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NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall dies at 82

04/16/2013 6:16 PM ET
By Matt Hughes

Pat Summerall (left) with longtime broadcast partner John Madden.(AP)
Long-time NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall has died.

Summerall, known for his poignant voice and cadence, was part of a record 16 Super Bowl broadcasts. He was with CBS from 1961-1994 before joining FOX for the final eight years of his broadcasting career.

Paired with John Madden for 21 of those seasons, the pair announced some of the National Football League's most historic games, including the New York Giants' upset of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1990 NFC Championship Game and the New England Patriots' victory over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XVI. Summerall retired from full-time broadcasting in 2002.

The Dallas Morning News first reported on Summerall's death.

Prior to broadcasting, Summerall played ten years in the NFL, primarily as a placekicker with the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants.

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