Pat Summerall Net Worth

January 25, 2023
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George Allen Summerall was born on the 10th May 1930, in Lake City, Florida was a sports commentator as well as former American Football player – he playing professionally in the NFL from 1952 to 1961. Summerall is an inductee into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame. Among others, Pat won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, and worked on television for more than 40 years. He passed away in 2013.

How much is the net worth of Pat Summerall? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Sports and television are the major sources of Summerall’s net worth.


Pat Summerall Net Worth $10 Million


To begin with, the boy studied at Columbia High School where he was a member of the football, baseball and basketball teams, and played tennis. Summerall was named to the FHSAA’s All-Century Team and became the inductee into the FHSAA Hall of Fame. Then, Summerall played football at University of Arkansas.

Concerning his professional career, Summerall played in the NFL for ten seasons. He was selected in the NFL Draft in 1952 by the Detroit Lions, but he suffered an injury in a pre-season game, which meant that the year was finished. From 1953 to 1957, he was a part of the Chicago Cardinals team, but he best seasons of his career, however, he spent as the placekicker of the New York Giants (1958 – 1961). During his career, he averaged 100 field goals with the percentage of 47.2. American Football was significant source of Pat Summerall net worth.

What is more, he had spent another 40 years as the voice of NFL commenting the games. For more than 20 years, he had been working with his sports broadcast partner John Madden. Summerall narrated 16 Super Bowls on television and another 10 on the radio, spending 29 years working for CBS, then moved to FOX. From 1994 to 2002, he had been commentating NFL games in a partnership with Madden. Afterwards, he announced his retirement, however, he worked as a substitute until 2006. Then, it has been announced that he would be the play by play voice in Cotton Bowl Classic games (2007 – 2010). Additionally, he was the host of a syndicated program focused on high school and college athletics “Sports Stars of Tomorrow” (2005 – 2012).

It is worth saying the fact that the Pat Summerall Award was launched in 2006, given every year during the Charity Luncheon at the weekend of Super Bowl, to the recipient who managed to show leadership and character during entire career. Among others, the winners of the award are James Brown (2006), Archie Manning (2013) and John Madden (2016).

Finally, in the personal life of Summerall, he married Kathy Jacobs in 1955; they had three children, but divorced in 1995. The following year Pat married Cherilyn Burns, and they were together until Pat’s the death in 2013 at the age of 82 from cardiac arrest, caused from complications of surgery to the hip at a hospital in Dallas, Texas.

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