Former PA announcer Wally Pryor dies at 86

Stefan Scrafield

The former “Voice of the Longhorns,” Wally Pryor, passed away Saturday at the age of 86.

Pryor served as the public address announcer for Texas’ basketball and football programs for nearly forty years.

The former PA announcer was known for his sense of humor and constant hijinks over the loud speaker.

A Texas alum, Pryor was named to the Longhorn Men’s Hall of Honor in 1977 for his announcing work, his time on the university’s water polo team, his participation in two Southwest Conference swimming championships and his work as an emcee at numerous university charity events.