his 33rd and final season as the play-by-play voice of LSU football this fall, will accept the Schenkel Award on December 8 at the 58th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
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