Pat Summerall reportedly said Tuesday that he will step down as one of the lead play-by-play broadcasters of Fox's National Football League
coverage following this year's Super Bowl Feb. 3, after 21 years with his
partner, former coach John Madden.
Reuters reported that the 71-year-old Summerall -- who has spent 50 years in
total as a player, coach and broadcaster -- plans to write a book and focus on
his production company.
"I'm used to looking at career statistics, but I wasn't really thinking
about how to make the most of my time," he said in a prepared statement. "The idea of
working on a book project, traveling less, focusing more on my company [Pat
Summerall Productions] and spending time with family and friends sounds good to
me right now."
Fox Sports had no immediate comment.