DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died Tuesday. He was 82.
Susie Wiles, Summerall’s daughter, said her father died in Dallas.
“He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful father,” Wiles said. “I know he will be greatly missed.”
Summerall began working for CBS in 1961 and stayed there for 31 years before moving to Fox for the final eight years of his career.
Summerall spent much of his time honing a fantastic chemistry with the most famous football analyst in history, John Madden, and tributes have began pouring in on social media from those who associate Summerall with the big-time football games of their youth.
“When it comes to play by play, Pat Summerall is the gold standard” said Dallas Broadcaster Brad Sham on 105.3 The Fan.