Dungy, Harrison Join NBC’s Football Night in America
Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy and former New England Patriots All-Pro safety Rodney Harrison, who just announced his retirement from the league Wednesday, will be analysts on NBC’s Football Night in America studio show for the upcoming season.
Dungy became the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl when his Indianapolis Colts took down the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. His teams made the playoffs in each of his last 10 seasons—seven with the Colts and three with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed getting to know Tony through numerous production meetings and his work on our Super Bowl coverage, and have been impressed by the way he handled himself not only as a coach and communicator, but more so as a human being,” NBC Sports chairman and NBC Sunday Night Football executive producer Dick Ebersol said. “What I learned is that in addition to his obvious Super Bowl credentials, Tony is a gifted storyteller. That was confirmed by his outstanding work on our Super Bowl studio show.”
On Harrison, Ebersol added, “Rodney is someone we’ve had our eye on. He is a strong communicator and personality, and our initial thoughts about him were confirmed when he did a terrific job for us at the Super Bowl. We have no doubt that Rodney will be as hard-hitting with his opinions as he was with his body on the football field.”