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 Tom Brookshier

Tom Brookshier

Birth
Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA
Death 29 Jan 2010 (aged 78)
Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 47311452 · View Source
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Professional Football Player, Broadcaster. For seven seasons (1953, 1956 to 1961), he played at the right-defensive halfback, right-safety and right-cornerback positions in the National Football League with the Philadelphia Eagles, appearing in 76 career regular season games, recording 20 interceptions. Born Thomas Jefferson Brookshier, he attended Roswell High School in New Mexico and played collegiate football at the University of Colorado. He was selected by Philadelphia during the 10th round of the 1953 NFL Draft, and recorded 8 interceptions in his rookie season (1953). He served two years in the United States Air Force and resumed his playing career in 1956. He earned both All-Pro and Pro Bowl status in 1959 and 1960, reaching the pinnacle of his career as a key member on the 1960 NFL Champion Eagles' squad. After a career-ending leg injury in 1961, he embarked on a long and successful broadcasting career beginning at WCAU radio in Philadelphia in 1962 also becoming a TV sportscaster. He achieved further recognition when he was paired with former NFL great Pat Summerall to form one of the top broadcasting teams on nationally-televised games for CBS during the 1970s. Brookshier's uniform number 40 was retired by the Eagles, and he was named to their team honor roll in 1989. In addition, he helped pioneer the sports-talk radio concept in the Philadelphia-area during the late 1980s. He died from cancer.

Bio by: C.S.



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 30 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47311452
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tom Brookshier (16 Dec 1931–29 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47311452, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.