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Rocket Ismail to work as bull riding announcer

Former CFL and NFL wide receiver Raghib (Rocket) Ismail has a new job as a television announcer for bull riding.

Former and CFL and NFL wide receiver Raghib "Rocket" Ismail has a new job as a television announcer for bull riding.

Ismail will serve as a correspondent for some of the Professional Bull Riders telecasts on American cable channel Versus. He became interested in the sport when he took part in Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge on CMT.

Ismail will interview riders about their lives outside of competition, making his debut during Saturday's broadcast from Fresno, Calif.

The former Notre Dame star played nine seasons in the NFL, making 363 catches for 5,295 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Ismail played for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts for parts of two seasons, picking up a Grey Cup MVP title when the team won the championship in 1991.

With files from CBCSports.ca

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