Legendary Sports Broadcaster Keith Jackson Dead At 89

The Daily Caller | 1/25/2014 | Staff
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Legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson died late Friday night, according to ESPN. He was 89 years old.

Jackson, who is widely regarded as the voice of college football for many generations of football fans, retired from the booth in 2006 after calling games for more than 50 years of his life.

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“For generations of fans, Keith Jackson was college football,” Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company said. “When you heard his voice, you knew it was a big game. Keith was a true gentleman and a memorable presence. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Turi Ann, and his family.”

Jackson got his start in broadcasting in 1952 at Washington State games. His folksy down-to-earth manner of calling games — with sayings like “Whoa, Nellie” and “Big Uglies” — made him...
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