It is unfortunate news to report that NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford has passed away. Gifford reportedly passed suddenly in his Connecticut home due to natural causes on Sunday morning. He was 84.
Gifford earned the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1956 when he helped lead the New York Giants to a league Championship. His career 11-year NFL career spanned from 1952 through 1964 and included eight Pro-Bowl appearances.
Frank Gifford was the star of a team that had Vince Lombardi as offensive coordinator + Tom Landry as defense coordinator.
Let that sink in.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 9, 2015
Once he concluded his NFL career, Gifford then went on to become a broadcaster on “Monday Night Football.”
Gifford’s family released this statement:
“We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being.”
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