Gene Deckerhoff

Gene Deckerhoff

Class of: 2000

Sport: Broadcaster

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

School: FSU

Emerson Eugene “Gene” Deckerhoff, Jr. (born May 2, 1945 in Jacksonville, FL) is the radio play-by-play announcer of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a post he has held since 1989. He also has served as the longtime broadcaster of Florida State Seminoles athletics, including its football team (on the radio from 1979–present), its basketball team (on the radio from 1974–present), and its baseball team (on TV).

For football games, Gene works alongside former FSU fullback William Floyd. For basketball games, Keith Jones serves as his color commentator. He also has broadcast games for the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators and Tampa Bay Storm as a television play-by-play announcer.

He also voices the P.A. announcer for EA Sports Madden NFL, NCAA Football, and Arena Football games.