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Pat Summerall, Kicker for Giants, Retires

June 16, 1962 - Pat Summerall, the New York Giants’ place-kicking specialist for the past four NFL seasons, retired today to become a sports broadcaster for CBS. The 32-year-old Summerall, who played for three NFL clubs during a 10-year pro career, scored a total of 567 points on 101 field goals, 258 extra points, and 1 touchdown. He missed only 8 conversion tries and made 129 in a row before he retired. That is 27 short of the record. Summerall’s most famous field goal (pictured) was the 49-yard kick he made in the snow during the final minutes of a 1958 game against the Browns. It gave the Giants a 13-10 victory and a tie for the Eastern Division championship. He kicked another field goal when the Giants won the division playoff from Cleveland, 10-0. Summerall played for the Detroit Lions in 1952 and for the Chicago Cardinals from 1953 through 1957 before joining the Giants.

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