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Cris Collinsworth is regarded as one of the top analysts in sports television.
In April of 2009, it was announced that Collinsworth would be replacing the legendary John Madden as lead game analyst on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Collinsworth now provides the color commentary for the broadcasts alongside Al Michaels.
Collinsworth’s broadcasting abilities have earned him 13 Sports Emmy Awards and he currently serves as host for “Inside the Vault”, an engaging new series that explores what excites, inspires and drives today’s man.
Prior to replacing Madden in his current role, Collinsworth was the lead studio analyst for NBC’s Sunday Night Football from 2006-2008.
In addition to his football responsibilities at NBC, Cris appeared as a correspondent during NBC’s broadcasts of the 2008 Summer Olympics from Beijing and will be broadcasting from Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Since 1989, Collinsworth has been a part of the hit TV show on HBO & Showtime, Inside the NFL. Currently on Showtime, Collinsworth is joined on the show by James Brown, Phil Simms.
Prior to joining NBC, Collinsworth was with FOX Sports from 1998-2005. Cris was an in-studio analyst for top-rated studio show FOX NFL Sunday from 1998-2002 and he was in the booth from 2003-2005 as part of FOX’s lead broadcast team with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
Prior to his career in sports broadcasting, Collinsworth was a prolific wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. Collinsworth’s surpassed 1,000 yards receiving four times (in 1981, 1983, 1985, and 1986) while being selected to the Pro Bowl in 1981, 1982, and 1983 and NFL Rookie of the Year in 1981. Collinsworth helped lead the Bengals to trips to Super Bowl XVI and XXIII, where the Bengals fell to the 49ers on both occasions. Collinsworth ranks first on the Bengals’ all-time career reception list.
Collinsworth was selected by the Bengals in the 2nd round of 1981 NFL Draft after a standout collegiate career at the University of Florida where he was an All-American his senior year.
Collinsworth’s selfless personality and compassionate behavior can be seen through his creation and support of The Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund. The Fund’s goal is to enhance the lives of all women by promoting breast cancer awareness and education, provide breast cancer services, and to supply unique opportunities for children to enhance their intellectual development, giving them increased hope and confidence in their future.
Collinsworth and his wife, Holly, live outside of Cincinnati, OH with their four children, Katie, Austin, Ashley, and Jack.