Sports USA announced Tuesday that the long-time San Diego Chargers radio analyst will be serving as a color commentator for its NFL broadcasts during the 2015 season.
A replacement for Bauer on the Chargers radio broadcast team hasn't been announced.
Sports USA presents a doubleheader NFL radio broadcast during each Sunday of the regular season to more than 400 affiliate stations. Bauer joins a crew of analysts that includes former quarterback Jake Plummer, ex-Chicago Bears defensive back Doug Plank, and long-time college and NFL coach John Robinson.
Bauer, 60, joined San Diego's announcing team in 1998. He was a Cal Lutheran star running back from 1972-1875 - rushing for 2659 yards and 38 touchdowns for the Kingsmen. He was a Chargers fullback from 1977-82 and built a reputation as one of the NFL's top special-teams players. He then coached special teams with the Chargers from 1983-86 before venturing into television broadcasting.