'Voice of College Football' Keith Jackson Dead at 89

1/13/2018 9:20 AM PST

Sports Broadcaster Keith Jackson Dead at 89

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Keith Jackson -- the longtime and legendary voice of college football -- has died.

Jackson spent 50 years working for ABC covering a wide variety of sports, but was best known for calling college football's biggest games for generations. Jackson's credited for dubbing the Rose Bowl "The Granddaddy of Them All" and Michigan's football stadium, "The Big House". 

Todd Harris of NBC Sports broke the news Jackson passed away Friday night surrounded by his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Turi Ann, and 3 children. 

He was 89.