Longtime “Voice of the Gators” Retires

Mick Hubert is calling it a career after 33 years of announcing for the Florida Gators

Haley Samaan, Staff Reporter

Having called national championships, monumental plays and more than 2,500 games at the University of Florida (UF), Mike Hubert, aka the “Voice of the Gators” is calling it a career.

Hubert is 68 years old and has been announcing for the Gators for 33 years. He has called every UF football game since the 1989 season opener.

Hubert announced that he will be retiring following the UF-South Carolina baseball series this upcoming weekend.

“I don’t know if I can explain how I knew, but I knew. I had been considering this for a little while. I just had to do some praying about it and enjoy every game,” Hubert said in an interview with the Florida Gators.

After retirement, Hubert and his wife, Judi, plan to start the new chapter of their lives in Sarasota, FL.

Fans have grown to love Hubert, especially since he is one of the only three full-time play-by-play voices in UF sports history. He is also the only broadcaster to call national championship wins for the same school in college football, men’s basketball, and baseball.

“You could feel his passion. He wasn’t just calling that as a play-by-play guy. He was calling it as a Gator. That’s the magic he brought to a Gator broadcast,” former UF athletic director Jeremy Foley said.

 

Mick Hubert waving to fans from the skybox (photo courtesy of alligatorarmy.com).