Sean McDonough has been selected to replace Mike Tirico as ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” play-by-play man.

McDonough has been with the company since 2000, which actually marks his second ESPN stint.

“Sean is a premier play-by-play commentator who combines a signature voice with intelligence, passion and humor, and he always brings out the best in his partners,” said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, Programming and Production. “‘Monday Night Football’ has a rich history and a bright future ahead with our new booth team of Sean and Jon.”

Tirico is leaving Disney’s self-identified Worldwide Leader in Sports for NBC Sports, where he’ll start in July.


“This is a dream come true,” added McDonough, who will make his MNF debut at the Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 7. “One of my favorite memories of my childhood was watching ‘Monday Night Football’ with my dad, who I know is smiling down on me today. I am humbled and deeply honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the most iconic franchise in the history of sports television.”

“I have met Sean and I am excited about the opportunity to work with him,” new partner Gruden stated. “Like me, he comes from a family of three boys. Passion for sports has been a way of life for him and his brothers. He’s a seasoned pro, who’s called some of the biggest sporting events, including lots of football. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

More to come …

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