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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even greater fashion while in Baton Rouge.
Nadeau played semi-pro football for two seasons with the New Orleans Blue Knights. He has been a prominent sports figure in the New Orleans area for 29 years. Nadeau currently serves as a color football analyst for ESPN Regional games, serves as the color football analyst for LSU games on Tigervision, does high school football games on WGSO, 990 AM with Ken Trahan, serves as an analyst on Ken Trahan's Original Prep Football Report heard on seven radio stations and two web sites around Louisiana on Friday nights during the football season, and serves as a reporter for WFAN All Sports radio in New York.
Previously, Nadeau has served as the play-by-play voice of Loyola (New Orleans) basketball and served as a television studio host for the Wolfpack, did color analysis for prep football games on Cox Communications and WHNO-TV, co-hosted a radio show in Biloxi, Mississippi with Ken Stabler, hosted Cox Metro Sports on Cox Communications, did the HBO International play-by-play broadcast of both a Roy Jones, Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya fight in 1994, and served as public address announcer for the New Orleans Zephyrs.
Currently, Rene serves as the analyst for Prep Recruiting Insider, a WHNO-TV Channel 20 New Orleans production highlighting the best high school athletes in south Lousianna. The show, hosted by Ken Berthelot, airs on Wednesday evenings.
In addition, Nadeau has served as a secretary/treasurer for the NFL Players Association for the past 12 years.
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