Rod Bramblett was known as a United States sportscaster. He was most famous for being the radio play-by-play announcer for the Auburn Tigers football, basketball, and baseball teams.
Rod Bramblett was born on November 5, 1965, in Alabama. Bramblett got his four-year degree certification in political science and a minor in history from Auburn University in 1988. Bramblett started his broadcasting career in Lanett, Alabama. working part-time at WZZZ/WCJM radio stations while going to Auburn University. From that point, he proceeded to work in Auburn at WAUD from 1989-1991 and after that again from 1993-1996. It was around then he did the by-play for Lee-Scott Academy and Auburn High School sports.
In the one year from WAUD, he worked in Morristown, Tennessee, for two distinctive radio stations where he filled in as the play-by-play voice of Morristown West High School football. Bramblett is a three-time victor of the Alabama State Broadcaster of the Year presented by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Bramblett was responsible for the daily radio operations at Auburn Sports Properties, Auburn Athletics multi-media rights holder. He was also the Lead Announcer and Voice of the Auburn Tigers for Auburn football, men's b-basketball, and baseball. He has filled in as the Voice of the Auburn baseball crew since 1993. He took over for play-by-play obligations for football and men's basketball in 2003. Bramblett is additionally the host for the Auburn Football Review network show while filling in as a producer for the Auburn Football Every Day and Auburn Basketball Review TV programs.
Bramblett was married to Paula East at the time of their deaths. They left behind two kids, a girl named Shelby and a boy named Joshua. The beloved play-by-play commentator and his significant other Paula were killed Saturday, May 27, 2019, in a fender bender in Auburn, Alabama. Bramblett, 53 years old, and Paula, 52 years old, were in their SUV when the accident happened.
As indicated by a police report, the Brambletts were in their Toyota Highlander at the convergence of Shug Jordan Parkway and West Samford Avenue in Auburn when a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 16-year-old male crashed the back of the vehicle. As reported by the Opelika-Auburn News, Rod was carried to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, where he later passed away from his wounds. Paula was raced to East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) in Opelika, however, he passed on soon after the accident.
Auburns' gave a moving, emotional pre-game tribute to Rod at Jordan-Hare Stadium on August 31, 2019.