ESPN’s John Saunders has passed away at the age of 61.
It's with great sadness that we announce that our beloved colleague John Saunders has died at 61. https://t.co/LGreZrce7p
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) August 10, 2016
Wow I am devastated with the news about my buddy John Saunders / A gr8 family man / just a fab guy RIP Love You pic.twitter.com/CuBIPu57Rz
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) August 10, 2016
For many college football fans, Saunders was a stable on Saturdays during the fall, providing in-studio updates and leading halftime shows. Saunders also shined on the The Sports Reporters.
Here he is on why the Army-Navy game is special to him. While the annual huge rivalry games and conference championship games often grab the most attention, Saunders looked forward to the Army-Navy game more than any other every season.
Crushed! My friend and former colleague, John Saunders RIP. Deepest sympathy to his family. A great man! pic.twitter.com/kBgc5HtVVD
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 10, 2016