Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dies at 89
Posted by Associated Press on 13th January 2018
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Keith Jackson, whose folksy charm, smooth voice and colorful sayings made him the voice of college football for decades, has died at 89.

Jackson’s family said he died Friday night.

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His career went far beyond college football Saturdays, however, with Jackson in the booth for Olympic moments, play-by-play on Monday Night Football and more in a long career at ABC.

“Keith Jackson is a man of great character and a legendary broadcaster,” George Bodenheimer, then the president of ESPN and ABC Sports, said when Jackson retired in 2006. “For decades, his unmistakable style defined college football for millions of fans.”