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As the top play-by-play announcer of his generation, sportscaster and NFL placekicker Pat Summerall worked a record 16 Super Bowls. His deep, understated voice with a twinge of southern drawl was also the backdrop for 26 Masters Tournaments and 21 U.S. Opens, but he is most remembered as the smooth straight man to long-time partner John Madden's booming color commentary. Summerall, called the "voice of football" by Madden, received a number of awards for his broadcast work, including 1977 National Sportscaster of the Year and the 1994 Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. In 1999 he was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame. While Summerall was lesser known as an athlete, he spent 10 seasons in the National Football League and in 1958, participated in what would become known as the "Greatest Game Ever Played." After an illustrious career as a broadcaster and football player, Summerall died on April 16, 2013 at 82 years old.

As the top play-by-play announcer of his generation, sportscaster and NFL placekicker Pat Summerall worked a record 16 Super Bowls. His deep, understated voice with a twinge of southern drawl was also the backdrop for 26 Masters Tournaments and 21 U.S. Opens, but he is most remembered as the smooth straight man to long-time partner John Madden's booming color commentary. Summerall, called the "voice of football" by Madden, received a number of awards for his broadcast work, including 1977 National Sportscaster of the Year and the 1994 Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. In 1999 he was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame. While Summerall was lesser known as an athlete, he spent 10 seasons in the National Football League and in 1958, participated in what would become known as the "Greatest Game Ever Played." After an illustrious career as a broadcaster and football player, Summerall died on April 16, 2013 at 82 years old.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Replacements, The (2000) Himself
2.
 Black Sunday (1977) Himself
4.
 Frank Gifford (2002) Interviewee
5.
 Super Bowl XXXVI (2002) Play-By-Play Announcer (Game Coverage)
6.
 Game of Their Lives, The (2001) Interviewee
7.
 Super Bowl XXXIII (1999) Play-By-Play Announcer
8.
 Unitas (1999) Interviewee
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1952:
Played 10 years in NFL as kicker for Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, and New York Giants
1958:
As member of New York Giants, took part in NFL Championship popularly called "the greatest game ever played"
1962:
After retiring from football, hired by CBS to work as NFL color commentator
1974:
Made play-by-play commentator by CBS
1977:
Named National Sportscaster of the Year by The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
1977:
Made film acting debut in drama thriller "Black Sunday"
1981:
Teamed up with former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden to form one of TV's most well-known sports broadcasting partnerships
1994:
With Madden, hired by Fox network to cover "NFL on Fox"
1994:
Inducted into The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame
1999:
Inducted into American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame
2008:
Featured in ESPN documentary "The Greatest Game Ever Played"
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Education

University of Arkansas: Fayetteville , Arkansas - 1953

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