Longtime New England Patriots' radio announcer, Gil Santos, passed away Thursday on his 78th birthday.
Santos, a radio legend in the northeast, painted the picture for a radio audience for nearly 800 Patriots games between 1966 and 2012. He also served as the morning sports anchor for WBZ radio in Boston for several years before retiring in 2009. In addition to the Patriots and WBZ, Santos served as the radio voice for many other teams, primarily Penn State Football, but also including the Boston Celtics, Boston College, and Providence College.
While Santos suffered through some atrocious seasons with the Patriots early years, his persistence was rewarded in his careers twilight, as the team became one of the winningest sports teams in history. Below are some of Santos' most iconic radio calls, as compiled by the New England Patriots.
Listen to Gil Santos' Top Radio Calls Below