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Tom Brookshier

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier

Profession: NFL Sportscaster

United States of America

Why Famous: 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

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