Keith Jackson, the legendary voice of college football, dead at 89

Keith Jackson (r.), seen here in 1998 with broadcast partner Bob Griese, died Friday night at age 89 (Daily News file photo)

Keith Jackson, the voice of college football for more than a half-century, has died. The ABC Sports broadcasting legend was 89.

Jackson, forever remembered for his signature “Whoa, Nellie” call, died Friday night surrounded by his family, according to NBC Sports’ Todd Harris.

“The voice of college football and so much more has left us,” Harris wrote on Twitter Saturday morning. “Truly one of the greats in the broadcasting industry. I am grateful for my time with a true legend. Thank you for the lessons KJ.”

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