Langer Earns Another
Jan. 9, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV football and Las Vegas 51s play-by-play voice Russ Langer has been named the 2013 Nevada Sportscaster of the Year, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) announced Thursday.
It marks the seventh straight year and the ninth time in the last 11 years that Langer received the award in the state of Nevada (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and the 10th time overall as he won the same honor in 1999 in the state of New Mexico, as the play-by-play voice of the PCL's Albuquerque Dukes. The awards are determined by a poll of state sportswriters and sportscasters.
"I am supremely grateful to the members of the NSSA for this amazing honor," Langer said.
The 55th Annual NSSA Awards Banquet will be held on June 9 in Salisbury, N.C., where the organization's Hall of Fame is located. Todd Dewey of the Las Vegas Review-Journal was named the 2013 Nevada Sportswriter of the Year for the first time.
This year's national winners are NBC's Mike `Doc' Emrick, (Sportscaster) and Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King (Sportswriter), along with 106 State Sportscaster and Sportswriter of the Year Awards from throughout the United States.
Langer, who called his first season of UNLV football in 2012, will enter his 27th year in the business and 15th season with the 51s organization, which is the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets.