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Longtime NBC broadcaster Bob Trumpy to receive 2014 Rozelle Award

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that former NBC broadcaster and NFL tight end Bob Trumpy will receive the 2014 Pete Rozelle Radio and Television Award for his on-air work covering pro football for nearly three decades.

The 69-year-old Trumpy worked for NBC from 1978 through 1997 and was part of the play-by-play team for a pair of Super Bowls. He later did radio work for Westwood One.

Trumpy played for the Bengals from 1968-1977, hauling in 298 passes for 4,600 yards and 35 touchdowns in his 10 NFL seasons.

“In addition to being a former player and having a great set of pipes, what made Bob great was that he was never afraid to give his opinion. He did his homework and had a great passion for the sport,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN, in a statement from the Hall of Fame. “Bob’s one of the few guys who could talk about the game as well as he played it. This honor is well deserved.”

Trumpy will be honored during the induction of the Hall’s Class of 2014 on Saturday, August 2.

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16 Responses to “Longtime NBC broadcaster Bob Trumpy to receive 2014 Rozelle Award”
  1. stoneydog1000 says: Jul 8, 2014 7:26 PM

    way to go Trumpy!! loved you as a Bengal and as a broadcaster.

  2. 52lightsxout52 says: Jul 8, 2014 7:48 PM

    I had wondered what happened to him these last few years, I always liked his recognizable broadcasting voice. Nice to see him getting some much deserved accolades, congrats Mr. Trumpy!

  3. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jul 8, 2014 7:53 PM

    Always loved Bob. He and Enberg were a good team for NBC back in the day

  4. bengalguy says: Jul 8, 2014 8:21 PM

    Congrats Mr. Trumpy, always a class act. Well done Young Man!

  5. heeeeelzfan says: Jul 8, 2014 8:48 PM

    Trumpy and Don Criqui were a very underrated broadcast team for a long time. Congrats, sir.

  6. pascalswager42 says: Jul 8, 2014 8:55 PM

    I guess I don’t understand the love. My brothers and I to this day make wisecracks about how terrible ‘Trump’ and ‘Criq’ were calling old AFC Central games.

    Perhaps I missed his better years of broadcasting?

  7. ickyfreakingwoods says: Jul 8, 2014 9:05 PM

    I love you man.

  8. Spymaster Belichick says: Jul 8, 2014 9:57 PM

    LOL, whatever, go STEELERS!

  9. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jul 8, 2014 10:02 PM

    Criqui and Trumpy were a great NBC broadcasting duo in the 1980s.

  10. jm91rs says: Jul 8, 2014 11:42 PM

    Bob trumps pretty much invented sports talk radio. Kudos for this honor he is receiving.

  11. bobzilla1001 says: Jul 9, 2014 1:47 AM

    Back in his broadcasting days, Trumpy would always pause and reflect on how much he loathed Mel Blount and the Steelers of the ’70s. For that reason, I always had a lot of respect for Bob Trumpy.

  12. borisbulldog says: Jul 9, 2014 4:48 AM

    As a Browns fan I absolutely loved Trumpy in the booth cause he took a beating from Thom Darden and Don Rogers when CLE/CIN locked horns!

  13. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 9, 2014 6:38 AM

    Criqui is TERRIBLE.

    Criqui/Tasker is All-Time Worst.

  14. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Jul 9, 2014 8:12 AM

    Congrats, Trump. Well deserved.

    One of these days, another Bengals player/commentator in Cris Collinsworth will join you.

  15. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 9, 2014 4:29 PM

    One thing in common for all former Bengals – their post-nfl career is much more successful than their time in the nfl.

  16. jfkelly1 says: Jul 18, 2014 12:59 PM

    Congrats Trumpr, have some cold hot dogs and warm beer!

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