35 Facts About Woody Durham

1. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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2. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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3. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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4. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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5. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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6. Woody Durham saved his most exciting vocal register for Tar Heel great moments.

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7. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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8. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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9. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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10. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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11. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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12. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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13. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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14. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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15. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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16. Woody Durham stands in front of a giant picture in the Smith Center—posing for a photo in front of a photo—with George Lynch dunking just above his head during one of Carolina's most memorable games, a 21-point comeback against Florida State.

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17. Woody Durham typically uses Friday nights in the fall to prepare his scorecard for the Saturday football game.

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18. Woody Durham passed away on March 7, 2018, at the age of 76.

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19. Woody Durham was behind the microphone for thirteen Final Fours, as well as four national championships.

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20. Woody Durham is survived by his wife, Jean; his two sons, Wes and Taylor; and two grandchildren, Emily and Will.

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21. Woody Durham was known, too, for giving special attention to hometowns, the smaller the better.

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22. Woody Durham helped introduce his listeners to the likes of Amos Lawrence and Lawrence Taylor in football, and Phil Ford and Michael Jordan in basketball.

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23. Woody Durham was inducted into the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters in 2004 and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame on May 19, 2005.

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24. Woody Durham was named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year thirteen times, last winning the award in 2009.

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25. Woody Durham is honored with the Lombardi Excellence in College Broadcasting Award during a Smith Center ceremony in 2012.

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26. Woody Durham died on March 7, 2018, of complications from primary progressive aphasia.

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27. Woody Durham was most proud of his work with the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill; his fundraising efforts helped build and expand the home.

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28. Woody Durham is one of only two play-by-play announcers to be in inducted in the NSMA Hall of Fame; the other being Larry Munson.

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29. Woody Durham was elected to the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame on January 16, 2018.

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30. Woody Durham received the Curt Gowdy Media Award for his contributions to basketball during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony in September 2015.

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31. Woody Durham repeated this play call for a homecoming ceremony at Kenan Stadium after the 1982 championship game, before the members of that championship team spoke to the audience.

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32. Woody Durham became the master of ceremonies for The Bill Dooley Show and The Dean Smith Show, television programs that aired throughout North Carolina.

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33. Woody Durham began his career at WZKY, a small AM radio station in his hometown of Albemarle, at age 16.

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34. Woody Durham graduated with a bachelor's degree in radio, television and motion pictures in 1963.

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35. Woody Durham was close with Bob Harris, who would eventually become the Voice of the Duke Blue Devils.

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