For those fans that already had plans to attend a Texas A&M football home game next fall, something will be different at Kyle Field for the first time since 2001.
Chace Murphy, who has served as the public address announcer for the Aggies at Kyle Field for the past 16 seasons, announced on Facebook on Friday that he is stepping down.
Murphy’s Facebook profile is private, but below is the message he posted to his friends, according to KBTX in College Station, Texas:
After much prayerful consideration, I have resigned as public address announcer for Texas A&M Athletics. It is what is best for both myself and Texas A&M Football and Men’s Basketball.
I want to thank Texas A&M for giving me so many opportunities. At this time, both for my health and my family, this is the best course of action for me.
To all the fans and followers of Texas A&M Athletics: please know that I will always bleed maroon. I thank you for your support and will watch with much anticipation as the Aggies reach for greater heights.
According to a profile on Murphy done by MyAggieNation.com in 2013, he is a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M. He began his career by announcing women’s basketball and volleyball for three seasons, before moving into football in 2001.
As Murphy alluded to in his post, he also served as the P.A. announcer for men’s basketball games at Reed Arena.