Gerry Sandusky

Not to be confused with former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Sandusky at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 2012.

Gerard Edward "Gerry" Sandusky (born September 5, 1961) is an American sports broadcaster. He works as the sports director at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, and does radio play-by-play for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.[1]

Sandusky is the son of John Sandusky, who played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers, and who later was an assistant coach for several NFL teams, and head coach for the Baltimore Colts.[2]

He is a 1983 graduate of Towson University, where he played football and basketball. Sandusky began his career as a sportscaster for WSVN-TV in Miami, Florida. He joined WBAL-TV in 1988.[1]

In addition to his duties with the Ravens, Sandusky broadcasts Towson University basketball games.[3] Previously, he hosted the pre-game show for Baltimore Orioles broadcasts.[4]

Sandusky is also the owner of The Sandusky Group, a media and communications consulting firm. He and his wife Lee Ann founded the Joe Sandusky Fund, which operates through the Baltimore Community Foundation and raises money for scholarships to financially needy youngsters in the Baltimore area.[1] The fund is named after Sandusky's late brother, a football player at the University of Tulsa, who died of septic shock caused by pneumonia in 1978 at the age of 19.[5][6][7]

One of his catchphrases is "The hay is in the barn", said when the Ravens lock up a win.

In 2014, Gerry Sandusky authored his first book, “Forgotten Sundays: A Son’s Story of Love, Loss and Life from the Sidelines of the NFL.[8] With a foreword by Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, Forgotten Sundays is Gerry Sandusky’s coming-of-age story about a son’s relationship with his father. It is his story of love, loss, acceptance and living in the shadow of the NFL. On May 24, 2014, Sandusky introduced the book at a public book signing event at Greetings & Readings of Hunt Valley in Baltimore County.[9]

He is not related to former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.[10]


  1. 1 2 3 WBAL-TV biography of Gerry Sandusky, retrieved 13 September 2012
  2. John Sandusky information at, retrieved 13 September 2012
  3. Men’s Basketball Announces Radio Broadcast Plan, retrieved 13 September 2012
  4. WBAL alters talk show Sandusky to do Orioles pre-game, Sher post-game show, retrieved 13 September 2012
  5. Lester A. Picker, Memory of brother spurs Sandusky Foundation, Baltimore Sun (February 21, 1994). Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  6. Associated Press, Tulsa football player dies, reprinted in the Wilmington Morning Star (September 20, 1978), page 3-C. From Google News. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  7. Bill Brubaker, 20 doctors couldn't save Joe Sandusky, The Miami News (September 20, 1978), page 5B. From Google News. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  8. Ravens' Voice Gerry Sandusky Releasing Book, by Garrett Downing; published April 18, 2014; retrieved April 28, 2014
  9. Book Signing: Gerry Sandusky, Forgotten Sundays; retrieved April 28, 2014
  10. Different Sandusky is voice of Ravens, by Jamison Henley; at ESPN; published July 2, 2012; retrieved November 28, 2013

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