Jarnigan the new voice of Neyland Stadium

Jarnigan the new voice of Neyland Stadium

Read about Tennessee finding its new public address announcer for football games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.

Tennessee has hired Jeff Jarnigan as Neyland Stadium's public address announcer following the April death of Bobby Denton, who filled that role for the last 48 years.

In a school release announcing the move Thursday, Jarnigan called it "an honor beyond my wildest dreams" and said "it is impossible to replace Bobby Denton. His voice and delivery has been as much a part of Big Orange Saturdays as the Vol Walk, running through the 'T' and 'Rocky Top.'"

Denton, who was 73, died on April 9.

Jarnigan has been the Tennessee men's basketball public address announcer for the last nine years. He has been public address announcer for Tennessee's spring football game the last eight years. He spent 12 years announcing for Tennessee's Pride of the Southland marching band.

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