Watch Moment Joe Buck Finds Out He's Been Inducted into the Hall of Fame

In his 26-year career in the broadcast booth, Joe Buck has seldom been left speechless. On Thursday night, however, the FOX Sports announcer was left lost for words after he found out he would be induced in the NFL Hall of Fame during the telecast of Thursday Night Football.

In a video broadcast at halftime of the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, Hall of Fame's president and CEO David Baker revealed Buck was the latest recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, joining his legendary father Jack Buck as the only father and son to receive the award, and with it a place in Hall of Fame. Buck senior received the award in 1996.

When the TV cameras turned to the broadcast booth, Buck's long-time FOX Sports colleague Troy Aikman, donning the gold jacket reserved to Hall of Fame members, confirmed Buck will join the most important figures in professional football history in Canton, Ohio.

"Congratulations my man, we are going to get you a gold jacket," said the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback.

The disbelief on Buck's face was evident and the 51-year-old, who is now in his 19th season as the lead play-by-play announce of FOX Sports' NFL coverage, could barely muster a reply.

"Oh my God, I don't even know what to say. [...] That's unbelievable," he said, before going on to thank Aikman and his production team.

During a decorated career which includes seven Emmy Awards, Buck has called six Super Bowls, including Super Bowl LIV in February. In his role as FOX Sports' lead play-by-play voice for the MLB, he has covered 21 World Series, 23 MLB League Championship Series and 21 MLB All-Star Games. He is also the lead golf announcer for FOX.

"For 26 years, the entire lifetime of FOX Sports, Joe Buck has been a voice bringing the game to life for fans of NFL football," Baker said in a press release from the Hall of Fame.

"Joe's preparation for his games and his delivery in key moments of those games bring an added quality to the network's production. Being named this year's Rozelle Award winner is well-deserved recognition for over two decades of excellence in his craft. I know his dad would be proud."

According to the release, Buck will be recognized during the 2021 Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner on August 6 next year and he will be presented with the award formally during the enshrinement of the Centennial Class of 2020.

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FOX NFL lead play-by-play announcer Joe Buck attends the FOX Upfront on May 15, 2017 in New York City. Gary Gershoff/WireImage/Getty
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