Sunday, February 6, 2011
Mat McBriar is punter turned broadcaster
By Todd Archer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mat McBriar had hoped to be playing in Super Bowl XLV when the season started, but the Cowboys’ season went horribly wrong. Still the Pro Bowl punter managed to have a role in the big game.
McBriar served as an analyst for ESPN Australia for the week, doing some features and working the pre-game and post-game shows.
“Oh, it’s easy,” McBriar joked. I tried to enjoy it as much as I could, but it’s not what I do. I’m terrible. I think they only used me because I’m from here and they didn’t have to fly anyone in.”