|FactSnippet No. 887,895|
42 Facts About Pat Summerall
Pat Summerall announced 16 Super Bowls on network television, 26 Masters Tournaments, and 21 US Opens.
|FactSnippet No. 887,896|
Pat Summerall's best playing years were as a kicker with the New York Giants.
|FactSnippet No. 887,900|
Pat Summerall was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 1977, and inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1994.
|FactSnippet No. 887,902|
Pat Summerall was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.
|FactSnippet No. 887,903|
Pat Summerall was inducted into the FHSAA Hall of Fame and was later named to the FHSAA's All-Century Team.
|FactSnippet No. 887,904|
Pat Summerall played college football from 1949 to 1951 at the University of Arkansas, where he played defensive end, tight end, and placekicker positions for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
|FactSnippet No. 887,905|
Pat Summerall graduated in 1953 majoring in Russian history, according to CBS News.
|FactSnippet No. 887,906|
Pat Summerall spent ten years as a professional football player in the National Football League, primarily as a placekicker.
|FactSnippet No. 887,907|
Pat Summerall played the pre-season with the Lions before breaking his arm, which ended the year for him.
|FactSnippet No. 887,908|
Pat Summerall was featured in and hosted various production shows, such as Summerall Success Stories and Champions of Industry.
|FactSnippet No. 887,910|
Pat Summerall's stature as pro football's premier television broadcaster was a result of two things: first, his ability to play the "straight man" alongside John Madden's lively, verbose persona; second, his economical delivery that magnified the drama of a moment while allowing the pictures and his baritone-like voice to tell the story.
|FactSnippet No. 887,914|
Pat Summerall's style was closely modeled on that of his predecessor as CBS's main NFL announcer, Ray Scott, known for his minimalist style.
|FactSnippet No. 887,915|
Pat Summerall covered other events such as ABA for CBS during this period.
|FactSnippet No. 887,916|
Pat Summerall called at least one Professional Bowlers Association event, which was the 1975 Brunswick World Open.
|FactSnippet No. 887,919|
Pat Summerall signed off the broadcast thus, surrounded by the other CBS commentators that were working the tournament:.
|FactSnippet No. 887,920|
Pat Summerall was lured out of retirement and re-signed with Fox for the 2002 season because Ray Bentley was let go.
|FactSnippet No. 887,922|
However, since Madden had left to take over the color commentator position on Monday Night Football from Dan Fouts and Dennis Miller for ABC and Fox had promoted Joe Buck to be its number one NFL play-by-play voice, Pat Summerall was paired with Brian Baldinger on regional telecasts.
|FactSnippet No. 887,923|
From 2007 until 2010, Pat Summerall appeared as the play-by-play voice of the network's coverage of the Cotton Bowl Classic game.
|FactSnippet No. 887,926|
In 2011, Pat Summerall appeared on the pregame coverage of the Cotton Bowl.
|FactSnippet No. 887,927|
Since 2006, the "Pat Summerall Award" has been presented at the annual Legends for Charity Luncheon given on Super Bowl weekend at the NFL's headquarters hotel in the host city.
|FactSnippet No. 887,930|
Pat Summerall served as the longtime radio spokesman for the Dux Beds company, a Swedish maker of mattresses, and its "Duxiana" stores.
|FactSnippet No. 887,931|
Pat Summerall provided commentary, alongside Madden, on Cartoon Network's annual Super Bowl parodies, The Big Game, from 1998 through 2001.
|FactSnippet No. 887,933|
Pat Summerall appeared in the music video for Forever the Sickest Kids' 2010 single "She Likes ".
|FactSnippet No. 887,934|
In 2006, Pat Summerall underwent cataract surgery, and had an intraocular lens implanted.
|FactSnippet No. 887,935|