Source: John Madden Last Tearful Moments | This Will Touch Your Heart 😭😭

NFL legend and American Football commentator John Madden has passed away at the age of 85, the NFL confirmed on Tuesday.

A statement from the National Football League said that the famed NFL coach and commentator died “unexpectedly”.

“Nobody loved football more than Coach,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

“There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today.”

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also paid tribute to Madden upon learning of his passing.

“I am not aware of anyone who has made a more meaningful impact on the National Football League than John Madden,” Jones said in a statement Tuesday, as quoted by TMZ.

“And I know of no one who loved the game more.”

Madden, who was born in 1936 in Minnesota, grew up in northern California and played college football at California Polytechnic State University.

He was drafted by the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1958, but sustained a career-ending knee injury during training camp.

He turned to coaching and his success as San Diego State’s head coach drew the attention of the Raiders, who hired him as assistant coach.

He would go on to become one of youngest head coaches in pro football when the Raiders handed him the job at age 32.

The Raiders never had a losing season and made the play-offs eight times under Madden, whose regular-season winning record of 103 wins, 32 losses and seven ties stood as the best for an NFL coach with at least 100 career victories.

He retired after the 1978 season due to a stomach ulcer and fatigue.

Madden was in charge on the touchline to guide the then-Oakland Raiders to their first Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings in 1977.

Madden was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Later on in his life, the beloved NFL hero became a household name as a TV analyst after retiring from coaching.

Madden became one of the highest-paid sports announcers and called games for all the major U.S. broadcast TV networks. He retired as an announcer in 2009 after working Super Bowl XLIII.

He was also the voice and name behind the franchise’s popular video game series ‘Madden’, which has been released every year since 1988 and has sold over 250 million copies.

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16 thoughts on “John Madden Last Tearful Moments | This Will Touch Your Heart 😭😭

  1. These are NOT his "last moments"! Misleading title! His last moments were his reaction to a tribute Fox Sports played for him on Christmas day. In his state of declining health, he couldn't see it but he could hear it and react to it.

  2. Many times my wife, Jeanne, who is gone now wanted to understand more about football so she could watch wirh me and enjoy it and Coach Madden had a prominent hand in her learning. A few coaches in my life were beloved by me; but John Madden was beloved by EVERYONE !


  4. I got the honor to watch John as a coach at the Oakland Coliseum 1976 against KC . I remember my brother had season tickets in 76 and him going to the playoffs . Best of memories

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