College football fans and the sports media community were saddened by the tragic loss of ESPN’s Edward Aschoff this week.

Friends and colleagues have used social media to remember Aschoff as a light and a caring, kind and helpful friend. He was also fondly remembered for his style and commitment to being the best-dressed reporter at every game he covered. On Saturday, the “College GameDay” crew sported Aschoff’s signature flower lapels in tribute to their late colleague.

The Football Writers Association of America is encouraging all writers covering bowl games to wear flower stick lapel pins.

Aschoff was from Oxford, Mississippi and attended the University of Florida from 2004-08, where he studied journalism and played in the marching band. He covered Florida sports for the Gainesville Sun before joining ESPN in 2011.

On Tuesday, Aschoff’s 34th birthday, news broke that he had passed after a battle with pneumonia. Aschoff’s fiancée Katy Berteau later used his Twitter account to clarify that he was initially diagnosed with multifocal pneumonia, which he believed he caught covering the Ohio State-Michigan game on Nov. 30 as a sideline reporter, but was later treated for a rare condition called Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. He passed three days after treatment started in ICU.