Per The University of Washington Press Release…..
SEATTLE – University of Washington football color analyst Damon Huard will step away from the radio booth following the Huskies’ 2019 season, UW officials and the Washington Sports Network from Learfield IMG College announced Tuesday. Citing a desire to spend more time with family, Huard, whose son is an elite high school quarterback, is also likely to miss a small number of games in the 2019 season due to scheduling conflicts.
Huard will continue his full-time duties in the athletic department as the UW’s Director of Community & External Relations and Special Advisor to the Athletic Director.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the booth calling the action with both Tony and Bob this past decade,” said Huard. “This season will be my last as the color analyst for Husky Football. With my son heading out of the house soon, I really felt like it was the right thing to do for our family and get out of the way of his college experience. This will also allow me the opportunity to attend his high school games his junior and senior seasons, moments you never get back.”
Huard, who starred at quarterback for UW from 1991-95 before going on to a 12-year professional career, has been in the booth since 2010, working alongside long-time play-by-play man Bob Rondeau before Tony Castricone took over the reins last fall as the Voice of the Huskies.
Learfield IMG College announced that former Husky great Greg Lewis will fill-in on an interim basis for any games Huard is unable to attend this season. Lewis, a Doak Walker award winner and All-America running back for the UW in the early 90’s, has been a part of the pre-game show for Husky radio broadcasts since 2015.
A full-time replacement for Huard will be named following the season.