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INDIANAPOLIS — After more than three decades on the air, Indianapolis Colts radio announcer Bob Lamey is retiring from his role as play – by – play announcer.

“I have had a great deal of fun for 35 years, and it’s time,” Lamey said. “Great things and great people. I cannot thank Colts fans enough for their support through the years. I also owe the world to the Irsay family… I will always bleed blue.”

​”Bob Lamey is a legend and icon, and his name is synonymous with Indianapolis Colts football,” said Colts owner & CEO Jim Irsay said in a statement Sunday.

“With his historic calls, familiar sayings and passion for football, he became part of the fabric of this entire community. No one has been more ‘Indianapolis’ than Bob Lamey.”

Lamey worked 31 seasons as the club’s radio play-by-play voice.He also worked 23 years for WIBC. 

Matt Taylor, Colts radio host and preseason sideline reporter, will handle play-by-play duties in the interim.

(Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Getty/Icon Sportswire.)