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Verne Lundquist

Worked early in his career for a radio station in Austin owned by Lady Bird Johnson, wife of Lyndon Johnson. Was the radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys from 1972 to 1984. Has worked for ABC, CBS and TNT, calling sports including college basketball and football; NBA; NFL; golf and figure skating. Won seven consecutive Texas Sportscaster of the Year Awards, starting in 1977. Appeared in the 1996 movie Happy Gilmore. Was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 2007. Serves on the board of directors for a summer chamber-music festival in Colorado. Is a friend of Ray Benson of the country-swing band Asleep at the Wheel. Told statesman.com that golf is a tough sport to call, as it "will expose you if you don't know what you're talking about." One of his most memorable calls came while covering that sport, on the occasion of a remarkable Jack Nicklaus Masters' birdie: "Maybe...yes sir!"

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet 1998 Olympic Skating Competition Highlights
  • Actor
1998
60% Happy Gilmore
  • Announcer
1996
44% The Last Boy Scout
  • Himself
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Himself

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