John Madden Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

John Madden

Biography / Wiki

Success is the sum of hard work, dedication, and perseverance, this line has been very well proved by John Earl Madden, better known as John Madden, who was a football coach and sportscaster in the United States. His most famous appearance was on Monday Night Football.

He was the Oakland Raiders head coach when they won the Super Bowl, and after retiring from coaching, he became a well-known color commentator for NFL broadcasts. For his coaching accomplishments, he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

He also attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he played collegiate football. He worked as a color analyst on all four major networks from 1979 through 1993: CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC (2006-2008). From 1979 through 2009, Madden earned 16 Emmy Awards and covered 11 Super Bowls. Regrettably, we lost John on December 28, 2021.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 1936-04-10, this handsome coach has turned 85 years old in the year 2021. He seems enough tall with his height which is 191 in centimeters and 6’4” in feet & inches. He maintains himself very fit and healthy with a weight of 95 in kilograms and 209 lbs in pounds.

Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle with the body measurements of 44 inches chest, 32 inches waist, and 40 inches hips. His personality is enhanced by his blue eyes and brown hair.

Net Worth

At the time of his death in 2021, John Madden had a net worth of $220 million, and he also received a magnificent income of roughly $10 million each year. He earned a lot of money with advertisements for Ace Hardware, Outback Steakhouse, Verizon Wireless, Rent-A-Center, Miller Lite, Toyota, Sirius Satellite Radio, and “Tough Actin” Tinactin.

Education / Family

John was born and raised up in Austin, Minnesota, the U.S., and belongs to American-white ethnic background. He was born to his father Earl Madden and his mother Mary Madden. When John was a child, his father, an auto technician, migrated the Madden family to Daly Community, California, a city just south of San Francisco.

As of his education, he attended Catholic parochial school alongside him at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, where he graduated in 1950, and then Jefferson High School, where he graduated in 1954.


John Madden

Nick Name John Madden
Birth Place Austin, Minnesota, the U.S.
Date of birth 10 April 1936
Age 85 Years (At the time of death)
Height In feet & inches: 6’4”

In centimeters: 191 cm

Weight In kilograms: 95 kg

In pounds: 209 lbs

Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Profession Footballer
Sexual orientation Straight
School Jefferson High School
College Not Known
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Home town Austin, Minnesota, the U.S.
Zodiac Sign Aries
Fathers name Earl Madden
Mothers name Mary Madden
Brothers Not Known
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

As of his career, John Madden began his football career in 1954 at the College of San Mateo, after which he attended the College of San Mateo in 1955, Grays Harbor College in the fall of 1956, and finally Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo in 1957 and 1958, where he played both offense and defense for the Mustangs.

He was picked by the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in the 21st round (244th overall) in 1958, but sustained an injury to his other knee in his first training camp, terminating his playing career before he ever got an opportunity to play professionally.

He was named the Raiders’ head coach on February 4, 1969, at the age of 32, becoming professional football’s youngest head coach at the time. His Raiders reached and lost five AFC Championship games in seven years, leaving the Raiders with the same image as the Dallas Cowboys as a team unable to “win the big one.”

Madden’s Raiders won their first Super Bowl with a 32–14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on January 9, 1977, but they lost the AFC Championship Game to the Denver Broncos 20-17 the following year. Due to a progressively deteriorating ulcer condition and occupational burnout, John announced his resignation on January 4, 1979.

In 1979, John joined CBS as a color commentator, and in 1981, he and Pat Summerall were promoted to the network’s top football announcing tandem. He worked with a number of broadcasters before joining Summerall on CBS, including Dick Stockton, Frank Glieber, and Gary Bender.

He informed Summerall on their final CBS telecast together (the NFC Championship Game on January 23, 1994) that while CBS may not have the NFL for the time being—although CBS would later reclaim NFL rights in 1998 by outbidding NBC for the rights to AFC telecasts—at least they had the memories.

In 2005, he said something similar on ABC’s final “Monday Night Football” show. Later, when he was the biggest name in football broadcasting, Fox, ABC, and NBC made him offers that exceeded the $2 million annual salary cap for sportscasters.

After almost joining ABC, John and Summerall joined Fox’s NFL coverage since his contract paid him more per year than any other NFL player’s. His Fox deal would have paid him $8 million in 2003. In February 2002, he worked for Fox for Super Bowl XXXVI. In 2002, John also became a commentator on ABC’s Monday Night Football, earning an estimated $5 million per year.

In 2005, NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol announced that Madden will give color commentary for the network’s Sunday night NFL games. He called his final game for Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009. On April 16, 2009, he announced his formal resignation from the television booth.

Collinsworth took over as his successor. In addition, while coaching the Raiders in the 1970s, John got his start in broadcasting by calling into longtime San Francisco radio personality “The Emperor” Gene Nelson’s show on station KYA.

On KNBR, he began making appearances. He also had sports commentary on the Westwood One radio network in the United States, which he aired in syndication.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

On December 26, 1959, he got married to his beautiful wife, Virginia Fields.  They had two boys, Joseph and Michael, and resided in Pleasanton, California.

Joe was a wide receiver for the Brown University football team, whereas Mike was a wide receiver for the Harvard football team. In the year 2021, John and his wife Fields got divorced. After that, he got married to Virginia Madden.

Girlfriend Virginia Madden
Marital status Married
Wife Virginia Fields,

Virginia Madden

John Madden with his wife Virginia
John Madden with his wife Virginia
Children Son – Joseph and Michael


John Madden with his son
John Madden with his son

Favorite Things

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John Madden

Some Interesting Facts About John Madden

  • His well-known personality inspired EA Sports to name a series of video games after him.
  • He and Al Michaels worked as color commentators for a number of Monday Night Football games as well as a number of Madden video games.
  • As the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, he won Super Bowl XI.
  • His most famous appearance was on Monday Night Football.
  • In 2006, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • He also produced books and worked as a commercial pitchman for a variety of items and businesses.
  • Furthermore, on December 25, 2021, the Fox network aired “All-Madden,” a documentary on Madden’s ascent to fame as an NFL coach and announcer.
  • He won the Yahoo! Sports Top 50 All-Time Network Television Sports Announcers award.
  • He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the California Hall of Fame.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @yougoprobaseball
  2. Twitter – Not Known
  3. Facebook @JohnMadden
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