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Verne Lundquist’s final season as play-by-play announcer for the SEC on CBS begins on Saturday when he calls the action for No. 16 UCLA at Texas A&M at Kyle Field.

In honor of the legendary broadcaster’s final season, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin presented Lundquist with a framed Aggies’ jersey and Texas A&M boots on Friday.

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Lundquist has been the voice of the SEC on CBS since 2000 and 2016 will be his final season before Brad Nessler steps into the booth in 2017.

Lundquist’s broadcast team partner Allie LaForce also snapped some pictures ahead of the crew’s first game of the season, including a selfie with Verne while she rocks a throwback A&M helmet.


Source: CBS Sports / LOOK: Texas A&M gives Verne Lundquist jersey, gifts ahead of final season