Sports broadcaster Pat Summerall dies at 82
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/17/2013 (4 years ago)
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A National Football League player in the 1950s and 1960s, Pat Summerall would go on to become one of the sport's most respected broadcasters. Summrall has died at the age of 82.
Retiring after the 1961 season, Summerall was immediately hired by CBS Sports. He won fame as a play-by-play man, teamed first with Tom Brookshier and then with John Madden
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Growing up in Florida, Summerall played college football at Arkansas, where he was a standout as an offensive and defensive end, as well as a kicker. The Lions took him with the 45th overall pick in the NFL draft in 1952.
A sports injury limited Summerall to just two games in his rookie season. The Lions traded him to the Chicago Cardinals in 1953, where he played for five years. Summerall's final four seasons came with the Giants, where his greatest moment as a player came when he kicked the winning field goal to beat the Browns in a crucial December game.
Retiring after the 1961 season, Summerall was immediately hired by CBS Sports. He won fame as a play-by-play man, teamed first with Tom Brookshier and then with John Madden.
Summerall and Madden remained paired together after FOX out-bid CBS for NFC rights in 1994 and were a pairing until 2002. Summerall and Madden worked together for 22 NFL seasons, and both are regarded by many as the best broadcasting duo in American sports history.
Summerall had a simple and unpretentious style, which eschewed the limelight. Very plainspoken and straightforward style, Summerall wanted the attention on the players, and not on himself. He'd often call a game-changing play in a manner so simple that he'd say little more than, "Montana. Rice. Touchdown."
Sports fans of the 1980s remember a time when we'd turn on the TV on a Sunday afternoon and know if they heard Pat Summerall's voice, that we were getting the best game of the week - as well as hearing the best broadcaster in the business.
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