Sport Keith Jackson's Most Memorable College Football Calls

21:20  13 january  2018
21:20  13 january  2018 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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Here are some of his greatest calls , from Alabama' s goal-line stand to Vince Young' s mad dash to the pylon. Sportscaster Keith Jackson (Getty Images). Jackson was a part of so many memorable college football moments, and it' s worth reliving today more than ever.

Keith Jackson , one of the best play-by-play announcers in the history of sports, has died. He was 89. Jackson is most famous for being the voice of college football ’ s biggest games for He joined ABC in 1965, and many of his most memorable calls were in the biggest college football games.

In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, Washington State alumnus Keith Jackson smiles after raising the Cougar flag before the start of an NCAA college football game against Portland State at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Jackson, the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a broadcaster, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. He was 89.© Dean Hare In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, Washington State alumnus Keith Jackson smiles after raising the Cougar flag before the start of an NCAA college football game against Portland State at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Jackson, the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a broadcaster, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. He was 89.

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."

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Keith Jackson worked college football games and other sports for ABC for more than 40 years before his retirement in 2006. We remember Keith Jackson with one of his most memorable calls . pic.twitter.com/Hl8b1mrigy.

Keith Jackson , the college football legend and a titan of broadcast television, has died at the age of 89, per his family. He' s best known for CFB, but Keith Jackson called many other memorable moments. 1st MNF game, Jets-Browns 1970. '76 ALCS, Chambliss HR vs KC' s Mark Littell.

Watch the calls below:

1991: "Hello Heisman!" Michigan's Desmond Howard caps off a punt return touchdown against Ohio State by striking the pose in the end zone.

1994: "Miracle in Ann Arbor." Colorado's quarterback Kordell Stewart stuns Michigan with this Michael Westbrook rebounded hail mary pass to win the game.

2006: "4th and 5." Arguably one of, if not the best, college football games ever, Vince Young gave Texas the national championship with his touchdown. It was also Jackson's final broadcast of his career. What a way to finish.

1985: "And here comes Van Tiffin." Not to be confused with 2013's Kick Six, but this is the original "kick." Van Tiffin became an Alabama legend after making the game winning field goal in this Iron Bowl.

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" Keith Jackson was college football ' s signature voice. An iconic call from an iconic broadcaster. We remember Keith Jackson with one of his most memorable calls . pic.twitter.com/Hl8b1mrigy.

Longtime college football announcer Keith Jackson died Friday at the age of 89. (Photo by Richard Shotwell Invision/AP). An iconic call from an iconic broadcaster. We remember Keith Jackson with one of his most memorable calls . pic.twitter.com/Hl8b1mrigy.

1991: "It's up...Missed it to the right." Florida State's kicker missed a 34-yarder that could have won the game in the meeting between No. 1 and No. 2 at the time. Instead Miami took the win, knocking FSU out of national championship contention.

1996: “They’re going to be penalized for celebrating but right now they don’t give a hoot about that.” Florida running back Terry Jackson ran for a 42-yard touchdown in the Sugar Bowl.

1978: "And we got a big fight going on... come on now quiet down folks." Ohio State's coach Woody Hayes famously punched Clemson's Charlie Bauman after he picked off a Buckeyes' pass. Hayes was fired the next day. Jackson did not mention the punch on the broadcast.

2003: "Hold the phone" In the first overtime, this pass was initially ruled incomplete with fans rushing the field thinking Miami won. However, the pass interference penalty was given and the Buckeyes scored to tie and take to double overtime. Ohio State went on to win the national championship.

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.

College football lost one of its most iconic voices with news of Keith Jackson ’ s passing, but he left plenty of calls for us to revisit that stir up the game’ s most memorable moments.

College football lost one of its most iconic voices Friday night, “the soundtrack to so many of our Saturdays,” as one Los Angeles Times reporter put it, as longtime broadcaster Keith Jackson died at age 89, his family confirmed to ESPN. Here are some of Jackson ’ s most memorable calls

Read a story about him from Sports Illustrated's Vault here.

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