Paul Burmeister

Paul Burmeister

Television Host, Play-by-Play Announcer

Paul Burmeister is a sportscaster with NBC Sports, working primarily as a play-by-play voice and studio host across a wide range of platforms. Prior to his arrival at NBC in 2014, he spent a decade at NFL Network as a studio host.

Burmeister is also the radio voice of Notre Dame football, having called all home and away games since 2018.

The former Iowa quarterback also served as NBC’s play-by-play voice for coverage of the inaugural USFL season

At NBC, he has worked at four Olympic Games, calling play by play for water polo at the Summer Olympics in Rio and Tokyo, and ski jumping at the Winter Games in Peyongchang and Beijing.

Hosting The Tour de France has become a staple for him as well. Every summer Burmeister anchors NBC’s coverage of the tour, hosting each one since 2016.

Burmeister has become a part of NBC’s Premier League studio team, as a host for “Premier League Live” during the week, and “Premier League Mornings” on the weekend.

While at NFL Network from 2004-2014, Burmeister hosted the studio shows Playbook, College Football Live, NFL Total Access, NFL Gameday Scoreboard, Around the League Live and Path to the Draft. Each January he hosted the networks’ coverage of the Senior Bowl, in addition to calling the game, and was a regular part of NFL Network’s Scouting Combine coverage in February as a host and reporter.

Burmeister played quarterback at Iowa for Hayden Fry from 1989-1993. He was voted captain and MVP of the 1993 team that played in the first Alamo Bowl. He was invited to the NFL Combine and signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in 1995.


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Charles Davis and Paul Burmeister question how much DeAndre Hopkins has left in the tank. They discuss Hopkins’ free agency and the potential teams he could end up with by the start of the 2023 NFL regular season. >>READ: Ranking Top Remaining NFL Free Agents 


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Predicting NFL’s Biggest Sophomore Slumps of 2023

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