FAYETTEVILLE, Ark – Longtime broadcaster and the football voice of the Razorbacks Paul Eells, 70, was killed on Monday night in a car accident near Russellville.
Eells was set to enter his 29th year as the football play-by-play announcer for Razorback football in 2006. The sports director for Little Rock’s KATV also was the host of both The Houston Nutt Show and The Stan Heath Show as well as serving as the play-by-play announcer for Razorback basketball on the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network.
Eells was named Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year 11 times and was known by Razorback fans far and wide for his signature phrases “Oh My!” and “Touchdown Arkansas.”
Eells is survived by his wife Vickie, a son Brandon and two daughters from a previous marriage Traci and Jennifer.
A memorial service has been scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. at Robinson Center Auditorium in Little Rock. It is open to the public. Paul Eells’ family requests memorials be made to the Paul Eells Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 10689, Conway, AR 72034.