UTEP Broadcaster Jon Teicher to Receive 2017 NFF Chris Schenkel Award

Last Updated on May 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Originally published May 30, 2017

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame have named University of Texas at El Paso play-by-play announcer Jon Teicher as the 2017 recipient of the NFF Chris Schenkel Award. Presented annually since 1996, the award recognizes individuals who have had long, distinguished careers broadcasting college football with direct ties to a specific university. Teicher will be honored Dec. 5 during the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Jon Teicher
Jon Teicher

“Jon Teicher has had an exceptional broadcasting career as the Voice of the Miners, spanning more than 36 years, and during that time, his voice has become synonymous with UTEP football and west Texas,” said NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell. “We are pleased to honor him with the 2017 NFF Chris Schenkel Award in recognition of his distinguished career.”

Teicher will begin his 37th season as the “Voice of the Miners” in 2017. He started his career from the UTEP booth in 1981. A native of Detroit, Mich., and a UCLA graduate, Teicher also serves as UTEP’s Assistant Athletics Director for Broadcasting.

“I’m absolutely shocked and delighted to receive this prestigious award,” Teicher said. “To be included among this esteemed group of individuals is humbling. I am most gratified though about the light it will shine on UTEP and the city of El Paso.”

Teicher first arrived in El Paso to call play-by-play for the Diablos minor league baseball team from 1980-84 and again from 1988-92. His career also includes stints broadcasting professional baseball in Portland, Ore., and in Wichita, Kan.; a season as the voice of New Mexico State University; five years as the host of the popular local afternoon show “Sportstalk;” and three years as a sports anchor for KDBC-4, the CBS affiliate in El Paso.