By Steve Overmyer

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “NFL Today” host James Brown was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

“There have been so many people who have helped to shape me along the way, and the most important thing I’ll continue to remember is that it’s not about me, it is about the team,” Brown said during the ceremony.

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As CBS2’s Steve Overmyer reported, you will not find a more gracious and prepared broadcaster in sports than Brown. His attention to detail earned him a spot in the hall of fame, and his thoughtfulness, warmth and intelligence have earned him nothing but respect and love from his colleagues.

He is one of the most recognizable voices and faces on television.

Brown has been a part of NFL coverage for the past four decades. In that time, he’s hosted a record 10 Super Bowl shows and won three EMMYs.

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Everyone affectionately calls him “JB.” The always polished host of the “NFL Today” always brings a self deprecating sense of humor and harmony to a sport known for neither.

Here’s what you might not know about JB. He’s a Harvard graduate who was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 1973.

While his impact on the world comes in the form of sportscasting, he’s also an ordained minister. His brand of motivation is built on making everyone around him better.

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“The most important four letter word you can use in motivating somebody is ‘love,'” he said in a recent interview.

Steve Overmyer