Legendary American football coach and TV commentator John Madden passed away on Tuesday, the National Football League (NFL) announced. He was 85.
Madden won the 1976 Super Bowl, the most important trophy in the NFL, with the then Oakland Raiders by finishing the regular season with a 13-1 record. The team won three post-season games, including a convincing 32-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl.
Madden scored 103-32-7 in ten seasons as the Raiders’ coach, between 1969 and 1978. The following year, he became a television analyst for CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC. He has won no fewer than sixteen Emmy awards in his television career, which he concluded in 2008.
Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Source: RTL Nieuws by www.rtlnieuws.nl.
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