Sports Birthdays for May 26 – Greg Lloyd and More
Here are just some of the notable names in the world of sports celebrating a birthday today:
Profession: Sports Announcer
Best Known For: Brent Musburger has been calling sporting events since 1973, when he started doing play-by play for NFL games on CBS. He is also one of the marquee members of the first NFL pregame show, ‘The NFL Today.’ After leaving CBS, Musburger joined ABC/ESPN and has covered numerous professional sports for the entity. However, he’s best known now as the voice of Saturday night college football for ABC and the voice of ABC’s Little League World Series coverage. Musburger’s trademark call starts, “You are looking live….”
Profession: Former NFL Quarterback
Best Known For: During his 12-year NFL career, Pastorini was the starting quarterback of the Houston Oilers in the late 1970s. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Oakland Raiders in 1980 as a backup quarterback after getting injured during the regular season. He is also credited as the first NFL quarterback to wear a flack jacket after injuring his ribs.
Profession: Former NFL Wide Receiver
Best Known For: Welsey Walker had a 12-year NFL career with the New York Jets as a wide receiver and was twice elected to the Pro Bowl. After retiring from pro football, Walker finished his career with 8,306 receiving yards and 71 touchdowns.
Profession: Former NFL Linebacker
Best Known For: Greg Lloyd was a sixth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1987 NFL Draft and played 11 years for the black and gold. Lloyd is arguably one of the best linebackers in Steelers history and tallied 54-and-a-half sacks in his career. After football, Lloyd received a black belt in tae kwon do and teaches the sport to younger athletes.
Profession: Former NBA Player
Best Known For: Okur is a Turkish basketball player that made his debut in the NBA in 2002 with the Detroit Pistons after playing overseas in Turkey for five seasons. Okur won a title with the team in 2004 and eventually signed a free-agent deal with the Utah Jazz in 2005. Okur last played in the NBA in 2010 and made one All-Star appearance during his career.