Brant Freeman is a veteran TV & radio play-by-play sportscaster with close to two decades of experience working in Division I athletics and freelance broadcasting. Currently, he serves as the ESPN+ play-by-play broadcaster at Texas State University after having previously served as Texas State Football's radio voice for 16 seasons from 2003 thru 2018.
Freeman then transitioned from radio to TV, taking over the role of ESPN+ broadcaster at Texas State in a full-time capacity. He started his career as the "Voice of Bobcat Football" when he was a student at the university in 2003, covering several historic moments for the program including the team's run to the FCS National Semifinals in 2005, its second Southland Conference Championship season in 2008 and its transition into the FBS in 2012.
He continues to serve as host of the Texas State Football Coach's Radio Show, a role he has held since 2006 as well as Texas State's weekly in-season football TV show, a role he's had since 2010. His current ESPN+ coverage of Texas Athletics includes all major Division I sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer. Freeman provides online content for the official Texas State Athletics website and emcees public events for the athletic department including the annual Bobcat Club Kickoff Luncheon, National Signing Day Banquet and other social gatherings.
As a freelance broadcaster and journalist, Freeman has served as a fill-in play-by-play broadcaster for the University of Texas, Baylor University, the Sun Belt Conference, the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League and the Arkansas Travelers Double-A baseball team. He has also provided play-by-play commentary for the UIL 6A State Championship Baseball Game on Bally Sports. Additional work includes on-air correspondent for Sports 2Nite (aired in San Antonio), play-by-play of college football, basketball and baseball for KBVO-TV in Austin and additional play-by-play of high school football on both radio and television. Since 2011, he has hosted a variety of Texas High School Football TV Show for Wich Productions.
From 2006 to 2015, Freeman worked as sports director for AM 1420 KGNB Radio in New Braunfels, where he anchored a daily sportscast and covered a wide array of sports from area high school athletics to season-long coverage of the San Antonio Spurs. During his time at KGNB, Freeman reported from several major sporting events including the three NBA Finals and the Final Four.
Freeman’s career at Texas State began as a student for the campus station, 89.9 FM KTSW, where he worked from 2003 until 2006. While at KTSW, Freeman was recognized in 2003 as the nation’s best play-by-play broadcaster by College Broadcasters Inc. That same year, Freeman earned first place for play-by-play by the Southwest Journalism Conference. Brant was also a finalist for the Best Regularly Scheduled Program by CBI in 2004 and was awarded first place by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association for Best TV Sportscast in 2006.
Freeman is a 2006 graduate of Texas State University and is married to the former Linda Smith, also a graduate of Texas State (‘06). They have one daughter, Zoey, born 2011.