Sportscaster Keith Jackson Dies
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Sportscaster Keith Jackson Dies

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SHERMAN OAKS, CALIF. (CelebrityAccess) Sportscaster Keith Jackson, 89, known as the voice of college football and his signature phrase “Whoa Nelly!” died Jan. 12 of unknown causes.

Jackson, whose career spanned more than five decades, retired after the 2006 Rose Bowl and is a member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. His death was announced in a statement Jan. 13 by ESPN. Jackson’s longtime employer was ABC Sports.

Disney Chairman Bob Iger said Jackons “was college football” for generations of fans.

Dedications immediately began pouring in:

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