OTD April 16 - Pat Summerall

2013: Pat Summerall, the football player turned legendary play-by-play announcer, dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 82 in Dallas, Texas. He was best known as a broadcaster for teaming with former NFL coach John Madden for 22 years. Summerall became the voice of the NFL in the 1970s and 1980s, calling most of the league's signature games, and worked more than 10 Super Bowls. As a player, he was a placekicker and played 10 seasons for the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants from 1952 to 1961, scoring more than 500 points as an NFL player.

Author: Jeff Mitchell/Reuters
Published On: May 09 2013 12:15:05 AM CDT

Jeff Mitchell/Reuters

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