Dick Enberg Collection,   1935-2009
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History

Biography:

Born on January 9, 1935 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, Dick Enberg earned a B.S. in physical education from Central Michigan University (CMU) in 1957, and a master’s and doctoral degrees in health sciences from Indiana University.

His career began as a professional broadcaster in 1965 as the radio and TV play-by-play voice of Los Angeles Rams football, California Angels baseball and UCLA basketball. Since joining NBC in 1975, Enberg covered virtually every major Sports event including three Summer Olympics, Wimbledon and French Open tennis, U.S. Open and Ryder Cup golf and 20 years of NFL football. In 1994, he became the first announcer in history to call play-by-play on consecutive exclusive Super Bowl telecasts. Enberg called play-by-play action for eight Super Bowl telecasts. He also called play-by-play for the NBA All-Star Game, the World Series, and the NCAA Basketball Championships. Enberg hosted NBC’s coverage of Breeders’ Cup Day, the Word Championships of Track and Field, and the World Figure Skating Championships.

Enberg earned eight Emmy Awards, four for Outstanding Play-by-play Sports Personality, one for production, and three for writing. He was inducted into CMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame, the first no-letter winner so honored. On February 24, 1998 Enberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1997 he was named Play-by-play Sportscaster of the year. (This information is from the collection.)