Monday, September 5, 2016

FAMU picks new 'Voice of Bragg'

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- After a selection process that began in June, Florida A&M has picked its new stadium announcer.

Kofi Hemmingway, 45, battled through a reality show produced by the athletic department to be named the school's new Voice of Bragg. Hemmingway, who attended Florida A&M and marched in the Marching 100 as a trombone player, steps in to fill the shoes left by longtime announcer Kenneth Jones.

"I do bleed orange and green and I love FAMU," Hemmingway said. "I’m really, really elated to be a part of the FAMU tradition."

Hemmingway said the reality show was a great way to find the school's next stadium announcer. He had the highest score of the three final competitors, and beat out Jacquell Lawson -- the show's only female competitor -- and Curtis Ford III for the job.


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