Chris Collinsworth is an American retired professional football player and a sports broadcaster, who is mostly famous for his performance with NFL. Today he lives with his family in a private mansion in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, USA.
Early life and Career
Chris was born on 27th January 1959 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He started his sports career when he was quite young, and soon after he joined the high school team, he became one of the leading quarterbacks and even won a championship in Florida. Later, Chris joined the University of Florida, where he was under an athletic scholarship, and his major was sports education.
After graduation, Chris dedicated to professional football, and he got remembered by his epic threw in one of the games, when he threw a 99-yard touchdown, which became a new record that no one hasn’t beat. Chris still holds a record in the most massive touchdown pass in the history of NCAA. However, Chris wasn’t satisfied with his position in the team, and he transferred from quarterback into a wide receiver and joined the All-SEC team from 1978 until 1980.
Only one year later, he signed a contract with Cincinnati Bengals, where he stayed for the next eight years, thus marking his career with his extensive – recognized talent and excellent performance.
During the period of professional playing, Chris got many acknowledgments, including one at the University of Florida, where he was inducted in its Athletic Hall of Fame. Also, this talented footballer got selected for the Pro Bowl three times. Chris also played for two AFC Champion Bengal teams.
However, one of the best award he received during his period as a professional sportiest is a Sports Emmy Award in 1998, on which he is incredibly proud.
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Moreover, after he retired from sports life and stopped playing actively, Chris began his career as a sports commentator and analyst. After he officially retired, Chris signed a five-year contract with Fox, and he received $1million annually. Soon after that, he switched to HBO’s Inside NFL in 1989, and later he switched to NBC in 1990.
Nevertheless, he didn’t stay long in any television, and eventually, he left NBC and joined Fox in 1998. Besides, Chris never stopped cooperation with all these networks; on the contrary, in 2008, he replaced John Madden on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Furthermore, Chris collaborated with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman during Super Bowl XXXIX and was a broadcaster for Summer Olympics in 2008 and Winter Olympics in 2010.
Today, Chris is one of the best broadcasters in America regarding the sports TV program. He currently works for NBC, and his annual salary is $4million.
Chris Collinsworth lives quite a peaceful and harmonic life with his wife Holly Bankemper, and their children. Besides, Chris owns a mansion in Forth Thomas, Kentucky, and it was worth $5million. He has a large family, and he often posts it on his Instagram account, where he has more than 12k followers. Chris loves to spend time outdoors, playing football, hiking, and playing golf.
Cris Collinsworth Net Worth 2019
Chris Collinsworth was one of the best professional football players of Bengals and other teams he played. Therefore, he earned a fortune just by playing football. Additionally, he still receives a salary by broadcasting. Consequently, it is estimated that Chris’s net worth for this year is around $14million.