Summerall in 2008
|Date of birth:May 10, 1930|
|Place of birth: Lake City, Florida|
|Date of death: April 16, 2013(aged 82)|
|Place of death: Dallas, Texas|
|College: University of Arkansas|
|NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 4 / Pick: 45|
|Debuted in 1952 for the Detroit Lions|
|Last played in 1961 for the New York Giants|
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Summerall was born on May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida.
He started color commentatory on CBS Sports before replacing Ray Scott as lead play by play. He was paired with Tom Brookshier and especially John Madden. Summerall and Madden moved to FOX in 1994 until 2001 when they were replaced by Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Cris Collinsworth.
He filled for Mike Patrick in 2004 who recovered from heart surgery. Summerall also called a few Cotton Bowls for Fox before retiring for good. During his time at CBS, Summerall called American Basketball Association, NBA, college basketball games, tennis and golf tournaments.
In 1990, Summerall vomited on an airplane after a Bears-Redskins matchup and was out for a long time. He was replaced by Verne Lundquist who filled in for Summerall who was assigned to call the Tennis U.S. Open. In 1999 he was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame.
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