Jan. 11, 2012
SALISBURY, N.C. -- The National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association has named Ole Miss Rebels play-by-play voice David Kellum as the Mississippi Co-Sportscaster of the Year along with Southern Miss' John Cox. Kellum wins the award for the second straight year and sixth time in his career.
NSSA members annually elect print and radio/television winners from each of the 50 states. Rick Cleveland of The Clarion-Ledger was selected as the Mississippi Sportswriter of the Year for the seventh time in his career.
Winners will be introduced at the 53rd annual NSSA convention June 11 in Salisbury, N.C. Sharing the stage will be National Sportscaster of the Year Dan Shulman of ESPN and National Sportswriter of the Year Joe Posnanski of Sports Illustrated, while Bob Costas of NBC Sports and John Feinstein of the Washington Post will be inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame.
Kellum, a native of Oxford, is in his 24th season as the "Voice of the Rebels" and has been associated with Ole Miss broadcasts for 35 years. He became the play-by-play announcer for Rebel baseball as a freshman student at Ole Miss in 1978, and he is one of only a few announcers in the SEC handling play-by-play for football, men’s basketball and baseball.
In addition, Kellum is the host of the coaches' weekly radio shows and has been the master of ceremonies for countless Ole Miss events, both athletically and academically.