Journal Services (and all-around cool guy) Teddy Allen awarded proclamation

State Rep. Chris Turner with Teddy Allen

By Kyle Roberts

What started as a normal pregame show for Louisiana Tech football turned into a very nice moment for legendary writer Teddy Allen as State Representative Chris Turner from District 12 in Louisiana awarded a proclamation to Allen in a surprise fashion.

“People don’t fully know what Teddy does behind the scenes,” Turner said. “That was just a way for the House of Representatives to recognize constituents for how they help the community. I wanted to show appreciation for him.”

Allen was caught off guard but recovered nicely to continue the broadcast.

”I’ve seen (Rep. Turner) go out of his way time and again to help people and encourage folks,” Allen said. “He’s a day-to-day guy; not a prima donna or a one hit wonder. If he were a football player, he’d be the whole right side plus the tailback.”

Read the full text of the proclamation:

WHEREAS, it is most fitting to recognize Teddy Allen for his many accomplishments in
sports journalism and broadcasting and to commend him on being a 2022 inductee into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Allen is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where he earned
bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in English; he remains closely connected with his alma mater as the senior writer in the university’s office of university communications and as a broadcaster for the football team; and

WHEREAS, throughout his impressive career as a journalist and broadcaster, Teddy has received numerous awards including the Associated Press Sports Editors National Feature Writing Award, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Story of the Year honor, and the Ernie Pyle Award; he is known by his colleagues as a true team player who is always working to bring everyone together; and

WHEREAS, Teddy previously served on the selection committee for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and used his remarkable comedy skills as the master of ceremonies for the induction for nearly fifteen years; this year, he will be among the 2022 inductees into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, and he is most deserving of the highest recognition for his incredible career.

THEREFORE, I, Christopher Turner, do hereby commend Teddy Allen on being a 2022 inductee into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and do hereby extend my sincerest wishes for his continued success as a sports journalist and broadcaster for many years to come.