Legendary Florida State Announcer Gene Deckerhoff to Retire April 9 After 43-Year Career

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among the most heralded and beloved announcers in the history of sports

ABOVE VIDEO: Relive all the best moments from Florida State’s 34-31 victory over Auburn in the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game with the “Voice of the Seminoles” Gene Deckerhoff.

(SI.COM) – Gene Deckerhoff, the Voice of the Seminoles for 43 years, has announced that he will retire following his radio broadcast of FSU’s spring football game on April 9.

Deckerhoff is a bona fide legend in broadcasting and among the most heralded and beloved announcers in the history of college and professional sports.

Among a staggering list of awards and honors presented to Deckerhoff is the 2013 National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame’s Chris Schenkel Award, the prestigious Lindsey Nelson Award for broadcasting excellence in 2015, and the Woody Durham – Voice of College Football Award presented by the National Sports Media Association.

In 2019, he accepted the George Langford Award for a Lifetime of Service to Florida State University presented by the Seminole Boosters Board of Directors along with close friend Coach Bobby Bowden.

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In 2019, he accepted the George Langford Award for a Lifetime of Service to Florida State University presented by the Seminole Boosters Board of Directors along with close friend Coach Bobby Bowden. (seminoles.com image)
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