Photos: John Madden through the years

John Madden, Legendary NFL Coach and Broadcaster, Dies at Age 85.

The league announced John Madden died at the age of 85. His death was characterized as something that happened “unexpectedly,” and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement:

“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families. We all know him as the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders and broadcaster who worked for every major network, but more than anything, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. 

“Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. 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.”

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John Madden, tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, poses for a portrait photo in July 1959.
Oakland Raiders coach John Madden waves his finger and shouts in protest at a referee’s call during the third quarter of the team’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 12, 1970, in Oakland.
Oakland, CA February 5, 1969 – John Madden speaks at a press conference. To his right are Al Davis and Wayne Valley. He was then the youngest NFL coach in history.
Oakland, CA February 5, 1969 – New Raiders coach John Madden talks to his team on the sidelines.
Oakland Raiders coach John Madden argues with the refs at the Oakland Coliseum in 1975.
Coach John Madden of the Oakland Raiders is carried from the field by his players after his team defeated the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 in Super Bowl XI in Pasadena, Calif., in this Jan. 9, 1977
Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler talks with coach John Madden in Oakland, Calif.
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John Madden, head coach of the Oakland Raiders, looks on from the sidelines during an NFL football game circa in 1977.
Super Bowl XI - Oakland Raiders vs Minnesota Vikings - January 9, 1977
Raiders’ head coach John Madden celebrates with his players in the Oakland Raiders 32-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings at Super Bowl XI played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 9, 1977.
1977 Super Bowl XI - Oakland Raiders over Minnesota Vikings 32-14
Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden and owner Al Davis hold the super bowl trophy after the Oakland Raiders defended the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 in Super Bowl XI on January 9, 1977.
Berkeley, CA July 26, 1980 - Former NFL coach John Madden gives advice at UC Berkeley. (Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)
John Madden gives advice to players at UC Berkeley on July 26, 1980.
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John Madden practices the electronic charting device Telestrator for an upcoming NFL football Super Bowl broadcast on CBS on Jan. 21, 1982.
Saturday Night Live
John Madden appears on set for 129th episode of Saturday Night Live as host on January 30, 1982.
Super Bowl XXXVI - Pat Summerall & John Madden
Pat Summerall (left) and John Madden are paired in the broadcast booth together for the last time at Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBAL
Al Michaels (left) and John Madden welcome football great and former colleague Frank Gifford (center) to the broadcast booth, posing for a photo on November 11, 2002.
Football Night in America
NBC Sports commentators John Madden and Al Michaels broadcast a game together on Sunday Night Football.
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Broadcaster and former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden poses with his bust after the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 5, 2006, in Canton, Ohio.

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