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Pat Summerall

Dead at 82

4/16/2013 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pat Summerall
-- a staple on CBS and Fox Sports who famously called NFL games with John Madden for decades -- is dead at 82 ... a Fox Sports exec tells TMZ.

Pat -- a former NFL star kicker with the Lions, Cardinals and Giants -- was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.

Summerall called the Super Bowl in 1982, the highest rated Super Bowl of all time. 49% of the country tuned in to watch the 49ers defeat the Bengals.

Summerall called 16 Super Bowls.

Cause of death has not been revealed.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Summerall's "voice was treasured by millions of NFL fans for more than four decades" -- and "always represented the essence of class and friendship."



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31.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Pat was someone who enjoyed the sport of Football, and he showed it every time he was behind the mic. May he rest in peace.

500 days ago
32.

Stacey    

Gilmore girls reference, anyone? ;)

500 days ago
33.

WiddoMouse    

He was a very handsome old man. Such a unique voice. God Bless.

500 days ago
34.

fresera    

no cause of death has been revealed?? how about he was 82!!

500 days ago
35.

Rant On    

Madden and Summerall. Best voice duo ever. He just seemed like a genuine person, worthy of being remembered.

500 days ago
36.

Xsjado    

Rest in Peace Pat!

500 days ago
37.

paul a.    

Another memory in the bucket
RIP Pat
Thanks for all the Sundays!

500 days ago
38.

Rich     

Rest in peace, PAT. You gave me years of excitement watching NFL football.

500 days ago
39.

nof    

What made Pat so great:


NEVER tried to make the game be ABOUT him.


Deferred to even his partner in the broadcasting booth.


Ever-notice that the-good-ones all go at the same time (Summerall, Funicello, Winters)?


Institutions.

500 days ago
40.

Yurra Knutz    

R.I.P.

500 days ago
41.

robbmcg    

Thanks for the memories! RIP

500 days ago
42.

robbmcg    

Thanks for the memories! RIP ...

500 days ago
43.

DahhTroll    

rip

they don't make men like that any more
he was a class act

499 days ago
44.

Gabe    

Pat was a class act, great knowledge of the game; super voice! We'll miss him. RIP!

499 days ago
45.

Vote2012    

He was one of the best...going to miss his voice calling those games on TV

499 days ago
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