NEWARK, Del. - A familiar name to University of Delaware Football fans will now become a familiar voice to the Blue Hen faithful.

Eddie Conti, one of the all-time great wide receivers and kick returners in UD history who set 43 school, conference, and NCAA records and was inducted into the UD Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012, will join the 94.7 WDSD-FM and iHeartRadio broadcast team for Delaware football broadcasts beginning this week and will serve as color commentator alongside of play-by-play announcer and Voice of the Blue Hens Scott Klatzkin and sideline reporter Cory Nidoh for the remainder of the 2017 season.

“We are excited for the opportunity to add an all-time great and fan favorite to the broadcast team,” said Klatzkin. “His knowledge of the game and familiarity with the rich history of Delaware Football will bring a unique perspective for our listeners.”

Conti, who currently serves as community liaison for PIVOT Physical Therapy in Delaware, enjoyed a spectacular career for the Blue Hens in 1994-98 and helped lead the Blue Hens to three NCAA Tournament appearances under head coach Tubby Raymond. He was a consensus All-American in 1998, played in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game, earned NFL tryout with the Jets and Patriots, and played two seasons with the Barcelona Dragons in NFL Europe.

As a senior in 1998 he caught 91 passes for an NCAA-record 1,712 yards. He also competed for the UD track & field team and earned his degree in physical education studies from Delaware in 2002.

“I am proud to be a former UD football player and now honored to be joining the Delaware football radio team,” said Conti. “Playing the game is a lot different than announcing the game but the great thing they have in common and what I am most excited about is that I am part of the team and in the game again.”

94.7-FM is in its 19th consecutive season broadcasting Delaware Football, which includes each week the pre-game show that begins an hour prior to kickoff, game coverage, and exclusive pre-game and post-game interviews with head coach Danny Rocco.

Conti replaces longtime analyst Matt Janus, who will announce Colonial Athletic Association-produced football broadcasts for the remainder of the 2017 season.  

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