ESPN's Jackson wins Pro Football Hall's broadcasting award

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Posted: Jul 07, 2015 2:50 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — ESPN broadcaster Tom Jackson has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame made the announcement Tuesday. The NFL analyst will be recognized for "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football" during the 2015 enshrinement ceremony on Aug. 8.

Jackson joined ESPN in 1987 following a 14-year NFL career as a linebacker for the Denver Broncos.

Jackson says his playing career "was a dream come true, but never did it occur to me that I'd have a second career so gratifying and an award like this bestowed upon me."

He received the Sports Emmy for best studio analyst in 2009. Jackson and Chris Berman host the network's Sunday NFL Countdown.