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Frank Gifford Passes Away at 84

Though he was not a Green Bay Packer, his voice is memorable to many in Packernation. The family of Frank Gifford issued a statement today:

“It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford. Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. 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. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.”

Frank Gifford played with the New York Giants from 1952 to 1964, with several visits to the Pro-Bowl. In 1956 he was league MVP and led the team to a championship.

After playing, he became a sports commentator, first for CBS and then as a co-host of Monday Night Football from 1971 to 1985.

Packernation understands the history of the NFL and Frank Gifford was a part of that. We give condolences to the family at this time. Please leave yours in the comments below or back on the Facebook fanpage.