Monday, August 10, 2015

R.I.P. Frank Gifford

On the same day the National Football League had their Hall of Fame Pre-Season football game kicking off the 2015 season former NFL player, sportscaster  and Hall of Famer Frank Gifford past away at the age of 84.

Frank survived a life threatening injury in 1960...

In his playing days Frank Gifford played both offense and defense. He was an eight time All- Pro being selected at three different positions. Frank won a championship with the New York Giants and was the NFL MVP in 1956. His jersey number 16 is retired by the New York Giants. He joined the NFL Hall of Fame in 1977.

His sportscasting career is best known for his NFL coverage for CBS and eventually ABC where he was part of the Monday Night Football coverage with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith. He covered other sports as well. His broadcasting career was highlighted with two Emmy Awards.

Here is Jim Nantz's tribute to Frank Gifford..

I am sure many of sports fans have memories of Frank Gifford. He will be missed by his family.
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Shady Del Knight said...

Those were the days, my friend. I was stunned when I read the news last night.

holli said...

He lived a good long life at 84 yrs old.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Frank Gifford was a part of my "growing up" years and my football and daddy memories. Sorry to hear he passed.
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