Being an avid fan of the Cincinnati Bengals in NFL comes hand-in-hand with being a fan of Anthony Cris Collinsworth. He played as wide receiver for the team for eight entire seasons during the 1980s, and was one of the best. Now, he is an American sports broadcaster for NFL Network, NBC and Showtime. Owner of Pro Football Focus (a statistic monitoring service for sports), he has also won 15 Sports Emmy Awards, a significant feat.
Cris Collinsworth Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life
He was born on the 27th of January 1959 and turned 61 earlier this year. He is the son of Abraham Collinsworth and his wife, Donetta. Collinsworth was born in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to Titusville, Florida in 1963, when Cris was just four years old. He grew up there and attended Astronaut High School, where he was school football All-American quarterback. Collinsworth’s agility and athletic prowess attracted the interest of many higher ups, and his adept talent in sports eventually led to him accepting a scholarship offer from the famous coach Doug Dickey to attend the University of Florida.
Cris Collinsworth Career Details
He may have been recruited as a run-first quarterback for the Gators’ option offense, but Collinsworth threw a 99-yard touchdown pass against the Rice Owls in his first game, a toss which remains tied for the longest touchdown pass in NCAA history. Collinsworth graduated in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and was welcomed into the University of Florida Student Hall of Fame the same year. He was also inaugurated into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” a decade later, in 1991.
In 1985, Collinsworth signed with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL, but the deal was annulled when he failed the physical due to a bad ankle. He returned to the Bengals and played for them until the end of the 1988 season.
After his retirement from professional football, he began a career in broadcasting as a sports radio talk show host on Cincinnati station WLW. He guest starred along with Bob Trumpy, but took over the show after Trumpy got better hosting offers. He then became a reporter for Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” in 1989. He went on to host many more shows and TV specials, including the SuperBowl LII.
Cris Collinsworth Body Measurements: Weight, Height
He currently is 1.96 metres (6.43 feet) and 192 pounds (87 kg). Collinsworth was recruited by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft and finished his complete eight-year NFL career with the Bengals. He surpassed 1,000 yards, receiving four times and was named to the Pro Bowl for three successive years. Collinsworth’s combination of height and almost superhuman speed made him a genuine threat to the opposing teams, and he garnered a huge, supportive array of fans over his broad time with the Bengals.
Cris Collinsworth Dating History
Collinsworth met Holly Baknkemper when both of them were in the University of Cincinnati, and they got married in the 1990. Even after three entire decades of being married, the two of them are still in a loving, happy relationship. Holly is an attorney, and has had four children with Collinsworth – Jac, Katie, Austin and Ashlie.
Cris Collinsworth Net Worth, House
From all of his career endeavors, he has earned $14 Million in net worth. His present annual salary has been estimated to be round $3 Million.
Collinsworth lives in Kentucky, with his wife and their children. Since his career in sports has given him a wealthy life, his mansion in Fort Thomas is a lavish accommodation to fit his fortune. The huge house has its own playing field, and is estimated to have cost Millions, even though the actual price was never disclosed.
Cris Collinsworth Kids
His son, Jac, attended Notre Dame and is now a reporter for ESPN. Austin, another son, is a former football player and team captain at Notre Dame from which he earned an MBA in Organizational Leadership. Katie, Collinsworth’s daughter, recently had a daughter named Hollyn Elizabeth Hughes.