Former Voice of Troy sports passes Friday Afternoon

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TROY, Ala (WDHN) — Ralph Black, Troy Hall of Fame radio broadcaster passed away Friday, July 17; he was 79 years old.

He was the voice of the school’s athletics from 1976 to 2002 where he called over 1000 sporting events for the Trojans.

His time with the football team dates back to when the program was at the division two level and ranges all the way to his final year where the team entered the division one classification.

In his time, Black called 122 straight Troy football games.

The 2016 Troy Sports Hall of Fame inductee, would go on to launch the Troy State Sports Network which became one of the largest in the state.

After his retirement from the school, Black remained in the sports broadcasting field, taking a job with Charles Henderson high school calling their games.

He was able to call four national championship appearances for the Trojans, and maybe his most memorable call came in the 1984 Division Two National Championship as Troy won on a last second 50 yard field goal.

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