Bob Socci

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Bob Socci
Born 1968 (age 48–49)
Auburn, New York, U.S.
Residence Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality United States American
Alma mater University of Dayton (1989)
Occupation Sports broadcaster
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Monique Tello
Children Gio

Bob Socci /ˌss/ (born 1968) is an American TV and radio sports broadcaster. He is currently the radio play-by-play voice of the NFL's New England Patriots.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Socci was born in Auburn, New York.[2] He is a 1985 graduate of Auburn High School, where he was a member of the school's 1985 New York state championship baseball team.[2]

Socci is a 1989 graduate of the University of Dayton.[3]

Sports broadcasting career[edit]

Socci was hired as the new play-by-play voice of the New England Patriots in April 2013, replacing Gil Santos, who retired after 36 years with the team.[1][2] Socci is partnered with Scott Zolak on Patriots broadcasts.[1]

Before joining the Patriots, Socci's previous broadcasting experience included 16 seasons as the play-by-play voice of Navy Midshipmen football (1997–2012),[3] 11 seasons as the voice of Navy basketball (1997–2008),[3] and a decade of calling Patriot League basketball games for networks including CSTV, ESPNU, and CBS Sports Network.[3]

Socci also has over two decades of experience as a minor league baseball radio play-by-play announcer, calling games for the Pawtucket Red Sox (2013),[3] Norfolk Tides (2007–12),[3] Albuquerque Isotopes (2003–06),[3] Frederick Keys,[3] Delmarva Shorebirds,[3] and Peoria Chiefs (1993).[3]

Personal life[edit]

Socci lives in Milton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Monique Tello, and their two children, Gio and Maria.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Finn, Chad (April 24, 2013). "Bob Socci named Patriots radio voice". Boston Globe. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Sciria, Chris (August 25, 2013). "Auburn native Bob Socci set to start first year calling New England Patriots games". The Citizen. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "PawSox name Bob Socci as Radio Broadcaster". Pawtucket Red Sox. March 8, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Gil Santos
New England Patriots Play by Play announcer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Navy Midshipmen (Football) Play by Play announcer
Succeeded by
Pete Medhurst
Preceded by
Aaron Goldsmith
Pawtucket Red Sox Play by Play announcer
Succeeded by