Pat Summerall, a former NFL player who called NFL games as a broadcaster for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82.
"Pat Summerall was one of the best friends and greatest contributors that the NFL has known," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
FOX Sports, the network Summerall worked for from 1993 to 2002, confirmed his death after the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center said Summerall died in his room at Dallas' Zale Lipshy Hospital of cardiac arrest. Summerall was hospitalized recovering from hip surgery.
Summerall participated in network television broadcasts for 16 Super Bowls. His final Super Bowl was called on Feb. 3, 2002. That also was his last game with John Madden. Summerall and Madden worked together for 21 years. Summerall's voice was also used in Madden's early video games.
Summerall also broadcast golf and tennis events.
He played in the NFL for 10 seasons, primarily as a kicker, for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants.
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