Brad Nessler to replace Verne Lundquist on SEC telecasts for CBS after 2016

NEW YORK -- Verne Lundquist will step down from calling Southeastern Conference football for CBS after the coming season, with Brad Nessler replacing him.

CBS announced Tuesday that the 75-year-old Lundquist will still announce college basketball and golf after 2016. Lundquist is in his 53rd year of working in television and has been the voice of the network's SEC broadcasts since 2000.

Nessler rejoins CBS after 24 years at ESPN. He had most recently been calling the Saturday night college football games on ESPN. Before joining Gary Danielson in the booth in 2017, Nessler will announce some SEC games this fall in weeks when CBS airs two of the conference's matchups.