Trip is first on his own since liver transplant

Updated: June 5, 2004, 7:02 PM ET
Associated Press

IRVING, Texas -- Broadcaster Pat Summerall, who received a liver transplant in April, attended the first day of the Dallas Cowboys' minicamp Saturday.

Summerall said it was his first trip on his own since being cleared to drive. The 73-year-old former NFL kicker, who lives in nearby Southlake, said he feels good but gets tired quickly.

Last month, Summerall attended a party for him that was hosted by CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz when he was in town for the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson Championship.

Summerall received a new liver on April 10. A recovering alcoholic, he qualified for a transplant through blood tests that rank potential recipients anonymously.

After playing in the NFL from 1952-61, Summerall was a broadcaster the next 40 years. He teamed with John Madden to call Fox's lead game from 1994-01, and the two did eight Super Bowls together, while Summerall called 16.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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