Frank Gifford, the football star turned longtime broadcaster, died Sunday of natural causes at his Connecticut home. He was 84.
Gifford, a USC product, starred with the NY Giants in 1952-64, working at CBS Radio during his playing career.
He then joined CBS as a sportscaster, anchoring sports for WCBS in NY, continuing to anchor a nightly sports roundup for CBS’ Radio Network, and calling NFL games through 1970, then moving to ABC to call Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith; he was with Monday Night Football as play-by-play voice and then analyst through 1997, after which his role was cut back to pre-game studio host in the wake of a personal scandal involving an affair.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
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