Broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89

Broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89

College Football 24/7 will have more on Jackson's passing soon.

His final game ended up being the 2006 Rose Bowl, the thrilling national-title showdown between USC and Texas that saw Vince Young and the Longhorns prevail over the Trojans and their two Heisman Trophy winners, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, with 19 seconds remaining. He also covered National Football League and NBA games, several World Series, 10 Olympic Games, and auto racing.

Just heard the news that everyone's favorite CFB broadcaster Keith Jackson passed away last night. It was Jackson who proclaimed the Rose Bowl "The Grandaddy of Them All".

31 Oct 1998: Indiana Basketball Coach Bobby Knight speaks with ABC Sportscaster Keith Jackson during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers at the Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana.

The Rose Bowl named their radio and television spaces after Jackson in 2015.

While he did play-by-play for a number of sports during his career spanning more than 50 years, Jackson is most well known for his work in the broadcast booth for college football games.

A native of Georgia, Jackson served in the Marine Corps before attending Washington State University where the broadcast building was renamed in his honor in 2014. There he became a true play-by-play legend, announcing thousands of games in what amounted to over a fifty-year career announcing college football games.

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