Keith Jackson to be honored with statue at Rose Bowl

The late Keith Jackson will be honored with a statue at Rose Bowl stadium, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation will immortalize Jackson’s likeness with a statue with the help of a crowdfunding campaign hoping to raise $400,000 for the monument at one of college football’s most historic venues.

From the Los Angeles Times:

“Keith epitomized big moments in sports, that turned out to be iconic memories for generations of people,” said Dedan Brozino, the foundation’s executive director. “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.”

Jackson, who died on Jan. 12, possessed one of the most iconic voices in college football.

One of his most memorable moments as a broadcaster was his call of Texas’s win over Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl to cap the 2005 season, which included a game-winning touchdown run from quarterback Vince Young.

“He’s going for the corner. He’s got it!”

The foundation is accepting donations at  keithjacksonstatue.com, which launched on Thursday. The campaign is offering incentives for large donations, including name recognition on a plaque that will accompany the statue as well as an autographed photo of Jackson.

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