The Ohio State football team is set to take on Rutgers this Saturday afternoon. Following the game, broadcaster Paul Keels will be on his way to Cleveland.
Legendary Ohio State football team broadcaster Paul Keels will be on double duty this weekend. “The Voice of the Buckeyes” will call both the Ohio State football game against Rutgers and then turn around Sunday and call the Browns game against the Arizona Cardinals up in Cleveland.
The Browns have been subbing play-by-play men this season as the great Jim Donovan, who has been doing Browns games since the franchise’s rebirth in 1999, battles leukemia.
Keels has been the voice of Ohio State football since 1998 and is not a stranger to doing NFL games. He was the Cincinnati Bengals play-by-play man during the 1996 season and has done many Bengals preseason games throughout the years. Keels joins NFL Network’s Chris Rose and Andrew Siciliano as substitute broadcasters for the Browns this season.
Although it’s tough being without Donovan, Cleveland Browns fans who don’t listen to Ohio State games are in for a real treat come Sunday. Keels is easily one of the best broadcasters in the nation and he was inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame back in 2007.
Keels is also expected to do at least one other Browns game during the season in December as the team tries to organize itself around the schedules of Rose and Siciliano respectively. And I for one am really looking forward to listening to this one. Keels and Donovan are by far my favorite play-by-play men and it feels like my worlds are colliding a bit.
We’re hopeful to see Donovan in both real soon but the Cleveland Browns broadcast is in good hands with Keels at the helm.