Letter to the Editor
I was lucky enough to work with Dick Enberg for many years, as he served as the national spokesman for the GTE Academic All-America Hall of Fame program and hosted its annual induction ceremony. Dick maintained a rare blend of qualities that made him well-liked and highly respected by everyone he met. A consummate professional, Dick carried a high passion for academics and education throughout his career, recognizing and elevating achievement in the classroom as a quality every bit as valuable as success on the playing field.
Beyond his stature behind the mic, Dick’s personality was one of kindness, good humor and a gentlemanly manner — a rare and admirable mix. He was never an intrusion on the events he covered, only an appreciative guest.
He will be missed by everyone he touched.