Gifford, Frank

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Gifford, (Francis Newton) Frank

(1930–  ) football player, sports broadcaster; born in Santa Monica, Calif. The recipient of a full-tuition scholarship, he graduated from the University of Southern California (1952) and became a star running back and pass receiver for the New York Giants (1952–65). Even while an active player, he would do sports broadcasts on radio and television, first on CBS, then ABC. From 1971 on, he became a regular on ABC-TV, doing Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports as well as occasional specials. He wrote or coauthored several books on football. The winner of many awards, he was elected to the National Football Foundation Football Hall of Fame in 1975 and he won an Emmy for outstanding sports personality (1977).
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Jackson was also the first play-by-play announcer on ABC's "Monday Night Football" telecasts before being replaced in the program's second season by Frank Gifford.
In spite of, or maybe because of, suffering one of the most gruesome injuries in NFL history, Theismann transitioned to a broadcasting career faster than nearly any quarterback, calling the Super Bowl with Frank Gifford and Don Meredith later that same season.
I was too young for Howard Cosell, but I grew up with Al Michaels and Frank Gifford, back when Sunday afternoon and Monday night were the only chances to watch the NFL on TV.
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com)-- For consistently offering gestures of chivalry as recounted by his wife Kathie Lee Gifford on NBC's "Today Show," Frank Gifford, star athlete in the 1950s and 1960s for the NFL New York Giants, has been awarded the honor of "Chivalry Role Model of the Month" for June, 2015.
The big game of 1951 pitted Stanford against Southern Cal, quarterbacked by Frank Gifford, to determine which West Coast team got the 1952 Rose Bowl berth.
Frank Gifford, Nancy Glickman, Ed Goren, Elliott Gould, Ross Greenburg, Marvin Hier, Larry King, John Mara, Oscar Robertson, Gayle Sierens, Charley Steiner, David Stern, Jerry Stiller, George Vecsey, Peter Vecsey, Lou Zamperini.
It started with Tuffy Leemans in the 1930s and continued through Frank Gifford in the '50s, Joe Morris in the '80s and Tiki Barber in the 2000s.
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Kathie Lee talked about how she and husband Frank Gifford got through marital tough times: "When Frank and I went through it all, my dear friend the counselor said, 'If you can't forgive your husband, forgive your children's father.
Summer and others celebrities such as Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, and Pauletta and Denzel Washington, talk about prayer in marriage in Couples Who Pray: The Most Intimate Act Between A Man and Woman (Thomas Nelson, 978-0-7852-2794-6).
Written by Paul Hornung (one of Lombardi's best players) with the assistance of Billy Reed, "Lombardi And Me: Players, Coaches, And Colleagues Talk About the Man And the Myth" offers Packer fans truly insider stories about one of professional football's enduring men of legend as revealed in anecdotal stories obtained through interviews with Bart Starr, Lary Brown, Fuzzy Thurston, Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, Lee Remmel, Willie Davis, George Dixon, Marv Fleming, Bill Cury, Vince Lombardi Jr.