Though the voice for college football fans across the country, Keith Jackson’s heart never left Pullman. Jackson, the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a broadcaster, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. He was 89.
Throughout a career that spanned 52 years, Keith Jackson’s voice accompanied the telecast of a few of the country’s – and world’s – classic sporting events. He worked 15 Rose Bowls, 16 Sugar Bowls, 10 different Olympic Games – both Summer and Winter – the World Series and Monday Night Football.
Keith Jackson started calling football games as a boy shucking corn in his grandmother’s barn and … well, never left.