CHICAGO – Anthony Herron and Ari Wolfe will be in the NFL Network broadcast booth for AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans on Friday, August 10. AFL great, Sherdrick Bonner, will serve as the sideline analyst for the game, the Arena Football League announced today.
Herron starred at the University of Iowa as a defensive lineman and played for five years in the NFL before playing and coaching over the course of five seasons in the AFL. Following his AFL career, Herron joined NFL Network in 2010 as a football analyst for “Arena Football Friday.” He also serves as a game and studio analyst for NBC Sports Network.
Wolfe, who serves as both a news anchor for NFL Network Now updates and a play-by-play announcer for “NET10 Arena Football Friday,” also called Albany/Indiana Firebirds games from 1998-2003. He 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 2007-20011. Wolfe has worked in some capacity at every ArenaBowl since 2002. During the 2008 season, Wolfe had his own column on ArenaFootball.com entitled “Wolfe’s Den.”
Bonner was named the Greatest Quarterback in AFL History by the Silver Anniversary Committee this year and has also appeared on a number of “NET10 Arena Football Friday” broadcasts on NFL Network this season. In his 15 seasons in the AFL, Bonner was a four-time All-Arena selection and was named MVP of ArenaBowl VII. Bonner is also a finalist for the 2012 AFL Hall of Fame Class.
AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV kicks off at 10:30 pm ET from the New Orleans Arena. Tim Tebow’s first preseason game as a member of the New York Jets will serve as a prelude to the AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV telecast. Tickets are available by calling 888-277-5526, in person at the New Orleans VooDoo Ticket Office located at 1515 Poydras St, Suite 100, or at the New Orleans Arena Box Office, at any Ticketmaster location, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.