“The Spanish Voice of the Tigers,” Manship senior Mario Jerez broadcasts LSU Football for Spanish-language radio


Mario Jerez, a Manship senior and sports director for KLSU radio station, has been broadcasting LSU football for Spanish-language radio for five seasons. For this life-long Tiger fan, calling games from the press box in Death Valley is “a dream come true.”

“I love sports,” Jerez said, “and I love bringing the game to life with my voice.”  

Jerez plans to pursue a career in sports announcing after graduation, and feels his experience at LSU will help him reach that goal. “My first job in broadcast has been calling games in front of 100,000 fans, in Tiger Stadium, no less,” Jerez said. “I can keep my cool even when the stakes are high  —  like the game against Alabama next week.”  

“I don’t want it to be my peak,” Jerez said. “I want it to springboard me into my career.”