Rod Bramblett, the “Voice of the Auburn Tigers,” and his wife Paula both passed away due to injuries suffered during a tragic two-car accident on Saturday night in Auburn.
Bramblett was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where he later passed away.
Auburn Athletics released the following statement Saturday night:
Rod Bramblett, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife, Paula, were involved in a serious car accident early Saturday evening in Auburn.
“We ask the Auburn Family to keep the Bramblett family in your thoughts and prayers.
The Auburn Family is devastated by the tragic passing of Rod and Paula Bramblett. ?? pic.twitter.com/BiynTWHcIx
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) May 26, 2019
Bramblett was famously known for his call during the 2013 Iron Ball or “The Kick Six.” His line, “Auburn’s going to win the football game,” is one of the most famous lines in modern college football.
The Big Blue Nation sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of both Rod and Paula Bramblett.
During the 5 years I spent at Auburn, Rod Bramblett, Andy Burcham & myself traveled the SEC together, creating fun memories & forging a lasting bond. Last night, Rod & his wife Paula died tragically.
Please keep Rod’s kids & AU in your prayers.
I miss my friend already. pic.twitter.com/MfZvcwH1rj
— Scott Stricklin (@ScottStricklin) May 26, 2019
Devastated to hear the news regarding Auburn play by play man Rod Bramblett & his wife Paula, who were killed in a car accident. My thoughts-condolences & prayers to his family & the entire Auburn family. He was a pros pro in the booth. He & Paula will both be missed greatly. https://t.co/sxe2CentWJ
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) May 26, 2019
Saddened to hear of the tragedy that took the lives of Rod and Paula Bramblett. Condolences and prayers for their family. Rod’s passion for Auburn epitomized what we love about college sports. Rod’s voice connected fans to Auburn for a generation. He will be greatly missed.
— Rece Davis (@ESPN_ReceDavis) May 26, 2019