John Madden practices using an electronic charting device called the Telestrator for Super Bowl XVI in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1982.
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In pictures: Football coach John Madden

Updated 11:53 PM ET, Tue December 28, 2021

John Madden practices using an electronic charting device called the Telestrator for Super Bowl XVI in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1982.
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Legendary football coach and broadcaster John Madden has died, according to the NFL. Madden passed away unexpectedly on the morning of December 28. He was 85.

In 10 seasons coaching the Oakland Raiders, he led the the team to the playoffs eight times and never recorded a losing season. In January 1977, the team won Super Bowl XI, beating the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 under Madden's guidance.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2006.

After his coaching career, Madden provided commentary for NFL games for 30 seasons for FOX, CBS, ABC and NBC. He won 16 Emmys as Outstanding Sports Personality/Sport Event Analyst.

His name is also attached to one of the best-selling sports video game series -- Madden NFL -- which began in 1988 as John Madden Football.

"Nobody loved football more than Coach," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "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."