Bob Rondeau, who has been the Washington Huskies' announcer for the past 37 years, poses as a fan-card message of 'Thanks" is spelled out on the Husky Stadium seats behind him. The game is Rondeau's last before he retires. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
After 37 seasons as the play-by-play voice of Washington football, Bob Rondeau was set to call his final home on Saturday against Washington State.
With his deep bartone voice and infectious enthusiasm, Rondeau has served as the narrator for multiple generations of Washngton football. He’s called the highs of a co-national championship in 1991, and the lows of a winless season in 2008.
A graduate of Colorado, being the voice of Washington became such an important aspect of Rondeau’s life that he got married on the field at Husky Stadium. Rondeau was honored last year by the National Football Foundation with the Chris Schenkel Award for distinguished careers broadcasting college football with specific ties to a university.
Washington was honoring Rondeau’s final game handing out a bobblehead to the first 10,000 fans that played recordings of Rondeau’s calls. There was also a card trick planned for during the game.
The Bob Rondeau audio bobblehead.
— Washington Athletics (@UWAthletics) November 20, 2017