A pair of former Texan football players will make their radio debuts this fall as Kyle Masters and Savion Washingtonwill join Byron Anderson on the Tarleton Sports Network football broadcasts.
Masters will join the broadcast as the color analyst alongside Anderson in the radio booth. The former Texan tight end brings a unique perspective to the airwaves after having played for current head coach Todd Whitten from 2000-04.
A native of Wheeler, Masters came to Tarleton as a part of the 2000 recruiting class in Whitten's return to Tarleton. He went on to enjoy an All-American career with 76 career receptions for 1,087 yards and seven touchdowns while helping Tarleton to its first two NCAA playoff appearances in program history. As a freshman in 2001, Masters caught the second-ever NCAA playoff touchdown in program history with a three-yard pass from Steve Kelly just before halftime against Chadron State.
Two years later, Masters would go on to have an All-America season in 2003 after hauling in 20 passes for 259 yards and a pair of touchdowns from the tight end position. He was also a four-time All-LSC selection, including back-to-back first-team honors in 2003 and 2004, and was named the LSC Freshman of the Year in 2001.
In addition to Anderson and Masters on the call, Savion Washington will join the team as the sideline analyst.
Washington came to Tarleton in 2011 as a running back from North Garland High School and, after spending one year as a redshirt, found his way into nine games as a freshman in 2012 while racking up 32 yards.
He transitioned from offense to defense prior to the 2013 season and went on to make 50 career tackles, including 2.5 behind the line of scrimmage. As a part of the defense in 2013, Washington helped Tarleton to its most recent Lone Star Conference Championship.
After his playing career, Washington spent the last two seasons behind the scenes of Tarleton Athletics by working in the Athletic Communications office.
In addition to the three-person team on site, JP Stingley will reprise his role of studio host during pregame, postgame, and halftime.
The Tarleton Sports Network presented by the North Texas Ford Dealers is the official home of Tarleton Athletics and can be heard at 90.5 FM in Stephenville on game days and online at TarletonSports.com/listenlive. The first football game will be broadcast on Thursday, Aug. 30 with the pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m.