#BuckFiftyADay Since March, 2014

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Monday, May 12, 2014

#BuckFiftyADay: Tom Yohe, Shooting Star

Each and every one of us has seen a shooting star, someone who comes through our life in a flash and then disappears. In 1987, I took a job as the assistant director of sports information at Harvard University. I was 23 years old. The quarterback at Harvard was a kid from Crown Point, Indiana, named Tom Yohe. We listed him at 6-feet, but he didn’t look more than 5-9. Yohe was a tough S.O.B. who led the Crimson to the 1987 Ivy League title, winning “The Game” at Yale Bowl - a winner-take-all championship game -- on a frigid afternoon. Anyway, I’d heard in the past few years that Yohe went on to produce NFL games on Fox, and was very good at his job. And then last week, I heard he’d passed away at the age of 46. A shooting star, for sure. Rest in Peace.


JubilationTCornpone said...

Thanks for that post. Tom Yohe's star passed through my universe when I was a kid in Crown Point, Ind., and he always seemed destined for great things. He had a memorably wonderful family: dad was the coach of the little league team I played on with his kid brother; his mom helped out, and they all had such big hearts and bridged the gap between intellect and athletic prowess. I'm sure those hearts ache right now, as do all whose lives were touched, even briefly by Tom.

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gp61 said...

I was Tom's closest friend when he spent a couple of football seasons here in Italy. I was his center on the field. I miss him too much. R.i.p.