Jim Nantz to receive Pete Rozelle Award

Jim Nantz, the lead play-by-play man for CBS since 2004, has been named the winner of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Nantz, a fixture at CBS since 1985, will receive his award at the Enshrinees Dinner on Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio. The award is presented annually for “long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.” Nantz is the youngest winner ever.

“It’s one of the greatest honors you could ever receive in our industry,” Nantz said in a statement released by the NFL. “I’m grateful to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for this recognition and thrilled to be in the company of the past recipients of the Pete Rozelle Award.”

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