ESPN announcers visit Rosenthal Meat Center

Ray Riley, center, hosts Kirk Morrison and Clay Matvick, ESPN announcers, for a tour of the Rosenthal Meat Center

Ray Riley, center, hosts Kirk Morrison and Clay Matvick, ESPN announcers, for a tour of the Rosenthal Meat Center

ESPN announcers, Clay Matvick and Kirk Morrison, and producer, Nicole Rachal, paid a visit to the Rosenthal Meat Center on Friday, November 10, 2017. Ray Riley was contacted by Rachal ahead of the Texas A&M University versus University of New Mexico football game on Saturday, November 11, 2017 for a special-interest feature for the game.

Here is the ESPN video based on the visit: No trip to Aggieland is complete without beef jerky and apple crisp

The ESPN group also got to meet Homer Robertson, current chuck wagon world champion, and eat some of his apple crisp. Robertson was on campus for ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue. The ESPN team got to sample the Rosenthal Center’s nationally recognized beef jerky and see it being manufactured, and they toured the Rosenthal Center to see some of the activities that were going on.

Clay Matvick and Kirk Morrison, ESPN announcers, sampling Texas Aggie Brand Beef Jerky

Clay Matvick and Kirk Morrison, ESPN announcers, sampling Texas Aggie Brand Beef Jerky

Ray Riley and Kirk Morrison looking over pork carcasses

Ray Riley and Kirk Morrison looking over pork carcasses

Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison, Nicole Rachal, and Ray Riley in the sales area of the Rosenthal Meat Center

Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison, Nicole Rachal, and Ray Riley in the sales area of the Rosenthal Meat Center

The ESPN crew wrapped up their visit learning about chuck wagons, which Robertson stated was the first food truck. Although they were full from sampling beef jerky, the crew found room for Robertson’s apple crisp, which was paired with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

Thanks to ESPN, Clay, Kirk, and Nicole for stopping by. We hope that they come back next football season for some more food and fellowship.

Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison, and Homer Robertson

Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison, and Homer Robertson

Homer Robertson (right) demonstrating Dutch oven cooking to Kirk Morrison and Clay Matvick, ESPN announcers

Homer Robertson (right) demonstrating Dutch oven cooking to Kirk Morrison and Clay Matvick, ESPN announcers

Homer Robertson with Kirk Matvick and Kirk Morrison, ESPN announcers

Homer Robertson with Kirk Matvick and Kirk Morrison, ESPN announcers

Kirk Morrison, Homer Robertson, and Clay Matvick

Kirk Morrison, Homer Robertson, and Clay Matvick

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