University of Louisville football will have a new voice calling the Cardinals’ games this season, as former U of L fullback Joe Tronzo has been tabbed as the color analyst on the broadcast team.
Tronzo was a four-year letterwinner for the Cardinals (2006-09). He will join Paul Rogers in the booth to form Louisville's new radio duo for the 2012 season. Doug Ormay remains on the sidelines this season. Games carried on the Cardinals' Radio Network will be carried on either WHAS 840 or WKRD 790.
Tronzo was a member of Louisville’s first BCS championship team and the school’s first BIG EAST title squad in 2006. He appeared in 49 career games as a fullback and was a key contributor on all the special teams units.
“I’m excited to continue to be affiliated with the football program,” said Tronzo.”I’m honored to work with a talent like Paul Rogers. I’m thrilled to be able to be involved with the football program during these exciting times, and I’m excited to be able to bring my knowledge of football to the loyal Cardinal fans.”
Tronzo replaces Tony Stallings, who stepped down because of his career as an actor took him to the West Coast.
A native a Louisville,Ky., Tronzo was a first team all-state performer at St. Xavier High School, where he guided the Tigers to a 2004 state title. A four-time USAPL National Powerlifting champion, Tronzo held the state record at one time in the shot put.
After his Louisville career, Tronzo signed with Cincinnati Bengals and was placed on their practice squad in 2010. He was on the roster for 12 weeks before getting released and signed by the Tennessee Titans. Tronzo participated in training before being released.
Tronzo owns Louisville Sports Performance Institute in Jeffersontown, Ky., where trains young athletes to maximize their athletic performance.
Tronzo is part of the WHAS radio crew, the WHAS11 television crew is made up of play by play announcer, Drew Deener and color analyst Doug James. Paul Rogers hosts "The Strong Side" with Coach Charlie Strong on WHAS11. The show will begin airing in September.