The Legendary and Iconic Keith Jackson has passed away. His voice echoed through so many autumns on Saturday afternoons,Monday Nights and ringing in a New Year at “The Granddaddy of Them All”, The Rose Bowl.
It wasn’t just football, he had a voice in just about anything to do with the sports world from the Olympics, baseball, basketball, Wide World of Sports, you name it.
Rest in peace.
The audio clip shows him introducing some young kid from New Orleans to the football world.
The Clip was unfortunately cut short, and the full quote is shown below.
“Here comes Peyton Manning making his entry as the Quarterback for the University of Tennessee. Get used to it.”
Keith Jackson, September 3, 1994, Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California
18 & 92
The great Reggie White would have been 56 years old today.
20 years ago today Peyton Manning and Tim Couch faced off in one of the best quarterback duels in SEC if not NCAA history as Tennessee beat Kentucky 59-31.
The pair combined for 999 yards passing and 7 touchdown passes as Manning completed 25/35 with 5 TD passes.
Manning threw TD passes to Marcus Nash of 59, 66 and 31 yards to Marcus Nash and 17 yards to Andy McCullough. RB Jamal Lewis caught one for 50 yards and added 3 more touchdowns on the ground.
Manning was 11/11 for 267 yards in the 2nd half as UT pulled away from UK.
First quarter and Smokey is saying “run clock run”.