Legendary Vol Network color analyst Bill Anderson may have died on Tuesday at the age of 80, but an unmistakable voice for the Vols spanning three decades won’t soon be forgotten.
Vol Network paid a tribute to Bill Anderson with an audio clip that revisits many of his most memorable calls throughout his 30 years as part of the broadcast team in Knoxville.
Anderson, a member of the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, played wingback for Tennessee from 1955-57 and was a co-captain of the Volunteers’ 1957 team.
Following his college career, the Hendersonville, N.C. native was a third-round pick by the Washington Redskins in the 1958 NFL Draft, where he played for six years before playing for the Green Bay Packers from 1965-66. The last year of his playing career was with the Vince Lombardi-led Packers that won Super Bowl I.
That was before Anderson joined Vol Radio Network from 1968-98, his last season fittingly ending with Tennessee’s national championship game victory over Florida State in the first year of the BCS era.