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Tom Brookshier

Tom Brookshier

(1931 – 2010)

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Tom Brookshier

Tom Brookshier
(1931 – 2010)

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Tom Brookshier

(1931 – 2010)
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This is a memorial dedicated to Tom Brookshier. Thomas Jefferson Brookshier was a professional American football player, coach and sportscaster.
Tom Brookshier played high-school football in Roswell, New Mexico. After graduating from the University of Colorado, Tom Brookshier was a 10th-round NFL draft pick. He played defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League from 1953 to 1961, during which time the Eagles won the NFL Championship (in 1960), and he was selected for the Pro Bowl twice. Tom Brookshier's playing career ended because of a compound leg fracture, sustained while making a tackle. He is a member of the Eagles' Honor Roll and is one of only seven players to have their
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number (40) retired by the team.
As a lieutenant, he was a backfield coach at the United States Air Force Academy for 9 years.
He began sportscasting for WCAU-AM-FM-TV in Philadelphia in 1962, eventually becoming the station's sports director. In 1965, he became a color commentator for CBS Sports' NFL telecasts. In addition to many regular-season games and NFC playoff contests, he broadcast three Super Bowls (X, XII, XIV) with Pat Summerall, and did pre- and post-game shows for four other Super Bowls. For most of the 1970s, he and Summerall were CBS's premier announcing team. In 1981, he switched to calling play-by-play for the network.
Tom Brookshier appeared as himself in the 1977 motion picture
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Black Sunday.
Tom Brookshire passed away on January 29th, 2010. This is an online tribute in honour of Tom Brookshier's life and achievements. May he rest in peace.
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Tom Brookshier

This is a memorial dedicated to Tom Brookshier. Thomas Jefferson Brookshier was a professional American football player, coach and sportscaster.
Tom Brookshier played high-school football in Roswell, New Mexico. After graduating from the University of Colorado, Tom Brookshier was a 10th-round NFL draft pick. He played defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League from 1953 to 1961, during which time the Eagles won the NFL Championship (in 1960), and he was selected for the Pro Bowl twice. Tom Brookshier's playing career ended because of a compound leg fracture, sustained while making a tackle. He is a member of the Eagles' Honor Roll and is one of only seven players to have their...

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