Pat Summerall Biography

George Allen "Pat" Summerall was an American football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN. In addition to football, he also announced major golf and tennis events. In total, he announced 16 Super Bowls on network television, 26 Masters Tournaments, and 21 US Opens. He also contributed to 10 Super Bowl broadcasts on CBS Radio as a pregame host or analyst.

Summerall played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks and then in the National Football League from 1952 through 1961. After retiring as a player, he joined CBS as a color commentator the next year. He worked with Tom Brookshier and then John Madden on NFL telecasts for CBS and Fox. Although retired since 2002, he continued to announce games on occasion, especially those near his Texas home. He was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 1977, and inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1994. That year, he also received the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Pat Summerall
Full Name:
George Allen Summerall
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
American football player, Sports commentator, Announcer
Date of Birth:
May 10, 1930
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
April 16, 2013
Age at Death:
82
Cause of Death:
Cardiac arrest
Marriages
Pat Summerall Timeline
  • 1958-12-14
    Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium
  • 1979-11-25
    Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history
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Pat Summerall. (2018). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 5:16am UTC, Sep 26, 2018, from historyhop.com/famous-people/pat-summerall/bio.

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Pat Summerall. [Internet]. 2018. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: historyhop.com/famous-people/pat-summerall/bio [Accessed 26 Sep 2018].

MLA Style

"Pat Summerall." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2018. Web. 26 Sep 2018.

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