Tony Stallings joins UL radio network

Former Louisville running back Tony Stallings will join Paul Rogers in the radio booth for the 2011 season, the school announced Tuesday.

Stallings, a four-year letterman from 1998-2001, was a part of four-straight bowl appearances during his playing days and back-to-back Conference USA titles in 2000 and 2001.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity for me,” Stallings said in a statement. “I’m honored to work with a legend like Paul Rogers, and I’m excited to be working at my alma mater. I look forward to calling the action for the great Cardinal fans. I loved my time at Louisville and I ‘m excited to be a part of the program.”

Stallings replaces Stefan LeFors, who stepped down after being named the head football coach at Christian Academy.

Stallings’ best season came in 2000, when he rushed for 810 yards and six touchdowns. He also is remembered for a 25-yard run in overtime to defeat Kentucky 40-34 in the 2000 season opener.

After stints in the Arena and Canadian Football Leagues, Stallings took to reality television, where he was named Animal Planet’s King of the Jungle. He is also starring in the Sept. 30 release of the movie “Courageous."