Rod Bramblett Biography
Rod Bramblett, the voice of the Auburn Tigers, has died after a tragic car crash in Auburn on Saturday, May 25. Bramblett’s wife, Paula, also died after sustaining injuries in the crash. Police reported that a 16-year-old driving a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear-ended the Brambletts’ car on Saturday evening at about 6 PM. Rod Bramblett was airlifted with to the UAB Hospital in Birmingham and died hours later. Paula Bramblett was rushed to East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika where she died from her injuries that evening.
Growing up, I listened to Rod Bramblett call out play by play for Auburn. I dreamed about him calling out my name on the radio during a big game. Rod will always be my favorite radio announcer. He and Paula will be greatly missed by our Auburn family and so many others. pic.twitter.com/Q7UgPzKrdd
— Bo Nix (@bo_nix10) May 26, 2019
Rod Bramblett Age
He was born on November 5, 1965, and died on May 25, 2019. He was 53.
Bramblett was married to his wife Paula Bramblett. They had two children together.
Rod Bramblett Children
Bramblett and his wife had two children, Shelby Bramblett and Joshua Bramblett.
Rod Bramblett Family
Bramblett was married to his wife Paula Bramblett. They had two children together, Shelby Bramblett and Joshua Bramblett.
Rod Bramblett Death – Rod Bramblett Car Accident
Bramblett and his wife Paula Bramblett died in a car accident on May 25, 2019. According to the Lee County Coroner’s Office, paramedics responded to a two-car crash in Auburn shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. Rod Bramblett was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he died of a severe closed head injury.
Paula Bramblett died of multiple internal injuries in the emergency room of East Alabama Medical Center. Rod Bramblett was 53; Paula Bramblett was 52.
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
Auburn Tigers wrote on Twitter, “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.”
Rod Bramblett Cause of Death
Rod Bramblett died of a severe closed head injury and his wife, Paula Bramblett, died of multiple internal injuries.
Rod Bramblett Salary – Rod Bramblett Net Worth
This information about his salary and net worth is being updated.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
Authorities Say Alcohol Was Not a Factor in the Deadly Crash
Auburn police and the Lee County Coroner’s Office are still investigating the deadly crash, which claimed the lives of both Rod and Paula Bramblett. Authorities have not released the name of the 16-year-old who rear-ended the Brambletts while they were driving near the Auburn campus on Saturday evening. The teen driver is being treated for his own injuries and is expected to recover.
The man behind one of the greatest calls in college football history has died. According to multiples reports, @VoiceofAUTigers Rod Bramblett & his wife Paula were killed in a car crash earlier this evening. RIP.
— SEC Football Vids (@SECFootballVids) May 26, 2019
The coroner said that alcohol does not seem to be a factor in the crash. Authorities say the accident took place at the intersection of Shug Jordan Parkway and West Samford Avenue in Auburn at about 6PM.
An Auburn Graduate, Bramblett Spent Over a Quarter Century Working with Auburn Broadcasting
Rod Bramblett was a graduate of Auburn. He began his Auburn broadcasting career in 1993 calling Auburn baseball games and became the official play-by-play announcer for Auburn football and basketball games in 2003, when he took over from the late Jim Fyffe.
Bramblett was named Sports Illustrated’s national broadcaster of the year in 2013, in recognition of his calls during Auburn’s wins over Alabama and Georgia that year. Sports Illustrated praised Bramblett’s calls of “Kick Six” and “Miracle in Jordan-Hare.”
Even if you never knew Rod Bramblett (sorry if u never got to he was AUsome) youve heard him. A legend that will never be replaced. A genuine person who showed so many admirable attributes. Heartbroken for his family, nd AU nation. May he and Paula RIP. pic.twitter.com/xoEGCeamfU
— Maria Martin (@Ria_Martin) May 26, 2019
Auburn Athletics released a statement after the accident asking for everyone in the “Auburn family” to keep the Brambletts in their thoughts and prayers. The statement read, in part, “We ask the Auburn Family to keep the Bramblett family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Paula & Rod Bramblett Had Two Children
The Brambletts left behind two children: a daughter, Shelby, and a son, Josh. Fans and colleagues took to social media to express their grief over the deaths of Rod and Paula Bramblett. “Our hearts are full of grief,” university president Steven Leath tweeted. “Janet and I offer our sympathy and support to the family of Rod and Paula Bramblett. The Auburn family loves you!”
Speechless. ? My heart is broken into a million pieces. I spoke with Rod Bramblett this fall as he was celebrating his 200th game at Auburn…. Class act, kind, always a smile, incredibly talented… the Plains will never, ever be the same. ???? https://t.co/PngcvanETY
— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) May 26, 2019
Bramblett Started His Broadcast Career While Still a Student at Auburn
Bramblett graduated from Auburn in 1988. Even before graduation, though, he had begun his sportscasting career. While an undergraduate, Bramblett went to work part-time with the WZZZ/WCJM radio stations in Lanett. He then worked in Auburn at WAUD from 1989-91, and again from 1993-96. During that period, Bramblett called play-by-play for Auburn High and Lee-Scott Academy games. He started calling Auburn baseball games in 1993 and became the official play-by-play announcer for Auburn football and basketball games in 2003.
Rest in peace, Rod Bramblett. https://t.co/Zhb7j87Jro
— AL.com sports (@aldotcomSports) May 26, 2019