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John Madden recovering from open-heart surgery

Former Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden speaks at NFL game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP)

NFL coaching legend John Madden is resting at his Alameda County home following successful open-heart surgery.

Doctor's at UCSF Medical Center operated yesterday to clear blockages in the hall of famer's arteries. The NFL says the 79-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.

Madden coached the Oakland Raiders from 1969 to 1978. He led the team to a Super Bowl win in 1976. Two years later, he left the locker room for the broadcast booth.

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