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NFL to honor late John Madden by starting annual Thanksgiving tradition

Nov 12, 2022

The National Football League will start a tradition this Thanksgiving in honor of Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden, who died last December.

The league will introduce the "John Madden Thanksgiving Celebration," in which tributes planned include a recording of Madden talking about football and Thanksgiving before each of the three games to be played on the holiday.

The NFL also said that each game will have a "Madden Player of the Game," which will be picked by the broadcast team of each matchup. The league will donate $10,000 to a youth or high school football program of that player's choice.

Source: Fox News

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