Broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89
Keith Jackson, one of college football’s most iconic voices, passed away Friday night at the age of 89.
The news spread quickly on Twitter, where many paid their respects to a man whose voice became synonymous with the sport.
Really sad to hear that the iconic Keith Jackson died last night. He was the soundtrack to so many of our Saturdays.
— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) January 13, 2018
Jackson most prominently spent 40 years with ABC Sports. Though he worked a number of sports, including Major League Baseball and the NBA, he was most famous for being the network’s voice of college football. He popularized many catchphrases, most prominently his famous “whoa, Nellie,” and is also credited for coining the term “The Big House” for Michigan Stadium. His final game was in 2006, where he called the famous Rose Bowl game between USC and Texas.
Sadly, this is the second iconic broadcaster who passed away in the last month.