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Breaking News: Auburn Confirms Rod Bramblett and Wife Involved in Fatal Car Wreck

By on May 25th, 2019 in Football, News 9 Comments »

The twitter feed from the Auburn Football account has asked for prayers for the voice of the Tigers, Rod Bramblett, and family.

“Rod Bramblett, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife, Paula, were involved in a serious car accident early Saturday evening in Auburn. We ask the Auburn Family to keep the Bramblett family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Full information has not yet been made public by the police, but there is a report of at least one fatality according to the Opelika-Auburn News. The name has not yet been released. The accident was a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Shug Jordan Parkway and West Samford.  

Update:  The Opelika-Auburn News is now confirming that Paula was killed in the wreck. Rod Bramblett was airlifted with life-threatening injuries to the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, according to sources. The driver of the other vehicle, a 16 year-old teen, was also injured and is in serious condition at the East Alabama Medical Center.

Our prayers and sympathy continue for Rod and the entire Bramblett family. Track’Em Tigers will update as information becomes more available.

Update: Auburn Sports (Rivals) has now reported that Rod Bramblett also passed away from injuries he received in the accident. This is a tragic and sad day for the Bramblett family as well as the entire Auburn family. Rod became an icon at Auburn and will be sorely missed. God bless his memory, and God bless his family during this time of grief.


  1. WarSamEagle WarSamEagle says:

    Shocking news! We're praying for Rod right now.

  2. jbellison56 says:


  3. Im4Auburn says:

    I'm so sadden over this. RIP Rod and Paula.

  4. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..I am in shock. Back in 2003 when the legendary Jim Fyffe passed away, I figured the radio broadcast would take a few steps back. Rod came in and immediately did a fabulous job. And the past 11 seasons I’ve been live-blogging Auburn games, I’ve had Rod in my headset, helping me along with his insightful commentary. He will be missed!

  5. Tiger Tiger says:

    Oh no. This is so sad. To the Bramblett family, Rod and Paula were loved by many, and we’re with you.

    My entire family greatly enjoyed listening to Rod’s calls on both the football and basketball games. What a fun guy. His enthusiasm was contagious and made him a real pleasure to listen to. Prayers for his family.

  6. SisBoomBah says:

    “Oh my Lord in Heaven” welcome Rod and Paula into your presence and grant them eternal rest. Please give peace and comfort to their family as they grieve this loss. Truly a sad day for Auburn people everywhere.

  7. hello2196 says:

    So very, very sad. Really praying for their children.

  8. I didn’t know him, but he made you feel like a friend the way he called the games. I can’t imagine what his poor kids are feeling right now, we need to remember them in our prayers now and going forward as they try to heal…

  9. […] be the first time to not have popular play-by-play guy Rod Bramblett at a regional game. Rod who passed away Saturday had called Tiger games (along with Andy Burcham) for the past 25 years. He and Burcham described […]

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