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Sport Keith Jackson's Most Memorable College Football Calls

21:20  13 january  2018
21:20  13 january  2018 Source:   si.com

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Relive Keith Jackson ' s most iconic broadcasting moments, from "Hello, Heisman!" to "Going for the corner got it!" In honor of the legendary college football announcer Keith Jackson ," who died Friday night at 89, here are some of his most memorable calls throughout his career.

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In honor of the legendary college football announcer Keith Jackson who died Friday night, here are some of his most memorable calls throughout his career.

He was 89 years old.

Jackson was considered by many to be "the voice" of college football, broadcasting the sport for 50-plus years. His iconic "Whoa Nellie" catchphrase was a regular part of Saturdays for years. He is credited with nicknaming the Rose Bowl, "The Granddaddy of Them All" and Michigan Stadium as the "Big House."

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Sure, Keith Jackson did other sports -- all so very well -- over a legendary career, but that voice sounded so perfect when college football was its backdrop. We remember Keith Jackson with one of his most memorable calls . pic.twitter.com/Hl8b1mrigy.

Keith Jackson ' s 40-year career with ABC included college football , baseball and Olympics. There are so many moments and games that would have been a dream to call , but the most memorable may have been Jackson ’ s final game as a broadcaster.

Watch the calls below:

1991: "Hello Heisman!" Michigan's Desmond Howard caps off a punt return touchdown against Ohio State by striking the pose in the end zone.

1994: "Miracle in Ann Arbor." Colorado's quarterback Kordell Stewart stuns Michigan with this Michael Westbrook rebounded hail mary pass to win the game.

2006: "4th and 5." Arguably one of, if not the best, college football games ever, Vince Young gave Texas the national championship with his touchdown. It was also Jackson's final broadcast of his career. What a way to finish.

1985: "And here comes Van Tiffin." Not to be confused with 2013's Kick Six, but this is the original "kick." Van Tiffin became an Alabama legend after making the game winning field goal in this Iron Bowl.

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1991: "It's up...Missed it to the right." Florida State's kicker missed a 34-yarder that could have won the game in the meeting between No. 1 and No. 2 at the time. Instead Miami took the win, knocking FSU out of national championship contention.

1996: “They’re going to be penalized for celebrating but right now they don’t give a hoot about that.” Florida running back Terry Jackson ran for a 42-yard touchdown in the Sugar Bowl.

1978: "And we got a big fight going on... come on now quiet down folks." Ohio State's coach Woody Hayes famously punched Clemson's Charlie Bauman after he picked off a Buckeyes' pass. Hayes was fired the next day. Jackson did not mention the punch on the broadcast.

2003: "Hold the phone" In the first overtime, this pass was initially ruled incomplete with fans rushing the field thinking Miami won. However, the pass interference penalty was given and the Buckeyes scored to tie and take to double overtime. Ohio State went on to win the national championship.

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Legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson passed away Friday night at age 89. (PRNewsFoto/Liberty Mutual). Here are some of Jackson ’ s most memorable calls : “Hello, Heisman!”: Desmond Howard’s punt return vs. Ohio State in 1991.

Here’s some of Jackson ’ s more memorable calls , some regarding Nebraska football If there’s a thread here with Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Keith Jackson ’ s voice, it’s because the Oklahoma - Nebraska games was one of the biggest games in college football for a few decades running, and

Read a story about him from Sports Illustrated's Vault here.

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