Darrell Puckett

Weekend Sports Anchor

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Darrell Puckett is the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter for Alabama News Network. He also co-hosts our weekly Sunday night sports show “Overtime”.

Darrell is an native of Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated high school from Prattville Christian Academy in 2010, and college from Auburn University at Montgomery in May of 2015.

Darrell’s major at AUM was Communications, with a minor in Photography. His path to the television side of things was a different one as he started in sports radio and play-by-play announcing.

Darrell was the Voice of the AUM Warhawks in 2015, calling Men’s and Women’s basketball, baseball and softball. Also, he called the 2015 Southern States Athletic Conference Championship Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex and SSAC Baseball Championship Tournament at Paterson Field in Montgomery as well.

During and after his time at AUM, he served as the number two Play-by-Play Broadcaster for the Montgomery Biscuits (Tampa Bay Rays Double-A Affiliate) for two seasons under Aaron Vargas, and interned at ESPN The Ticket (Montgomery ESPN Affiliate) for a brief time before taking the Social Media Specialist position as well as filling in for the Doug & Charlie Tailgate Show on a regular basis.

Darrell’s passion for sports grew quickly at a young age from his time watching ESPN Classic and his favorite sportscaster, Stuart A. Scott. His favorite teams growing up and remains the Auburn Tigers and Louisville Cardinals.

Other than loving sports, Darrell loves to work out, read, hangout with friends, show off his Starbucks Gold Card and meet new people.

Most who know Darrell personally would sum up his athletic career with one word: potential. He had a lot of it, but was ever so close most of the time. If you know him personally, then you would most likely agree that his basketball shot is 100% backwards, but it works.

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Articles

Biscuits and Smokies Postponed

KODAK, Ten. – The Biscuits were rained out in the first game of their five-game series against the Tennessee Smokies on Monday night at Smokies Stadium. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, July 24…

SEC Media Days In Review

Sports Anchor Darrell Puckett wraps up SEC Media Days 2019. Everything you missed is just over a minute.

Biscuits Slip Past Generals, 4-3

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – After suffering maybe their toughest loss of the year on Saturday, the Biscuits (63-37) bounced back and beat the Jackson Generals (55-42), 4-3, to split the four-game set in Sunday’s series finale at Riverwalk Stadium. Matt Krook,…

Generals Clip Biscuits, 6-4

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Biscuits (61-36) made it interesting late, but dropped their series opener against the Jackson Generals (54-40), 6-4, on Thursday night at Riverwalk Stadium. Matt Krook opened for the Biscuits, and after a scoreless first, was removed…

Media Predict Alabama to Win SEC in Rematch with Georgia

SEC Football Media Days concluded on Thursday with media in attendance predicting Alabama to win the 2019 SEC Championship over Georgia in a rematch of last season’s dramatic SEC Championship Game. Alabama received 203 votes to be crowned SEC Champion…

No-No a No-Go, Biscuits Still Win, 4-2

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Biscuits (58-34) took a combined no-hitter into the eighth inning and beat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (48-44), 4-2, on Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium to win their fifth-straight game and eighth out of their last…

Tuberville, Croom headline 14th annual Gridiron Kickoff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A couple of former Southeastern Conference head football coaches headline the schedule for the 14th annual Gridiron Kickoff, hosted by the Landmark Church. Tommy Tuberville and Sylvester Croom will talk football and life at the men’s only…

NFL HOF Bart Starr Passes Away at 85

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Bart Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday that Starr had died, citing his family. He had…