Thursday, December 24, 2015

Longtime Saints PA announcer Jerry Romig dies at 86

It’s hard to say who, through the many years of New Orleans Saints football, would be considered the organization’s face.

But there’s no doubt who the voice is: Jerry Romig.

Romig, who was the Saints’ public-address announcer for 44 years (from 1969 to 2013) and through 446 straight games in addition to other sporting events at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Tulane Stadium, died Wednesday at home with his family near after an extended illness. He was 86.

Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement when Romig retired two years ago that “Jerry’s voice is embedded in our game experience.”

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