FAMU Grad To Make History As The First Black Female Play-By-Play Announcer For College Football
Black football 'bout to be blackity black.
July 26, 2018 at 6:53 pm
HBCU football games are getting a sprinkle of Black Girl Magic this fall. Tiffany Greene will be calling the shots as college football's first black woman play-by-play announcer reports the Tallahassee Democrat.
It's only right as Greene first honed her skills at Florida A&M University. Now, Greene will be reppin’ for HBCU grads nationwide.
The proud fourth generation Rattler began working with ESPN as a college football sideline reporter in 2012, according to ESPN Media Zone. This fall, Greene will return to her roots and share her talents with a roster of historically black colleges and universities.
“I think of the women who came before me that helped to pave ways in sports television from my perspective. That's Robin Roberts. That's Pam Oliver. That's now Beth Mowins and Doris Burke," Greene told the Tallahassee Democrat.
Although excited to break this barrier, Greene is determined not to be the only one but to help open doors for generations to come.
"There will be a lot of eyes watching me," she said. "In 2018, little black girls will be able to see themselves and think, 'I can do that, too!'"
Come football season, Greene will be joining sports analyst Jay Walker on Thursday nights.
Tune in to watch sis shine.
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