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Tony Romo, former EIU football player, to help call Super Bowl

One of the people calling Super Bowl LVIII this Sunday has a connection to Central Illinois....CONTINUE.THE.FULL.READING OF THE ARTICLE>>>

Tony Romo played quarterback for the Eastern Illinois University Panthers from 1999 to 2002. After college, he went on to enjoy a 14-year career with the Dallas Cowboys.

After his retirement in 2016, Romo moved into the broadcasting booth for CBS. He was partnered with longtime play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz as the network’s lead football broadcasting team. Romo helped call Super Bowls LIII and LV and he is set to call his third in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Rameen Karbassioon went to EIU with the former quarterback, and he said he knew Romo could talk back then.

“Not kidding, the very first assignment we had in that class was to make a 15-second PSA, and Tony made the best one,” he said. “Not surprising. So, there’s the skills off the field right there.  Pretty neat.”

Romo isn’t the only one with EIU connections to Super Bowl LVIII. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan’s dad, Mike Shanahan, was a quarterback and later, an offensive coordinator, for the Panthers.

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