On Saturdays in the state, Mick Hubert, the now almost 30 year voice of the Gators, can be heard booming radio calls of Florida football.
And now, he’s been given a great honor. Hubert was notified Tuesday that he’s going to be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) May 15, 2018
As their release states: Hubert was notified Tuesday and said,
“I was totally shocked when Wayne Hogan (from the Hall) called me with the news and it was one of the few times this sportscaster was speechless,” Hubert said. “Glory to God! It is the highest professional honor I have ever received. I am very humbled to join not only the other Gators but everyone else who has been previously elected.”
Hubert came to Gainesville from a television station in Dayton, OH, in 1989, replacing long time Gators voice David Steele. Steele had left to become the inaugural radio voice of the Orlando Magic of the NBA and has since transitioned to television.
Back to Hubert, he’s called three Gators National Titles in football, 1996, 2006 and 2008, as well as back to back NCAA hoop titles 2006-07 and even, the Gators baseball national title last year in Omaha.
In addition, he called every game of Steve Spurrier’s coaching career at Florida, and every game of their two Heisman winning QB’s Danny Weurfel and Tim Tebow, too.
He was also recently honored as the 2017 Florida Sportscaster of the year, for the first time in his career.
The Florida Sports Hall of Fame is moving location and to a brand new facility in Pensacola. And their induction ceremony will be November 8th.
Other inductees going into the Hall for the 2018 class include, professional boxer Roy Jones, Jr., MLB All Star Gary Sheffield, and PGA Tour winner Jerry Pate with three others.
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