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John Madden, the most honored NFL broadcaster of all time, will call his 11th Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla. on NBC.
Prior to joining the broadcasting ranks, Madden had an outstanding career as head coach of the NFL's Oakland Raiders. In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his distinguished coaching career. He guided the Raiders to an overall record of 103-32-7, leading the team to seven AFC Western Division titles and a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. Madden's .750 winning percentage is the best of any head coach in NFL history.
A linebacker coach when he began his NFL coaching career with Oakland in 1967, Madden became the head coach in 1969 at age 33, the youngest head coach in the American Football League. Madden retired in
1979 and started his broadcasting career at CBS in 1980. Madden also was the lead NFL analyst for FOX from 1994-2002, before joining ABC as the game analyst for "Monday Night Football" until 2005. He joined NBC's Sunday Night Football lineup in 2006.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored Madden with 15 Outstanding Sports Analyst/Personality Emmy Awards. In all, Madden has been nominated for 17 Emmy Awards.
Madden's EA Sports video game "Madden NFL Football" is the No. 1 selling sports video game of all time with more than 60 million copies sold since its release in 1989. He is also the author of several New York Times bestselling books.
Born April 10, 1936 in Austin, Minn., Madden was raised in Daly City, Calif. He now resides in Pleasanton, Calif. with his wife, Virginia. The couple has two sons.