FSU Play-by-Play Voice Gene Deckerhoff to Retire From Seminoles Broadcasts

The voice of the Florida State Seminoles, Gene Deckerhoff, has announced that his last broadcast for FSU will be at the Seminoles' spring game on April 9.

However, he plans to finish his commitment calling Tampa Bay Buccaneers' games and perhaps call another Super Bowl, should it be in the cards.

Deckerhoff has been broadcasting Seminoles basketball games since 1974, and has been the football play-by-play voice since 1979.

In 2000, Gene was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame; in 2002, he was inducted into the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame; and in 2004, was inducted into the Florida Community College Activities Hall of Fame. He was been named Florida Sportscaster of the Year by members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association 14 times, and for 18 consecutive years was named the Best Play-by-Play Announcer in Florida by the Florida Sportscasters Association.

“It has been a lifetime of great moments---great players, great coaches, great games, great memories, and most of all great Seminole fans,” said Deckerhoff. “A life’s work that reads like a best selling novel played out on the radio. I have been blessed. Thank you FSU.

“I will finish my commitment to the Buccaneer Radio Network and who knows maybe broadcast another Super Bowl.”

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Seminoles.com contributed to this report

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