Keith Jackson has been an analyst for the radio broadcasts of Arkansas football games since 2000, and has been the on-air partner with Chuck Barrett since Barrett took over the play-by-play role in 2007, but there will soon be a new voice in the booth.
Jackson is stepping down after the upcoming 2016 season to be able to watch his two youngest sons play college football. His son Kenyon Jackson is a freshman at Illinois and Koilan is committed to play for the Razorbacks beginning in 2017 after he graduates from Joe T. Robinson in Little Rock.
"I love being a part of the Razorback Sports Network and broadcasting Razorback football," Jackson said. "It is something that I thoroughly enjoy. But as a father, I want to make sure that I take every opportunity to support my kids in what they do. It is a decision that I wanted to make now so that I could enjoy this season while laying out a plan that will allow me to watch both Koilan and Kenyon as they progress through their college careers. I am grateful to the University of Arkansas for allowing me to broadcast football games through the years with many great individuals including names like Paul Eells and Bob Carver. I’m also appreciative to IMG College for the opportunity to be a part of their team and work alongside Chuck Barrett and Quinn Grovey for what I know will be an exciting season of Razorback Football."
His oldest son, Keith Jr., played defensive tackle for Arkansas from 2003-06.
Former Arkansas quarterback Quinn Grovey will take Jackson’s place in the broadcast booth. Grovey has been the sideline reporter for radio broadcasts for 19 years. He was the starting quarterback on two of Arkansas’ Southwest Conference championship teams in 1988 and ‘89.
No word on who will replace Grovey on the sidelines.