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August 4, 2015

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Hasselhoff to rock the Las Vegas Bowl

Hasselhoff's hit single, 'Jump in My Car'

Hasselhoff's infamous drunken stupor

David Hasselhoff will perform the National Anthem at Saturday's Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl.

Yes, you read that correctly.

David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff, best known for his roles as Michael Knight in the original "Knight Rider" and Mitch Buchannon in "Baywatch," will serenade the sold-out Sam Boyd Stadium crowd this weekend with his rendition of the National Anthem.

BYU and Arizona fans can hope it is as catchy as Hasselhoff's most recent single, "Jump in My Car," which topped European charts with more than 6 million downloads.

Organizers of the 17th Las Vegas Bowl announced their selection Monday morning.

To the Bowl Committee's credit, the Guinness Book of World Records does list "The Hoff" as the "most watched TV star in the world."

Hasselhoff, 56, serves as a judge alongside Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan on NBC's "America's Got Talent." He also appeared in the Las Vegas production of Mel Brooks' musical "The Producers" in 2006.

"The Hoff" recently made headlines for an Internet video showing the entertainer in a drunken stupor eating a Wendy's hamburger shirtless on the floor of a Las Vegas hotel room in May 2007. In the video, he launches expletives at his daughter, Taylor Ann.

Kickoff for the Las Vegas Bowl is set for 5 p.m. Saturday. ESPN will broadcast the game to a national television audience.

Steve Silver can be reached at 948-7822 or steve.silver@lasvegassun.com.

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