Cris Collinsworth

Football Player

Cris Collinsworth was born in Dayton, Ohio, United States on January 27th, 1959 and is the Football Player. At the age of 65, Cris Collinsworth biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Anthony Cris Collinsworth
Date of Birth
January 27, 1959
United States
Place of Birth
Dayton, Ohio, United States
65 years old
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$4 Million
American Football Player
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Cris Collinsworth Life

Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959) is an American sports broadcaster and former American football player who played for eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL), mainly with the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1980s.

He played college football for the University of Florida and was named an All-American.

He is now a television sportscaster for NBC, Showtime, and the NFL Network, as well as a recipient of 15 Sports Emmy Awards.

He is also the owner of Pro Football Focus, a sports statistic analysis company.

Early life

Collinsworth was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Abraham Lincoln "Abe" Collinsworth (who was born on Abraham Lincoln's birthday) and Donetta Browning Collinsworth. Abe, nicknamed "Lincoln" in high school, was one of Kentucky high school basketball's top scorers, and he played for the Kentucky Wildcats' "Fiddling Five" team, which captured the 1958 national championship. Both of Cris' parents were educators; Donetta was a tutor, and Abe was a high school teacher and mentor who later became a principal and eventually the superintendent of schools for Brevard County.

Cris and his younger brother Greg moved from Ohio to Melbourne, Florida, when Cris was four years old. When their father was the principal, they moved to Titusville in 1972. Cris was a success in multiple sports for the Astronaut War Eagles, and he was crowned as a state champion in 1976 by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA).

Personal life

In 1991, Collinsworth earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He and his partner, Holly (Bankemper) Collinsworth, an attorney, and their four children live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Austin Collinsworth, Austin Collinsworth's uncle, is a former football player and team captain at the University of Notre Dame. Jac's uncle, along with his father, attended Notre Dame and was a features reporter for ESPN's Sunday Football Countdown before joining NBC, where he also covers other major sporting events, including the Indy 500 and Kentucky Derby.

Collinsworth was one of 83 people rescued from Jeff Ruby's Waterfront restaurant in Covington, Kentucky, when the floating restaurant broke loose from its moorings and began to drift along the Ohio River, only to be barred by the Brent Spence Bridge, which connects Ohio to Kentucky, on March 12, 2011. Collinsworth also has a steak named after him by the same restaurant.


Cris Collinsworth Career

College career

Collinsworth's combination of height and speed attracted the attention of college football programs around the South, and he accepted an athletic scholarship from coach Doug Dickey to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Despite being drafted as a running first quarterback for the Gators' option offense, Collinsworth threw a 99-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Gaffney against the Rice Owls in his first collegiate appearance, a record-tying touchdown pass in NCAA history.

In Collinsworth's freshman season of 1977, the option offense struggled against top defenses, so Coach Dickey decided to move his team from a run-oriented offense to a more balanced pro set attack. In his first year as a coach, Collinsworth was moved to wide receiver, where his new position coach, former Gator quarterback Steve Spurrier, was named as a coach. Although Florida's offense did not improve enough to save Dickey's teaching staff or his coaching staff, Collinsworth's new position excelled. In 1978, 1979, 1980, he was named a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) pick, and in 1980, he was named both a first-team All-American and a first-team Academic All-America. Collinsworth, a senior captain on the 1980 Gator team that saw the largest one-year revival in NCAA Division I football at the time, rising to 8–4 after record 0–10–1 in 1979, Charlie Pell's first season as Florida's head coach. Collinsworth completed his college career by being named MVP of the 1980 Tangerine Bowl.

Collinsworth made 120 passes for 1,937 yards and rushed for another 210 during his Florida career. He had 14 touchdowns, two running, one on a kickoff return, and two touchdowns on his second tryout, and had two touchdowns. He has also kicked off 30 kickoffs for 726 yards on an average of 24.2 yards per return. In 1981, he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and was inducted into the University of Florida Student Hall of Fame the same year. In 1991, he was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" and the Gainesville Sun named him as the No. 1 in the state of Florida, and in 2006 as part of a commemoration of 100 years of Florida football. Jim Gator, a 12-year player, is the 12th member of the Gator team.

Professional career

Collinsworth was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round (37th pick overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft, and he spent his entire eight-year career with the Bengals. Collinsworth was the team's top receiver in his first season, setting a new Bengals franchise record for receptions by a rookie wide receiver in 21 years. In 1981, 1983, 1985, 1984, and 1986), he crossed 1,000 yards receiving four times (in 1981, 1983, 1985, 1984, and 1986) and was elected to the Pro Bowl in 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1983. Collinsworth has made mismatches against much smaller cornerbacks at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) in height. In addition to his height, he was also a significant danger due to his speed.

Collinsworth caught five passes for 107 yards in Super Bowl XVI, but he made a costly second quarter fumble when he was struck by San Francisco defensive back Eric Wright. The fumble would be immediately followed by a 92-yard 49ers touchdown run, and San Francisco defeated 26-21.

Collinsworth joined the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League in 1985, but the deal was terminated after he missed the physical due to a bad ankle. In Super Bowl XXIII, his last game of his career, he returned to the Bengals and played for them through the 1988 season. In 107 games, he had 417 receptions for 6,698 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Broadcasting career

Collinsworth began his career as a NFL football analyst before returning to Cincinnati as a sports radio talk show host. He started off as a guest host for Bob Trumpy (also a Bengals alumnus), but as Trumpy accepted more television jobs, he took over the show full-time. He then became a reporter for HBO's (now Showtime's) Inside the NFL (1989).

In 1990, he became a member of the NBC network's NFL broadcasts, as well as some of the college broadcasting. In 1996, he appeared on NBC's pregame show.

Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and Barry MacKay all appeared on HBO broadcasting at Wimbledon in 1995.

After NBC lost their television rights to CBS in 1998, Collinsworth joined the NFL on Fox team. Collinsworth was assigned to the network's lead game broadcasting crew after many years as a color commentator on Fox's Sunday pregame show (teaming with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman) in 2002. He appeared on Fox's Super Bowl XXIX television show three years ago. During his time at Fox, Collinsworth appeared on Guinness World Records Primetime, as the host.

Collinsworth appeared on three television networks during football season in 2006. In addition to co-hosting Inside the NFL on HBO, he returned to NBC as a studio analyst for the network's Sunday night NFL coverage and did color commentary on the NFL Network. Along with play-by-play man Bryant Gumbel and Bob Papa, he served as color commentator for NFL Network Thursday night games (and one Saturday night game).

Collinsworth appeared on several occasions as a commentator in NBC's coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, Collinsworth and Costas partnered again. When Inside the NFL premiered on its new home on Showtime, he continued his work on Inside the NFL.

Collinsworth has worked on Madden NFL 09 and Madden NFL 10, as well as Madden NFL 11 and Madden NFL 12 with Gus Johnson.

Collinsworth took over the role of color commentator on NBC's Sunday Night Football with Al Michaels in 2009. As of 2022, Michaels is in his 14th season of the high-profile television show and is now partnered with Mike Tirico. After Michaels was named the new play-by-play announcer for Prime Video's coverage of Thursday Night Football, Michaels is now paired with Mike Tirico.

On WGN America, Collinsworth was the host of Inside the Vault.

Collinsworth is on the Board of Selectors of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

Collinsworth's work in the broadcasting booth featured his appearance of the "Collinsworth Slide" prior to each game, one of the game's most well-known trademarks. After Al Michaels' brief introduction to the forthcoming game, the camera will fade slightly and allow Collinsworth to slide himself into the photo through his broadcasting chair, which after which he offered insights of his own.


Following Green Bay's euphoric victory, Packers star Aaron Jones punches cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. in a postgame brawl, January 1, 2024
After Green Bay's 33-10 road victory in what was a critical game for both teams, Jones found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when Booth Jr. and an inactive Packers player got into it. In his postgame interview with NBC's Melissa Stark, "We were walking out to shake hands and I see one of our players having a match with a Vikings player, who just finished playing, and they get in each other's face and screaming about it, and we were fine after that."

During Sunday Night's Football game, a San Francisco 49ers fan PROPOSES to his Dallas Cowboys-supporting mother... and television cameras caught the moment she said yes!, October 9, 2023
At Levi Stadium in San Francisco, NBC cameras caught a man wearing a Christian McCaffrey jersey in the stands collapsed to one knee and pulled out a ring. His lady, who was wearing a Dak Prescott jersey at the time, had no idea what was going on. While wrapping up Sunday's game coverage, commentators Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth amusingly broke down the plan, with the former asking if the guy would have continued with his scheme if it had not.

When discussing Deshaun Watson's history, Cris Collinsworth says you'almost always have to acknowledge' his history, August 4, 2023
During NBC's broadcast of the Hall of Fame game Thursday, critics Collinsworth discussed the framing of talks involving Deshaun Watson, which has triggered some consternation online. Watson, the Browns' starting quarterback, did not play in the first game of the new football season, but he was on the sidelines in Canton as Cleveland defeated the Jets 21-16. When speaking to Collinsworth, he discussed the fact that he was banned 11 games during the 2022 season and fined $5 million for breaching the league's personal conduct policy.
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