ESPN’s Chris Berman will be honored with this year’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, recognizing “exceptional contributions” to television in pro football.
“I embraced pro football a long time ago,” Berman said in the Hall of Fame’s announcement. “I’m honored and humbled beyond belief, that pro football in turn, has embraced me.”
Berman will receive the award on Friday, August 6 at the Enshrinees Dinner. The next day, the Class of 2010 (Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Dick LeBeau, Floyd Little, John Randle, Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith) will be inducted.
Past recipients of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award include Ed Sabol, Pat Summerall, Frank Gifford, Jack Buck, Dick Enberg, John Madden, Myron Cope, Lesley Visser and Dan Dierdorf.
The 2010 season will be Berman’s 25th as host of Sunday NFL Countdown.