WATCH: Surprised Joe Buck Learns He Has Joined His Father in the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Joe Buck has called his fair share of NFL games. He's been the play-by-play announcer for hundreds, in fact, including six Super Bowls and several other major contests.

Thus, it was only right that he was officially recognized by the NFL for his many on-air contributions throughout the late 20th and 21st century. That honor, much to his surprise, came on Thursday night, at halftime of the Browns-Bengals game.

David Baker, the president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, notified Buck that he was the 2020 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

Buck began his broadcasting career in the NFL in 1994 with Fox and has been a standard on football broadcasts ever since.

His father, Jack Buck, began calling NFL games for CBS TV and kept his broadcasting role, across various networks, for more than two decades. He called 18 Super Bowls, most over the radio, and was honored with the Rozelle Award in 1996.

The duo becomes the only father-son pair to both have received the award.

Twitter exploded with praise and congratulatory messages for the longtime broadcaster.

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