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Listen: Steve Raible just about loses his voice on Jimmy Graham’s game-winning touchdown

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The back-and-forth nature of the Seattle Seahawks’ insane 41-38 win over the Houston Texans took its toll on Steve Raible’s vocal chords. Raible has been a longtime member of the Seahawks radio broadcast team, switching from analyst to play-by-play since the 2004 season, and Sunday’s shootout at CenturyLink Field was an announcer’s dream.

Down 38-34 and with the clock at less than 30 seconds, Russell Wilson found a wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide open Jimmy Graham for the game-winning touchdown, causing the stadium to shake. Raible’s voice was so gone at this point that he had to tone it down a few octaves for his “Touchdown, Seahawks!” call.

When Richard Sherman sealed the deal with the desperation heave interception off of Deshaun Watson, you can hear Raible’s voice crack once more.

Raible is a Seattle icon and has become such a well-respected play-by-play man that Westwood One has actually had him broadcast a couple of national games over the past two seasons, including last season’s 48-41 shootout between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals.