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John Madden, Hall Of Fame Coach And Broadcaster, Dies At 85

Dec 28, 2021, 5:43 PM
John Madden...
Former Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden wearing his Hall of Fame Jacket looks on during the un vailing of the Hall of Fame busts for former Raider and teammate Ken Stabler at halftime of an NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

(AP) – The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85.

Madden’s exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades.

The league says he died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning and did not provide a cause.

Coaching the renegade Oakland Raiders, Madden compiled a stellar 103-32-7 regular-season record and led his team to victory in the Super Bowl after the 1976 season.

He became an even more impactful figure after he stopped coaching at age 42, entertaining millions who tuned in to NFL football.

He also was the name behind the hugely popular sports video game, “Madden NFL Football.”

 

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