‘Voice Of Dallas Cowboys’ Brad Sham Wrapping Up 40th Season: ‘I Have Just Been So Blessed’
Brad Sham DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Through the ups and downs over the years – Super Bowl victories and stunning defeats – one of the most consistent components of the Dallas Cowboys has been the voice of the team.
“I’ve had the great pleasure of broadcasting four Super Bowls. I’ve had the humbling experience of trying to be the public face of 0-15, 5-11 three years in a row. Those are all great life lessons,” said Brad Sham.
Sham, the Voice of the Dallas Cowboys, started with the team back in 1976. He’s been behind the mic for more than 800 games. These days you’ll find him high above the field at AT&T Stadium, in the broadcast booth alongside Babe Laufenberg.
With every call, the joy his job brings is clear.
“It is such a blur. It doesn’t feel like 40 years. I just have been so blessed by God to have been given a passion for anything and then to have been given enough of ability to refine the passion and put it to work making a living,” Sham said while reflecting on his career.
He is quick to point out – his favorite part is getting to know the players: today’s roster and in decades’ past.
“It’s one of the blessings of having this job for as long as I have,” Sham said.
This fall, at the start of his 40th season with the Cowboys, the Jones family christened the Brad Sham Home Radio Booth at AT&T Stadium.
“It’s the kind of thing you never anticipate, never think about. It’s just the nicest thing that anyone could do for you,” Sham said.
No matter what happens in this playoff run, Sham will look forward to the next one.
“The fact that I love it more now than I ever have… I’m sure has something to do with I know there are fewer years ahead than behind. But you can’t ask for much more than that in professional life,” he said.
Brad Sham Biography
Brad Shan (born August 16, 1949) is an American sportscaster who is known as the “Voice of the Dallas Cowboys”.
Sham is currently heard on the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network, including the flagship stations 1080 AM KRLD, where Sham held the position of Sports Director between 1976 and 1981; and 105.3 KRLD-FM “The Fan”.
Prior to 2009, Cowboys games were broadcast on 1310 AM KTCK “The Ticket” and 93.3 FM KDBN “The Bone”, and also previously on FM-103.7 and 98.7 FM KLUV “K-Love.” Sham made his acting debut in the 2008 movie, W.
Brad Sham Age
Sham was born on August 16, 1949. He is 69 years old as of 2018.
Brad Sham Education
Sham, who is Jewish, is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism (1970), where he was also a brother of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity
Brad Sham Career
Sham has been with the Cowboys since 1976 when he was hired to be their color analyst alongside play-by-play man Verne Lundquist. When Lundquist left for CBS in 1984, Sham became the lead play-by-play man, a position he has held ever since (save for three seasons in the mid-1990s).
In 2003, Sham wrote Dallas Cowboys: Colorful Tales of America’s Greatest Teams (ISBN 0762727594). He also contributes weekly columns to dallascowboys.com. The 2009 season marked Sham’s 30th year with the organization; the longest of any broadcaster with the team, albeit not consecutive due to his three-year absence from the club from 1995–97.
Brad also spent over a decade as the radio voice of the Texas Longhorns’ football and basketball teams (mostly in the 1980s), which also aired on flagship KRLD and on the Mutual Southwest Radio Network. In addition to this, Sham has done NFL play-by-play for the NFL on Westwood One, the NFL on Fox and TNT Sunday Night Football. He has also worked games for NFL Europe and the Arena Football League’s Dallas Desperados.Brad Sham’s Image
Sham has extensive experience broadcasting collegiate sports, having done play-by-play for NCAA athletics, most notably the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship and college football. Sham has been in the booth for 26 Cotton Bowl Classics, calling play-by-play for 25 years and serving as the analyst for 1 year. Sham still free-lances with Fox during Sundays in which the Cowboys are not playing. Sham also serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for the Big 12 Network basketball Saturdays as well as for select ESPN Network Big 12 games.
While with KRLD, Sham served as the Texas Rangers’ radio voice between 1995 and 1997. He has also worked Major League Soccer games for the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) and North American Soccer League games for the Dallas Tornado. He also provided color commentary for ESPN’s coverage of the NASL in 1982. He also was part of the crew that covered the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Brad Sham Net Worth
Sham has an estimated net worth of $100,000 million, as of 2018.
Brad Sham Awards
Sham has won the NSSA Texas Sportscaster of the Year award 11 times and is a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
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