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Pat Summerall

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall

Full Name: George Allen Summerall
Profession: CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster

United States of America

Biography: Played nine years in the NFL before moving to the booth, where he announced a wide variety of sports, including football, golf, and tennis. In total, he announced 16 Super Bowls, 26 Masters Tournaments, and 21 US Opens.

Born: May 10, 1930
Birthplace: Lake City, Florida, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: April 16, 2013 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Married Life

  • 1955-07-02 NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs
  • 1996-03-16 Sportscaster Pat Summerall (65) weds Cherilyn Burns in Florida

Historical Events

  • 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 lasts 22 years and becomes one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history

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