ESPN broadcaster Tom Jackson has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame made the announcement Tuesday. The NFL analyst will be recognized for "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football'' during the 2015 enshrinement ceremony on Aug. 8.
"Playing in the National Football League was a dream come true, but never did it occur to me that I'd have a second career so gratifying and an award like this bestowed upon me," Jackson said in a statement announcing his honor.
"I admire and deeply respect the former recipients of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. I'm so honored to join this club. And to all those who have contributed to my success as a broadcaster, I humbly and sincerely say thank you."
Jackson joined ESPN in 1987 following a 14-year NFL career as a linebacker for the Denver Broncos.
He received the Sports Emmy for best studio analyst in 2009. Jackson and Chris Berman host the network's Sunday NFL Countdown.
"For almost three decades, Tom has brought the same enthusiasm to our studio shows as he did to Denver's 'Orange Crush' defense. He has strong relationships with players and coaches throughout the league and he has demonstrated the ability to connect with fans on a very personal level. He is highly deserving of this honor," John Wildhack, ESPN's executive vice president of programming and production, said in the statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.