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RIP Keith Jackson: Versatile broadcaster, recognized for legendary Rose Bowl calls, dies at 89

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RIP Keith Jackson: Versatile broadcaster, recognized for legendary Rose Bowl calls, dies at 89


SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (AP) Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of faculty soccer throughout greater than 5 a long time as a broadcaster, has died. He was 89.

He died Friday and no trigger was given in a press release Saturday by ESPN. Jackson’s longtime employer was ABC Sports activities.

Jackson coated many sports activities, however he was finest recognized for faculty soccer. His signature phrases like ”Whoa, Nelly!” gave his recreation calls a well-recognized really feel.

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger says Jackson ”was faculty soccer” for generations of followers.

Jackson retired after the 2006 Rose Bowl and is a member of the Sports activities Broadcasting Corridor of Fame. Watch your complete broadcast above.

Jackson was a longtime resident of Sherman Oaks, California, and Pender Harbor, British Columbia. He’s survived by his spouse of 63 years, Turi Ann.

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