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Pat Summerall

American football player

Died when: 82 years 341 days (995 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Pat Summerall

George Allen "Pat" Summerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player and television sportscaster who worked for CBS, Fox, and ESPN.

In addition to football, he announced major golf and tennis events.Summerall announced 16 Super Bowls on network television (more than anyone else), 26 Masters Tournaments, and 21 US Opens.

He contributed to 10 Super Bowl broadcasts on CBS Radio as a pregame host or analyst.Summerall played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks and then in the National Football League (NFL) from 1952 through 1961.

He was drafted by the Detroit Lions and played with Bobby Layne.His best playing years were as a kicker with the New York Giants.

In 1962 he joined CBS as a color commentator.He worked with Tom Brookshier and then John Madden on NFL telecasts for CBS and Fox.

Retiring after the 2002 NFL season, he occasionally announced games, especially those near his Texas home.Summerall was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 1977, and inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1994.

That year, he also received the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.He was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.

The "Pat Summerall Award" has been presented since 2006 during Super Bowl weekend at the NFL's headquarters hotel "to a deserving recipient who through their career has demonstrated the character, integrity and leadership both on and off the job that the name Pat Summerall represents."

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