Updated: Oct 21, 2020
Rodeo Sports Writer
With his first day on the job being May 10, 1967, Ed had a long and active career at the Dallas Morning News. As editor and columnist for the Sports Day section of the newspaper, Knocke has covered a wide variety of events. Quickly developing a
love for rodeo, he began creating weekly columns about the sport. He covered his first NFR in 1973.
Considered one of the best ‘layout” editors in the newspaper business, Ed worked many days while others went to lunch. His eagerness to cover the news and present it in a first-class manner made others describe him as one of the greatest columnist ever. He was known as a master story-teller and had a story for any occasion.
Growing up in the Central Texas town of Schulenburg, Knocke demonstrated early
his lifelong passions and pursuits. As a kid, he cut up newspapers and rearranged
the results. He graduated from the University of Texas in1962 and immediately embarked on his life's work.
Ed was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2007.