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June 23, 2005

New York, N.Y. – Observers would be hard-pressed to find a more inspiring story in college football than that of South Carolina’s 40-year-old wide receiver and retired Army Ranger, Tim Frisby. Frisby’s story grabbed national attention last season, but for NBC’s Today Show, it turned into an award-winning experience.

The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) announced that the Today Show‘s feature on Frisby was honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Sports Reporting. Jamie Gangel served as the correspondent for the story and Russ McCarroll produced the piece.

In addition to the Today Show‘s award-winning feature, Frisby also appeared as a live in-studio guest on The Late Show With David Letterman and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. He was also featured on ESPN’s College Football Gameday, ESPN2’s Cold Pizza, The Jane Pauley Show and CNN’s Live From.

Frisby was the inaugural winner of the Keith Jackson Award for Excellence and was also presented with the Walt Disney World of Sports Spirit Award.