Edward Aschoff, B.S. Journalism, 2008, was a respected college football reporter who passed away on Dec. 24, 2019 — his 34th birthday — after a brief illness.
Aschoff started working for ESPN.com in 2011 as an SEC reporter. He moved to Los Angeles in 2017 for a more expanded reporting position that included television coverage. Over the past three seasons, Aschoff reported for ESPN.com, SportsCenter, SEC Network and ESPN Radio, in addition to working as a sideline reporter during college football games for both radio and TV. Prior to working at ESPN, he covered UF football, baseball and basketball for The Gainesville Sun.
Aschoff received multiple awards throughout his career, including a first-place award from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) for a piece about racism and African American college football players. In 2018, he and another colleague won an award from the FWAA for best column. In his honor, FWAA created the Edward Aschoff Rising Star Award to honor sports journalists under the age of 34.
UFCJC created the Edward Aschoff Memorial Fund in his honor to support students at the College pursuing sports journalism.
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