Sports Broadcasting Legend Frank Gifford Dies At 84
August 9, 2015 at 12:21 PM (PT)
FRANK GIFFORD, the football star turned longtime broadcaster, died SUNDAY of natural causes at his CONNECTICUT home. He was 84.
GIFFORD, a USC product, starred with the NEW YORK GIANTS in 1952-64, working at CBS RADIO during his playing career.
He then joined CBS as a sportscaster, anchoring sports for WCBS-TV/NEW YORK, continuing to anchor a nightly sports roundup for CBS RADIO NETWORK, and calling NFL games through 1970, then moving to ABC to call MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL with HOWARD COSELL and DON MEREDITH; he was with MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL as play-by-play voice and then analyst through 1997, after which his role was cut back to pre-game studio host in the wake of a personal scandal involving an affair.
He was inducted into the PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME in 1977.