Ten fun facts about John Madden


Fact 1
He was with Madden broadcast with Pat Summerall in the 1980s and 1990s, on CBS and later Fox.

Fact 2
In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. He is also widely known for the long-running Madden NFL video game series he has endorsed and fronted since 1988.

Fact 3
His last regular role was as a commentator for NBC's Sunday Night Football, also with Michaels.


Fact 4
He was also the last color commentator for ABC's Monday Night Football, teaming with Al Michaels, before it moved to ESPN in 2006.

Fact 5
During his career, he worked as the main color commentator for all four major networks.

Fact 6
From 1979 through 2008, Madden worked as a color commentator/analyst on NFL games for all four major American television networks.

Fact 7
On April 16, 2009, Madden officially announced his retirement as an NFL broadcaster after 30 years.

Fact 8
Madden has also written several books and has served as a commercial pitchman for various products and retailers.

Fact 9
He retired from broadcasting on April 16, 2009 in order to spend more time with his family.

Fact 10
A football standout in high school, Madden then played college football at Oregon and the College of San Mateo before transferring to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he played both offense and defense for the Mustangs while earning a BS in Education in 1959 and an MA in Education in 1961.


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is a former American football player in the National Football League, a former Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League and later the NFL, and a former color commentator for NFL telecasts.



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