Pat Summerall

Player of American football Pat Summerall

George Allen "Pat" Summerall is a former American football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on NFL telecasts for CBS and Fox.
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Birthday
10 May 1930
Death Place
State of Texas

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Summerall legacy lives on during Super Bowl, continues to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Michael Strahan to receive 2014 Award Super Bowl XLVIII – New York HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 9th annual Pat Summerall Award will be presented to New York Football Giants Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the Legends for Charity® Dinner in New York City. The dinner will be held at the NFL Headquarters Hotel, The Grand Hyatt, and once again benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Strahan has found success away from the field as one of America's most recognizable broadcast personalities, serving as an analyst for FOX NFL Sunday and as co-host of the popular nationally-syndicated talk show, LIVE with Kelly and Michael.
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Bentley, Lopez to host weekly football show; ESPNU has Katy-Alief Taylor broadcast tonight
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
Time to thrash through some mostly non-NFL updates on this first day of the 2013 regular season: Broke Bentley and John Lopez will co-host “SportsZone Unfiltered,” a new football-season talk and features show that will debut at 10 p.m. Friday on KUBE (Channel 57) with a 10:30 a.m. Saturday re-air. Produced by Channel 57, where Bentley is an anchor on the weekly “SportsZone” program with Todd Freed, in conjunction with KILT (610 AM), where Lopez hosts a morning talk show, will feature Texans and college coverage. The re-air generally will precede Channel 57’s weekly SEC forecast, so there will be a weekly “SEC Huddle” segment. Other KILT talk show hosts will contribute to a weekly Texans discussion. … ESPNU has the Katy-Alief Taylor game from Crump Stadium at 7 p.m. Thursday. Adam Amin and Rene Ingoglia have the call. Owing to the UIL ban on Friday night live telecasts, this is the only Texas game on the ESPNU schedule. CSN Houston also has a full slate of Thursday night broadc...
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Pat Summerall Remembered During Memorial Service As 'Voice Of The NFL'
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
PLANO, Texas -- Veteran sportscaster Pat Summerall was remembered Saturday during a memorial service as "the voice of the NFL" and a venerated figure who maintained a humble approach despite the praise his broadcast work received for decades. Thousands gathered Saturday at a Baptist church just north of Dallas to pay tribute to a broadcaster who called some of the most memorable games in NFL history, and also was known for his coverage of Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the Masters golf tournament and other sporting events. Read More...
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Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for April 18, 2013 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com. 1. Quick Hits The NBA regular season ended last night. The L.A. Lakers captured the seventh seed and will face San Antonio. The NBA Playoffs begin Saturday. Four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers, who's 65 years old, says he will probably run the Marathon next year. What happened Monday, he says, will give new meaning to training and running the race. The 2013 NFL schedule will be released tonight at 8 p.m. 2. Boston Strong Last night's Boston Bruins game against Buffalo was the first major sports event in Boston since the Marathon tragedy. Before the game fans joined together to sing the National Anthem. When it ended the crowd erupted in "U.S.A. U.S.A." Touching indeed. 3. More Tributes The passing of Pat Summerall struck a chord with millions of sports fans. You responded to my Top 5 and to Facebook at "Len Berman's Top 5" like few other stories. He...
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Reese Schonfeld: How Pat Summerall Got His Job
Huffington Post Sports - almost 5 years
In December of 1958, a couple of days after the Baltimore Colts had defeated the New York Giants in what has since been called "The Greatest Game Ever Played," Bill MacPhail, the President of CBS Sports, called Charlie Conerly, the Giants quarterback, to invite him to tryout for a job as a sportscaster. Conerly was not home, and his roommate, Summerall, answered the phone. MacPhail relayed his request to him and then suggested that Summerall "had a pretty good voice" and why didn't he come down for a tryout too. We all know the results -- Summerall sounded great, Conerly not so good, and Summerall got the job. MacPhail was a great judge of talent and a great sports executive. It was he who created the bond between CBS and the Masters Tournament, a bond that has lasted more than 50 years. In 1963, MacPhail introduced Summerall to the Tournament and Summerall was the voice of the Masters for the next 27 years. Bill MacPhail was my friend. I hired him at CNN when we despe...
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Pat Summerall, legendary NFL announcer, dies at 82
CNN- Cafferty File - almost 5 years
Pat Summerall, the football player turned legendary play-by-play announcer, died Tuesday. He was 82.
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Legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall who called 16 Super Bowls dies of cardiac arrested at age 82
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Over four decades, Summerall described some of the biggest games in America in his deep, resonant voice.
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 Daily Mail (UK) article
Quotes on death of Pat Summerall
Fox News - almost 5 years
Reaction on the death Tuesday of NFL player-turned-broadcaster Pat Summerall: ___ "Pat was my broadcasting partner for a long time, but more than that he was my friend for all of these years.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pat Summerall
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 82
    Summerall checked into Zale Lipshy University Hospital in Dallas, Texas, for surgery on a broken hip. He died there on April 16, 2013, of cardiac arrest at age 82.
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  • 2011
    Age 80
    In 2011, Summerall appeared on the pregame coverage of the Cotton Bowl.
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  • 2010
    Age 79
    Summerall appeared in the music video for Forever the Sickest Kids' 2010 single "She Likes (Bittersweet Love)".
  • 2008
    Age 77
    On June 19, 2008, he was hospitalized for internal bleeding caused by a new medicine he was taking.
    In January 2008, Summerall had a hip replacement surgery.
  • 2006
    Age 75
    In 2006, Pat Summerall underwent cataract surgery, and had an intraocular lens implanted.
  • 2005
    Age 74
    As previously mentioned, Summerall hosted this syndicated program dedicated to high school and collegiate athletics from 2005 to 2012. Charles Davis assumed hosting duties in 2012.
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  • 2004
    Age 73
    Summerall called several preseason and early regular-season NFL games for the ESPN network in 2004, substituting for regular announcer Mike Patrick while the latter recovered from heart surgery.
  • 2002
    Age 71
    Summerall retired again following the 2002 season but in 2006, he served as a substitute for Kenny Albert alongside Baldinger for the Week 8 (October 29) game between the eventual NFC champion Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers.
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    Summerall was lured out of retirement and re-signed with Fox for the 2002 season.
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    The long-time partnership ended after Super Bowl XXXVI in early 2002, as Summerall had announced he would be retiring from announcing and Madden's contract had expired.
  • 1997
    Age 66
    The urban legend was his nickname became "Pat" because of the abbreviation for "point after touchdown" that a field-goal kicker was credited for in a game summary. But in a 1997 Dallas Morning News story, Summerall said after his parents divorced, he was taken in by an aunt and uncle who had a son named Mike. "My aunt and uncle just started calling me Pat to go with their Mike", Summerall would say, referencing frequently named characters in Irish jokes told during that time.
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  • 1993
    Age 62
    His last game alongside Madden for CBS (before the NFC television contract moved over to Fox) was the 1993 NFC Championship Game (which saw the Dallas Cowboys defeat the San Francisco 49ers to go to Super Bowl XXVIII against the Buffalo Bills in Atlanta) in Irving, Texas.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1987
    Age 56
    On April 15, 1987, Summerall did color commentary alongside Steve Stone for a Chicago Cubs - Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game on WGN-TV.
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  • 1985
    Age 54
    In 1985, Summerall once again called college basketball, working NCAA men's tournament games for CBS with Larry Conley.
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  • 1983
    Age 52
    In 1983, Summerall replaced Vin Scully (who had left CBS to work for NBC on their Major League Baseball and golf coverage) in the 18th hole tower role (a role that Scully was in since 1975).
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  • 1981
    Age 50
    It is often mistakenly assumed that Summerall and Madden handled the call on CBS-TV for the 1981 NFC Championship Game, when San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark made "The Catch" to lift the 49ers to a 28–27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys and a berth in Super Bowl XVI.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1975
    Age 44
    In 1975, Summerall hosted the Pan American Games in Mexico, and in 1976 he teamed with Tom Brookshier to call some heavyweight boxing matches for CBS.
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  • 1974
    Age 43
    Summerall also broadcast PGA Tour matches on CBS, including the Masters Tournament, as well as the US Open of tennis, during his tenure at CBS with Tony Trabert, and he was the play-by-play announcer for the 1974 NBA Finals (working alongside Rick Barry and Rod Hundley), CBS' first season broadcasting the NBA on CBS.
    Midway through the 1974 NFL season, CBS shifted Summerall from color to play-by-play.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 38
    In 1969, Summerall took part in NBC's coverage of Super Bowl III.
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  • 1968
    Age 37
    In 1968, after CBS abandoned the practice of assigning dedicated announcing crews to particular NFL teams, Summerall ascended to the network's lead national crew, pairing with Jack Buck and then Ray Scott. For the postgame coverage of the very first Super Bowl at the end of the 1967 season (which was simulcast by CBS and NBC), the trophy presentation ceremony was handled by CBS' Summerall (who worked as a reporter, while CBS' game coverage was called by Ray Scott, Jack Whitaker and Frank Gifford) and NBC's George Ratterman.
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  • 1962
    Age 31
    After retiring from football, Summerall was hired by CBS Sports in 1962 to work as a color commentator on the network's NFL coverage.
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  • 1961
    Age 30
    His last professional game was the December 31, 1961 NFL Championship Game held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1958
    Age 27
    Summerall's most memorable professional moment may well have been at the very end of the December 14, 1958 regular season finale between his Giants and the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium.
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  • 1953
    Age 22
    After that season, he was traded and went on to play for the Chicago Cardinals from 1953 to 1957 and the New York Giants from 1958 to 1961, during which he was a part of The Greatest Game Ever Played.
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  • 1952
    Age 21
    Summerall spent ten years as a professional football player in the National Football League, primarily as a placekicker. The Detroit Lions drafted Summerall as a fourth-round draft choice in the 1952 NFL Draft.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1949
    Age 18
    Summerall played college football from 1949 to 1951 at the University of Arkansas, where he played defensive end, tight end, and placekicker positions for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1930
    Born
    Born on May 10, 1930.
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