Legendary Oklahoma running back and Super Bowl champion Spencer Tillman has enjoyed his run in the broadcast booth since his football days ended.

Broadcasting was something Tillman was addicted to from an early age, and he said it was his former Oklahoma coach, Barry Switzer, who got him interested.

“Barry Switzer actually lured me into the broadcast business,” Tillman told the sports broadcast log. “I was hooked early on. He introduced me to an industry icon and stalwart in those areas: Lee Allen Smith. Lee Allen was the president of KTVY, NBC-TV in Oklahoma City. Karim Karim ran PM magazine the. I walked around the whole operation and immediately fell in love with the information gathering process. »

tillman added that Al Aeschbach also helped him gain a foothold in the radio business.

“He actually allowed me to host his show the summers when he went to Europe,” he said. “I was only 18-19 years old. He’s an Oklahoma Hall of Fame broadcaster! I owe him a lot.”

Once Tillman was bitten by the broadcast bug, nothing could stop him from honing his craft.

“I was made fun of for taking a recorder everywhere I went in college and as a professional,” he said. “I had an insatiable appetite for words. I loved my English teachers.

Now, Tillman enjoys working alongside friend and colleague Tim Brando calling college football games for FOX Sports. It’s the experience they both have in the business that helps them achieve what they want to achieve every time they get behind a microphone.

“We are committed to being the best we can be,” he said. “Tim is a pro.”