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Auburn Football Unveils Special Helmet Decal For 2019 Season

A general view of a giant Auburn logo in the team's stadium.

AUBURN - OCTOBER 16: Photo of the Auburn University logo at the top of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Auburn Tigers on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, Auburn football lost an important figure in their program's history. Rod Bramblett, who worked for the Tigers for 27 years as a broadcaster, died along with his wife in a car crash back in May.

In tribute to Bramblett and his contributions to Auburn athletics, the football team will be honoring him this season.

On Wednesday, Auburn Football revealed a new decal that will be featured on their helmets in 2019.

The decal features his initials, "RB," separated by a microphone with the Auburn stripes going through it.

Several days ago, the Auburn Tigers Twitter account shared a touching tribute to the late announcer.

According to Barrett Sports Media, Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl is looking to get an even greater honor bestowed upon Bramblett.

He is reportedly lobbying the school to have the media area at Auburn Arena named after him.

Pearl told the media that Bramblett was a caring individual who would work with and visit everyone when they traveled.

“I didn’t get the pleasure of listening to his calls, except I did (hear) some amazing football calls,” Pearl said. “But when you spend a half hour, 90 minutes before every game and you go over the game plan and you go over what you think you’re gonna do, and then you visit after the game and you travel together. Look, Rod cared about you, he cared about your kids, he cared about your players, he cared about your wife.”

Perhaps his most famous call of all-time was Chris Davis' 100-yard kick return touchdown against Alabama to win the 2013 Iron Bowl.

Auburn opens its season on Saturday night against Oregon.