Born as Anthony Cris Collinsworth, a former professional American football player, and sports broadcaster. From 1981 to 1988, he was a wide receiver in the NFL for 8 seasons and all were with the Cincinnati Bengals.
In this article, we will cover Cris Collinsworth’s net worth, early and personal life, career highlights, and many more. So, read the full article to know everything about Cris Collinsworth.
What Is the Net Worth of Cris Collinsworth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of Cris Collinsworth is $25 million. During his NFL career, he made a considerable amount of money but he has also earned much more from his broadcasting career.
Cris Collinsworth was earning $4 million annually as a commentator and TV personality for so many years. The announcement came out in December 2021 that Cris had signed a new contract with NBC according to which his salary was raised to $12.5 million yearly.
Cris Collinsworth was born in Dayton, Ohio on January 27, 1959. His father and mother, both were teachers, and apparently, his father became the superintendent for all schools within Brevard County. When Cris was 4, the family moved to Melbourne, Florida in 1963.
He went to Astronaut High School where his father was principal. When he was in high school, Cris used to play a lot of sports and obtained victory in the 100-yard dash state championship. Furthermore, Cris was also named a high school All-American quarterback.
Following receiving a football scholarship at the University of Florida, he went on to play football and threw a 99-yard touchdown pass against the Rice Owls, which was the longest touchdown pass in the history of the NCAA.
He was then made a wide receiver eventually. Later, he left the Gators having obtained 120 passes for 1,937 yards which amounted to 14 receiving touchdowns.
Cris Collinsworth and his wife Holly live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky with their four kids together. One of his sons has become a successful football player and served as captain of Notre Dame’s team.
A Career in NFL and Broadcasting
The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Cris in 1981. He spent eight years with this team during his NFL career. Cris was named to the Pro Bowl three times during his playing career.
Cris Collinsworth gained popularity very quickly and in 1985, he almost transferred to the Tampa Bay Bandits but couldn’t succeed in his physical exam, as a result of which, the contract was canceled.
Later, he finished his career playing with the Bengals, having achieved 417 receptions against 6,700 yards. He also scored 36 touchdowns.
After retiring from the NFL, Collinsworth entered into broadcasting and began as a radio show host for a talk sports program.
Later, he began working in television with HBO‘s “Inside the NFL.” He had joined the NBC Network by the 90s and gained popularity for reporting on both the NFL and college football and also on other sports like tennis.
During the late 90s, Cris joined “NFL on Fox” and the next few years he spent serving as a color commentator prior to landing the lead game broadcasting crew. Cris was part of Fox’s coverage of the Super Bowl. Apart from sports, he also served as a host for shows such as “Guinness World Records Primetime.”
Cris was part of events like the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics over the next years of his career. During the 2000s, he voiced the “Madden” video game series, and in 2017, he once again became part of the Super Bowl.
Apart from a career in the entertainment industry and sports, Cris owns a successful sports statistic monitoring service named Pro Football Focus (PFF) which offers detailed analysis and advanced statistics for both the NFL and college football.
Silver Lake Partners made an investment of $50 million in September 2021 for a minority stake in PFF. the overall value of the company is not clear as of now.
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