Former NFL kicker and broadcaster Pat Summerall passed away today of complications of hip surgery. He was 82.
Summerall spent ten seasons in the NFL during the 1950s and early 1960s with the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals and the New York Giants. His stint with the Giants included playing in “The Greatest Game Ever Played” in the 1958 NFL Championship Game against the Baltimore Colts.
But Summerall is best known for his four decades in the broadcast booth. Two of those decades were spent partnering with John Madden.
In addition to calling NFL games, Summerall also called basketball, golf and tennis.
Summerall’s voice could also be heard in True Value Hardware commercials.