Mark Driscoll Named Radio Color Analyst

A friendly and familiar face of Colorado State's football team, the entire athletic department, and university community will be in the radio broadcast booth during the 2002 football season. Mark Driscoll, a former quarterback for the Rams who was later an assistant coach with the team and is now the president of First National Bank, has joined the Colorado State Sports Network as the color analyst.

Driscoll joins play-by-play announcer Rich Bircumshaw, sports director at flagship station KIIX (1410 AM) in Fort Collins, and sideline reporter Brian Roth to form the network radio broadcast team.

"Mark brings a unique perspective to the broadcasts," said Bircumshaw. "He has a wide range of experience as a player, a coach, and as a supporter of the program. He brings that knowledge and experience to the broadcasts."

"We know that Mark will combine all of those viewpoints and communicate his knowledge and expertise to Ram fans during the broadcasts."

Colorado State Director of Athletics Jeffrey Hathaway said he's excited to have Driscoll as a member of the broadcast team.

"It's unusual to find someone who has so many attributes in a wide range of areas that has such passion about our program," said Hathaway. "To say that Mark Driscoll is a CSU Ram through and through is an understatement. His career academically, athletically, and professionally epitomizes our entire program's mission about this institution's student-athletes."

Driscoll was the Rams' starting quarterback and a three-time letterwinner from 1972-75. He was the team's starting quarterback and in 1974, helped the Rams' lead the nation in passing yardage. Following his college playing career, he played professionally with the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers, before returning to his alma mater, where he served from 1976 to 1979 as an assistant coach under Sark Arslanian.

He entered the banking business in 1980, and was named the president of First National Bank in Fort Collins in 1994, a position he retains. Driscoll remains extremely active in various social and civic activities in the area.

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