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Verne Lundquist

Sportscaster
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Born Jul 17, 1940

Merton Laverne "Verne" Lundquist, Jr. is an American sportscaster, currently employed by CBS Sports television.

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CHILDHOOD

1940 Birth Born in 1940.

TEENAGE

1958 18 Years Old Lundquist was born in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas, before attending Texas Lutheran University (formerly Texas Lutheran College), where he was one of the founders of the Omega Tau Fraternity in 1958 before graduating in 1962. … Read More

TWENTIES

1962 22 Years Old Lundquist attended Augustana Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois in 1962. … Read More
1967 27 Years Old He began his broadcasting career as sports anchor for WFAA in Dallas and in Austin for KTBC, as well as being the radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys. Lundquist joined the Cowboys Radio Network in 1967 and remained with the team until the 1984 season. … Read More

THIRTIES

1970 30 Years Old Before becoming a nationwide sports commentator, from 1970–74 Lundquist was commentator for the sports show, Bowling for Dollars, in Dallas, Texas. … Read More

FIFTIES

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.
1996 56 Years Old Lundquist played himself commentating on tournaments in the 1996 motion picture Happy Gilmore. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2005 65 Years Old At the 2005 Sun Bowl, Lundquist was inducted into the Sun Bowl Hall of Fame along with UCLA Bruins football coach Terry Donahue.
2006 66 Years Old Lundquist also often exclaims "Oh My Gosh!" or "Oh My Goodness!" 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. … Read More
2007 67 Years Old The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Lundquist Texas Sportscaster of the Year for seven straight years (1977–83) during his time in Dallas, and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2007. … Read More
2012 72 Years Old In May 2012, Lundquist delivered the commencement address at Hampden-Sydney College, an honor he calls "one of the true achievements of my lifetime." … Read More
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