Former CBS NFL analyst Tom Brookshier dies
Worked at network for two decades after pro football careerTom Brookshier, an NFL analyst for CBS for more than two decades after an All-Pro career at defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles, died Jan. 29 of cancer in Wynnewood, Pa. He was 78.
Brookshier, who played on the Eagles' 1960 championship team, remained a revered figure in Philadelphia many years after he retired but became well known to football fans nationwide, calling games on CBS.
From 1974-80, he teamed with Pat Summerall as CBS' No. 1 team, announcing three Super Bowls before Brookshier was replaced by ex-Raiders coach John Madden in 1981.
Before and after that period, Brookshier worked for several years paired with other announcers on the network's games.