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Adam Amin has been a play-by-play commentator for ESPN since joining the company in 2011 at age 24, immediately becoming one of the network’s youngest game-callers. Calling a multitude of sports and events, he serves as an announcer for Thursday night college football on ESPN, the Women’s Final Four, college basketball, NBA and MLB coverage, and has been on play-by-play and hosting duties for the Women’s College World Series, the McDonald’s High School All-American Games, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, and NCAA wrestling, volleyball, and baseball championships. Amin is also one of ESPN Radio’s lead announcers for NBA, NFL, and MLB broadcasts throughout the regular season and playoffs. He holds the distinction of being the youngest play-by-play announcer to call a New Year’s Six Bowl Game after working on ESPN Radio’s coverage of the 2016 Fiesta Bowl. In 2018, Amin added play-by-play of Chicago Bears preseason NFL telecasts to his portfolio. From 2012 to 2015, he provided play-by-play for Sports USA Radio on NFL and select college football broadcasts, including Auburn’s incredible last-second “Kick Six” victory versus Alabama in the 2013 Iron Bowl. Prior to joining ESPN, he handled play-by-play, hosting and reporting tasks for Turner Sports Digital/NCAA Productions, FOX Sports Wisconsin, the Illinois High School Association and the Horizon League Network. Amin began his career with stops in Gary, Ind. and Somerset, NJ calling minor league baseball, as a studio host for football and basketball broadcasts at Valparaiso University, and as Sports Director at KUOO Radio in Spirit Lake, Iowa. A native of Addison, Ill., Amin graduated with a degree in television and radio from Valparaiso University where he was twice named Indiana Collegiate Sportscaster of the Year by the state association of broadcasters. In 2009, he was a finalist for the Jim Nantz Award and honored as one of the top five collegiate sportscasters in America.
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December 23, 2019
“Positivity seems to breed more positivity and it’s a cycle we could all stand to get caught up in more often.”
ESPN's Adam Amin reflects on his recent Twitter experiment that spawned plenty of uplifting responses from friends and strangers alike.