LUNDQUIST Laverne
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LUNDQUIST Laverne

LUNDQUIST
Laverne

American sportscaster

Date of Birth: 17 July 1940

Age: 83 years old

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Profession: Sportscaster

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Merton Laverne Lundquist Jr. is an American sportscaster, known for his long career with CBS Sports.

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

From 1977 to 1983, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Lundquist as Texas Sportscaster of the Year for his accomplishments from his time in Dallas. The organization later inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2007.

In broadcasting circles, Lundquist is affectionately known as "The Golden Goat".

In May 2012, Lundquist delivered the commencement address at Hampden–Sydney College, an honor he calls "one of the true achievements of my lifetime."

Lundquist is on the board of directors of the summer music festival, Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

On October 22, 2016, Lundquist was a Celebrity Guest Picker on College GameDay on ESPN.

Network assignments

Nationally, Lundquist worked for ABC Sports from 1974 to 1981, CBS from 1982 to 1995, and TNT cable from 1995 to 1997 before returning to CBS in 1998. Lundquist's patented belly laugh and his contagious enthusiasm for the events he covers have made him one of the more prominent and recognizable on-air talents in network TV.

He is among the key voices of NFL Films, and in past years had called regional NFL games for CBS, NBA games for CBS and TNT, and TNT's Sunday Night Football telecasts. He called television play-by-play on Seattle Seahawks preseason games from 2006 to 2008.

During the 1992, 1994, and 1998 Winter Olympics, whose rights were held by CBS and TNT, Lundquist and Scott Hamilton served as the announcers for figure skating events. Their performances were parodied by Saturday Night Live cast members Phil Hartman and Darrell Hammond (as Lundquist) with Dana Carvey, David Spade, and Will Ferrell (both as Hamilton): in 1992 with Jason Priestley and 1994 with Nancy Kerrigan and Chris Farley. They did a spoof of the Olympics figure skating events, as both Hartman and Myers went "Oh!" when Priestly or Farley (in a pre-recorded performance) did an on-ice pratfall. Lundquist, after seeing the original footage in 1992, commented that Hartman "nailed it dead on."

Lundquist filled in for Ernie Johnson Jr. as host of TNT's coverage of the PGA Championship twice, in 2006 as Johnson was battling cancer, and in 2011 when Johnson left after the second round following the death of his father on that Friday night.

After his return to CBS, Lundquist served as the long-time lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports' coverage of college football on the SEC on CBS from 2000 to 2016.

Lundquist retired from broadcasting college football games after calling the Army–Navy Game on December 10, 2016. He planned to contribute to other CBS Sports programs, including its college basketball and golf coverage, for the foreseeable future.

In March 2018, Lundquist announced he would not work the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament, as he was still recovering from back surgery he had in November 2017 and would retire from calling college basketball.Despite his retirement from calling college football and basketball, Lundquist remained active as an announcer, continuing to call golf for CBS Sports. Lundquist continued calling the PGA Championship for CBS through 2021, and annually covers the Masters Tournament. Lundquist has indicated the 2024 Masters will likely be his last broadcast, which would be his 40th year covering the event for CBS.

Currently, Lundquist resides in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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