Georgia Legend Larry Munson Retires
September 22, 2008 at 6:39 PM (PT)
Legendary UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA football voice LARRY MUNSON has announced his retirement. MUNSON, who turns 86 this weekend, is in his 43rd season calling the BULLDOGS games on COX RADIO Talk WSB-A/ATLANTA and the team's network. He has restricted himself to home games only for the past two seasons. The road broadcast team of SCOTT HOWARD and ERIC ZEIER will finish the schedule for both home and road games.
"I can’t express enough my deep feelings toward the GEORGIA football fans," said MUNSON. "They have been so friendly especially during this most recent period of time. I feel I owe them so much more than I can give. I’ll remember all the great times with the DOGS and have the fondest wishes and good luck toward them all."
"LARRY made the decision over the weekend after consultation with his family, doctor, and close friends," said son MICHAEL MUNSON. "The MUNSON family would like to thank COX RADIO, the UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA and the GEORGIA people who have been so supportive of LARRY throughout his long career and especially the last several months following his surgery in APRIL. LARRY plans to celebrate his 86th birthday this weekend watching the ALABAMA game with family and close friends." MICHAEL MUNSON added that his father told him, "There are lots of things I still want to do."
"I want to thank LARRY MUNSON on behalf of this great university for 42 dedicated years of delivering the GEORGIA BULLDOGS to fans on fall SATURDAYS around the world," said UGA Director of Athletics DAMON EVANS. "I truly appreciate his return at the start of this season from surgery to give us all another opportunity to hear him describe the tradition and pageantry of GEORGIA football as only he could do it. This is a day that we all knew would come for the BULLDOG Nation, LARRY MUNSON is and will always be a part of what is great about being aGEORGIA BULLDOG."
"LARRY MUNSON has given the bulk of his professional life in the service of the BULLDOG Nation and we thank him for it," said UGA President Dr. MICHAEL F. ADAMS. "He has been a unifying element and rallying point for many years. We are grateful for his many contributions and wish for him improved health and many good times to come."
"We fully support LARRY's wishes and can’t thank him enough for the thrilling play-by-play he’s given the BULLDOG Nation and WSB through the years," said COX RADIO COO MARC MORGAN.