ESPN GAME COVERAGE
Dave Flemming joined ESPN as a play-by-play commentator for college basketball in 2010. In addition, he has since
become a regular voice on the network’s baseball and football coverage.
Since the 2016 season, Flemming has provided play-by-play commentary for the Thursday night college football
games with reporter Laura Rutledge and a rotating group of ESPN’s top analysts. He returns to Friday nights in 2019, with
a rotating analyst and reporter Paul Carcaterra. Flemming’s play-by-play duties for ESPN have grown to include baseball
as well. He has called televised Major League Baseball games for the network since 2014 and in 2016 he was named to the
Monday Night Baseball team. Each year, he calls MLB playoff games on ESPN Radio. He has also been involved with Little
League World Series coverage since 2013.
In addition to his ESPN responsibilities, in the spring of 2019 Flemming will begin his sixteenth year as an on-air voice
for the San Francisco Giants on KNBR-AM radio broadcasts and select games on television. During his time there he has
received three Northern California Emmys for his play-by-play commentary. In 2008, Flemming was also named the best
of the new generation of baseball announcers by the Sports Business Journal.
Flemming handled the radio play-by-play duties for Stanford football for six seasons and has served as a substitute
announcer on Golden State Warriors radio broadcasts.
The Alexandria, Va. Native, who resides in San Francisco, received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford, and
a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.
Louis Riddick joined ESPN in May 2013. One of the most well respected voices in the industry, the former pro scout
and director of pro personnel, who also played in the NFL, appears on ESPN platforms year round.
Riddick provides analysis on ESPN’s signature NFL shows Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown and
NFL Live, and he travels to the site of each week’s Monday Night Football game to share his insights on halftime and postgame
shows alongside Suzy Kolber and Steve Young. He also provides commentary on SportsCenter, Get Up! and ESPN Radio.
In addition, Riddick is a key contributor to ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl week, the NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL
Draft, where he has appeared on ESPN’s main set for the entirety of the event since 2016. Riddick made his NFL Draft
television debut in 2015 when he joined ESPN’s main set for Round 1. He has also covered the NFL Draft on ESPN Radio
(Rounds 2-3 in 2015 and Rounds 1-3 in 2014).
Riddick’s NFL front office experience spanned more than a decade with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia
Eagles. He started as a pro scout in Washington (2001-04) before being promoted to director of pro personnel, a position
he held for three years (2005-07). Riddick then joined the Eagles in 2008 as a scout. He was named assistant director of
pro personnel in 2009, and, a year later, he was promoted to director of pro personnel (2010-13).
A ninth round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers in 1991, Riddick played seven NFL seasons at safety. His career
included stints with the Atlanta Falcons (1992 and 1996), Cleveland Browns (1993-95) and Oakland Raiders (1998),
totaling 172 total tackles and two sacks.
A native of Quakertown, Penn., Riddick graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of arts in economics.
At Pitt, Riddick was a four-year letterman, a two-time Academic All-America and a team captain his senior season. As a prep
senior, Riddick was a USA Today and Parade Magazine All-American at Pennridge High School.
Paul Carcaterra joined ESPN in 2010 as a lacrosse game analyst and sideline reporter, and has since added studio
analyst to his list of responsibilities. Carcaterra has been a staple of ESPN’s lacrosse coverage for almost a decade,
providing fans with a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite college players with his ‘reLAXin’ with P. Carc’ features.
Additionally, he serves as a sideline reporter on ESPN’s college football coverage, most recently with Dave Flemming and
a set of rotating analysts on ESPN/ESPN2 Friday night.
Carcaterra began his career with CBS College Sports (formerly CSTV) as an analyst and web site contributor from 2005-
2009. He is a contributor to Inside Lacrosse Magazine and is president of No Limit Lacrosse.
Carcaterra – a native of Yorktown, N.Y. – graduated from Syracuse University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in political
science. A four-year letterwinner in men’s lacrosse as a midfielder, Carcaterra helped guide the Orange to the 1995 national
title and was named a 1997 All-American. He was also a member of the New Jersey Pride, a former Major League Lacrosse
team, and represented Team England in the World Lacrosse Games in 1998.
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