Merrill Reese honored with prestigious Pete Rozelle Award

During his iconic call of the final play of Super Bowl LII, which resulted in the first Lombardy Trophy in franchise history, Merrill Reese declared from the SportsRadio 94WIP booth, "Eagles fans, this is for you!"

Well, Merrill, this one is for you.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday morning that Reese, the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer in the NFL, is the 2024 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. Reese will be celebrated alongside the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2024 in Canton, Ohio on August 2-3.

"I cried. I was overwhelmed," Reese said as his phone was starting to swarm with congratulations from across the football world.

Reese said that he received a call on Wednesday afternoon from Canton. Curious, Reese answered, and it was Pro Football Hall of Fame President Jim Porter telling him the news of the award. Reese, the Voice of the Eagles since 1977, was ironically told to be silent.

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