John Madden Biography & Photos

John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota) is a former American football coach and player. He coached the Oakland Raiders in the NFL and one of the best coaches of the NFL’s history. Today he is more known as a football commentator and author.

NHL career

Madden first played college football at California Polytechnic State University. He played well in defense, as well as in the attack. In 1958, he was by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 21st Round, 244th Site of the 1958 NFL Drafts drawn. Due to a knee injury he suffered in training camp but was never used in the NFL.

Coaching career

Madden began his coaching career at various college teams. Most recently he was responsible as an assistant coach for the defense of the crew of the San Diego State University. Madden was hired in 1967 by the Oakland Raiders as an assistant coach (in charge of the linebackers) and when then-coach John Rauch left finally in 1969 club and went to the Buffalo Bills, John Madden was promoted to head coach, a position he was there to 1978 exercised. His greatest success as a coach was in 1976 when he led his team to win the Super Bowl. His track record is 103 wins with 32 losses and 7 draws.

Career as a commentator

As a commentator, Madden worked from 1980 to 2009. More than 20 years, Pat Summerall was doing so to the side. The last game together was Super Bowl XXXVI commented.

Which was included Pro Football Hall of Fame, in the Madden 2006, honored him in 2002 with the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

On 16 April 2009, John Madden was known to finish his Kommentatorenjob.


EA Sports publishes a computer game called Madden NFL.

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