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What Happened To Cris Collinsworth? Why Is Cris Collinsworth Not Calling The Game?

Will Cris Collinsworth call game on Sunday?
Will Cris Collinsworth call game on Sunday? (Credit: Google)

How Did Cris Collinsworth Fare on Thursday Night Football? Antonio Cris Collinsworth is an American sportscaster and a former wide receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals who played for them for eight seasons. On January 27, 1959, Cris was born in the lovely city of Dayton, Ohio.

When his family moved from Ohio to Melbourne, Florida, Cris and his younger brother Greg were four years old. For the Astronaut War Eagles, Cris excelled in a variety of sports. During his senior year in 1976, he was awarded a high school all-American quarterback and won the Class 3A 100-yard sprint state title of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA).

Ex-member of Bengals: Cris Collinsworth

Ex-member of Bengals: Cris Collinsworth 

Collinsworth completed his entire rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals. Cris got selected by the team in the second round (37th overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft. With 67 receptions as a rookie, he set the Bengals team record and acquired a 21-year NFL record for most wide receiver catches. He also served as the team’s top receiver in his first campaign.

Cris Collinsworth: What Happened On Thursday Night Football?

During Week 1, Collinsworth and Mike Tirico covered their customary “Sunday Night Football” period and the Rams-Bills game on Thursday night. Although; Collinsworth’s rich, growly voice accent is well-known to radio listeners.

On Sunday night, the rest of the viewers perceived a sound of a seasoned analyst, particularly a bad one. Although the play-by-play announcer Tirico stated Collinsworth’s vocal spectrum may have been a little affected by the matches this week, several fans were worried about Collinsworth’s health.

Cris Collinsworth moments with Bengals

Cris Collinsworth’s moments with the Bengals 

During the first quarter, Tirico tried to control his voice a little while Collinsworth, the color commentator, was picking his opportunities to provide some more announcements. After ESPN’s longstanding broadcast partner moved to Amazon this offseason, the Buccaneers-Cowboys game will be the first “Sunday Night Football” game under Tirico and Collinsworth’s leadership.

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Why Retired Cris Collinsworth?

Cris Collinsworth left the NFL for unspecified reasons, but soon after, he started a career as the host by broadcasting on a sports radio talk show on Cincinnati station WLW. He finally took over the show full-time. Then, in 1996, he started his future career as a correspondent for a news coverage channel in the league.

Cris Collinsworth: Where Is He Now?

Cris Collinsworth NFL Draft

Cris Collinsworth NFL Draft 

Collinsworth graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1991. Along with his wife, the lawyer Holly (Bankemper) Collinsworth, and their four children, he resides in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. His son Austin Collinsworth was a team captain and former player for the Notre Dame football team.

Another son, Jac, attended Notre Dame and continued to work as a features reporter for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown before; he united his father at NBC, where he hosts Football Night in America live from the stadium. He also represents NASCAR, Notre Dame football, and other important events like the Indy 500 and Kentucky Derby.

Cris Collinsworth and AL Michaels

Cris Collinsworth and AL Michaels 

Collinsworth was one of 83 people pulled from Jeff Ruby’s Waterfront restaurant in Covington, Kentucky, on March 12, 2011, when it broke free of its moorings and started to float down the Ohio River before being halted by the Brent Spence Bridge that spans the border between Kentucky and Ohio.

The same restaurant has a nameplate for Collinsworth’s steak. He is a sports broadcaster for NBC, Showtime, and the NFL Network and has won 17 Sports Emmy Awards. He also has a large amount of authority over Pro Football Focus.

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Cris Collinsworth: Professional Career

Collinsworth got selected by the famed franchise in the second round of the 1981 league draft. At that time, he spent his whole eight-year athletic career. Collinsworth set a franchise record for first-year wide receiver catches with 67, the most in the league in over two decades. He also led the team in receiving during his rookie season.

Cris Collinsworth Slide

Cris Collinsworth Slide 

Four times he had more than 1,000 receiving yards, and he got selected for the Pro Bowl. Because of his height, Collinsworth routinely made mismatches against much smaller cornerbacks. Cris’s height worked in the favor, and his speed made him a serious threat.

Collinsworth caught five catches for 107 yards in Super Bowl XVI, but he fumbled the ball away in the second quarter after being tackled by San Francisco defensive back Eric Wright. A 92-yard touchdown drive thereby; started just after the turnover, and San Francisco went on to win 26-21.

In 1985, Collinsworth agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL. But, the agreement got voided after he struggled with the physical due to a weak ankle. Cris returned to the Bengals after; the final game of his career, Super Bowl XXIII, and played with them for the remainder of the 1988 season, grabbing three passes for 40 yards. Throughout his eight-season NFL career, he caught 417 passes for 6,698 yards and 36 goals in 107 games.

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