Longtime sideline reporter Jerry O’Neill announced his retirement from the UCF Knights’ football broadcast team on “The Beat of Sports with Marc Daniels” on FM 96.9 The Game Wednesday.
Listen to the interview where he made the announcement here:
UCF posted a tribute to O’Neill Wednesday, including O’Neill’s farewell letter to the fans:
2️⃣4️⃣ unforgettable years on the sideline for “The Stache”— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) August 14, 2019
Jerry O’Neill has officially retired and we can’t thank him enough for the memories ✊
In his words... https://t.co/56ukdgq1Sp
O’Neill has been an institution with the Knights’ radio team, roaming the sidelines home and away for almost a quarter of a century since 1995. He last worked the sidelines for the Orlando Apollos this spring until the AAF folded.
Earlier this summer, O’Neill also retired from his drive time radio show on 96.9 The Game with his longtime partner The Shot Doctor.
Leger Douzable Joins
Joining the broadcast team in O’Neill’s stead will be former UCF DL and longtime NFL veteran Leger Douzable, according to UCF.
The best radio crew in the business will have a new look in 2019.@ucf_marcdaniels provides an update that includes the addition of @LegerDouzable! https://t.co/jC7JXCREvN— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) August 14, 2019
Douzable will serve as a sideline analyst for home games only this season, plus at FAU. He played at UCF from 2004-07 (recording 14 sacks) and then for nine NFL teams from 2008-2017. He recently worked for CBS Sports HQ.
Scott Adams will serve as the new regular pre-game host for UCF and also report from the sidelines.
We personally would like to congratulate Jerry on his retirement and bid him great thanks for his wonderful hospitality and council. He was (whether he knows it or not) instrumental in the idea behind the creation of this site.