Jim Nantz

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  • Birth Name: James William Nantz III
  • Birth Place: Charlotte, NC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/17/1959, Taurus
  • Profession: TV sportscaster
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Jim Nantz Fast Facts:
  • Was cocaptain of the basketball team and captain of the golf team in high school.
  • Shared a suite with golfers Fred Couples and Blaine McCallister in the athletic dorm at the University of Houston.
  • Was public-address announcer for the Houston Astros and Houston Cougars while in college; was the voice of Brigham Young football while working as a local sportscaster in Salt Lake City.
  • Joined CBS in 1985 as a studio host for college football.
  • Began anchoring coverage of  the Masters in 1989.
  • Was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 1998, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
  • Received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Houston in 2001.
  • Received the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2002.
  • Was the first commentator to complete the rare broadcasting feat of calling the Super Bowl, the NCAA Men's Final Four basketball championship, and the Masters golf tournament in a span of 63 days in 2007; repeated the feat in 2010.
  • In 2011 created with Houston's Methodist Hospital the Nantz National Alzheimer Center.
  • Jim Nantz Relationships:
  • Courtney Richards Nantz - Wife
  • Caroline Nantz - Daughter
  • Ann-Lorraine Carlsen Nantz - Ex-wife
  • College:
  • University of Houston, Houston, TX (1981)

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