Gifford, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, made the Pro Bowl at three different positions – running back, wide receiver, and defensive.
His NFL career spanned from 1952 to 1964 and included a league MVP award en route to leading the Giants to the 1956 NFL championship.
Upon retirement in 1964, Gifford eventually transitioned to a career in broadcasting. He worked as a part of the Monday Night Football booth in 1971 with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith as a play-by-play announcer. Then, Gifford transitioned to the role of color analyst upon the arrival of Al Michaels to the booth in 1986. Gifford stayed with MNF until 1998.
The Olympic Games and ABC’s Wide World of Sports were also among Gifford’s other broadcasting credits.
Gifford was behind the microphone for four Super Bowls including as the play-by-play announcer for ABC’s coverage of Super Bowl XIX between the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers in 1985.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Kathie Lee, and his children Cody and Cassidy.
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