Bud Collins

On-Air Talent

Year Inducted: 2019

Collins covered tennis for NBC Sports for 35 years and was known for his passion, lyricism, humor, wit, and true love of the game. He is best-remembered for his work at Wimbledon, where he played a role for NBC Sports from 1972 to 2007. His work for NBC ended in 2007, but, at the age of 78, he continued to work for both ESPN and Tennis Channel. He died in 2016.