The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation

 
 

Fran Fisher Award

Excellence in Sports Journalism

Fran Fisher

The Fran Fisher Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism was created in 2011 by the National Football Foundation's Central Pennsylvania Chapter to honor the most popular sportscaster in the history of Penn State and the region.

Fisher's name is synonymous with Penn State sports, and especially football.

For thirty-five years he was associated with the broadcasts of Penn State football games on radio with numerous other assignments involving Penn State sports on television, radio and public events.

Even in retirement he continued to be an ambassador for Penn State and college football, not only with his attendance at games but also in the frequent interviews he did for the media.

Fisher also represented the best of scholastic football.

Prior to joining Penn State he broadcasted high school games for fifteen years in Greensburg and Lewistown.

The Fran Fisher Award will be presented annually to an individual who exemplifies the character and professionalism of Fran Fisher as they promote the values and goals of amateur football while applying their craft.

Award Winners

Jim Doyle & Andy Ulicny - 2022
Gary Chrisman - 2017
Terry Bowser - 2016
Ron Bracken - 2015

Jim Doyle & Andy Ulicny
2022

Gary Chrisman
2017

Terry Bowser
2016

Ron Bracken
2015

 
John Lipez - 2014
Doug McDonald - 2013
Neil Rudel - 2012
 

John Lipez
2014

Doug McDonald
2013

Neil Rudel
2012

 
 
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