The Heart of Sports

The Heart of Sports

The Heart of Sports With Marc Zumoff, Carl Eller, Andre Carter Download

00:56 Download December 9th, 2022

Marc Zumoff

On August 17, 1994, at precisely 1:34 pm, Marc Zumoff received the phone call he had been waiting for most of his life. That was when he learned he was being named the television voice of the Philadelphia 76ers, the job he had dreamed of since he was a youngster growing up in Northeast Philadelphia.

On June 29, 2021, at precisely 10:00 am, Marc announced his retirement from that position after 27 seasons, capping a run of 39-years covering the team and 44-years in broadcasting. Career highlights for Marc include the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, when he provided play-by-play for NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Women’s basketball team and its 6th straight gold medal. He has also provided play-by-play for other NBC Sports assignments as well as well as Turner Sports and NBA-TV. Locally, he’s done play-by-play for Philadelphia Flyers hockey and Philadelphia Union Soccer as well as various college and high school football games.

Marc is very active in retirement. He currently serves as the associate director of the Claire Smith Center for Sports Media at his alma mater, Temple University, where he also teaches a class in the art of play-by-play. Marc is also a media coach for current and aspiring sports and news professionals as well as non-professionals. He is the co-author of Total Sports Media: Production, Performance and Career Development, a textbook published by the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. He is also working with Maccabi USA as the chairman of Maccabi Media, a program which sends more than a dozen aspiring sports media professionals to cover the quadrennial Games in Israel. Marc chairs an annual golf tournament, with most of the funds generated by the event going to Maccabi Media. Marc is also busy pursuing a myriad of professional and business opportunities, as well as a schedule of hosting and speaking engagements for corporate, non-profit and other events. And when he’s not doing that, Marc is pursuing his long-held desires to play the flute and speak Spanish.

Before being named the Sixers play-by-play voice, Marc hosted pre-game/halftime/post-game coverage of the team, as well as anchoring and reporting Philadelphia sports on the now-defunct PRISM-TV. Marc’s other broadcasting experience includes play-by-play for college basketball and football, bicycle racing, horse jumping and the Dad Vail Regatta. He has been heard as a fill-in host for the Radio Times news and public affairs show on WHYY-FM, the NPR affiliate in Philadelphia. Marc has also worked as a news anchor and reporter for KYW Newsradio. He began his career as a newscaster for radio stations in Trenton and Princeton New Jersey, where he was the voice of Princeton University football and basketball.

Marc’s professional accolades include winning the Mid-Atlantic region’s Emmy award for best play-by-play announcer 19-times, being voted Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year in 2018 and 2019 and 2022 by the National Sports Media Association and receiving the Bill Campbell Award from the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association in 2018. He is also a member of the Temple University School of Media and Communications Hall of Fame and the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Besides chairing an annual golf outing on behalf of Maccabi USA, Marc also contributes his time and talents to Philadelphia Youth Basketball. He can also be seen playing area golf courses, riding long distances on his bike, practicing yoga and walking on the beach.


Carl Eller

Nicked-named “Moose” and apart of the vaunted Vikings “Purple People Eaters” defense.

Carl Eller is a former professional American football player in the National Football League who played from 1964 through 1979. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and attended the University of Minnesota. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

In 1964 Eller was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings and also drafted in the first round of the American Football League Draft by the Buffalo Bills, who could not sign him. As the left defensive end in the Vikings front four, he was a major factor in the unit known as the “Purple People Eaters“.

Starting in 1968, Eller’s fifth campaign, Minnesota won 10 Central Division titles in the next 11 seasons. The Vikings won the 1969 NFL championship and NFC crowns in 1973, 1974, and 1976 and Eller was one of 10 Vikings to play in all four of their Super Bowls.

He was selected to play in six Pro Bowls (1968–1971, 1973, and 1974). After being traded with an eighth round pick to Seattle Seahawks for defensive tackle Steve Niehaus, Eller played his final season in 1979 with the Seattle Seahawks, where he ran his career total to 225 games. In his career, “Moose” only missed three games and started 209 out of the 225 he played.

Eller is credited as the Vikings all-time sack leader with 130½.[2] He also had 3 sacks with Seahawks in 1979 for a career total of 133½. He set career-high 15 sacks in 1969 and then matched that total in 1977, also to his credit 7 seasons with 10 or more sacks.[3]

Eller was First-team All-NFL from 1968–71, and again in 1973. He was also Second-team All-Pro in 1967 and 1972 and was All-NFC by AP and The Sporting News in 1975. Matched with his Pro Bowls, Eller had a nine-year consecutive streak with some sort of post-season honor which began in 1967 with his Second-team All-pro selection and ended in 1975 with his All-NFC honors.

He was voted the George S. Halas Trophy in 1971 as the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year as awarded by the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).[4]

As a licensed drug and alcohol counselor, Eller founded a group of substance-abuse clinics in the Twin Cities called Triumph Life Centers in 1986. He obtained a college degree in Human Services from Metropolitan State University in 1994 and went on to work for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, addressing issues of health disparities between white people and people of color.[6]

From 1997 to 2001 Eller collaborated with Craig M. Rosenblum on Carl Eller’s Viking News, on the frontier of online sports journalism by and for fans in Minnesota.

Eller is the President of the Retired Players Association (RPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing powerful national advocacy and collegial support for retired professional football players, their families and the community at large.[8]

Eller continues to be active in retirement working on charitable fundraising events with the Minnesota Vikings and the Pro Football Hall of Fame and other causes. He remains an active member of his North Minneapolis community.


Andre Carter II

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    • Position
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    • Hometown
      Missouri City, TX
    • Highschool
      Cheshire Academy

2022: Started at linebacker at Coastal Carolina (9/3): Made three tackles (1 solo) with .5 TFL…Started vs. UTSA (9/10): Recorded 2.5 sacks for 15 yards lost to go along with six tackles (4 solo). Made the start vs. Villanova (9/17): Tabbed two tackles (1 solo)…vs. Georgia State (10/1): Notched two tackles (both solo)…at Wake Forest (10/8): Started and totaled six tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup…vs. Colgate (10/15): Did not play (injury)…vs. ULM (10/22): Did not play (injury)…vs. Air Force (11/5): Returned to the field and had five tackles (four solo), and two tackles for loss… at Troy (11/12): Logged four tackles with a sack for a loss of six yards…vs. UConn (11/19): Totaled three tackles (two solo)…at UMass (11/26): Totaled three tackles, 1.5 TFLs and had a QB hit.

2021: Armed Forces Bowl vs. Missouri (12/22): Recorded three solo tackles, 2.0 TFLs and logged 1.0 sacks to bring his season total to 15.5, an Academy single-season record…at Navy (12/11): Tallied four tackles (three solo) … Started as an outside linebacker. at Liberty (11/27): Came up with a four-yard sack … Finished the day with two solo tackles … Started as an outside linebacker. vs. UMass (11/20): Posted three sacks for a loss of 14 yards … Forced a pair of fumbles … Contributed five total tackles … Started as an outside linebacker. vs. Bucknell (11/13): Returned his first interception of the year for 17 yards … Notched an 11-yard sack … Turned in three tackles (one solo, two assisted) and one TFL. vs. Air Force (11/6): Recorded 1.0 sack to bring his season total to 9.5 sacks…tallied seven solo tackles (eight total), 2.0 TFL, forced one fumble and tipped a pass to a Black Knight interception…vs. Wake Forest (10/23): Started at linebacker…Posted one tackle…at Wisconsin (10/16): Recorded 1.0 sacks to reach 8.5 total in the season to remain the nation’s sack leader…tallied three tackles and 2.0 TFL…at Ball State (10/2): Recorded 2.0 sacks, four total tackles and two TFL for 11 yards of loss…recorded the most sacks in Academy history through five games played in a single season (7.5)…logged back-to-back weeks as current total sack leader in NCAA…vs. Miami (OH) (9/25):  Recorded 1.0 sacks, three solo tackles and one TFL…vs Western Kentucky (9/11): Levied 1.5 sacks to become the NCAA leader in total sacks after two weeks…tallied four tackles (two solo) and 1.5 TFL for nine yards of loss…at Georgia State (9/4): Started at linebacker…levied 3.0 sacks for 20-yards-for-loss…tallied three soloe tackles (four total).

2020: Played in ten games for Army making two starts as a sophomore … Totaled 14 tackles, one interception, one sack and one forced fumble in his seconds season with the Cadets … Made his collegiate debut vs. Middle Tennessee St. (Sep. 5) … Logged his first career tackle vs. Louisiana-Monroe (Sep. 12) … Made a tackle vs. Cincinnati (Sep. 26) … Posted a career-high two solo and two assisted tackles against UTSA (Oct. 17) … Had his best game of the season vs. Georgia Southern recording a sack, interception, forced fumble and a blocked kick … Started at safety in the Liberty Bowl vs. WVU (Dec. 31) making four stops.


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