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Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 10, 1930
DiedApril 16, 2013, Dallas, Texas, United States
SpouseCherilyn Burns, Kathy Jacobs
FactInducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.

Pat Summerall was born on May 10, 1930, in Lake City, Florida. His father, John, was a Baptist minister, and his mother, Mavis, was a homemaker. He had two older brothers, John and Bill. Summerall was a star athlete at Lake City High School, playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was offered a football scholarship to the University of Florida, but turned it down to play for the University of Arkansas.

Summerall played for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1949 to 1951. He was named an All-American in 1950 and 1951. He set a school record for most points scored in a season with 96 in 1950. After graduation, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 1952 NFL Draft.

Summerall played for the Lions from 1952 to 1961. He was named to the Pro Bowl four times. He was traded to the Chicago Cardinals in 1962. He played for the Cardinals for one season before retiring from football.

After retirement, Summerall began a career in broadcasting. He worked as a commentator for CBS and Fox. He also did play-by-play for NFL games on CBS. He retired from broadcasting in 2013.

Summerall was married three times. His first wife was Katherine Denton. They were married from 1957 to 1959. His second wife was Cheri Lasalle. They were married from 1974 to 1977. His third wife was Nancy Moore. They were married from 1986 until his death in 2013. He had four children: two with Denton, one with Lasalle, and one with Moore.

Summerall died on April 16, 2013, at the age of 82.

General Info

Full NamePat Summerall
Date Of BirthMay 10, 1930
DiedApril 16, 2013, Dallas, Texas, United States
Height1.93 m
Weight103 kg
ProfessionSports commentator, American football player
EducationUniversity of Arkansas


SpouseCherilyn Burns, Kathy Jacobs
ChildrenJay Summerall, Susan Wiles, Kyle Summerall


AwardsSports Lifetime Achievement Award
NominationsSports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Play-By-Play
MoviesBlack Sunday, Power, Passion & Glory, Rivalries: The Tradition of Georgia vs. Florida, TFN Presents Rivalries: Michigan vs. Ohio State
TV ShowsSports Stars of Tomorrow, This Week in Pro Football, Future Phenoms

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1Inducted into the Arkansas Sportscasters & Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
2Inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.
3Inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1971.
4Inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 1994.
5Tom 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.
6Had knee-replacement surgery in 2000.
7Had a liver transplant in 2004.
8Attended the Betty Ford Center for his alcohol problem.
9His first wife, Kathy Jacobs, died of abdominal cancer in December, 2005.
10Three children: Susan, Jay and Kyle (named after Kyle Rote).
11Inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.
12Nicknamed Pat as in PAT (Point After Touchdown)
13Recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award (which rewards exceptional longtime contributions to radio and TV in pro football) in 1994.
14Football sportscaster for CBS (1961-1994) and Fox (1994-2002).
15He had a brief stint with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization.
16Attended the University of Arkansas.
17Also spent some time as a defensive lineman and offensive end.
18Played 10 years (1952-1961)in the NFL, as a kicker for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, and New York Giants.




The Simpsons1999TV SeriesPat Summerall
Black Sunday1977Pat Summerall


Mike & Mike2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Pro Football Hall of Famer / Himself - Guest
WrestleMania Rewind2014TV Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 AT&T Cotton Bowl2010TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl2009TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
The Greatest Game Ever Played2008TV MovieHimself - Giants Placekicker 1958
2007 AT&T Cotton Bowl2007TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Mantle2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN's Sunday Night Football2004TV SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles2004Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
NFL on FOX1994-2002TV SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Super Bowl XXXVI2002TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-play Announcer
Big Game XXIX: Bugs vs. Daffy2001TV MovieHimself - Game Announcer
The Game of Their Lives: Pro Football's Wonder Years2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (Giants Kicker, 1958-1961 / Cardinals End, 1953-1957 / Lions End, 1952)
Madden NFL 20022001Video GameHimself (voice)
Madden NFL 20012000Video GameHimself
The Replacements2000Himself
Big Game XXVIII: Road Runner vs. Coyote2000TV MovieHimself - Game Announcer
Unitas1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Madden NFL 20001999Video GameHimself
Family Guy1999TV SeriesHimself
1998 NFC Championship Game1999TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
The NFL's Greatest Games: '58 Championship1998Video documentaryHimself (Giants Kicker)
Madden NFL 991998Video GameHimself
1997 NFC Championship Game1998TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Madden NFL 981997Video GameHimself (voice)
Super Bowl XXXI1997TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-play Announcer
1996 NFC Championship Game1997TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Madden NFL 971996Video GameHimself - Co-commentator
GamePro TV1996TV SeriesHimself
1995 NFC Championship Game1996TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Madden NFL 961995Video GameHimself
Ned and Stacey1995TV SeriesHimself
1994 NFC Championship Game1995TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Madden NFL 951994Video GameHimself
1993 NFC Championship Game1994TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Madden NFL 941993Video GameHimself
1992 NFC Championship Game1993TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
The Complete History of Golf, Vol. 1: Let the Games Begin1992Video documentaryHimself - Host
The Complete History of Golf, Vol. 2: The Boom Between the Wars1992Video documentaryHimself - Host
The Complete History of Golf, Vol. 3: Into the Television Age1992Video documentaryHimself - Host
The Complete History of Golf, Vol. 4: The Past Meets the Future1992Video documentaryHimself - Host
Super Bowl XXVI1992TV MovieHimself - Play-by-play Announcer
1991 NFC Championship Game1992TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
John Madden Football '921991Video GameHimself
Play by Play: A History of Sports Television1991TV Series documentaryHimself
1990 NFC Championship Game1991TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Super Bowl XXIV1990TV MovieHimself - Play-by-play Announcer
1989 NFC Championship Game1990TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1988 NFC Championship Game1989TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
The 1988 US Open Tennis Championships1988TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
1987 NFC Championship Game1988TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Strange But True Football Stories1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XXI1987TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-play Announcer
Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl1987TV MovieHimself
1986 NFC Championship Game1987TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1985 NFC Championship Game1986TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1984 NFC Championship Game1985TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Super Bowl XVIII1984TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1983 NFC Championship Game1983TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1982 NFC Championship Game1982TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
The NFL on CBS1960-1981TV SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer / Himself - New York Giants Kicker
1980 NFC Championship Game1981TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Super Bowl XIV1980TV MovieHimself - Announcer
1979 NFC Championship Game1980TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1979 Sun Bowl1979TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1978 NFC Championship Game1979TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1978 Sun Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Super Bowl XII1978TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
1976 NFC Championship Game1976TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Super Bowl X1976TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
1975 Fiesta Bowl1975TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
1974 NBA All-Star Game1974TV SpecialHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Super Bowl VIII1974TV MovieHimself - Announcer
1973 NFC Championship Game1973TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1972 NFC Championship Game1972TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1972 NHL All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself - Ice Level Reporter - CBS
Super Bowl VI1972TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
1971 NFC Championship Game1972TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1971 Sun Bowl1971TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1970 NFC Championship Game1971TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
Super Bowl IV1970TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Super Bowl III1969TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
1968 NFL Championship Game1968TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
AFL-NFL World Championship Game1968TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
This Week in Pro Football1967TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
AFL-NFL World Championship Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Sideline Reporter / Trophy Presentation CBS
1966 NFL Championship Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Sideline Reporter
1965 NFL Championship Game1966TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1964 Cotton Bowl1964TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1959 NFL Championship Game1959TV SpecialHimself - New York Giants Kicker

Archive Footage

Super Bowl I: The Lost Game2016TV MovieHimself
Mike & Mike2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Former NFL Player / Broadcster / Himself / ...
A Football Life2013TV SeriesHimself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Sportscaster (In Memoriam)
GamePro TV1996TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl1976TV Movie documentaryHimself

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