Larry Munson, who earned the adoration of University of Georgia fans as an unabashed Bulldogs supporter while announcing the team's football games for 42 years, died Sunday night at his Athens home, the school said.
He was 89.
Munson succumbed to complications from pneumonia, his son Michael said, according to a statement from the University of Georgia.
In 1966, shortly after becoming a voice of the Atlanta Braves baseball club, Munson also joined the University of Georgia's broadcast team.
He remained part of that team through 2008, earning notoriety around the South for his passion for football and the Athens school. The next year, he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.
"Hardly a day goes by in my hectic world that I don't tell my staff to 'hunker down,'" said President Ronald Reagan in 1986, repeating one of Munson's well-known catch-phrases, according to the university.FULL STORY