Penn State Adds Two Beaver Stadium PA Announcers For 2023 Football Season

Penn State football fans can expect to hear two new voices in Beaver Stadium following the departure of longtime public address announcer Dean DeVore in April.

Announcers Joe Putnam and Rodney Martin will step into the role together ahead of the 2023 football season, Putnam told Onward State in an email.

“I have a great partner in crime in @JPutnamMic to work with,” Martin wrote in reply to a tweet he shared announcing his new role. “We have such a good time at Medlar and hoping to continue the good times in Beaver.”

Putnam and Martin’s voices are familiar to Penn State sports fans as Putnam serves as the public address announcer for Penn State baseball, while Martin holds the same role for the Penn State men’s and women’s hockey teams.

Putnam is also the director of communications for the State College Spikes and a play-by-play announcer for the Lady Lions. Additionally, Martin has served as the public address announcer for the Spikes for the past two seasons.

According to Martin’s Twitter bio, he will be the stadium’s in-game announcer. Meanwhile, Putnam will handle pregame, halftime, media timeout announcement duties, commercial reads, and other public address duties unrelated to the game, according to’s Ben Jones.

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Nolan Wick

Nolan is a senior journalism major from Silver Spring, Maryland. He's an avid D.C sports fan and loves going to games in his free time. Nolan mainly writes about Penn State football, men's hockey, and baseball. You can follow him on Twitter @nolan_wick or email him at [email protected].

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