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May 17 2007

Hillgrove to receive the Schenkel Award

Bill Hillgrove, as the voice of the Pitt football play-by-play announcer, has been chosen as the 2007 winner of the Chris Schenkel Award. The award is presented annually by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. He will be presented with his award in December at the organization’s 50th banquet at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.

Hillgrove started out as an announcer at WTAE-TV in 1968 and quickly moved on to disc jockey work at sister station WTAE-AM. Nearly 40 years later, he is the voice of Pitt football and basketball as well as the play-by-play announcer for the Steelers.

Complete details in the Post-Gazette.