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AFL and CBS Sports Network Announce On-Air Talent for 2014 Season

Thursday March 13, 2014

 CHICAGO – The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League and CBS Sports Network have announced the on-air talent for CBS Sports Network’s 2014 schedule of AFL games. Andrew Catalon and Ari Wolfe will handle play-by-play while Anthony Herron and Sherdrick Bonner serve as analysts.

Catalon made his “NET10 Wireless Arena Football” debut during the 2013 season on CBS Sports Network and also called ArenaBowl XXVI on CBS. Catalon is in his fifth year working for CBS Sports. During his time at CBS and CBS Sports Network, Catalon has done play-by-play for the NFL, college football and basketball, The Masters, PGA Championship, US Open Tennis Championships, and debuts this year calling NCAA Tournament games. In addition to his time at CBS, Andrew has worked four Olympics for NBC and has freelanced at Tennis Channel, SNY, WFAN and worked in local television for over a decade in Burlington, Vermont and Albany, New York.

Wolfe has worked in some capacity at every ArenaBowl since 2002 and was the NFL Network play-by-play announcer at ArenaBowl XXV. He serves as both a news anchor for NFL Network Now updates and a reporter during weekly coverage of the National Football League. Wolfe called Albany/Indiana Firebirds games from 1998-2003 and also served as a play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia Soul from 2004-2008 along with being the NFL preseason voice of the Minnesota Vikings from 2007-2011. During the 2008 season, Wolfe had his own column on entitled “Wolfe’s Den” and has also called Olympic Table Tennis for NBC Sports.

Herron will again serve as an analyst both in the booth and on the sideline for “NET10 Wireless Arena Football Saturday” on CBS Sports Network. He starred at the University of Iowa as a defensive lineman and played five seasons in the NFL before playing and coaching over the course of five years in the AFL. He was the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator of the Tennessee Valley Vipers of af2 when they won the ArenaCup championship in 2008. Shortly after, Herron began more extensive work as a broadcaster. He became one of the lead game and studio analysts for the Big Ten Network and then joined NFL Network in 2010 as a football analyst for “Arena Football Friday.” Herron has been on every ArenaBowl broadcast since that season and also serves as a college football analyst for NBC Sports and Pac-12 Networks.

Bonner was named the Greatest Quarterback in AFL History by the Silver Anniversary Committee in 2012 and has played a leading role on national AFL telecasts over the past three seasons. In addition, he has served as the sideline analyst for the last two ArenaBowl telecasts. During the college football season, Bonner works as the lead Mountain West Football analyst for Root Sports. In his 15 seasons in the AFL, Bonner was a four-time All-Arena selection. He won two ArenaBowl championships as a player and was named MVP of ArenaBowl VII. Bonner was inducted into the Arena Football Hall of Fame in April 2013.

About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. The ESPN family of networks and CBS Sports Network will nationally broadcast AFL games each week for the entire 2014 season. The AFL schedule culminates with ArenaBowl XXVII Saturday, August 23, 2014 on ESPN.