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Longtime Penn State announcer Fran Fisher dies at 91

Written by The Associated Press | May 14, 2015 1:17 PM
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FILE PHOT: Fran Fisher, left, congratulates Penn State coach Joe Paterno, on his 400th career coaching win after his weekly NCAA college football news conference on Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 in State College.

(State College) -- Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, is dead at age 91. 

Penn State athletics spokesman Jeff Nelson says Fisher's son informed him about the death, which occurred late Wednesday or early today. 

Fisher began working for the Penn State Radio Network in 1966. He did play-by-play from 1970 to 1982 and again from 1994 to 1999. 

Nelson calls him a warm person with great passion for Penn State and its fans.  

Fisher lived in State College.

In the video below, Fisher's play-by-play work is featured as part of a look back at what has become a legendary drive in Penn State history in 1994 against Illinois. The undefeated Nittany Lions went more than 90 yards to score the winning touchdown.

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