Dick Enberg

Dick Enberg


1/9/1935, Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA

Birth Name

Richard Alan Enberg


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Dick Enberg is one of the most respected sports broadcasters in television history and is still active today. Currently Enberg is the voice of the San Diego Padres, but he is also remembered for his work in tennis and football.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Since 1985, Dick has served as the spokesperson for the Verizon Academic All-America program. The program recognizes the academic and athletic achievements of more than 700 student athletes each year.

    • Dick has written a one-man theatrical play entitled "McGuire" after his friend and late broadcasting partner Al McGuire.

    • As a member of the broadcasting team on CBS, Dick calls college basketball games, the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and the Masters and PGA Tournaments in golf.

    • Dick's surname is of Swedish origin.

    • Dick was inducted into Central Michigan University's Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993 and into the Indiana University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2006.

    • Dick became the first U.S. sportscaster to visit the People's Republic of China in 1973.

    • Dick is the only sportscaster to have won an Emmy in three different categories: broadcasting, writing, and producing.

    • Dick has been honored with numerous awards regarding his broadcasting. He has won 13 Emmy Awards, 9 National Sportscaster of the Year Awards, the NBA's Curt Gowdy Award, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Pete Rozelle Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    • After working 25 years for NBC, Dick was hired by CBS in 2000.

    • As a part of the NFL on NBC broadcasting team, Dick called eight Super Bowls, with the last one being Super Bowl XXXII in 1998.

    • He joined NBC as a broadcaster in 1975.

    • Dick has been an announcer for 10 different sports: baseball, football, basketball, golf, tennis, college football, college basketball, horse racing, boxing, and the Olympic Games.

    • He was the co-producer of the PBS sports-history series entitled The Way It Was.

    • Dick won California Sportscaster of the Year four times.

    • Dick's trademark expression on the air is "Oh, my!"

    • Dick became a full-time sportscaster in 1965. He started out announcing for baseball's California Angels, football's Los Angeles Rams, and college basketball's UCLA Bruins.

    • Dick was an assistant professor and baseball coach at California State University, Northridge from 1961 to 1965.

    • He is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa.

    • Dick attended two universities: Central Michigan University and Indiana University. He earned masters and doctorates degrees in health sciences while attending Indiana University.

  • Quotes

  • Great sportscaster!

    I have watched Dick since I was a kid when

    I first loved the NFL back in 1986 as I can

    Thank my brother for getting me into the NFL as

    Dick is right up there with Al Michaels & Bob Costas

    As the best sportscasters not just in the business but in

    History if you ask me. He can do it all

    The jack of all trades just like Al & Bob are!