It's the first Saturday without college football in months and it's gotten off to the worst start possible. 

Keith Jackson is a broadcasting legend and is known for his incredible college football calls. The man knew how to get fans off their seats with games on the line. 

Now, Jackson will be calling games from above. On Saturday morning, news has broken that Jackson has passed away.

​​Jackson will forever be known as the "Voice of College Football." He was 89 years old at the time of his passing. 

Fans won't ever forget his infamous 'Whoa Nellie' catchphrase, which still rings through gridirons to this day. He had a way with words that remains unmatched. He'll truly be missed. 

A Washington State University grad, Jackson worked with ABC from 1966-2006. Prior to his retirement, he had been working in broadcasting since 1952. 

This is a tough day for football fans everywhere. 

Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.