John Madden

John Madden was an NFL and broadcasting icon. He is also a video game icon, as well.

Madden was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1958 NFL Draft. He was not able to play a game with the Eagles due to an injury.

NFL icon John Madden speaks during the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award ceremony at the Super Bowl XLV media festivities
John Madden speaks during the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award ceremony at the Super Bowl XLV media festivities (Getty Images)

Two seasons later, he went into coaching at Allan Hancock College. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the team, before being named their head coach in 1962.

Madden led the Bulldogs for two seasons as their head coach.

In 1964, Madden was hired as the San Diego State Aztecs defensive coordinator. He spent three seasons in that role.

Madden then joined the Oakland Raiders as their linebackers coach before the 1967 season. He spent two seasons with the Raiders as their linebackers coach.

He was named the Raiders head coach before the 1969 season. He led the Raiders from 1969 through 1978.

During his time as the Raiders leader, he guided the team to a Super Bowl win in Super Bowl XI. Madden was also a part of the Raiders team that won the AFL Championship in 1967 when he was their linebackers coach.

Madden was the PFW AFL Coach of the Year in 1969. As a head coach, he went 112-39-7.

In 2006, Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The legendary coach went into broadcasting in 1979, where he stayed until 2008. Madden was employed by CBS Sports, Fox Sports, ABC Sports, and NBC Sports during his broadcasting career.

He will be mostly remembered for his broadcast partners Pat Summerall and Al Michaels. Madden retired from broadcasting after the 2008 season.

Since 1988, EA Sports has been creating the Madden video game.

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