Craig Bolerjack

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Bolerjack in 2009.

Kyle Craig Bolerjack (born May 16, 1958) is an American sportscaster. He is currently an announcer for FOX Sports and for Root Sports for Utah Jazz telecasts with Matt Harpring, working mostly college football and college basketball games.

Biography[edit]

Born in Willow Springs, Missouri, Bolerjack graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He enrolled at Kansas State University and walked on to the Kansas State Wildcats football team as a linebacker but left the team after fall camp due to an ACL injury. While attending college, he worked as sports director for the campus radio station KSDB. Bolerjack is also an alumni member of Delta Upsilon Kansas State chapter. He began his television broadcast career as a weekend sports anchor for KTSB-TV Topeka (now KSNT).

He and Steve Beuerlein were the secondary college football broadcast team for CBS Sports. They were on the air when two games are scheduled on the network on the same day. He also was a reserve broadcaster for the NFL on CBS. In 2007, Bolerjack filled in for Greg Gumbel who was filling in for an ill James Brown on the Cleveland Browns-Arizona Cardinals matchup with Dan Dierdorf. He also worked with Rich Baldinger, Todd Blackledge, Mike Mayock, and FOX colleague Daryl Johnston.

Bolerjack had also called games in the NCAA basketball tournament since 2000.[1] His partner in the 2006 tournament was Bob Wenzel.

He has called games for CBS, ESPN, and CBS College Sports Network in a national broadcasting career that dates back to the late 1990s.[1]

Before joining CBS, he was the sports anchor at KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, Utah the then-CBS affiliate.

In addition to his other work, Bolerjack is the voice of the Utah Jazz. He replaced "Hot Rod" Hundley on the television broadcasts during the 2005–06 NBA season.[2] (Hundley continued to announce on the radio, but announced his retirement after the 2008–09 NBA season.) His on-air partner is former Utah Jazzman Matt Harpring. Harpring will be doing the TV broadcasts starting this season (2010–2011) while Ron Boone will move over to the radio broadcasts. He was also the preseason voice of the Miami Dolphins until he was replaced by Dick Stockton.

Bolerjack lives in Sandy, Utah with his wife, Sharon, and his three children.[1] Craig Bolerjack called Pac-12 games on Fox Sports Net with Joel Klatt and Petros Papadakis in 2011 and continues to perform the same role for FX and Fox College Football along with CBS and another current Fox colleague Gus Johnson. In 2011, Bolerjack filled in for Dick Stockton on the NFL on Fox on the week 4 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks with John Lynch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "CBS Sports TV Team: Craig Bolerjack". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Doug Robinson. "Bolerjack's job not as easy as it looks". Deseret News. Retrieved March 22, 2010.