Jeff Rickard is a sports broadcaster who has over 20 years of broadcasting experience as a play-by-play announcer and a host, including 15 years of various college football and basketball play-by-play assignments.
One of the most versatile radio and television personalities in broadcasting - Rickard is currently working at SiriusXM Satellite radio where he hosts regular shows on NFL Radio, MLB Network Radio and Fantasy Sports Radio. At Fantasy Sports Radio he co-hosts with former NFL great LaDainian Tomlinson during football season and former MLB General Manager Steve Phillips during Baseball season. He is also a regular fill-in host at ESPN Radio where he has worked on virtually every show on the network. He is also used as a studio host on ESPN Radio's broadcasts of MLB and NCAA football and basketball games.
The AOL Super 7 announcing awards said that "Rickard, a hard worker who used to have his own Sporting News show, would be a vast and immediate improvement over (several of the on air hosts) , all of whom inexplicably have shows on ESPN Radio."
Immediately before that, he was the host of CN8’s daily sports recap show Out of Bounds, where he reported on the days’ news in sports and moderated a roundtable discussion with other sports journalists.
Before coming to CN8, Jeff could be heard on ESPN Radio’s nightly broadcast of GameNight for which he was awarded Radio Personality of the Year in 2006 and 2007 from “SI.com’s Media Awards,” During that time, Jeff was a frequent guest host on the Mike and Mike Show and The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio. In 2008 he was mentioned on AOL.com as one of the year's "Super Seven" national radio personalities.
Prior to joining ESPN Radio, Jeff hosted a nationally syndicated sports talk show on Sporting News Radio.
From 1999-2004 Jeff was the television studio host for KJZZ TV’s coverage of the Utah Jazz as well as the University of Utah football and basketball. During that time, he was also the play-by-play voice for the Utah Starzz of the WNBA.
Prior to that, Jeff was a studio host for KKFN Sports Radio in Denver, CO. While at “The Fan,” Jeff was the studio host for the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche, as well as the play-by-play commentator for the MLS Colorado Rapids. He was also a play-by-play man at Fox Sports Rocky Mountain for their coverage of the Western Athletic Conference.
Jeff attended Mesa State College in 1985 where he was a member of the football team that played for two NAIA championships. He resides in Connecticut with his wife and his two sons.
- "Super 7 Announcing Awards Go To ...". AOL News. Jan 5, 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-23.