Legendary Sports Writer Dan Jenkins Passes Away at 89

Dan Jenkins is arguably the greatest college football writer in the history of college football. What a loss today for football fans everywhere.

Jenkins, a Fort Worth, Texas native was one of the giants of collegiate sports writing.

Jenkins and his wife lived in a nice, small house in west Fort Worth for many years. Jenkins was a graduate of Paschal High School and TCU, where he was a member of the golf team.

ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Stewart Mandel called Jenkins “The most influential college football writer that ever lived.”

Jenkins wrote more than 20 books, including best sellers “Semi-Tough,” “Baja Oklahoma,” and “Dead Solid Perfect.” Last year, he had another book published, “Sports Makes You Type Faster.”

Jenkins won countless awards, including the Red Smith Award and the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing. He is one of three writers to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

He is also a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. He received the lifetime achievement award in sports journalism from the PGA of America.

You can read more about this great at the Star-Telegram

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