Former NFL quarterback Don Meredith died Sunday at a New Mexico hospital at the age of 72, a spokesperson for the athlete confirmed.
Meredith, also known as “Dandy Don,” played college football for Southern Methodist University before he was drafted into the NFL. He spent eight years with Dallas Cowboys and in 1966, he was named player of the year.
After three Pro Bowls, in 1970 Meredith left the Cowboys and joined Howard Cosell and Keith Jackson as the first team to broadcast Monday Night Football. Frank Gifford later joined the men.
In 1984, Meredith left Monday Night Football.
Six years ago, Meredith suffered a stroke.
Some reports say Meredith died of emphysema, but this has not been confirmed by his spokesperson.