Sport The college football world reacts to Keith Jackson’s passing

19:35  13 january  2018
19:35  13 january  2018 Source:   SB Nation

Keith Jackson, legendary voice of college football, dead at 89

  Keith Jackson, legendary voice of college football, dead at 89 Keith Jackson, the voice of college football for more than a half-century, has died. The broadcasting legend was 89.Jackson, forever remembered for his signature "Whoa, Nellie" call, died Friday night surrounded by his family, according to NBC Sports' Todd Harris.

The college football world reacts to Keith Jackson ’ s passing . think about how much of the overall aesthetic of college football is tied to keith jackson ' s voice. he was that important.

Jackson paved the way for and influenced many in the sports world , and they reacted to his death with thank yous and clips of some of his most famous calls and on-air moments. We're saddened by the passing of iconic college football voice, Keith Jackson .

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Keith Jackson, the college football legend and a titan of broadcast television, has died at the age of 89, per his family.

Jackson’s career spanned decades for ABC in which he called nearly every sport you can think of. But at his best and most poignant, Jackson was the voice of Saturday afternoon college football during the season and the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day (which he nicknamed “The Granddaddy Of Them All.”) His final telecast was the 2006 Rose Bowl, regarded by many as the best game of all time. Those who worked with him spoke to SB Nation about that night earlier this season.

“That was the tough part about the assignment, because here is the greatest college football — the voice of college football,” Dan Fouts said. “This was gonna be his last game. The thing about it was, it may have been his best game ever, too. He was all over it. He was perfect that night.”

Keith Jackson's Most Memorable College Football Calls

  Keith Jackson's Most Memorable College Football Calls In honor of the legendary college football announcer Keith Jackson who died Friday night, here are some of his most memorable calls throughout his career. He was 89 years old. Jackson was considered by many to be "the voice" of college football, broadcasting the sport for 50-plus years. His iconic "Whoa Nellie" catchphrase was a regular part of Saturdays for years. He is credited with nicknaming the Rose Bowl, "The Granddaddy of Them All" and Michigan Stadium as the "Big House.

On Saturday, it was reported that legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson had passed away at the age of 89. Here are some of the reactions that poured in from across the college football world on Saturday morning

Keith Jackson , the man whose voice was synonymous with college football for generations of fans, died Friday night at Sad to hear the news of legend Keith Jackson passing . Keith Jackson was a legend in the broadcasting world and a wonderful @WSUPullman and @MurrowCollege alumnus.

Jackson was notable for calls like his famous “fumble,” with drawn out excitement, and his “woah, nellie” will live in the hearts and ears of so many.

Jackson’s last televised appearance came on New Year’s Day 2017 at the Rose Bowl. As fitting a setting as any.

People loved his endless wit and wisdom ...

... and beloved catch phrases ...

... and the fact that his presence alone signified a big game.

Many are sharing memories of specific moments.

He’ll be remembered as one of our greatest broadcasters, period ...

... but will last forever as the all-but-official voice of a single sport.

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Good night, Keith Jackson. And thanks. .
The voice of the broadcaster, who died Friday night at 89, both shaped and transcended college football.Sunday died in April 2013; now, Saturday has gone along with it. Maybe they're huddled together, in some football heaven.


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