Super voice gone: Pat Summerall dead at 82
Updated On: Apr 17 2013 06:07:04 AM EDT
Pat Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonate voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82.
Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday that Summerall had died. He could not immediately provide further details.
Summerall was part of network television broadcasts for 16 Super Bowls. His last championship game was for Fox on Feb. 3, 2002, also his last game with longtime partner John Madden. The popular duo worked together for 21 years, moving to Fox in 1994 after years as the lead team for CBS.
Summerall played 10 NFL seasons (1952-61) with the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. He started doing NFL games for CBS in 1964. He also covered the PGA Tour and tennis.
Summerall has ties to northeast Florida. He was born in Lake City, and played football, tennis baseball and basketball at Columbia High School. Summerall was inducted into the FHSAA hall of fame and was later named to the FHSAA's All-Century Team.
His daughter, Susie Wiles, was former chief of staff to Mayor John Delaney and has served as campaign manager for Gov. Rick Scott and presidential candidate of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.
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