West Monroe state representative Frank Hoffmann has been the voice of the ULM Warhawks for the last 42-years but Saturday, he will call his last game against when ULM takes on Arkansas State. Hoffman says it’s bitter sweet to end his long play by play career.
“You got family, you’ve got grandkids, you’ve got age, you’ve got work. Sometimes it’s time to just hand off to someone else and I guess I’ve sort of reached that stage. But I frankly do have mixed emotions because I love doing it.”
Hoffmann is the eighth active longest play by play voice for a university in the nation. Hoffman says he’s called some great wins over his 42-years.
“We had some great games, opened the season with a 44-7 win over Louisiana Tech, had a big win at Southern Mississippi. They had a quarterback named Brett Farve, you might’ve heard of him. We beat Southern Miss 34-24.”
Hoffmann says the most memorable game he’s ever called was when the ULM won against Northwestern State on a Hail Mary pass and then went on to win the National Championship in 1987.
“It’s been great fun and I love the university but sometimes it’s time to just get out of the way and let other people move on. I may not be the voice of the Warkhawks anymore but I’ll be the fan of the Warkhawks.”