John Madden: A Tribute


Published: April 26, 2009


... booth, putting an end to what has been a great career with the game of football.

To many, Madden's name right now is more synonymous with video games and impressions by comedian Frank Caliendo but for those that don't know, Madden meant so much more than that to football. We're going to take a look back at the life and career of Madden and see why he meant so much to the game of football and to fans as he did.

Madden's career can be traced back to his time Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he was an offensive and defensive lineman on the football team and a catcher on the baseball team.

Madden earned all-conference honors as an offensive tackle and played well enough in college to be selected in the NFL Draft, where he was picked 244th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.  A knee injury prevented Madden from ever playing a down in the NFL but he quickly got into coaching.

Madden's first head coaching job came two years after he started c...

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