ACC Network Announces Talent for 2016 Football
Tom Werme and Stan Norfleet Join Team
for 2016 ACC Football Season
Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports today announced the ACC Network broadcast team for the 2016 ACC football season. Veteran announcer Tom Werme will handle play-by-play duties, teaming up with Dave Archer, who begins his seventh season as analyst for ACC telecasts. Roddy Jones begins his second season with the ACC Network team as sideline reporter. In addition, Stan Norfleet will join Katie Witham and Tommy Bowden in the studio for the ACC Blitz powered by Ram Trucks.
Tom Werme begins his first year as the primary play-by-play announcer for the ACC Network Football package. The 20-year broadcast veteran has already worked for the ACC Network as host of the ACC Blitz, the ACC Tournament and announcing basketball and football games since 2008. Tom also appears on the ACC Digital Network, ESPN platforms, FOX Sports South and the Big Ten Network as a play-by-play announcer for a variety of sports, including basketball and football. Werme’s experience includes working for TV affiliates in Boston, Providence, Harrisburg (PA) and Springfield (MA), and also for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. He is a graduate of Syracuse University.
Dave Archer was part of Raycom’s SEC broadcasts for seven seasons before joining the ACC Network team in 2010. Since 2003 he has also served as a radio analyst for the Atlanta Falcons. An eight-year veteran of the NFL, he played quarterback for the Falcons, Redskins, Chargers and Eagles. He also played 5 years in the CFL and one in the WLAF, where he won a World Bowl championship and was the game MVP. Archer played collegiately at Iowa State and was inducted into the ISU Hall of Fame in 2005.
Roddy Jones begins his second year as sideline reporter. Prior to that, he served as analyst for Georgia Tech football radio broadcasts and working on ACC baseball broadcasts on ESPN3. He entered broadcasting after a distinguished career at Georgia Tech. As a Yellow Jackets Running Back, Jones set career records in Yards Per Attempt and Games Started and finished in the Top-15 in rushing yards. Roddy was also named to the Academic All-ACC team three times while earning both his undergraduate degree and MBA at Tech. He also spent two years as a member of the Georgia Tech Baseball team.
Katie Witham begins her second season as host of the ACC Blitz powered by Ram Trucks. The Emmy and Telly award winning on-air talent has been in broadcasting since 2005, working as an anchor, sideline reporter, analyst and host for FOX Sports South and Fox Sports 1, the Cleveland Indians, Columbus Crew, Fox SportsTime Ohio, Big Ten Network, and MLS. Katie is a graduate of Capital University, where she was co-captain of the soccer team and won all-conference athletic and academic honors. She also coached collegiate soccer and high school softball.
Tommy Bowden is a two-time ACC Coach of the Year, posting a 72-45 record as the head coach for Clemson University in almost ten seasons. The Tigers were bowl eligible every year he coached at Death Valley. Prior to Clemson, Tommy led Tulane University to an 18-4 record over two seasons and earned Conference USA Coach of the Year honors. His 1998 Tulane squad went 12–0 and achieved a Top-10 final ranking in both polls. Bowden is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he played wide receiver.
Stan Norfleet joins Katie and Tommy on the ACC Blitz for his first full season after guest appearances last year. He was a lettermen linebacker at the University of Virginia, earning a Bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies/History, as well as Texas Southern University, where he was a graduate student with a Speech Communications focus. In addition to scouting for the Washington Redskins, Stan spent nearly a decade in business development in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and the University of Kentucky. He was a fixture for UK’s football and men’s basketball coverage in Lexington, before working on-air in Dallas. He returned home to Charlotte in 2014, where he has been an on-air personality for 610AM for two years.
Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027.
In a partnership with ESPN and the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.
Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 62 television stations covering over 14 percent of the United States across 20 states.
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