Auburn, AL (EETV) - He touched all of our hearts with one call. One call that no matter how many times you hear it, chills go down your spine.
Of course what I'm talking is Rod Bramblett's infamous Kick Six call, which is arguably the most iconic call in college football history.
“And Chris Davis takes it in the back of the end zone. He'll run it out to the 10...15...20...25, 30...35, 40...45, 50...45, there goes Davis! Davis is gonna run it all the way back!! Auburn's gonna win the football game! Auburn's gonna win the football game! He ran the missed field goal back! He ran it back 109 yards! They're not gonna keep 'em off the field tonight! Holy cow! Oh my God! Auburn wins! Auburn has won the Iron Bowl! Auburn has won the Iron Bowl, in the most unbelievable fashion you will ever see! I cannot believe it; 34-28! And we thought 'A Miracle in Jordan-Hare' was amazing! Oh my Lord in heaven! Chris Davis... just ran it... 100... and 9 yards... and Auburn... is going... to the championship game!”
Like that call, Rod was special. Unfortunately, he and his wife were tragically killed in a car accident on May 25. The entire Auburn community mourned the loss of one of most down-to-earth human beings to ever grace the loveliest village on the plains.
The Auburn football team will wear a Rod Bramblett sticker on the back of each helmet for the first two games of the season in remembrance of the late Auburn radio voice.
Bramblett began his broadcasting career working part-time at WZZZ/WCJM radio stations while attending Auburn University. He then went on to work at WAUD from 1989-1991 and then again from 1993-1996 to do play-by-play for Lee-Scott Academy and Auburn High School athletics.
Bramblett is a three-time winner (2006, 2010, 2013) of the Alabama State Broadcaster of the Year as presented by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He was also named National Broadcaster of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2013.