Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dungy joins NBC as 'Football Night' studio analyst
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy has joined NBC as a studio analyst for the network's "Football Night In America" on Sunday nights this fall. Dungy will be joined by recently retired safety Rodney Harrison, who played for San Diego and New England. Dungy joined NBC as part of its pregame coverage for Super Bowl XLIII. "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. 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," said Dick Ebersole, chairman and executive producer for NBC Sports."It's a remarkable feat that Tony's teams made the playoffs for 10 straight seasons, given that he was playing a first-place schedule most years and under a salary cap." Dungy coached the Bucs for six seasons and made the playoffs four times, including a trip to the NFC Championship Game in 2000. He moved to Indianapolis in 2001 after being fired by the Bucs, winning Super Bowl XLI in Miami. He is the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl and is one of only three men to win the Super Bowl both as a coach and a player..
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