Before Broadcasting - NFL Edition

by MAS - 40 cards (Last updated on Sep. 30, 2012)

1. 2006 Topps - Hall of Fame Tribute #HOFT-JM John Madden

The greatest color commentator ever in football, used to coach the Raiders in '70s, posting a 76.3 winning during that time and winning Super Bowl XI. Boom.

2. 1955 Bowman #52 Pat Summerall

Before joining John Madden to form the best broadcasting team in the business, Pat Summerall spent a decade in the NFL as a placekicker. Listed as an "End" on his rookie card after playing defensive end, tight end, as well as kicking in college.

3. 1986 Topps #258 Cris Collinsworth

Currently working alongside Al Michaels on Sunday Night Football, Cris Collinsworth was once a wide receiver in the NFL, cracking 1000 receiving yards in 4 of his seasons.

4. 2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot - Signatures Gold #SS-JG Jon Gruden

Quickly climbing through the broadcasting ranks, Chuckie now finds himself at the top of two of ESPN's flagship programming - Monday Night Football and NFL Draft coverage. He coached the Raiders for a few seasons, then won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers.

5. 1982 Topps #447 Ron Jaworski

Recently removed from the Monday Night Football booth, Jaws will remain with ESPN in other capacities. After starting his playing career as a 3rd string quarterback, he landed with the Eagles where he had several productive seasons, including a Super Bowl appearance.

6. 1985 Topps #292 Howie Long

A mainstay in the Fox studios since 1994, he was once a mainstay of the Pro Bowl, making it 8 times during his Hall of Fame career.

7. 1972 Topps #150 Terry Bradshaw

Bantering back and forth with Howie Long on Sundays as the comic foil, you almost forget that the man has 4 Super Bowl rings.

8. 2004 Upper Deck #132 Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan has been in the Fox studio on Sundays since retiring from the Giants in 2007 as their all-time leading sack leader.

9. 1991 Pro Set #135 Jimmy Johnson

Impeccable hair even without the Fox hair and makeup department, Jimmy Johnson coached the Cowboys and the Dolphins, winning two Super Bowls with the Cowboys.

10. 1992 Upper Deck #597 Troy Aikman

If you're under the age of 12 or have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you might only know Troy Aikman for his role alongside Joe Buck as Fox's #1 broadcasting team. Before that, he quarterbacked the Cowboys to 3 Super Bowl wins in the '90s.



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