In what’s already been a tough couple of days of news in the sports world, another hit came on Tuesday when the Dallas Morning News reported that legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall has passed away at the age of 82.
Pat Summerall has died, The Dallas Morning News has learned.
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) April 16, 2013
Summerall was born in Lake City, FL and played college football for the University of Arkansas. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1952 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, and spent time with the Chicago Cardinals (1953-57) and New York Giants (1958-61)
Following his time in the league, Summerall was hired by CBS in 1962 as a color commentator. It was as a broadcaster that he would become a staple and the voice fans around the country would associate with the NFL.
In 1994 he made the move from CBS to Fox and he retired following the 2002 season.
During his career, he worked a record 16 Super Bowls combined for CBS and Fox.
The game truly has lost a legend and our thoughts and prayers are with the Summerall family.