Rod Bramblett named play-by-play Announcer of the Year by Sports Illustrated

NEW YORK – Auburn play-by-play radio announcer Rod Bramblett was named Play-by-Play Announcer of the Year by Sports Illustrated, the magazine announced in its Dec. 16 issue.

“This is a great honor being recognized for what has been a truly incredible season,” Bramblett said in a statement. “This award isn’t just for me, but it is for the entire Auburn IMG Sports Network crew which I consider to be the best in the business.”

Sports Illustrated writes: “Bramblett was given two once-in-a-lifetime plays this year, and he delivered on both. Though his call of Chris Davis’s 109-yard dash in the Iron Bowl will be played for eternity, even better was his description of Ricardo Louis’s 73-yard catch of a tipped ball that gave the Tigers a 43-38 win over Georgia on Nov. 16: “A miracle in Jordan-Hare! A miracle in Jordan-Hare!”

Bramblett is in his 11th season as “Voice of the Auburn Tigers” and will be calling his second BCS National Championship Game in four seasons. The Valley, Ala. native is a two-time recipient of the Alabama Sportscaster of the Year award given out by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.