Verne Lundquist is a great example of perseverance paying off. The voice of SEC football didn’t land that job until he was 60 years old, and didn’t even have a full-time broadcasting role at a network until he was 42. All college football fans are grateful that he stuck with it, and now it’s hard to remember the time before Verne started calling every big SEC game with his infectious enthusiasm for both football and life.
During his final SEC game this afternoon- the SEC championship between Florida and Alabama- the 76-year-old was given a well-deserved tribute by CBS. The video recalls some of the many great moments and calls from Lundquist’s career and shows how he’s been honored by schools throughout the conference this whole season.
If you’re a college football fan, it’ll give you all the feels.
And then at the end of the broadcast, Verne got a bit choked up.
Thank you, Verne. You’ll be missed.