Hall of Fame QB, Winner of Two Super Bowls, Retires From Broadcasting After 29 Years

Feb 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and ABC/ESPN college football announcer is retiring from broadcasting after 29 years behind the microphone, reports SportsNewser.com.

Bob Griese, who played for the Miami Dolphins from 1967-1980 and won two Super Bowl rings during his tenure, began his broadcasting career in the early 1980s and has been calling college football games for ABC/ESPN since 1987. His son, Brian Griese, also a former NFL player, has become a college football commentator and has worked with his father.

In a statement, Bob Griese said, “I’ve had a wonderful career and now it’s time to experience new things. I’ve had many highlights along the way, from working the NFL’s Super Bowl and college football’s championship games to covering many of my son Brian’s games during his undefeated season in 1997. I want to thank ABC, ESPN and the fans for their support and all the men and women on our TV crews for their patience and support through the years.”

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