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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