Pat attended college at Arkansas and was drafted in the 4th round (45th overall) of the 1952 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He played a total of 10 NFL seasons with the Lions (1952), Chicago Cardinals (1953
In 1997, he was inducted into the NFL Alumni's prestigious Order of the Leather Helmet.
He was a friend of Mickey Mantle.
he was born with his right leg twisted backwards.
He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1952.
He is the official spokesperson for Motivators, Inc.
During his NFL career, he scored 567 points.
He had a brief stint with the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 2006, his book called On and Off the Field, was released.
In 2002 Summerall was awarded the George Halas Award.
Summerall was the narrator for the 2008 Masters Golf Tournament.
Summerall has broadcasted in 16 Super Bowls.
Pat worked with John Madden.
Pat went to Columbia High School.
Pat played in the NFL for ten seasons.
His first spouse, Kathy Jacobs, died of abdominal cancer.
He was a football sportscaster for CBS and FOX.
He was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.
Pat's height is 6' 4".
He attended the University of Arkansas.
He had knee-replacement surgery in 2000 and had a liver transplant in 2004.
Pat Summerall: "She taught me that it's OK to let down your guard and allow your players to get to know you. They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
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: "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: "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: "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: "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: "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: "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: "somehow found out I'd got the liver. But they said they didn't care, didn't want to meet me."
Pat Summerall: "Our team respects Texas. They have beaten us four in a row and beat us by 10 last year in Knoxville. We were not surprised."
"Pat: I've been on the air and broadcasting, but I had no idea what to say. How to respond to this meeting-there's gratitude, there's sorrow, every emotion you could think of."
Pat: "Now I can feel good,"
Pat: "I had no idea what to say, and talking is my business. It was a meeting of love, warmth. It was tearful, like we'd known each other for a long time."
Pat: "If only faces could talk."