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Oklahoma State football: What it's like to be Dave Hunziker calling a game at AT&T Stadium

It’s the only stadium where Hunziker will intentionally take his eyes off the field for a better view.
by Kyle Fredrickson Published: August 29, 2014

After 13 seasons as the play-by-play radio voice for Oklahoma State football, Dave Hunziker has traveled the country to call games at dozens of venues.

None, though, are quite like AT&T Stadium in Arlington, where the Cowboys open their season Saturday night against No. 1 Florida State.

The matchup will mark Hunziker’s third go-round calling an OSU game at the massive venue that features a 60-yard-long video board.

It’s the only stadium where Hunziker will intentionally take his eyes off the field for a better view.

“What I’ve learned is, I call the running plays off the video board and the pass plays I have to watch myself,” Hunziker said. “It works fairly well. Sometimes you need to peek down to the field, but for the most part, the angle of the live feed is wide enough that I can call run plays right off the video board. It’s kind of nice.”

However, there are some drawbacks.

“The only downside is the vantage point,” Hunziker said. “You’re in the corner of the end zone. So when the ball is on the other end of the field, trying to call the game can get really tricky because you can’t really tell exactly what yard line they’re on.”

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by Kyle Fredrickson
OSU beat writer
Kyle Fredrickson became the Oklahoma State beat writer for The Oklahoman and in July 2014. A native Coloradoan, Fredrickson attended Western State College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. Fredrickson...
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