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 Paul Maguire Biography

He is a former American football player and current television sportscaster.

In 1960, he was selected as an original American Football League Los Angeles Charger, where he served as both a punter and linebacker. Maguire joined the Buffalo Bills in 1963 and was an ace at the "coffin corner" punt. He contributed to three Bills' Eastern Division titles, and their AFL championships in 1964 and 1965. He was involved in one of the most spectacular plays in Bills' history in the 1965 American Football League Championship game against the Chargers. Butch Byrd took a John Hadl punt and with outstanding blocking, took it 74 yards for a TD. The last two blocks were by Maguire, crushing two Chargers.

Maguire played in six of the ten American Football League Championship Games - three with the Chargers and three with the Bills, and he was the league's all-time punter in punts and yardage. He was one of only twenty players who were in the AFL for its entire ten-year existence. After his retirement he was inducted into the Youngstown, Ohio Sports Hall of Fame, and the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

Beginning in the 1970s, Maguire worked as a color commentator on network NFL telecasts, first with NBC and then ESPN. He also called ESPN's telecasts of college football and the now-defunct USFL.

He also called ESPN's telecasts of college football, the Canadian Football League and the now-defunct USFL. Maguire re-joined NBC in 1986 as an analyst on their pregame show, then becoming a color commentator in 1988. Maguire most often worked with Marv Albert on the network's #2 broadcast team for his first seven seasons working for the network. In 1995, Maguire and then-ESPN reporter Phil Simms joined Dick Enberg as the #1 broadcast team for NBC, and remained paired until the end of the 1997 season when NBC lost the rights to the NFL. Maguire rejoined ESPN for the 1998 season and became a second color commentator for Sunday Night Football. While there he also served as a color commentator for ABC's Wild Card Saturday games, as the Sunday Night Football team would (usually) broadcast the early game of the day. During the time he was at ESPN, Maguire called playoff games for ABC every year except for 2002, when the network elected to use Brent Musburger and Gary Danielson, its lead college football broadcast team, on Wild Card Saturday.

Maguire, who had a residence in Buffalo after his playing days, hosted a locally produced call-in show called the "Budweiser Sportsline". Later the program was broadcast on the Empire Sports Network. Maguire worked his last regular season NFL game on January 1, 2006, as the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys played on ESPN's final Sunday night broadcast. His final NFL game altogether came on January 7, 2006, as he worked the Washington Redskins-Tampa Bay Buccaneers opening round playoff game. However, Maguire was retained by ESPN to serve as a commentator for ABC's college football with Brad Nessler, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese, and field reporter Bonnie Bernstein. In March 2007, Maguire began to serve as an in-studio analyst for ESPN's NFL Live.

Maguire did not return to broadcasting for the 2009 college football season as his broadcast team was split up, with Nessler moving to Saturday night games on ESPN with Todd Blackledge and Griese moving to Noon games on ESPN alongside Dave Pasch and Chris Spielman. He later (2009–2010) broadcast games for the then-new United Football League on HDNet, a cable network and streaming service.

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    Mar 25, 2014 ... In the American Football League, a predominantly offensive league, the Buffalo Bills were a great defensive team. ... Paul Maguire ...... He was the first black sportscaster on Buffalo television, elected to the Buffalo Broadcast ...

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Paul Maguire

Former American Football Player and Television Sportscaster

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Paul Maguire Biography

He is a former American football player and current television sportscaster.

In 1960, he was selected as an original American Football League Los Angeles Charger, where he served as both a punter and linebacker. Maguire joined the Buffalo Bills in 1963 and was an ace at the "coffin corner" punt. He contributed to three Bills' Eastern Division titles, and their AFL championships in 1964 and 1965. He was involved in one of the most spectacular plays in Bills' history in the 1965 American Football League Championship game against the Chargers. Butch Byrd took a John Hadl punt and with outstanding blocking, took it 74 yards for a TD. The last two blocks were by Maguire, crushing two Chargers.

Maguire played in six of the ten American Football League Championship Games - three with the Chargers and three with the Bills, and he was the league's all-time punter in punts and yardage. He was one of only twenty players who were in the AFL for its entire ten-year existence. After his retirement he was inducted into the Youngstown, Ohio Sports Hall of Fame, and the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

Beginning in the 1970s, Maguire worked as a color commentator on network NFL telecasts, first with NBC and then ESPN. He also called ESPN's telecasts of college football and the now-defunct USFL.

He also called ESPN's telecasts of college football, the Canadian Football League and the now-defunct USFL. Maguire re-joined NBC in 1986 as an analyst on their pregame show, then becoming a color commentator in 1988. Maguire most often worked with Marv Albert on the network's #2 broadcast team for his first seven seasons working for the network. In 1995, Maguire and then-ESPN reporter Phil Simms joined Dick Enberg as the #1 broadcast team for NBC, and remained paired until the end of the 1997 season when NBC lost the rights to the NFL. Maguire rejoined ESPN for the 1998 season and became a second color commentator for Sunday Night Football. While there he also served as a color commentator for ABC's Wild Card Saturday games, as the Sunday Night Football team would (usually) broadcast the early game of the day. During the time he was at ESPN, Maguire called playoff games for ABC every year except for 2002, when the network elected to use Brent Musburger and Gary Danielson, its lead college football broadcast team, on Wild Card Saturday.

Maguire, who had a residence in Buffalo after his playing days, hosted a locally produced call-in show called the "Budweiser Sportsline". Later the program was broadcast on the Empire Sports Network. Maguire worked his last regular season NFL game on January 1, 2006, as the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys played on ESPN's final Sunday night broadcast. His final NFL game altogether came on January 7, 2006, as he worked the Washington Redskins-Tampa Bay Buccaneers opening round playoff game. However, Maguire was retained by ESPN to serve as a commentator for ABC's college football with Brad Nessler, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese, and field reporter Bonnie Bernstein. In March 2007, Maguire began to serve as an in-studio analyst for ESPN's NFL Live.

Maguire did not return to broadcasting for the 2009 college football season as his broadcast team was split up, with Nessler moving to Saturday night games on ESPN with Todd Blackledge and Griese moving to Noon games on ESPN alongside Dave Pasch and Chris Spielman. He later (2009–2010) broadcast games for the then-new United Football League on HDNet, a cable network and streaming service.

Paul Maguire Videos

  • Paul Maguire Yesteryear Fantasy Football - YouTube
  • Paul Maguire, Former AFL Football Player - YouTube
  • November 2015 - AFL/NFL Legend Paul Maguire Radio Interview ...

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  • How to book Paul Maguire?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Paul Maguire for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Paul Maguire, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Paul Maguire or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Paul Maguire?

    Booking fees for Paul Maguire, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Paul Maguire, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Paul Maguire?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Paul Maguire for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul Maguire for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Paul Maguire or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Paul Maguire or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Paul Maguire is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Paul Maguire for your event is available upon request. Paul Maguire generally travels from Buffalo, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Matt Millen, Mark Malone, Merril Hoge, Marcus Allen and Eric Dickerson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paul Maguire for an upcoming event.

Paul Maguire Speaker Videos

  • Paul Maguire Yesteryear Fantasy Football - YouTube
    Paul Maguire, Former AFL Football Player - YouTube
  • November 2015 - AFL/NFL Legend Paul Maguire Radio Interview ...
    Paul Maguire (2014): Remembers the Bills - YouTube
  • Paul Maguire, Former AFL Football Player - YouTube

Paul Maguire News

  • Buffalo Bills

    Mar 25, 2014 ... In the American Football League, a predominantly offensive league, the Buffalo Bills were a great defensive team. ... Paul Maguire ...... He was the first black sportscaster on Buffalo television, elected to the Buffalo Broadcast ...

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