USC Football Color Commentator Paul McDonald Named 2004 Best Radio Analyst By SCSBA

Feb. 1, 2005

Paul McDonald, USC's 1979 All-American quarterback who has spent the past seven years as the color commentator on the Trojans' football radio broadcasts, was named the area's 2004 Best Radio Analyst by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association at the group's annual awards luncheon on Jan. 31.

It was the second time in the past three years that McDonald was so honored, as he also won the award in 2002. He can be heard on Trojan games on KMPC-AM 1540 'The Ticket.'

Also, former longtime USC radio and television play-by-play announcer Tom Kelly was inducted into the SCSBA's Hall of Fame, joining ex-Trojan announcer Mike Walden in the hall. Kelly spent five decades as the 'Voice of the Trojans.'

Legendary former USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux, who led the Trojans to an unprecedented 11 College World Series titles, received the SCSBA's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Quarterback Matt Leinart, USC's 2004 Heisman Trophy winner who helped Troy to its second consecutive national championship this past season, was presented with the SCSBA's Chuck Benedict Award for outstanding achievement.

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