John Madden life and biography

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John Madden biography

Date of birth : 1936-04-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Austin, Minnesota
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 0000-00-00
Credited as : NFL coach, football player NFL, The Raiders

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John Madden, a successful American football coach is a former American football player in the National Football League, which won the Super Bowl as head coach with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League and later the NFL. Madden is also a former color commentator for NFL telecasts. In ten seasons as coach of the Raiders, Madden finished with a record of 103–32–7, no losing seasons and a Super Bowl victory in 1977.

The youngest coach ever to reach 100 career regular-season victories became an Oakland icon and eventually a color-commentating pioneer with his obvious quips and animated barks. His creativity could never be stifled.

In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. He is also widely known for the long-running Madden NFL video game series he has endorsed and fronted since 1988. Madden broadcast with Pat Summerall in the 1980s and 1990s, on CBS and later Fox. He was also the last color commentator for ABC's Monday Night Football before it moved to ESPN in 2006. His last regular role was as a commentator for NBC Sunday Night Football. During his career, he worked as the main color commentator for all four major networks.

Career highlights and awards: As player

1969 Pro Football Weekly AFL Coach of the Year
Super Bowl XI victory (1976)
103–32–7 (regular season record)
9–7 (playoff record)
112–39–7 (overall record)

Career history : As coach:

- Oakland Raiders (1967–1968) (linebackers coach)
- Oakland Raiders (1969–1978) (head coach)

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