CBS Sports activities play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, who will name his sixth Tremendous Bowl for the community Sunday, will obtain a lifetime achievement award in April on the annual Houston Sports activities Awards offered by the Harris County Houston Sports activities Authority.
Nantz, 61, a College of Houston graduate and former member of the golf crew, shall be amongst a gaggle that shall be honored on the sports activities authority’s fourth annual awards presentation April 26 on the Carlton Woods Creekside Fazio Golf Course.
Former UH coaches Man V. Lewis and Invoice Yeoman, Astros Corridor of Famers Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell and former Texans receiver Andre Johnson shall be inducted that night into the Houston Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
“I can’t consider something that will imply extra to me than to be honored by the town of Houston,” Nantz mentioned in a launch from the sports activities authority. “It’s No. 1 for me. When the city that embraced you and gave you your likelihood and the individuals within the metropolis gave you your likelihood, it doesn’t get any higher than this.”
Nantz started his broadcasting profession at UH and labored at KTRH (740 AM) and KHOU (Channel 11) earlier than working in Salt Lake Metropolis after which shifting to CBS. He has on 4 events referred to as the Tremendous Bowl, the NCAA Event championship recreation and the Masters in the identical yr and can achieve this once more in 2021.
He was chosen earlier this month to the Nationwide Sports activities Media Affiliation’s corridor of fame and is a member of the UH Corridor of Honor and has an honorary doctorate from the college. His household in 2011 launched the Nantz Nationwide Alzheimer Heart in honor of his late father, Jim Nantz Jr., on the Texas Medical Heart.