October 20, 2017 Meeting

Keith Jackson at the Pasadena QuarterbacksSponsored by Ron Okum Insurance Agency

• Keith Jackson, Legendary Announcer of College Football
• Doors open at 11:00a.m., lunch served at 11:30a.m., program begins promptly at 12:00p.m.
• NEW LOCATION: University Club, 175 N. Oakland, Pasadena, CA 
• Cost is $25 for members, $30 for guests
• Free valet parking in lot adjacent to the University Club. Look for the Quarterbacks’ banner at the lot entrance. There is two-hour parking on the streets.
Click here to RSVP. Everyone must RSVP. Please note, this is for headcount for food service, the only reserved tables are for Gold Club and Season Pass Members (members only; does not include guests), Past Presidents, Speakers and their guests. 

About Keith Jackson

Recognized as the Saturday voice of college football, Jackson’s 40-year career with ABC sports also included announcing for professional football, the NBA and Major League Baseball. Between 1966 and 2006, highlights included the inaugural season of Monday Night Football, the 1972 Olympic games and stints on the Wide World of Sports. After his “retirement”, Jackson hosted the television series “Big 10 Icons” for the Big Ten Network. His last broadcast was at the Rose Bowl at the 2006 Bowl Championship.

Jackson’s catchphrases include “Whoa, Nellie!”, “Hold the phone!” and “Fuuum-ble!”. He coined the reference “Big Uglies” regarding line players.

Among his many accolades, Jackson was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1994 and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame the following year. In 1999, Jackson was awarded the Gold Medal award from the National Football Foundation and also was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. Most recently, in 2015, the Rose Bowl stadium’s Broadcast Center was named in Jackson’s honor.

Jackson, who will be celebrating his 89th birthday with the Quarterbacks, lives with his wife in Sherman Oaks.


Quarterbacks’ Brick at Rose Bowl

Did you know that your Pasadena Quarterbacks purchased ‘a brick’ as our contribution to the Rose Bowl upgrade? Here’s what it looks like:


You can check it out in person: The brick is located at Gate “A” (the main south entrance to the stadium), at the northwest corner of the brick garden. Look for the City of Pasadena section. Our brick is in the bottom row, and under the word City.

A fitting tribute to the City, Rose Bowl, and our presence in both.