Bears' Garza to serve as sideline reporter for Super Bowl XLVIII

Bears' Garza to serve as sideline reporter for Super Bowl XLVIII
February 1, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Scott Krinch

The Bears may not be playing in the Super Bowl, but one member of the team will be on the sidelines for the big game.

Bears center Roberto Garza will serve as the sideline reporter for Fox Deportes, which for the first time ever, will air a Spanish-language telecast of the Super Bowl. The broadcast can be seen in 6.6 million Hispanic households in the United States.

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"It's a great opportunity for me to cover the game for Fox Deportes," Garza said via Bears.com's Larry Mayer.

"It's my first time doing it, so there will be some bumps and bruises. But I'm looking forward to talking about what's going on on the field and in the trenches and some of the things that I do [in games]. I think it will be fun. I'm looking forward to a great game."

Play-by-play announcer John Laguna and color analyst Brady Poppinga will join Garza on the broadcast from MetLife Stadium.

The 34-year-old veteran is currently a free agent, but general manager Phil Emery made it clear at the end of the season that he would like to have Garza back on the Bears in 2014.