Summerall: On and Off the Air

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Thomas Nelson Incorporated, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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Millions have seen his face and recognize his voice. But few have heard his story. Until now.

This is the inside story of American Sportscasters Hall of Famer Pat Summerall. A sportscaster for more than fifty years, Summerall's distinguished career has made him one of the best-known personalities in broadcasting. In this book, readers will get a rare glimpse into a life filled with games, drama, a life-and-death battle with alcoholism, and Christian faith.

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Pat Summerall is the signature voice of sports broadcasting in America. As a professional football player, Pat was best known as the kicker for the legendary New York Giants of the late 50's and '60's. After his retirement from the gridiron, he became the mainstay of the CBS Sports broadcasting team for 32 years. In addition to football coverage, he was the network's signature voice for its golf coverage, including the Mastersо, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the NBA and five Heavyweight Championship Fights. At the same time he also served as host of CBS's four-hour news program that aired six mornings a week. In 1999 Summerall was inducted into the American Sportscaster's Association's Hall of Fame.

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