Pat Summerall

American football player and television sportscaster (1930-2013)

George Allen "Pat" Summerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was a former American football player and television sportscaster.

Pat Summerall
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Summerall in 2008
No. 21, 88
Personal information
Born:(1930-05-10)May 10, 1930
Lake City, Florida
Died:April 16, 2013(2013-04-16) (aged 82)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Columbia (Lake City, Florida)
NFL Draft:1952 / Round: 4 / Pick: 45
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goals attempted:212
Field goals made:100
Field goal percentage:47.2
Longest field goal:50
Extra points:257/265 (97.0%)
Player stats at

Summerall was born on May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida.

He started color commentatory on CBS Sports before replacing Ray Scott as lead play by play. He was paired with Tom Brookshier and especially John Madden. Summerall and Madden moved to FOX in 1994 until 2001 when they were replaced by Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Cris Collinsworth.

He filled for Mike Patrick in 2004 who recovered from heart surgery. Summerall also called a few Cotton Bowls[1] for Fox before retiring for good. During his time at CBS, Summerall called American Basketball Association, NBA, college basketball games, tennis and golf tournaments.

In 1990, Summerall vomited on an airplane after a Bears-Redskins matchup and was out for a long time. He was replaced by Verne Lundquist who filled in for Summerall who was assigned to call the Tennis U.S. Open. In 1999 he was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame.[2]

Summerall died on April 16, 2013 from cardiac arrest which were complications of hip surgery in a hospital in Dallas, Texas, aged 82.


  2. "American Sportscasters Association - Hall Of Fame - Pat Sumerall".