Pat Summerall was born on this date in 1930. The iconic broadcaster and former player is best known for his time in the booth with John Madden anchoring Fox’s football coverage.
Summerall played 9 years in the NFL as a defensive end and kicker. His biggest contributions came while with the New York Giants, including leading the NFL in Field Goals and FG Percentage in 1959 and the most Extra Points in 1961.
Summerall’s contributions to the sport will never be forgotten. From his time on the field and in the trenches to his time in the booth, he touched generations of football fans. He expertly kept the rambunctious John Madden in check and provided fans with clear, often cleaned up the results of the action that Madden missed.