Former Rocket quarterback moving to radio booth

August 22, 2016 | Athletics, News
By Paul Helgren

Former University of Toledo quarterback Austin Dantin will move to the radio booth this fall as the color commentator for UT football games on the Rocket Sports Radio Network.

UT and its exclusive multimedia rights holder, Learfield, recently announced.



Dantin, who played for the Rockets from 2009 to 2012, ranks third in UT history in completion percentage (65.1 percent), fourth in passing efficiency (135.54) and ninth in touchdown passes (31). He started in 25 games in his four-year career, completing 382 of 587 passes for 4,159 yards. One of the biggest games of his career came in a 31-20 win at Purdue in 2010, as he completed 24 of 31 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

“I am extremely honored and grateful to Learfield and the University for giving me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Dantin said. “I am looking forward to being back around this incredible program and hopefully being a part of the broadcasting team that is able to announce that the MAC Championship is coming back to where it belongs.”

Dantin will join new play-by-play announcer Brent Balbinot, who comes to the Rockets after 12 seasons of calling Iowa women’s basketball and baseball, as well as veteran sideline reporter Jim Heller, who enters his eighth season covering the Rockets.

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