Sean McDonough is set to replace Mike Tirico as ESPN's "Monday Night Football" play-by-play man.
"Sean is a premier play-by-play commentator who combines a signature voice with intelligence, passion and humor, and he always brings out the best in his partners," said John Wildhack, ESPN Executive Vice President, Programming and Production. "Monday Night Football has a rich history and a bright future ahead with our new booth team of Sean and Jon."
"This is a dream come true," said McDonough, who will make his MNF debut at the Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 7. "One of my favorite memories of my childhood was watching Monday Night Football with my Dad, who I know is smiling down on me today. I am humbled and deeply honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the most iconic franchise in the history of sports television."
Added Gruden: "I have met Sean and I am excited about the opportunity to work with him. Like me, he comes from a family of three boys. Passion for sports has been a way of life for him and his brothers. He's a seasoned pro, who's called some of the biggest sporting events, including lots of football. I'm looking forward to getting started."
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