Pat Summerall Dies At 82
April 16, 2013 at 3:13 PM (PT)
PAT SUMMERALL, the former NEW YORK GIANTS and CHICAGO CARDINALS kicker who became one of the most popular voices of NFL football, died TUESDAY in DALLAS, TX at 82. according to the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. SUMMERALL was recovering from surgery for a broken hip when he died.
SUMMERALL primarily called sports for CBS and FOX and was best known for his 21 years calling NFL games with JOHN MADDEN. He won several awards for his television work, including National Sportscaster of the Year in 1977, induction into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's Hall of Fame in 1994, and honored with the PETE ROZELLE Radio-Television Award from the PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME in 1994.
On radio, SUMMERALL served as Sports Director and hosted a morning show for WCBS-A/NEW YORK in the 1960s. WCBS hired SUMMERALL in 1961 upon his retirement from football as a replacement for FRANK GIFFORD, who had moved to television; SUMMERALL himself began TV work a year later while still at WCBS.