Verne Lundquist

Active - 1991 - 1996  |   Born - Jul 17, 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation, Comedy

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  • 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 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!"