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Eric Collins – born June 16, 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio – is a play-by-play sports announcer, currently the voice of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets on Bally Sports South.

In 2002, Collins filled-in for Mike Tirico on College Football on ABC along with analyst Irving Fryar.

From 2009 through 2013, Collins served as the part-time television voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, taking over the duties of Dodger radio voice Charley Steiner, who was the team’s play-by-play announcer on road telecasts east of Denver.

Collins’ broadcasting experience also includes play-by-play for NBC Sports’ coverage of the USA Baseball team during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, as well as calling ESPN’s coverage of college football, college basketball, and college baseball and softball Super Regional tournaments and Women’s College World Series games (WCWS in 2005 and 2006); part-time announcing for the Chicago White Sox in 2004 and 2008; and working in Minor League Baseball for the Schaumburg Flyers and Rochester Red Wings. He is known for his extreme and exciting calls during Hornets games in the 2020-2021 season.

He also worked as a sideline reporter for Chicago Bulls broadcasts from 1997 to 2002.

On August 27, 2015, Collins was named the new television play-by-play announcer for the Charlotte Hornets, replacing Steve Martin.

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