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Former C.P. standout, Fox Sports producer Tom Yohe dead at 46

2014-05-10T22:00:00Z 2014-05-20T15:21:06Z Former C.P. standout, Fox Sports producer Tom Yohe dead at 46Al Hamnik al.hamnik@nwi.com, (219) 933-4154 nwitimes.com
May 10, 2014 10:00 pm  • 

Tom Yohe had the world in a headlock as a former three-sport standout at Crown Point, starting quarterback at Harvard, a world traveler, and currently as a producer/director at Fox Sports.

"He played about a foot taller than he was," best friend Artie Equiha said of the diminutive Yohe. "He brought everybody's level up."

Tom Yohe died Friday morning in Santa Monica, Calif., while battling pneumonia, a severe respiratory condition, and collapsed lung. He was 46.

"For those of us who knew him, Tom was always in tremendous condition; always very, very fit," Equiha said. "He just got married to a girl from Peru about a year ago. He liked getting off the grid, getting away.

"He's genuine. Tom was quiet but when you got to know him ... a tremendous heart, a very caring individual."

The 1985 Crown Point grad played basketball for Jim Black, baseball for Ed Sherry and football for Brad Smith.

"It didn't matter what sport he participated in," said long-time assistant Chuck Smoljan. "He was a winner."

During Saturday's broadcast of the Dodgers-Yankees game, Joe Buck paid tribute to his Fox Sports colleague.

A resident of Hermosa Beach, Calif., Yohe is survived by parents Tom and Linda and younger brother Ty.

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