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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

TELEVISION LEGEND PAT SUMMERALL DIES AT AGE 82

The AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic lost another legend when it was reported today that Pat Summerall passed away at the age of 82.

Summerall served as the television voice of the AT&T Cotton Bowl on FOX from 2007-2010. Early in his broadcast career on CBS he was Chris Schenkel’s color analyst for the 1964 Classic, and then worked alongside Lindsey Nelson as the analyst for the 1967 and 1968 Classics.

“Pat was a great friend of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic,” said Rick Baker, President/CEO of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. “He set the standard for his profession and was always there for us whenever we asked for his support. One of Pat’s last assignments on FOX was as a special contributor for the 2011 AT&T Cotton Bowl during our 75th anniversary celebration. His stature raised the profile of our game. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Cheri and the entire Summerall family.”

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