David Kellum Named Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year

March 15, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss play-by-play announcer David Kellum has been named the Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year for the eighth time in his career, as announced by the National Sports Media Association.

NSMA members annually elect print and radio/television winners from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Winners will be honored during the 58th annual NSMA Awards Weekend, June 25-26, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The NSMA recently announced that it is moving its operations to Winton-Salem from Salisbury, North Carolina where it was founded in 1959.

Kellum is one of four SEC announcers to be honored including Mike Kelly (Missouri), Mick Hubert (Florida) and Chris Stewart (Alabama).

Kellum, a native of Oxford, is in his 28th season as the "Voice of the Rebels" and has been associated with Ole Miss broadcasts for 38 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.

Kellum was previously honored as the Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2011 2012 and 2016. In 2006, he received the "Lindsey Nelson Outstanding Sportscaster" award from the All-American Football Foundation.





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