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.