KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The man behind the legendary voice of UT football in Knoxville Tennessee, John Ward, has died.
Ward was an advertising executive and one of the most beloved broadcasters and ambassadors for the University of Tennessee.
According to the Vol Network, Ward passed away Wednesday night in Knoxville.
Over the many years and football broadcasts, Ward became known as the "Voice of the Vols.
Ward was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara.
When it came to UT sports, listening to John Ward was almost as good as watching the game. In fact, many Vol fans at many games brought their radios to make sure they could do both. John was a generous, courteous, enthusiastic ambassador for @UTKnoxville. We will miss him. https://t.co/FEw8vyIJiZ— Sen. Lamar Alexander (@SenAlexander) June 21, 2018