Pat Summerall dead: Legendary NFL broadcaster dies at 82
The voice that a generation of NFL fans grew up with and most associate with the sport has fallen silent. Pat Summerall has passed away at the age of 82 on April 16, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Summerall was a part of a record 16 Super Bowls on network television, spending the first five as an analyst. He worked at CBS from 1961 to 1993, before moving with the NFL to FOX in 1994.
He worked alongside John Madden for 21 seasons at CBS and FOX, working their eighth, and his final, Super Bowl in February 2002. The duo’s coverage of Super Bowl XVI in 1982 remains the highest-rated sports program of all-time, with an audience of more than 49 percent of the nation watching.
Summerall was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999. Since 2006, the Pat Summerall Award has been presented at the annual Legends for Charity Luncheon held on Super Bowl weekend, awarding “a deserving recipient who through their career has demonstrated the character, integrity and leadership both on and off the job that the name Pat Summerall represents.”