Nantz and Tony Romo, along with numerous sideline reporters, will be on the call for the highly-anticipated matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady — and their respective teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers — on February 7.
Nantz is no stranger to calling the Big Game. How many times will Nantz have called the Big Game when Super Bowl 55 kicks off?
Jim Nantz is calling Super Bowl 55 for CBS
For the second time in three years, Jim Nantz will be the TV voice for a Super Bowl.
The duo of Nantz and Tony Romo are on the call for Super Bowl 55. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will square off for the second time this season.
Patrick Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-24 victory over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers on November 29. Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill torched the Buccaneers for 13 catches, 269 yards, and all three of Mahomes’ touchdowns.
Nantz is calling his sixth ‘Big Game’
Barring any health issues that prevent him from working the game, Jim Nantz will call his sixth Super Bowl this year.
Nantz called his first Big Game in February 2007, a matchup between Peyton Manning’s Colts and Rex Grossman’s Chicago Bears. Manning and the Colts won in the rain at Dolphins Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms served as the color commentator, while CBS had an eye-popping four sideline reporters — including former Buffalo Bills special teams ace Steve Tasker — at the game.
Nantz and Simms, along with Tasker and Solomon Wilcots, called Super Bowl 44 in February 2010. Drew Brees and the Saints defeated Manning and the Colts.
The SB52 broadcast team looks exactly like the one that CBS will use this year. Nantz and Romo joined sideline reporters Evan Washburn, Jay Feely, and Tracy Wolfson on the call when Tom Brady and the Patriots took down Jared Goff and the Rams.
Who has called the most Super Bowls in NFL history?
Jim Nantz has called multiple Super Bowls, but he is still very far from the all-time record.
Pat Summerall, the legendary play-by-play voice, called seven Super Bowls for CBS. Summerall did play-by-play for another three such games while at Fox in the late 1990s through the 2000s.
NBC’s Al Michaels has also done play-by-play for 10 Super Bowls through the end of the 2020 season. Michaels is on pace to break that record at Super Bowl 56 in February 2022.