Verne Lundquist names his favorite SEC football memory
Verne Lundquist is in his final season of calling college football for CBS. As a multi-decade career comes to a close, the broadcaster affectionately known as Uncle Verne is feeling a bit reflective.
He recently spoke at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club in Birmingham, and noted that two of his most memorable calls were unbelievable finishes by Auburn in the 2013 season: The Kick-Six and The Prayer at Jordan-Hare.
“It’s No. 1 in college football,” Lundquist said of the Kick-Six, the nickname for Chris Davis’ return of a missed field goal by Alabama kicker Adam Griffith. “I’ve been lucky to be at a lot of places where significant things broke out. That one, for any kind of football, is the greatest finish I’ve ever seen.”
He thought he had seen the greatest finish ever two weeks earlier when Nick Marshall hit Ricardo Louis for a 73-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to lift Auburn over Georgia.
“(That one is) right behind (Kick-Six),” Lundquist said. “My favorite story behind that is we went off the air with (color analyst) Gary (Danielson) saying, ‘That’s the greatest finish we’ve seen in a college football game and we’ll never see anything like again.’ Well, two weeks later …”