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Joe Buck has chronicled the exploits of limitless NFL gamers over his 26-twelve months profession in the published booth. On Thursday, he came upon he’ll be half of the upper of them in Canton. 

The Fox Sports activities announcer became as soon as stunned on the air in the course of halftime of Thursday evening’s NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns with the announcement that he has been named the recipient of the 2020 Pete Rozelle Award — and a keep in the Expert Football Hall of Popularity.

The 51-twelve months-feeble Buck — now in his 19th season because the lead play-by-play announcer on Fox Sports activities’ NFL protection — became as soon as atypically at a loss for words after a video announcement played and the TV cameras grew to became to the published booth, where he and longtime accomplice Troy Aikman were stationed.

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“That’s unbelievable,” Buck gushed sooner than thanking Aikman and numerous other individuals of the Fox crew. 

The announcement became as soon as equivalent to a the same one in January, when Hall of Popularity chairman David Baker stunned feeble Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson with the records on the living of Fox NFL Sunday.

Buck will most likely be half of his father, legendary broadcaster Jack Buck, because the basic father-son duo to expend the Rozelle Award. Jack Buck acquired the Rozelle Award in 1996.

“Joe’s preparation for his games and his transport in key moments of those games bring an added quality to the network’s manufacturing,” Baker acknowledged Thursday. “Being named this twelve months’s Rozelle Award winner is richly deserved recognition for over two many years of excellence in his craft. I do know his dad would be proud.”

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