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Thousands gather at memorial service in suburban Dallas for veteran sportscaster Pat Summerall


FILE - In this April 19, 1994, file photo, Pat Summerall, completing his 34th and final season with CBS, receives an award for lifetime achievement at the 1994 Sports Emmy Awards in New York. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Rob Clark, File) (The Associated Press)

Thousands of mourners have gathered in a suburban Dallas church to pay tribute to veteran sportscaster Pat Summerall.

Saturday's memorial service was being held at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.

The NFL player-turned-announcer died Tuesday at age 82 of cardiac arrest at a Dallas hospital.

The former NFL kicker called 16 Super Bowls and was the primary television play-by-play voice of the NFL.

He also was the leading voice of the Masters and the U.S. Open tennis tournament.