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Keith Jackson, regarded by many as the voice of college football, died Friday, Jan. 12 at the age of 89. Known for his signature phrase "Whoa, Nellie!", Jackson first began calling college football games for ABC Sports in 1966 and retired following the 2006 Rose Bowl. During his lengthy broadcasting career, Jackson covered 11 World Series, 10 Winter and Summer Olympics, and worked NFL and NBA games. He is credited with nicknaming the University of Michigan's football stadium "The Big House" and coining the Rose Bowl as "The Granddaddy of Them All." The first American sports announcer to broadcast an event from the Soviet Union, he was inducted into the American Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1994.
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