McDonough replaces Tirico as voice of ESPN's MNF

Posted: 3:32 PM, May 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-09 16:12:02-04

It's official. Sean McDonough is the new voice of Monday Night Football.

On Monday, ESPN confirmed Mike Tirico's exit from the network after 25 years. 

McDonough has worked with ESPN since 2000, after a previous stint from 1989-95.

“One of my favorite memories of my childhood was watching Monday Night Football with my Dad, who I know is smiling down on me today. I am humbled and deeply honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the most iconic franchise in the history of sports television," McDonough said in a statement.

The longtime broadcaster called the job a "dream come true."

McDonough famously called Michigan State's last second loss to Michigan last season.

“Sean is a premier play-by-play commentator who combines a signature voice with intelligence, passion and humor, and he always brings out the best in his partners,” ESPN Executive VP John Wildhack said in a statement.

Jon Gruden will remain MNF's color commentator.