Gary Danielson Joins Cbs Sports As Lead Game Analyst For College Football

Published on: 02/23/2006   |   All 2006 Press Releases

Gary Danielson, a 13-year National Football League veteran and former Purdue University quarterback, joins CBS Sports as lead analyst for the CBS Television Network's coverage of college football, it was announced today by Tony Petitti, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer, CBS Sports. He will be paired with Verne Lundquist, who has served as lead play-by-play announcer since 2000.   "Gary Danielson is recognized as the premier analyst in college football," said Petitti. "He is perceptive, incisive and will bring a new level of analysis to our CBS Sports college football package."   Danielson joins CBS Sports after having served as analyst for ABC Sports for the past nine years (1997-2005). Since 1991, he has served as an analyst for ESPN's college football broadcasts. Before joining ABC Sports, Danielson provided analysis for the Detroit Lions preseason football games.   After playing for three teams in the World Football League from 1974-75 (New York Stars, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Wind), Danielson signed with the Detroit Lions as a free agent in 1976. He became the third all-time leading passer in Lions history. In 1985, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns where he spent four seasons before retiring in 1988. During his 13-year NFL career, Danielson passed for 13,764 yards.   Danielson was a part-time anchor/reporter at WDIV-TV (Detroit) during the off-season while a member of the Lions. And in Cleveland, he also co-hosted a sports talk show.   A 1973 graduate of PurdueUniversity, Danielson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Management, and earned a Master's degree in Physical Education from Purdue in 1976. He is married, with four children.

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