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ESPN's Berman to receive Rozelle Award from HOF

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — ESPN studio host Chris Berman has been selected to receive the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

The award, announced Monday, is given annually for "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football." Berman will receive the award Aug. 6, a day before this year's class of Hall of Famers is inducted.

Berman is entering his 25th season as host of ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown," and has anchored the network's NFL draft coverage since 1987. He has worked for ESPN since 1979.

Previous honorees include Curt Gowdy, Pat Summerall, Frank Gifford, Jack Buck, Dick Enberg, John Madden and Lesley Visser.