Former Rams Pro Bowler Torry Holt will join Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and veteran sportscaster Andrew Siciliano in the broadcast booth for the team’s preseason contests, the team announced today.
Holt and Faulk will serve as color commentators for the broadcasts, and the two will be joined by Siciliano, who will handle play-by-play duties. Faulk and Siciliano team up for a third-consecutive year, while Holt kicks off his first season with the crew. FOX 2 Sports Anchor Martin Kilcoyne will serve as the sideline reporter for the broadcasts.
“With Torry joining Marshall and Andrew in the booth, we believe we’ve put together a strong team that our fans will really enjoy,” Rams Vice President of Broadcasting & Creative Scott Brooks said. “In addition, the Rams Broadcasting Network captured behind-the-scenes content during the offseason that will be unveiled during the preseason broadcasts.”
For the fifth-consecutive year, KTVI-TV Channel 2 St. Louis will serve as the flagship station of the Rams’ preseason broadcasts. KTVI will air the Rams’ preseason contests in Weeks 1, 3 and 4. CBS will nationally televise the Rams’ Week 3 game against the Denver Broncos. All four of the Rams’ preseason contests will be available in high-definition.
“We are thrilled to continue a great association with the St. Louis Rams,” said Spencer Koch, President and General Manager for FOX 2 and KPLR 11. “As always, ‘The Home of the Rams’ will continue to provide the best coverage for the fans.”
In addition, the Rams Broadcast Network will air the team’s preseason contests on 10 affiliate stations whose signal covers six states. Fans in parts of Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee will have access to Rams preseason games this season.
In 2011, Faulk became the first Ram who played the majority of his career in St. Louis to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2000 and won the league’s Offensive Player of the Year award in three consecutive seasons (1999-2001). Faulk was voted to seven Pro Bowls, was a first-team All-Pro three times and a three-time winner of the Daniel F. Reeves Memorial award, which is annually presented to the Rams’ team MVP. Since the conclusion of his playing career, Faulk has worked as a studio and game analyst for the NFL Network.
Siciliano serves as the host of “The Red Zone Channel,” a supplement to DirectTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket which cuts to NFL games to highlight key plays and moments. He also co-hosts “Total Access” on the NFL Network, a daily show that highlights news across the NFL. Siciliano has previously worked as the play-by-play voice for both the Las Vegas Gladiators and the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League, and Siciliano has hosted radio shows in Chicago and Los Angeles as well as national shows for Fox Sports Radio. In 1999, he hosted the pregame radio show on the Chicago Bears’ radio network.
Holt concluded his career ranked 10th in NFL history in receiving yards (13,382) and 13th in receptions (920). As a Ram, Holt caught 869 passes for 12,660 yards and 74 touchdowns. All three of those totals rank second in team history, trailing only Holt’s mentor and good friend Isaac Bruce. Holt was named to the Pro Bowl seven times and enjoyed a string of an NFL-record six-consecutive seasons with at least 1,300 yards. Holt surpassed the 11,000-yard mark in just 131 games, making him the fastest player in NFL history to reach the milestone.
Kilcoyne is a six-time Emmy-Award winner (2006, 2008 Top Sportscaster in the Mid-America Region). The St. Louis native has been with KTVI-TV since 1997, and has been Sports Director since 2001. He also hosts a daily talk show on KTRS 550 AM in St. Louis.
The preseason contests are being broadcast in conjunction with Altitude Sports & Entertainment. The Denver-based company is the official television network of the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche. In addition, through its partnership with ESPN Syndication and its own broadcast agreements with select conferences, Altitude airs Big 12, Big East, Big Sky, RMAC and WAC basketball, and Big Sky, Big East, WAC, and RMAC football games. Altitude carries local high school football games and regional college basketball games as well as minor league hockey, snow/extreme, and outdoor sports programming.
Below are the RBN affiliates that will air the Rams’ preseason games:
KTVI-Fox 2 St. Louis
FOX Sports Midwest St. Louis
KMIZ-ABC 17 Columbia
KFVS-FOX Cape Girardeau, Missouri/Paducah, Kentucky
KFJX-Fox 14 Joplin, Missouri/Pittsburgh, Kansas
KWTV-CBS 9 Oklahoma City
KTUL-ABC 8 Tulsa
WLMT-ABC 24 Memphis