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Pat Summerall

Summerall in 2008
No. 21, 88
Position: End, Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1930-05-10)May 10, 1930
Place of birth: Lake City, Florida, U.S.
Date of death: April 16, 2013(2013-04-16) (aged 82)
Place of death: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Lake City (FL) Columbia
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 4 / Pick: 45
Career history

Detroit Lions (1952)
Chicago Cardinals (1953–1957)
New York Giants (1958–1961)

Career highlights and awards

FHSAA’s All-Century Team

Career NFL statistics
FGA: 212
FGM: 100
PAT: 257
Player stats at

But like Mrs. Ford, I think that the more people realize what a difficult and what an insidious disease it is, the sooner people will start to correct that situation.
Pat Summerall
There were a couple of things in the intervention that made me know I needed help. One was a letter from my daughter saying that she was ashamed she had the same last name as I did, which will shock you a little bit.
Pat Summerall
I've done a lot of Super Bowls and appeared in a lot of big, big events and places and the Masters and what have you, but there was nothing as intimidating as speaking with Billy Graham.
Pat Summerall
I know I had been successful in football. I had been successful in broadcasting. I didn't think that anything could touch me. I thought, I can beat anything.
Pat Summerall
When someone saves your life and gives you life, there's gratitude, humility; there's a time you've been so blessed you realize you've been given another chance at life that maybe you did or didn't deserve.
Pat Summerall
Well, to take me from where I was, and the life I was leading, to the life I lead now with the church and with the Lord and with Jesus Christ, it's a total, total turn-around.
Pat Summerall
In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked. On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it. In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite, and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to.
Pat Summerall
So, I didn't get moved up because of celebrity status or anything like that. I got in line, and I passed the test. And they realized that I was sick enough, and as soon as the liver became available, I got one.
Pat Summerall
Seemed like everything I tried to do in broadcasting and as a player before that turned out successfully. I was succeeding. I got to the top of the heap in every facet of broadcasting.
Pat Summerall
My MELD score was pretty high. And the worse you get on that scale, the sooner you get a transplant. It's based on how sick you are. And believe me, I was pretty sick.
Pat Summerall