Ron Jaworski (Photo: ESPN)
Adding to the already long list of dignitaries attending NAC SuperFinal VII, the Polish League of American Football (PLFA) announced that Ron Jaworski will be participating in the event.
Jaworski played as a quarterback for four NFL teams in the 1970's and 80's, and has been a game commentator and NFL studio analyst for ESPN since 2006.
Jaworski, who is of Polish descent, will be busy during his time in Warsaw. In the days leading up to the game he will meet with teams and representatives of the City of Warsaw. On game day, Jaworski will take part in the pregame picnic on the stadium concourse and spend some time in the broadcast booth as a special guest. In addition, Jaworski will help with the halftime kicking competition and hand out the trophy for the SuperFinal's offensive Most Valuable Player.
Going by the nickname of "Jaws" during his NFL and television careers, Jaworski was also known as "The Polish Rifle" during his playing days at Youngstown State. A second-round pick in the 1973 NFL draft, Jaworski was best known as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, the team he led to the Super Bowl during his 1980 Pro Bowl season. He was also named UPI's NFL Player of the Year for his efforts that season.
Most Polish football fans will know Jaworski more for his appearances on ESPN's NFL coverage. He was a color commentator for that network's Monday Night Football broadcasts between 2007 and 2011, and he continues to appear regularly on other NFL-related programs on the network. Fans in America may even see a brief glimpse of Jaworski at NAC SuperFinal VII.
Jaworski has strong ties to his family's homeland, having been inducted into the National Polish-American Hall of Fame in 1991. He was honored with a medal from Pope John Paul II twelve years earlier during the pontiff's visit to Philadelphia.