Frank Beckmann has December 9th blocked out on his schedule.

The recently retired voice of Michigan Football radio broadcasts will receive the Chris Schenkel Award at the 57th National Football Foundation Awards dinner in New York City. Beckmann called Michigan games from 1981 through the 2013 season.

The Schenkel award honors broadcasters who had a long, distinguished career with ties to a specific university. Between Beckmann and Bob Ufer, the pair called Wolverines games for 65 years.