Bob Griese retires from broadcasting

BY foxsports • February 3, 2011

Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Griese is retiring from broadcasting.

Griese spent 29 years in his second career after leading the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl titles. The last 24 were with ABC and ESPN.

ESPN made the announcement Thursday on Griese's 66th birthday.

Griese worked ESPN's Saturday noon college football telecasts the past two seasons. He started his TV career with NBC, serving as the top NFL analyst from 1982-86 and calling the Super Bowl.

Griese worked many top bowl games for ABC and ESPN, including the last of son Brian's career at the 1998 Rose Bowl, when Bob cried as Brian was honored as the MVP for undefeated Michigan.

Brian is now also a college football commentator for ESPN, and father and son called the Minnesota-Purdue game together Oct. 16.

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