1963-Edward Brit "Ted" Husing

Born in the Bronx, New York, on November 27, 1901, Edward Brit “Ted” Husing is largely responsible for play-by-play sports commentating as we know it today. In 1924, Husing beat out 619 other hopefuls to win his first broadcasting job at radio station RCA-WJZ. By 1927, a national poll ranked him the seventh most popular sports announcer in the nation. He left WJZ in 1928, and went to work for CBS where he broadcast a variety of sporting and other special events. While at CBS, Husing pioneered much of the college football play-by-play commentating structure that is still used today. He also interviewed players and coaches before games, and devised spotter boards to identify players. In 1946, Husing left CBS to pursue a career as a disc jockey. During his esteemed career, Husing was known for his ability to capture the drama of a game and communicate that drama to his listeners. He was also known for his rapid speech style, which earned him the nickname, “Mile a Minute Husing.” Husing died in 1962. On April 2, 1963, he was the second person inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame