Cris Collinsworth

NFL Analyst

In the Booth:

  • 2006, named lead studio analyst for NBC’s Sunday Night Football coverage
  • •2006, joined NFL Network as their lead in-game color commentator
  • •2002, Lead Analyst on Fox Sports NFL #1 NFL Broadcast Team
  • • 5-time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Sports Personality/Studio Analyst (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006)
  • • 1998 - 2002, in-studio analyst for top-rated studio show “FOX NFL Sunday”
  • 1989 - Present, co-host on HBO’s “Inside the NFL
  • •1989 - Present, Host WLW Radio’s Sports Talk show in Cincinnati
  • •1992, NFL commentator/analyst for NBC on select Notre Dame football games
  • 1990, Game analyst for NBC Sports NFL coverage

Professional Experience:

  • Wide Receiver for Cincinnati Bengals 1981-1988
  • • Ranks first on Bengal’s all-time careers reception list
  • Appeared in Super Bowls XVI and XXIII
  • Pro Bowl Wide Receiver in 1981, 1982, 1983 
  • Second-round draft pick by Cincinnati Bengals in 1981
  • Wide Receiver for Bengals 1981-1988
  • NFL’s Rookie of the Year in 1981
  • Three-time All-Southeastern conference wide receiver
  • First-team All-America in senior year
  • Still ranks 11th in school history in receiving yards (1,937) and  12th in receptions (120)

Personal:

  • Cris and his wife Holly, have four children, Katie, Austin, Ashley, and Jack
  • Graduated from University of Florida with degree in accounting
  • Received law degree from University of Cincinnati Law School 2001, inducted into Verizon Academic All-America Hall of Fame
  • •1980, Academic All American at U. of Florida
  • Founder, Cris Collinsworth Foundation, Gainesville, FL.
  • • Host and Organizer, Fifth Third Bank/Fox 19 Celebrity Classic, which benefits Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati