Top local voices in pro-football history; From Glickman to Enberg and King to Brickhouse

First All-time Voices of the Year

1) Arizona – Dave Pasch

2) Atlanta – Wes Durham

3) Baltimore – Chuck Thompson

4) Buffalo – Van Miller

5) Carolina – Mick Mixon

6) Chicago – Jack Brickhouse

7) Cincinnati – Dan Hoard

8) Cleveland – Gib Shanley 

9) Detroit –  Van Patrick 

10) Dallas – Brad Sham

11) Denver – Dave Logan

10) Indianapolis – Bob Lamey

11) Jacksonville – Frank Frangie

12) Kansas City – Mitch Holthus

13) LA /Oakland  – Bill King

14) LA /St. Louis – Dick Enberg

15) Minneapolis – Paul Allen

16) New England – Gil Santos

17) New Orleans – Jim Henderson  

18) Dallas – Brad Sham

19) Denver – Dave Logan 

20) Green Bay – Wayne Larrivee

21) Houston Marc Vandermeer 

22) Miami – Jimmy Cefalo

23) NY Jets – Merle Harmon

24) NY Giants – Marty Glickman

25) Philadelphia – Merrill Reese

26) Pittsburgh – (TBD, after resignation of Bill Hillgrove) 

27) San Francisco  – Greg Papa

28) Seattle – Steve Raible 

29) Tampa – Gene Deckerhoff 

30) Tennessee – Mike Keith

31) Vegas – Brent Musburger

32) Washington – Frank Herzog

David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year + industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History and The Fundamentals of Sports Media and Sponsorship Sales: Developing New Accounts.

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Michael Green
1 month ago

That’s a great list. The West Coast might dispute you a bit. My dad grew up with Bob Kelley doing the Rams–he came west from Cleveland with them–but I have heard tapes, and I’m for Enberg. In San Francisco, Lon Simmons was the voice for about 25 years, but Papa may well be a better football announcer. It’s interesting that local team announcers become so closely associated with their teams, yet so many of them end up wanting to go network! The money might be better, but I think of Lindsey Nelson recounting that network announcers from his youth tended… Read more »