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Posted April 16, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Pat Summerall ‘The Voice Of The NFL’ Passes Away At 82 [Photo]

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In a statement Tuesday, Madden said: “Pat was my broadcasting partner for a long time, but more than that he was my friend for all of these years. We never had one argument, and that was because of Pat. He was a great broadcaster and a great man. He always had a joke. Pat never complained and we never had an unhappy moment. He was something very special. Pat Summerall is the voice of football and always will be.” – usatoday

Pat Summerall and his daughter Susie Wiles in a NYC apartment in 1960. Summerall was a kicker for the NY Giants at the time.

Pat Summerall and his daughter Susie Wiles in a NYC apartment in 1960. Summerall was a kicker for the NY Giants at the time.

“He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful father,” Wiles told the Associated Press. “I know he will be greatly missed.”- usatoday

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amous FOX Broadcaster, often paired with the infamous John Madden, Pat Summerall “The voice of the NFL” from the 1960’s to the 1990’s passed away at 82 years old on Tuesday. He passed away in Dallas (Zale Lipshy Hospital) with his daughter Susie Wiles by his side. The Dallas Morning News reported that Summerall was at the hospital recovering from a broken hip. Continue reading below…

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Summerall’s last Super Bowl worked was for Fox on Feb. 3, 2002, which was also his last game with Madden, ending a 21-year run together.

“You are what the NFL is all about, what pro football is all about, and more important, what a man is all about and what a gentleman is all about,” Madden said then in a tribute to his partner to end that Super Bowl telecast. – usatoday

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at Summerall initially started broadcasting for the NFL on Sundays with CBS and later (1993) switched to FOX as part of the infamous John Madden-Pat Summerall package duo. He gained a name from the 1960’s to the 1990’s, and worked a record 16 Super Bowls along the way. With CBS, Sumerall didn’t just cover football, he also covered golf, the US Open and the Masters. He called 13 Super Bowls, 26 Masters and 21 U.S. Opens during his time with CBS. Sumerall was also a former player, a kicker with the Chicago Cardinals (Bears) and the NY Giants from 1952-1961. Summerall dealt with bouts of alcoholism and needed a liver transplant in 2004 after 10 years of sobriety. Thatsenuff.com sends condolences out to the friends and family of Pat Summerall… The Voice of the NFL! Check out photos above and below!

Source: usatoday

Pat Summerall: photo taken Dec 27, 1958.

Pat Summerall: photo taken Dec 27, 1958.

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Pat Summerall with NY Giants. Sept 17, 1960.

Pat Summerall (second left), Frank Gifford (center), and Jets "Broadway" Joe Namath (r).

Pat Summerall (second left), Frank Gifford (center), and Jets “Broadway” Joe Namath (r).

Pat Summerall at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 8, 1959 as a NY Giant.

Pat Summerall at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 8, 1959 as a NY Giant.

Pat Summerall (r) with Jim Taylor and Bart Starr.

Pat Summerall (r) with Jim Taylor and Bart Starr.

Pat Summerall 1959 Topps football card

Pat Summerall and his wife, Cheri, in 2003.

Pat Summerall and his wife, Cheri, in 2003.