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Verne Lundquist        

Former CBS Sportscaster; Known to be the Voice of the SEC

Currently at CBS, he does play-by-play for the network's college football and college basketball action, as well as The Masters tournament. He is also among the key voices of NFL Films. Verne's patented belly laugh and his contagious enthusiasm for football, basketball and golf make him one of CBS Sports' strongest assets.

Verne was a 1962 graduate of Texas Lutheran University (formerly Texas Lutheran College), where he also founded the Omega Tau Fraternity in 1958.

Sports fans across America have heard Lundquist call some of the most dramatic moments in sporting history. Lundquist was the play-by-play man for what many consider the greatest college basketball game ever played, the 1992 Regional Final between Kentucky and Duke wherein Christian Laettner hit a 17 foot jump shot as time ran out, to win the game in overtime. In 2006, he announced another memorable college basketball game (George Mason vs. Connecticut) in the Elite 8. In George Mason's historical upset, Verne announced "By George, the drive is alive." He is also the play-by-play announcer in the College Hoops 2K6 video game.

Lundquist also called two of the most famous golf shots at the Masters golf tournament. Most recently, Tiger Woods' dramatic birdie chip-in on #16 at the 2005 Masters and in 1986, he called Jack Nicklaus' birdie putt on Hole 17, with the famous line: "Yes Sir!" Lundquist may be famous with the MTV generation as he played himself commentating on tournaments in the 1996 motion picture, Happy Gilmore and also as the voice of college football games.

At the 2005 Sun Bowl, Verne was inducted into the Sun Bowl Hall of Fame along with UCLA Bruins football coach Terry Donahue.


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