Keith Jackson’s Life to be Celebrated at Rose Bowl
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Keith Jackson's life will be celebrated at the Rose Bowl on April 15, with several of the late college football announcer's former broadcasting colleagues taking part.
The event is open to the public.
Jackson died Jan. 12 at age 89.
Among the scheduled speakers are Dan Fouts, Bob Griese, Todd Harris and Lynn Swann, who worked in the broadcast booth with Jackson. Former UNLV football coach Harvey Hyde and former Washington State quarterback Jason Gesser also will speak. Tim Brant, who worked with Jackson at ABC, will preside.
The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is raising money to erect a statue of Jackson at the historic stadium, where he called the annual New Year's Day game 15 times. The stadium's broadcast center was renamed in his honor in 2015.
In lieu of flowers, Jackson's widow, Turi Ann, and family have suggested donations to the statue project and the Keith and Turi Jackson Excellence Fund at Washington State, where Jackson graduated in 1954.