Dan Fouts returns to CBS Sports as analyst for "The NFL on CBS"
Hall of Famer set to serve as analyst for network's NFL and college football games
Dan Fouts, NFL Hall of Famer and former All-Pro quarterback with the San Diego Chargers, returns to CBS Sports as an analyst for "The NFL on CBS." The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports.
Fouts returns to CBS Sports where he served as an analyst for the Network's coverage of THE NFL ON CBS from 1988-93. During those years, Fouts primarily teamed with Dick Stockton and Verne Lundquist in calling games. He will call selected games throughout the 2008 NFL ON CBS schedule, as well as selected games for CBS Sports' SEC ON CBS broadcasts and CBS College Sports Network's college football coverage.
Before his return to CBS Sports, Fouts worked for ABC Sports from 1997 to 2008 working as an analyst alongside Keith Jackson on college football broadcasts. He most recently served as play-by-play announcer for ABC's coverage of Pac-10 college football (2006-2007). Before that, he spent two years as an analyst on ABC's "Monday Night Football" before returning to the calling college games.
Fouts' 20-year broadcasting credits include covering the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl, the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Aloha Bowl, ABC's Superstars, NFL's "Air it Out," ABC's "Battle of the Gridiron Greats," "John Madden's Super Bowl Special" and the NFL Playoffs.
Before joining ABC Sports in 1997, Fouts served for three years as sports anchor for KPIX-TV in San Francisco, where his work earned him two local Emmy Awards. In addition to his nightly sports reports, he handled play-by-play for the San Francisco 49ers pre-season games. He also has done play-by-play for the San Diego Chargers pre-season broadcasts.
Drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 1973, Fouts began his rookie season alongside the legendary Johnny Unitas, who had left the Baltimore Colts and was playing in his final year in the NFL.
Fouts retired from the NFL after 15 seasons with the Chargers, where he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection. Upon retiring he held 42 team records and eight NFL records, including most 300-yard passing games. His 43,040 total passing yards made him the second-most-prolific passer in NFL history. Fouts earned NFL and AFC Player of the Year honors in 1982, and was named AFC Most Valuable Player in 1979 and league co-MVP in 1982. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993, after being elected in his first year of eligibility.