Tom Brookshier

NFL Player and Sportscaster Tom Brookshier

Profession: NFL Player and Sportscaster

United States of America

Biography: A starting defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles for seven seasons from 1953 to 1961, he is best known for his pairing with Pat Summerall on the primary broadcast team for NFL games on CBS during the 1970s.

Born: December 16, 1931
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: January 29, 2010 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1954-01-17 4th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 20-9; MVP: Chuck Bednarik, Philadelphia Eagles, LB
  • 1960-12-26 National Football League Championship, Franklin Field, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers, 17-13; lone playoff defeat for Packers coach Vince Lombardi before Packers establish dynasty