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A Legendary College Football Broadcaster Is Retiring

General view of Martin Stadium.

PULLMAN, WA - OCTOBER 9: General view of the game between the Washington State University Cougars and the University of Oregon Ducks on October 9 2004 at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The Ducks won 41-38. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

One of the longest-tenured announcers in college football history has opted to retire, effective immediately.

Bob Robertson, who was in his 52nd season broadcasting Washington State football games, has decided to call it a career.

He began his career in 1964, calling play-by-play for Cougars' football games. He became an analyst for the broadcasts in 2011.

Robertson released the following statement:

"I've been with the Cougars a lot of years, more than half a century, calling basketball, football for the fans around the Northwest and elsewhere around the country and I've enjoyed every minute of it," Robertson said. "It's been great to be with you Cougars at your meetings and get-togethers, and I hope we can do it again and I'm sure we will."

Robertson is stepping aside a couple of days before Washington State's biggest game of the season.

The Cougars are set to host Oregon on Saturday. ESPN's College GameDay will be in town for the game.

Congrats on a great career, Bob.