John Madden

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  • Birth Name: John Earl Madden
  • Birth Place: Austin, MN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/10/1936, Aries
  • Profession: NFL broadcaster; coach; author
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John Madden Fast Facts:
  • Was a 21st-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1958.
  • Became the youngest coach in the history of the AFL in 1969 at the age of 33.
  • Signed a four-year broadcast contract in 1994 for $32 million, more than any NFL player was making at the time.
  • Dislikes flying so much that he travels the country in the Madden Cruiser, an $800,000 fully equipped bus, complete with kitchen, queen bed, office and sauna (the vehicle is sponsored by Outback Steakhouse). 
  • Has authored five books that have made the New York Times best-seller list.
  • Appeared in the music video for U2's "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of."
  • Lends his name to a best-selling NFL video game.
  • Named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • John Madden Relationships:
  • Virginia Madden - Wife
  • Earl Madden - Father
  • Joseph Madden - Son
  • Mary Madden - Mother
  • Michael Madden - Son
  • College:
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA (BS in Education, 1959; MA in Education, 1961)

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