Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson's sports broadcasting experience includes over 25 years of announcing college football games for ABC. While at ABC, Jackson also covered the NBA, the NFL, baseball and the Olympics.
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Added on 12/01/2003
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convinced1972
10/23/2008

Has to be top 5 in the nation for college football announcers.
Whoa!!!  Nelly

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esolvent
10/23/2008

Keith Jackson is a legend - does a great job. He is very clear and concise and is enjoyable to listen to.

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X Factor Z
02/06/2007

Old school college football broadcaster , he brings back memories of Wishbone offenses and such.

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daedalus
02/06/2006

I know what Lance is talking about when it comes to the errors in the Rose Bowl. He has generally become more prone to this type of thing since he came back from retirement. However, the man just has too much personality that is unique to be anything less than five stars.

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ellis
01/19/2006

Greatest College Football Announcer ever. So many unforgettable calls and so knowledgeable of the game. ABC will really miss Keith when he finally retires.

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LanceRoxas
01/05/2006

Jackson and Fouts were absolutely horrible last night during the Rose Bowl- I would like to think they were drunk because it was that bad. They repeatedly screwed up how much time was on the clock, said there were flags when no were thrown, said time outs were called when it was actually penalties, said the ball was fumbled when it wasn't, claimed White hadn't fumbled when he had, had no clue that the player needs to have possession of the ball when hitting the ground and the ball pops out to be an interception (if a player flies through the air, catches it and it pops out as he hits the ground that IS NOT an interception)... and the list goes on and on. Someone please tell me when this guy was any good... because I can't remember.

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zuchinibut
01/04/2006

Keith Jackson sounds biased for teams from the West Coast because that is where he is from and those are the games he covers. Its only natural that he will come off speaking on them a lot more, considering he knows more about that team than the other. He still has a great voice that is one of the most recognizable in sports broadcasting. I would like to hear him calling games as long as he is able to.

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Keith Jackson should be inducted into the Football Hall of Fame, but his time is over. Each and every game I have listened to his commentary the last couple of seasons exemplifies the fact his time has passed. Additionally, his commentary is usually biased toward teams on the west coast.

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gobolts
12/15/2005

No one does college ball better. What a career Jackson has had. HOF big time.

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Bischoff
11/27/2005

I happened to listen to the broadcast of the ND/Stanford game and thought Keith Jackson did a terrible job. He really has lost his touch. Also the comment he made about the upcoming Colorado/Texas game was very unprofessional and deserves an apology. It is time for him to step down he has lost his grasp of broadcasting and what the game means.

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atv_rem
11/06/2005

He makes way too many mistakes, especially in the heat of the game and in particular on completions, interceptions, and incompletions. I feel sorry for Dan Fouts having to constantly correct him. He should have retired many years ago.

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RainMan12
09/14/2005

He is the voice of college football. I miss his work since he does all West Coast games.

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g6440842
09/10/2005

the best in the business

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hawkster
01/29/2005

As American as apple pie. Simply the best.

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alpepper
01/21/2005

He is to College Football what Walter Cronkite was to evening news. Love his Whoa Nellies, and Rumbling Stumblins.

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Alexg681
01/01/2005

Keith Jackson was once the best. But Keith, RETIRE ALREADY!!!! He was supposed to retire 6 years ago. His last game was going to be the National Championship Game when Tennessee beat Florida State. Everyone was saying goodbye Keith, but good old Keith didn't go anywhere, and is still going 6 years later, and man does he stink. He makes so many mistakes every game, just retire already.

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Wavebacker
12/11/2004

Whoa Nellie! this guy IS the Voice of College Football. THE BEST. He should be cloned and should move down South and do SEC games. Love him!

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mlodj
11/27/2004

It's not college football season till I hear Jackson announcing. Period. Dot.

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freetorun
11/06/2004

Past his prime. A legend in his time but that time has past. Listening to one of his current broadcasts is truly painful - constantly hunting for and stumbling over his words.

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JRF29201
10/21/2004

The voice of college football and of sports in America, Keith Jackson brought the raw, and pure broadcasting talent, to the American public in outstanding order. I don't care if a 25 year old knows the plays better, were lucky people like Keith, stick around and enjoy their career well into retirement years.

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wells28
08/31/2004

classic, but totally unneeded as an announcer, other than his voice, added nothing to the game.

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Roach
04/06/2004

Jackson is a legend, but I was never a big fan of his Jackson has bias towards the west coast and every chance he can cuts down teams especially the Big XII.

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higgy1
03/16/2004

My Dad's generation had Lindsey Nelson....we had Jackson. To me, he'll always be THE VOICE OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

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melott
01/26/2004

Miserable. This is a guy who couldn't see Woody Hayes deck that player from Clemson in the face back in the 70s. Gee Frank, I'm not sure what happened down there. He should hang 'em up for good.

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3rdbirdinthene st
01/01/2004

How long do we tolerate this BLIND cretin who should have retired already? He may have been good in his prime, but GET HIM OFF THE AIR!

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larry_biz
12/23/2003

Like a white oxford or Levi's jeans...Classic

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scarletwingo
12/21/2003

No one can do a broadcast like Mr. Jackson. From my youth to present day, I hung on every word to come from his mouth. There will never be another like him. He is to college football what Edward R Morrow was to news coverage

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President -X-D
10/23/2003

Not only is his tone and delivery classic in and of itself, he also brings wit, knowledge, and excitement to every game he broadcasts. Keith Jackson IS NCAA football in our time. Wooooooah Nellllyyy!

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ty901c
10/23/2003

The greatest...I MEAN GREATEST NCAA ANNOUNCER OF ALL TIME! Second to None! Wwwwwhhhhhhoooooaaaaa NNEEEEEELLLLYYYYY....he better hurry because there are big people coming. He is what every broadcast major strives to be, he brings class, respect, wit, savvy, knowledge and history in to our homes every Saturday. Who else could make Dan Fouts sound good? WHO?

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tonybologne911
09/20/2003

Keith was horrible, back in '88, he called an incomplete pass only to find out that griese said, "Interception!" Keith didn't say a word til Notre Dame scored on the pickoff and muttered, "Rumblin tumblin touchdown Smgala Notre Dame, no flags!" No flags, I know he hates Notre Dame, but he shows it too much in his commentary

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Philkid3
09/04/2003

Simply put: The Voice of College Football.

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kman1582
07/17/2003

Oh let me tell ya about Keeeith Jackson.

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grosegreg
06/02/2003

not that great

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rogerls
05/07/2003

best their is

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mprater
03/04/2003

To use the term, "YOU the man!" when it comes to college football broadcasting. Kudos to ABC for keeping him on, if only regionally.

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Burrellfan1
01/23/2003

Best college football announcer ever!

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backer2
01/20/2003

"Oh Nelly"

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bjstrykker
01/04/2003

Jackson's overrated. Totally lacked enthusiasm during the greatest college football game ever (that's Ohio State's win over Miami).

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djpruitt
12/23/2002

What can you say about someone with as much tenure and knowledge? Keith Jackson is to sports broadcasting what Walter Cronkite was to news broadcasting.

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mr.monkey
12/16/2002

pure class

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comment comet
11/09/2002

I can't stand Keith's cryptic comments during his coverage of his own almamater school. Does he really hate his old school, or is he just over compensating, so people won't think he's one sided. Anyway, as Cougar, I regret to admit that Jackson is an Alumn.

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CanadaSucks
10/19/2002

Best football announcer. Great voice, he doesn't overdo it. He will be missed when he finally goes. . .

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e2bug
12/26/2001

WHOA NELLIE! The greatest voice in college football. Period.

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MileHiJP
06/18/2001

Whats a college football game without Keith?

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maddmarxx
01/09/2001

The only voice that ever mattered in college football.Although, I think I was in my early twenties before I knew what a "donnybrook" was.

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playa23
12/10/2000

Keith Jackson is a successful black man sho does a lot for our community and our children. His show is off the richter scale.

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pdinny
04/09/2000

People have to learn to let go. The guys announcing days came and went years ago, but for traditions sake people keep this old joker miked. He knew it was time to retire and he did. Its too bad he couldn't find happiness in retirement and came back. Its time to get some new blood in there and stop holding onto the past.

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Ruby
04/07/2000

College football has one sound to me: the voice of Keith Jackson rising with excitement: "FumBLLLLEE!!! The Sooners have it!"

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Munson
04/06/2000

Even though he is semi-retired, whoa Nellie, Keith is still among the best. His very aura exudes college football.

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magellan
04/05/2000

I will always associate his voice with college football.

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