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Summerall, George Allan (Pat)

Born: 1930 AD
Died: 2013 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Announcer, Football Player, Sportscaster

1930 – Born- May 10th, Lake City, FL



1940’s – Summerall played high school football at Columbia High School in Lake City, Florida, where he was recognized as an All-State selection in football, as well as basketball. He also earned varsity letters in both baseball and tennis.



1949 to 1951 – Summerall played college football from 1949 to 1951 at the University of Arkansas, where he played defensive end, tight end, and placekicker positions. He graduated from UA in 1953.



1952 – Drafted by the Detroit Lions



1953-1957 – Chicago Cardinals



1958-1961 – New York Giants, Kicker



1962-1993 – CBS Announcer



1981-2002 – Worked with John Madden on CBS and FOX until retirement.



2002 – Pat Summerall was lured out of retirement and re-signed with FOX for the 2002 season, working with Brian Baldinger on regional telecasts (primarily featuring the Dallas Cowboys, since Summerall was a Dallas resident) before retiring again after one year. In 2006, he returned to the broadcast booth, paired once again with Baldinger. In Week 8 (October 29 of that year, he called a game between the eventual NFC champion Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers. In January 2007, Summerall returned to Fox as one of the play-by-play voices of the network’s coverage of the Cotton Bowl between Auburn and Nebraska.



Summerall has broadcast 16 Super Bowls on network television with CBS and Fox, more than any other announcer. He also contributed to ten Super Bowl broadcasts on CBS Radio



2008 – Summerall was the narrator & sponsor crediter for the 2008 Masters Golf Tournament. He makes his home in Southlake, Texas where he has lived for 12 years.