One of the most legendary voices in sports history has sadly passed away. At the age of 89, Keith Jackson died while surrounded by his family.
Jackson is best known for spending 50 years working for ABC and broadcasting for numerous sports. For his voice broadcasting abilities, he was specifically known as the "voice of college football" by many. He covered some of the largest games in the sports, including bowl games.
"Jackson called the biggest events in college football for 40 years at ABC Sports. His last broadcast was the 2006 Rose Bowl, a bowl he coined 'the granddaddy of them all.' Vince Young scrambled into the end zone in the closing seconds of the game as Texas defeated USC to claim the BCS championship in what some call the best college football game ever," according to KTVB.
Fans took to social media to express their condolences over the loss of Mr. Jackson. Fellow broadcasters also commented on what he meant to the world sports and how they will forever miss their great friend.
“Can close my eyes and think of so many of his special calls,” ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who was part of the studio cast that final game, wrote on Twitter. “Thank you, Keith, for all the memories and the grace in which you provided them. RIP Keith."
Please join us in praying for Jackson's family during this tough time. He is survived by his wife, Turi Ann, and their three children. May God's grace comfort them all during this difficult time.
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