After 29 years of broadcasting, Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Griese has decided to retire.
Griese has spent the last 24 years calling games for ABC/ESPN, where he was hired in 1987. The last two seasons, Griese has worked ESPN’s Saturday noon telecast with commentator Dave Pasch and analyst Chris Spielman.
During the 2010 season, Griese worked a game together for the only time with his son, Brian, when they called Minnesota-Purdue on Oct. 16.
“I’ve had a wonderful career and now it’s time to experience new things,” Griese said. “I’ve had many highlights along the way, from working the NFL’s Super Bowl and college football’s championship games to covering many of my son Brian’s games during his undefeated season in 1997. I want to thank ABC, ESPN and the fans for their support and all the men and women on our TV crews for their patience and support thru the years.”