Longtime Alabama radio announcer Eli Gold will miss the start of the football season due to health issues
Jim Carabin, vice president and general manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, said Wednesday that Chris Stewart will take over play-by-play duties in his absence. He didn’t specify the nature of the 68-year-old Gold’s health issues.
Gold has been the voice of Alabama football since 1988. Stewart filled in when Gold missed the 2020 Arkansas trip because of COVID-19. That ended Gold’s streak of consecutive Tide football games at 409.
Eli Gold, the voice of Alabama football since 1988, will be sidelined w/health issues to begin the 2022 season. Chris Stewart, who anchors the Tide’s football broadcast & handles play-by-play duties for Bama's basketball & baseball teams, will fill in for Gold in his absence
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 3, 2022
Eli Gold, the voice of Alabama football since 1988, will be sidelined with health issues to begin the 2022 Crimson Tide football season. Chris Stewart will fill in for Gold in his absence.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 3, 2022