PASADENA, Calif. - Legendary sportscaster and Central Michigan University graduate Dick Enberg was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on Dec. 31, adding yet another accolade to an already exceptional career.
Enberg, who served as the lead play-by-play announcer for the Rose Bowl from 1980-1988, was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Dec. 31 and was recognized during the Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 2.
The 1957 CMU broadcasting graduate from Armada, Mich., was joined by former University of Wisconsin running back and 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne and former University of Washington football standout Sen. George Fleming.
In addition to calling the Rose Bowl game, Enberg also hosted and covered the Tournament of Roses Parade, earning a local Emmy award for his coverage in 1974.
This honor is only the latest in a career filled with so many for Enberg, who was inducted into the CMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. He is the only individual to have won national Emmy Awards as a sportscaster, a writer and a producer, and also won a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2000.
He has called a wide range of sports and events throughout his illustrious career, including the Super Bowl, the Olympics, each of tennis' four major championships, the Masters, the NBA Playoffs, the NCAA men's basketball championship and the World Series.
In 2007, CMU further recognized him by naming the “Dick Enberg Academic Center” in his honor. The CMU Athletics Department also presents two awards annually recognizing academic excellence that bear his namesake: The Dick Enberg Team Leadership Award and the Dick Enberg Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.