Longtime sports handicapper and ESPN NFL reporter Hank Goldberg dies at 82

By , Audacy

A familiar face for sports bettors and ESPN viewers everywhere is no longer with us.

Hank Goldberg, a sports handicapper and NFL reporter at ESPN for 17 years, died on Monday, his 82nd birthday, his family told ESPN. He had been battling chronic kidney disease in recent years.

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Goldberg, known as Hammerin’ Hank, was a regular contributor on NFL Countdown and ESPN Radio, often handicapping horse racing events and Triple Crown races. He was also a prominent figure in Miami, where he worked as a local radio and TV host for more than 25 years and a Miami Dolphins radio analyst.

His last TV appearance on ESPN was in May, where he did a phone interview from the Kentucky Derby.

Many who knew Goldberg shared their thoughts on him on social media:

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