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CRAWFORD BLOG | ESPN's Tom Jackson to narrate 'Year of the Cardinal' show

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Louisville tabbed one of its own to narrate its "Year of the Cardinal" story, an hour-long documentary style program to air on ESPNU Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

Tom Jackson, who played for Lee Corso at U of L and was a two-time Missouri Valley Conference selection before being taken in the fourth round of the NFL Draft in 1973, will narrate the program.

Jackson has appeared with Chris Berman's on ESPN's NFL Countdown and NFL Primetime since 1987. The seven-time Emmy Award winner has made it a trademark to give shootouts to players from U of L. When they appear in ESPN highlights, Berman will say, "And he went to school where?" Jackson always replies, quickly, "Louisville."

Jackson resides in Cincinnati with his family and is one of a handful of ESPN personalities who will appear in the show, along with other network heavyweights like Jim Nantz.

The show will be rebroadcast on ESPN properties, but times and details have not been determined. The joint university-athletics effort carries a price tag that will top the six-figure mark when all expenses are in, according to U of L sports information director Kenny Klein.

To read WDRB coverage of some of the events in The Year of the Cardinal, click here.

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