Irish legend Tony Roberts was honored yesterday with the 2005 Chris Schenkel Award. Given annually to "a college football broadcaster who has excelled in his field and contributed to his community", it's awarded by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
"Tony has been a great friend to all sports and especially college football," said NFF President Steven J. Hatchell. "He is a true professional, and his contributions over the years have greatly enhanced the enjoyment of fans nationwide. He stands atop his profession, and we are thrilled to recognize him."Roberts can add this trophy to his collection of seven Associated Press Sports Reporting awards and seven Sportscaster of the Year awards.
Absolutely nothing gets us ready for football season like the sound of Tony Roberts' crisp, voltaic staccato.
(You never get tired of hearing that voice, do you? We didn't think so either.)