Pat Summerall, 1930-2013

Former NFL player and Hall of Fame broadcaster Pat Summerall died Tuesday at the age of 82.


  • Born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Fla. (full name: George Allen Summerall)

  • Drafted in the fourth round (45th overall pick) by the Detroit Lions in the 1952 NFL draft.

  • Played 10 NFL seasons with three teams (Lions, Cardinals, Giants).

  • Played on offense, defense, and as a kicker.

  • Member of the Lions' 1952 NFL Championship team (missed most of the season with a broken arm).

  • Played in the NFL Championship Game in 1958, '59 and '61.

  • Led NFL in field goal percentage in 1959 (68.9).

  • Began broadcasting career after his retirement in 1961.

  • Broadcasted 16 Super Bowls on television (11 as the play-by-play announcer, four as an analyst and one as sideline reporter).

  • Known for his pairings with Tom Brookshier and John Madden.

  • The Summerall-Madden team lasted for 22 seasons on CBS and FOX.

  • 1999 inductee to the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame.

  • 1994 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio and TV Award, given by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • Also broadcasted college football, golf, tennis, boxing and NBA.

  • The Pat Summerall Award has been given annually during Super Bowl weekend since 2006.