FOX Sports South unveiled its new lineup of announcers for the 2013 ACC football schedule Wednesday, featuring a legendary voice of collegiate athletics, Wes Durham, who will handle play-by-play duties. Durham will be joined by “All-American” Brian Stann, a former linebacker for the Naval Academy, a decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corps and former top contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Emmy Award-winning reporter Jenn Hildreth will have the sidelines covered, as she returns for her third season of ACC football and her 12th covering college football on FOX Sports South.
“FOX Sports South is very excited to welcome Wes Durham and Brian Stann to our newly-expanded ACC football package,” said Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports South and SportSouth. “Wes is nationally recognized as one of the great football play-by-play announcers at both the college and pro level, while Brian brings a dynamic and energetic perspective to the booth. We are also pleased to have Jenn Hildreth return to the ACC sidelines, where she has provided informative and insightful coverage on FOX Sports South football telecasts for eleven years.”
Bringing 18 years of ACC experience as the voice of Georgia Tech football and men’s basketball games, Durham will take over the play-by-play duties for the weekly ACC games on FOX Sports South. He is an eight-time Georgia Sportscaster of the Year recipient and 2006 winner of the Furman Bisher Award for Sports Media Excellence. Durham will continue on as the radio play-by-play voice for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be joining FOX Sports South on their coverage of ACC football,” Durham said. “Their broadcast has always been first class and I hope that I can do my part to continue that.”
Stann, a former linebacker for the Naval Academy and a UFC mixed martial artist with a professional fight record of 12-6, will join Durham in the booth as the ACC broadcast team’s analyst. Stann is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and received a Silver Star for his combat valor when his platoon was ambushed while on a mission in Iraq in 2005. He currently runs a non-profit organization, Hire Heroes USA.
“I am honored and excited for this opportunity with FOX Sports South,” Stann said. “I am a lifelong fan of college football and feel so fortunate to be a part of ACC football.”
Hildreth, a former soccer, basketball and track and field standout at Emory University, is the Emmy Award-winning host of ACC All-Access on FOX Sports South. She has also done play-by-play and reporting for ACC men’s and women’s basketball.
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