Steve Raible

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Steve Raible
No. 83
Position: Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1954-06-02) June 2, 1954 (age 61)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Louisville (KY) Trinity
College: Georgia Tech
NFL draft: 1976 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 68
Receiving Yards: 1,017
Touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Steven Carl Raible (born June 2, 1954) is a weeknight news anchor for KIRO 7 in Seattle, Washington and the lead play-by-play radio commentator for the Seattle Seahawks, a National Football League team. He is also a former player for the Seahawks.

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Raible graduated from Trinity High School in 1972 (and was its first alumnus to play pro football).[1] He played college football for Georgia Tech in Atlanta, as a tight end in the wishbone offense.[2] An original member of the Seattle Seahawks as a second round selection in the 1976 NFL draft (59th overall), he played wide receiver for six seasons, from 1976 to 1981, all under head coach Jack Patera.[3] In his final season, Raible incurred a collapsed lung in the second preseason game in August and did not play again for nearly two months, until the sixth game of the regular season. He dropped on the depth chart and caught just one pass during the 1981 season.[4]

During his playing career, Raible did broadcasting and public appearance work during the off season.[4][5] While preparing for his seventh NFL season, Raible was offered an opportunity in June 1982 to be the color analyst for the Seahawks radio broadcasts with Pete Gross; he accepted and retired from playing.[6][7] He also became a sports reporter at KIRO-TV and now shares duties as one of the anchors for the news team. After 22 seasons in the analyst role, Raible became the lead play-by-play radio announcer for the Seahawks (the "Voice of the Seahawks") in 2004 on flagship stations KIRO-AM 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, where his catchphrases include "Are you kidding me?!" and "Holy catfish!"[8] He is teamed with hall of fame quarterback Warren Moon, a former Seahawk and Washington Husky.

Raible also hosts the TV coverage of the Seafair hydroplane races and Blue Angels airshow during the first weekend of August each year in Seattle. He shaved his famous mustache in March 2008, due to the switch to High definition for KIRO 7.[9]

In his career as a news anchor, he has received five Regional Emmy Awards, including two for "best anchor".[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Trinity High School - Hall of Fame, Trinity High School.
  2. ^ "Raible awaits second season in pro ranks". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington). July 30, 1977. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Cour, Jim (July 29, 1981). "Steve Raible: still able". Spokane Daily Chronicle (Washington). Associated Press. p. 19. 
  4. ^ a b Blanchette, John (January 27, 1982). "Steve Raible likes calling plays as well as running pass routes". Spokane Chronicle (Washington). p. 38. 
  5. ^ "Opportunity knocks for Raible". Ellensburg Daily Record (Washington). UPI. October 4, 1980. p. 11. 
  6. ^ "Off field, into booth for Raible". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington). July 1, 1982. p. 29. 
  7. ^ "Raible retiring from football". Florence Times (Alabama). UPI. July 1, 1982. p. 20. 
  8. ^ NFL Films Presents: Steve Raible
  9. ^ http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2008/03/19/why-kiros-steve-raible-lost-his-moustache
  10. ^ KIRO-TV profile

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