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Georgia Legend Larry Munson Dies at Age 89

As a University of Georgia graduate I thought it appropriate to post a tribute to the late great Larry Munson. As most already know, Larry passed away Sunday evening at the age of 89. Munson served more than forty years as the broadcaster for UGA football, and is remembered by many to be the best to ever to call the game. In 1994, Munson was inducted into the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In 2005, he claimed a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Two years ago, he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.

Prior to becoming a broadcaster he served in World War II as a medic, and during the war saved enough to enroll in a Minneapolis radio broadcasting school. Larry first began to handle the radio play-by-play for the Bulldogs in 1966 and did so through the 2008 season. Munson was a true bulldog, from 1966 to 2007 Munson amazingly missed only one game when he was recuperating from back surgery in 1990.

Even though Munson hasn’t called a game since 2008, I still find myself turning on the
radio waiting to hear his one of a kind voice. There is simply no one who can call a game the way Munson did. Larry Munson will be greatly missed and the Bulldog Nation was lucky to have him for so many years. You were a damn good dawg Larry!

Everyone has the favorite Munson quote, but this has to be mine. This is Larry’s famous
“Hobnail Boot” call after the 2001 victory over Tennessee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFzYJ0HmQnk