ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew honored former MNF commentator Frank Gifford during the Philadelphia Eagles-Atlanta Falcons game. 

By SI Wire
September 14, 2015

ESPN announcers Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico honored the late Frank Gifford during the Eagles-Falcons Monday Night Football broadcast by wearing the same jackets Gifford wore during his long tenure in the MNF booth.

Gifford died last month at the age of 84. The former New York Giants running back was a commentator for Monday Night Football on ABC from 1971 to 1997 and also covered the Olympics for the network. 

Gifford and his partners, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith, wore gold jackets in the booth, which Tirico and Gruden did Monday to honor him.

HARRIS: Before he was a broadcaster, Gifford was an eye-popping player

Gifford was selected eight Pro Bowls, including a streak of seven in a row. He temporarily retired after a vicious hit from Chuck Bednarik in 1960 but returned to play three more seasons before retiring for good in 1964.

- Dan Gartland

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