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Keith Jackson announced one of the most iconic Illinois moments in history

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The legendary broadcaster passed away at 89 on Friday night.

Keith Jackson, the college football legend and a titan of broadcast television, has died at the age of 89, per his family.

Jackson’s broadcasting career spanned five decades for ABC, and he was the first play-by-play broadcaster for Monday Night Football. Known for his, “Whoa, Nellie!”, Jackson was part of countless memories for college football — and Big Ten — fans.

A favorite memory for many Illini fans, Jackson was on the call for Nick Anderson’s buzzer-beating jumper over Bob Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers.

Here’s Jackson reading Grantland Rice’s poem about Red Grange for FightingIllini.com in 2014, 90 years after Grange’s infamous game versus Michigan.

If you could think of other Keith Jackson announcing Illinois highlights, let us know!