Bob Socci

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Bob Socci
Born1968 (age 50–51)
ResidenceMilton, Massachusetts, U.S.
NationalityUnited States American
Alma materUniversity of Dayton (1989)
OccupationSports broadcaster
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Monique Tello
ChildrenGio
Maria
Websitebobsocci.com

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]

Since joining the Patriots broadcast, Socci and Zolak have called three Super Bowl Championships. In February 2015 the Patriots won the franchises fourth Super Bowl defeating the Seattle Seahawks when rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass at the goal line sealing the title. In February 2017 the duo called "The Greatest Comeback in Super Bowl History" when the Patriots rallied from a 28-3 third quarter deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first overtime game in 51 years of the Super Bowl.

Before joining the Patriots, Socci's previous broadcasting experience included 15 seasons as the play-by-play voice of Navy Midshipmen football (1998–2012),[4] 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 (2006–11),[5] Albuquerque Isotopes (2003–05),[6] Frederick Keys (1999–2001),[7] Delmarva Shorebirds (1996–1998),[8] and Peoria Chiefs (1993–1995).[9]

Personal life[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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 "PawSox name Bob Socci as Radio Broadcaster". Pawtucket Red Sox. March 8, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "Pete Medhurst To Take Over Play-By-Play Duties For Navy Football," United States Naval Academy Athletics, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2018
  5. ^ Sidersky, Robyn. "Sound familiar? Voice of the Patriots once called the Norfolk Tides," The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), Monday, January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018
  6. ^ Socci, Bob. "Socci fondly recalls his days with ‘Topes," Albuquerque Journal, Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2018
  7. ^ Goldberg, Stan. "Voice of ambition," The Frederick (MD) News-Post, Sunday, January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2018
  8. ^ Northam, Mitchell. "20 Years: The Delmarva Shorebirds," delmarvanow.com, Sunday, September 13, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2018
  9. ^ Capie, Kevin. "Where are they now: Bob Socci," Journal Star (Peoria, IL), Monday, March 26, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2018

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Gil Santos
New England Patriots Play by Play announcer
2013–present
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
??
Navy Midshipmen (Football) Play by Play announcer
1997-2012
Succeeded by
Pete Medhurst
Preceded by
Aaron Goldsmith
Pawtucket Red Sox Play by Play announcer
2013
Succeeded by
Josh Maurer