The voice of college football for a number of generations may soon be memorialized in the place he once coined “The Granddaddy of Them All.” The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is working on a plan to raise funds to build a statue in honor of the late Keith Jackson, a long-time college football announcer who provided the narration to college football Saturdays for decades around the nation, including in the Rose Bowl.
According to a report from The Los Angeles Times, the foundation is hoping to raise $400,000 for a monument in Jackson’s honor.
“Keith epitomized big moments in sports, that turned out to be iconic memories for generations of people,” Dedan Brozino, the foundation’s executive director, said to the Los Angeles paper. “We owe a lot of our history to his mind and his voice. We hope this statue will provide a gift for future generations to experience and learn from his broadcast legacy and that of the venue.”
The foundation is raising money through online donations, with the campaign scheduled to end on February 1, 2019. That goal of $400,000 should easily be raised well ahead of schedule as word spreads about this memorial.