April 21, 2013 in Sports

Summerall honored

 

Veteran sportscaster Pat Summerall was remembered Saturday during a memorial service as “the voice of the NFL” and a venerated figure who maintained a humble approach despite the praise his broadcast work received for decades. Thousands gathered Saturday at a Baptist church at Plano, Texas, to pay tribute to a broadcaster who called some of the most memorable games in NFL history, and also was known for his coverage of Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the Masters golf tournament and other sporting events. The former NFL kicker died Tuesday at age 82 of cardiac arrest at a Dallas hospital. With his deep, resonant voice, Summerall called 16 Super Bowls and was the primary television play-by-play voice of the NFL. – Associated Press


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