Legendary sportscaster Don Criqui recently started his 46th consecutive year
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- 1. DON CRIQUI- THE PETE ROZELLE RADIO AND TELEVISION AWARD By Don Criqui
- 2. Introduction Legendary sportscaster Don Criqui recently started his 46th consecutive year broadcasting the National Football League (NFL) on network television. Also considered the “Voice of Notre Dame Football” for his many years announcing the Fighting Irish, Don Criqui received the Pete Rozelle Radio and Television Award for his accomplishments.
- 3. The Pete Rozelle Radio and Television Awards One of the highest honors offered by the Professional Football Hall of Fame (PFHF), the Pete Rozelle Radio and Television Awards recognizes individuals who have made "long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football." Given to one person each year since 1989, the award’s recipients include Al Michaels, Jim Nantz, and Frank Gifford. Winners are chosen by a panel that includes PFHF staff, Board of Trustees members, prior recipients, and NFL representatives.
- 4. Conclusion The award's namesake, Pete Rozelle, spent 30 seasons as commissioner of the NFL. Born in 1926, he entered the industry through his work with the Los Angeles Rams. Initially hired as the team's public relations director, he eventually became its general manager. At the age of 33, the league selected him as its commissioner. Under his guidance, the NFL acquired contracts such as Monday Night Football and established its dominance in popularity among American sports.View More