Frank Gifford's Life in Photos

As the sports and entertainment worlds say goodbye to the legend, look back on his public achievements and private family moments


The year 1971 brought Gifford back to football as the play-by-play announcer for ABC's Monday Night Football. "I put my heart and soul into broadcasting, and I really did love it," he said. He played the straight man to his slightly rowdier counterparts, Howard Cosell and "Dandy Don" Meredith (pictured), and later served as color commentator with Al Michaels and Dan Dierdorf. In 1977, he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality; he left MNF in 1997.