Memphis Announces New Broadcaster for 2013 Football
June 24, 2013
Memphis, Tenn. - Jarvis Greer, a well-known local television personality and former Tiger football letterman, will take over the duties of color commentator for Memphis' football broadcasts this fall. Greer will replace former Tiger letterman Wayne Weedon, who resigned due to time constraints involving his business.
A native Memphian, Greer played for the Tigers during the tenure of head coach Richard Williamson and served as a defensive back and special teams member from 1977-78. The Christian Brothers High School graduate came to the Tigers in the spring of 1977 and by the start of the fall season, had earned a scholarship and a spot at safety in the defensive secondary.
Working as a strong safety, Greer was credited with 13 tackles and one blocked pass in 1977, while appearing in all 11 games. During his senior season he registered 11 total tackles.
The two-year letterwinner received his degree from then Memphis State University in Communications/Fine Arts and immediately began his 30-plus year career with WMC-TV. Greer has served the local NBC affiliate as a reporter, photographer, editor, assignment editor and sports anchor. During his television career, he has received a Regional Emmy and is a three-time Best of Memphis Award winner for his "Friday Football Fever Show" covering prep football in the Mid-South.
Greer will join long-time play-by-play announcer Dave Woloshin in the broadcast booth this fall. Memphis Tiger games will be carried on WREC-AM 600 again this year with the first broadcast slated for September 7 at 3:30 PM CDT when the Tigers take on the Duke Blue Devils at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
Greer and his wife Emily, have two children, daughter McKenzie, a graduate of Memphis and a son, J.J., who is a senior member of the current Memphis Tiger soccer team.