DENVER (CBS4) – Beloved college football announcer Keith Jackson has died, according to his former employer ESPN which told CBS News.
Many knew Jackson for his famous catch phrases like “Woah Nellie.” He’s also credited with giving the “Granddaddy of Them All” nickname to the Rose Bowl.
Jackson also called several other sporting events for the Olympics, NFL, MLB, NBA, PGA Tour golf, and many others. He was the first play-by-play man of Monday Night Football.
Jackson retired the booth following the 2005 season. His final game was the classic 2006 Rose Bowl between Texas and USC.
Details about his passing have not been released. He was 89 years old.