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Legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson to retire

Updated: May 4, 2006, 7:47 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Keith Jackson thinks this is the right time for him to retire.

Jackson, widely regarded as the voice of college football, has decided to stop broadcasting games.

"I'm finished with play-by-play forever," he told The New York Times.

Jackson spent some 40 years calling the action in a folksy, down-to-earth manner that made him one of the most popular play-by-play personalities in the business.

"Keith Jackson is a man of great character ...

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