Popular American sports broadcaster Chris Collinsworth has also been a former professional football player. During his athletic years, Chris was a wide receiver in the NFL. He later switched his career and has been a successful sports broadcaster, working for network giants, including NBC, Showtime, and the NFL Network.
Believe it or not, Chris Collinsworth has won as many as 17 Sports Emmy Awards. Chris Collinsworth earned the name of Gator Great back in 1991. He has also been a part of a recognition of 100 years of Florida football back in 2006.
During a recent interview, Chris Collinsworth joked during his appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” while saying that network giant NBC would do 17 Dallas Cowboys games if it were possible by the network executives.
Collinsworth also opened up about the decision and even called it insane while pointing out that the fact that Cowboys draw ratings is the reason why the network wants to broadcast their games so much. The sports analyst recently made headlines, and let us find out what happened to Chris Collinsworth.
What Happened To Chris Collinsworth?
Viewers were taken by surprise after Cris Collinsworth was missing from the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. While fans have been curious to know where he is, it has been revealed that Chris Collinsworth is away due to Thanksgiving weekend and is spending quality time with his family.
This news has been further confirmed by NBC as they also issued a statement clarifying that Collinsworth is missing from the show as he took some time off to be with his family during the holiday season.
Collinsworth has been a fan favorite face on the Sunday night broadcasts as he has been a part of it since the late 2000s. The 2023 season marked Chris’ 15th with the NBC program, and this has set a record by Collinsworth for the most seasons by an analyst on the NFL’s broadcast primetime analyst.
As Chris Collinsworth is known for his sense of humor, the sports analyst recently revealed how he thought that he was doing a good Thanksgiving bargain at the popular Pike Place Market in Seattle, but it was costlier than he thought and that it was almost $1,000! However, the former athlete pointed out that one cannot go back once they said that they wanted two fish as the sellers had already loaded them up.
Who Filled In For Cris Collinsworth On SNF?
Former football coach Jason Garrett has filled in for Chris Collinsworth. Garrett also joined NBC as a studio analyst back in 2022 after he was the head coach of the Cowboys for 10 long years.
However, Garrett was however roasted on social media by sports fanatics as many pointed out his apparent lackluster job as he was there with announcer Mike Tirico. While fans have appreciated Jason’s presence, many took to social media to state that they want Chris Collinsworth on board for more shows.
Who Is Cris Collinsworth’s Wife?
Chris Collinsworth’s wife is Holly Bankemper. The two have been married since 1989. The pair were introduced through mutual friends while Holly was a cheerleader for the University of Kentucky.
However, the pair is notoriously private about their marital relationship; the television star admitted in an early interview that he feels lucky to meet his wife. The pair attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law during the late 1980s.
He further stated that he really does have a strong wife and added how amazing all that she can handle is, particularly with as much as he is away from home. The pair have four children together. Their son, Jac Collinsworth, is following his father’s footsteps as he has already joined NBC Sports as a commentator back in March 2020. The sports analyst has recently taken a short break to spend the holidays with his family.