LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Former record-setting UNLV quarterback Caleb Herring has been hired as the football program’s new radio analyst, the athletics department and its multimedia rightsholder Learfield announced Thursday.
Herring will join sixth-year play-by-play voice Russ Langer in the booth and at the weekly “Tony Sanchez Radio Show” live from a Born and Raised location each Wednesday evening. All 12 games can be heard on Rebel flagship station ESPN 1100 AM & 100.9 FM.
Herring replaces Mike Pritchard, who recently moved back to Colorado after spending the last 11 seasons calling Rebel games. This will mark the first time that a former UNLV player will be in the radio booth since Hunkie Cooper’s final season with the broadcast team in 1999.
“We are looking forward to hearing Caleb’s analysis this fall,” said Dan Dolby, general manager of Learfield’s UNLV Sports Properties. “He will bring the perspective of a former Rebel standout to the listeners and we believe he and Russ will make a great team during what is shaping up to be an exciting season.”
Herring, who works as a corrections officer for the City of Las Vegas, has previously served as analyst during live streams of select UNLV games via the Mountain West Network.
“This is a big deal for me and a big opportunity,” said Herring. “UNLV holds a special place in my heart and being able to stay around the game I love through the team I love is truly a blessing. I think the fans will appreciate the connection I have to the program. I want to thank Learfield and the athletic department for putting their faith in me to represent the university and the program.”
A native of Moreno Valley, California, and graduate of Citrus Hills High School, he led UNLV to its most recent postseason appearance (2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl) after a record-setting senior season in 2013. He holds the school mark for highest completion percentage in a game (24-28 for 85.7 percent vs. Central Michigan) and season (63.2 in 2013) as well as lowest interception percentage in a season and career. A four-year letterman who started 23 games wearing the Scarlet & Gray, including four at wide receiver in 2012, Herring sits ninth in career passing yards with 4,325 and his 24 touchdown passes as a senior tied for second in Rebel history.
Herring graduated from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He and his wife, Ashley, are the proud parents of one son, Isaiah.
UNLV kicks off the 2017 season by hosting Howard University on September 2 at 6 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium.
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