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The long-time radio voice of Auburn football and his mother were killed Saturday when their SUV was rear-ended by a 16-year-old in another SUV, according to reports.
Rod Bramblett, 53, had been a radio play-by-play caller for Auburn football and men’s basketball given 2003. He started job Auburn round in 1993.
Police and witnesses pronounced Bramblett and his 52-year-old mother Paula were watchful to make a spin in a 2017 Toyota Highlander when they were strike in a back by a 16-year-old in a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a Opelika-Auburn News reported.
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The pile-up happened around 6 p.m. Saturday during an intersection nearby a Auburn campus.
Rod Bramblett was a long-time “Voice of a Auburn Tigers.”
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Police ruled out ethanol as a means of a crash, a Montgomery Advertiser reported.
“Our hearts are full of grief,” Auburn President Steven Leath tweeted, according to a paper. “Janet and we offer a magnetism and support to a family of Rod and Paula Bramblett. The Auburn family loves you!”
Auburn basketball manager Bruce Pearl also tweeted his condolences.
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“You will not find a kinder, some-more unstinting soul than Rod,” he said, a paper reported. “His adore for Auburn, a tyro athletes and coaches is genuine and listened shrill and clear. Praying for Rod, Paula and Bramblett Family.”
Sports Illustrated named Bramblett Play-by-Play Announcer of a Year in 2013.
“Bramblett was given dual once-in-a-lifetime plays this year, and he delivered on both,” a repository said. “Though his call of Chris Davis’ 109-yard lurch in a Iron Bowl will be played for eternity, even improved was his outline of Ricardo Louis’s 73-yard locate of a sloping round that gave a Tigers a 43-38 win over Georgia on Nov. 16: “A spectacle in Jordan-Hare! A spectacle in Jordan-Hare!”
Bramblett seemed on Fox Friends in 2013 to plead a noted Davis call.
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“We’re right there with a fans in that moment, jumping and screaming and hugging — we consider there might have even been some group kissing in a booth!”