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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 May 1930Lake City, Florida, USA
Date of Death 16 April 2013Dallas, Texas, USA  (cardiac arrest)
Birth NameGeorge Allen Summerall
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Pat Summerall was born on May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida, USA as George Allen Summerall. He was an actor, known for The Replacements (2000), Super Bowl XXIV (1990) and Super Bowl XXI (1987). He was married to Cherilyn Burns and Kathy Jacobs. He died on April 16, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Spouse (2)

Cherilyn Burns (16 March 1996 - 16 April 2013) (his death)
Kathy Jacobs (2 July 1955 - 2 October 1995) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (18)

Played 10 years (1952-1961)in the NFL, as a kicker for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, and New York Giants.
Also spent some time as a defensive lineman and offensive end.
Attended the University of Arkansas.
He had a brief stint with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization.
Football sportscaster for CBS (1961-1994) and Fox (1994-2002).
Recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award (which rewards exceptional longtime contributions to radio and TV in pro football) in 1994.
Nicknamed Pat as in PAT (Point After Touchdown)
Inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.
Three children: Susan, Jay and Kyle (named after Kyle Rote).
His first wife, Kathy Jacobs, died of abdominal cancer in December, 2005.
Attended the Betty Ford Center for his alcohol problem.
Had a liver transplant in 2004.
Had knee-replacement surgery in 2000.
Tom Brookshier was Pat's best man at his wedding to Cheryl Burns in Florida in 1996. John Madden drove all the way from California to Florida to attend the wedding.
Inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 1994.
Inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1971.
Inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.
Inducted into the Arkansas Sportscasters & Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 2010.

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