04/17/2013 06:07 pm ET

Pat Summerall Chicago Cardinals: Vintage Card Shows Iconic Football Broadcaster In His Days As NFL Star (PHOTO)

When legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall died on Tuesday at 82, he was widely-recognized as the voice of marquee NFL games, The Masters — or as NPR said, by anyone who "ever walked into a restaurant that just had its TV on over the bar."

Before he kicked off a 40-year broadcast career, Summerall was an NFL star himself, kicking for the Chicago Cardinals, the Windy City's team that would eventually become the modern-day Arizona Cardinals.

Earlier today, photo blog Calumet 412 shared a vintage look of "The Voice Of Football" himself from his days as a young athlete in Chicago:

pat summerall chicago cardinals

In addition the the Cardinals, which was part of the NFL from 1922-1959, Summerall also played for the Detroit Lions, and then moved to the New York Giants, where he was a kicker, according to Reuters.

Read Pat Summerall's full obituary at HuffPost Sports.

(h/t Calumet 412)


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