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Keith Jackson
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    (October 18, 1928-January 12, 2018)
    Member of ABC's broadcasting team (1964- )
    Announcer on Monday Night Football (1970)
    Appeared in 'When She Was Bad...,' 'The Story of Darrell Royal' and 'Bear: The Legend of Coach Paul Bryant'
    His trademark quote is 'Whoa Nelly!'
    After retiring from broadcasting in January of 1999, he returned that fall and has been announcing since then.
    In order to be close to home, he primarily works West Coast college football games.
    He was a Marine (1946-1950).
    He's been married to the same woman, Turi, since 1952.
    He called the first live sporting event from the Soviet Union to the U.S.
    Bob Griese said of him: 'In the heart of the greatest college football broadcaster of all time lies a life steeped in tradition and affection for the game of football and amateur athletes who love it so.'
    He's called college football for ABC since 1966, a combined 11 baseball World Series' and League Championships Series' and 10 different Olympics. He's also called NBA and college basketball games.
    For charity, he auctioned off a signed page from his old score book for $2,500.

Credit: His Name is Robert

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