Ole Miss play-by-play announcer David Kellum has been named the Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year, the National Sports Media Association announced Wednesday.
Kellum also won Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2011 and 2015.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association members in Mississippi voted Kellum as the winner.
Kellum, an Oxford native and 1980 Ole Miss graduate, is in his 28th year calling Rebels football games. He also calls Ole Miss men’s basketball and baseball games, the latter of which he began doing as a freshman in 1978.
Kellum will be honored at the 58th annual National Sports Media Association Awards Weekend on June 25-26 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Top radio calls from David Kellum:
3) 2016 Sugar Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma State
Chad Kelly threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, three of which went to Laquon Treadwell as the No. 12 Rebels beat No. 16 Oklahoma State, 48-20.
2) 1992 Egg Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State
Mississippi State grabbed a 10-0 lead in the first half, but Ole Miss answered with 17 straight points to take the lead early in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs blew 11 chances from inside the Ole Miss 10 in the final five minutes to tie the game. On what many thought was the final play of the game, the Rebels were called for pass interference. With one final play, Ole Miss tipped away the pass and secured the 17-10 win.
With Ole Miss leading Arkansas 21-17, the Razorbacks faced a goal-to-go situation from the Rebels 5-yard line. Quarterback Quinn Grovey optioned left and pitched to running back Ron Dickerson Jr. Diving for the end zone, Dickerson was hit at the 2-yard line by Ole Miss cornerback Chauncey Godwin and again at the 1-yard line by defensive back Chris Mitchell to keep preserve the win as time expired in one of the most exciting games in Ole Miss history.
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