1982 – Ray Scott
Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on June 17, 1919, sportscasting legend Ray Scott was a two time winner of the National Sportscaster of the Year award during his more than 50 years career as a broadcaster. Along with his national honors, Scott also won State Broadcaster of the Year awards, in four different states. Scott’s career began in the early 1930s, working on local radio; then in 1953, he began broadcasting NFL games on the Dumont Network. In 1956, Scott became the “Voice of the Packers” covering them through their dynasty years until 1967. In 1967, he joined CBS as part of its football broadcasting team, a position he held until 1974. After finishing with CBS, Scott worked as a broadcaster for a number of professional teams, including the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During his career as a football broadcaster, he broadcast nine NFL title games, four Super Bowls, and nearly every major college bowl game. Scott also broadcast golf tournaments, college basketball, and World Series baseball during his outstanding career. Scott died in 1998. He was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame on April 5, 1982.