|Born||1968 (age 50–51)|
Auburn, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Dayton (1989)|
Early life and educationEdit
Sports broadcasting careerEdit
Socci was hired as the new play-by-play voice of the New England Patriots in April 2013, replacing Gil Santos, who retired after 36 years with the team. Socci is partnered with Scott Zolak on Patriots broadcasts.
Since joining the Patriots broadcast, Socci and Zolak have called three Super Bowl Championships. In February 2015 the Patriots won the franchises fourth Super Bowl defeating the Seattle Seahawks when rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass at the goal line sealing the title. In February 2017 the duo called "The Greatest Comeback in Super Bowl History" when the Patriots rallied from a 28-3 third quarter deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first overtime game in 51 years of the Super Bowl.
Before joining the Patriots, Socci's previous broadcasting experience included 15 seasons as the play-by-play voice of Navy Midshipmen football (1998–2012), 11 seasons as the voice of Navy basketball (1997–2008), and a decade of calling Patriot League basketball games for networks including CSTV, ESPNU, and CBS Sports Network.
Socci also has over two decades of experience as a minor league baseball radio play-by-play announcer, calling games for the Pawtucket Red Sox (2013), Norfolk Tides (2006–11), Albuquerque Isotopes (2003–05), Frederick Keys (1999–2001), Delmarva Shorebirds (1996–1998), and Peoria Chiefs (1993–1995).
- Finn, Chad (April 24, 2013). "Bob Socci named Patriots radio voice". Boston Globe. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- Sciria, Chris (August 25, 2013). "Auburn native Bob Socci set to start first year calling New England Patriots games". The Citizen. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- "PawSox name Bob Socci as Radio Broadcaster". Pawtucket Red Sox. March 8, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- "Pete Medhurst To Take Over Play-By-Play Duties For Navy Football," United States Naval Academy Athletics, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2018
- Sidersky, Robyn. "Sound familiar? Voice of the Patriots once called the Norfolk Tides," The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), Monday, January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018
- Socci, Bob. "Socci fondly recalls his days with ‘Topes," Albuquerque Journal, Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2018
- Goldberg, Stan. "Voice of ambition," The Frederick (MD) News-Post, Sunday, January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2018
- Northam, Mitchell. "20 Years: The Delmarva Shorebirds," delmarvanow.com, Sunday, September 13, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2018
- Capie, Kevin. "Where are they now: Bob Socci," Journal Star (Peoria, IL), Monday, March 26, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2018
| New England Patriots Play by Play announcer
| Navy Midshipmen (Football) Play by Play announcer
| Pawtucket Red Sox Play by Play announcer