The NFL lost a true legend this past weekend, as Hall of Famer and former New York Giant Frank Gifford passed away at the age of 84.

In his 13-year career as a player, Gifford was selected to eight Pro Bowls, and was a member of the 1956 NFL Championship team. Following his retirement, Gifford began a broadcasting career that spanned nearly 30  years, mainly as a play-by-play announcer for Monday Night Football.

Giants president John Mara joined SiriusXM NFL Radio and shared his memories of Griffin.

“He really was a great, great person, and we’re going to miss him terribly,” Mara said. “I was probably about five or six years old at training camp meeting him for the first time and was just awestruck. As a child, he was definitely my favorite player. I wanted to grow up to be like Frank Gifford, as did most kids from my generation.”

NFL Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf spoke about his fondness for Gifford as a broadcaster.

“Like every other NFL player after Monday’s practice, I went home and made sure that nothing was interrupting me when Monday Night Football came on the air,” Dierdorf said. “Like the rest of America, I wanted to watch that game. I wanted to listen to Frank.”

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