Gifford dies at 84

NEW YORK: Frank Gifford, who helped the New York Giants to the 1956 NFL title and spent decades as an American football television commentator, died on Sunday, his family said. He was 84. Gifford died at his home in Connecticut of natural causes a week before his 85th birthday, the family statement said. He played for the Giants from 1952 through 1964 and was an eight-time selection to the Pro Bowl all-star game. Gifford’s wife, Kathie Lee Gifford, is a host of NBC’s Today show. They were married in 1986. Gifford made 367 catches for 5,434 yards and 43 touchdowns and ran for 3,609 yards and 34 touchdowns in his career. He was inducted into the American Football Hall of Fame in 1977.