Cris Collinsworth Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Cris Collinsworth

Biography / Wiki

The most difficult thing in football is to score a goal but Anthony Cris Collinsworth, professionally known as “Cris Collinsworth” done this task with great perfection as he was a former professional football player and is an American sports broadcaster. He is better known as the wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1980s.

He played eight seasons in the NFL and finished his NFL career with 417 receptions for 6,698 yards and 36 touchdowns in 107 games. In addition to this, he was named the Pro Bowl three times, and the winner of 15 Sports Emmy Awards. Currently, he is a television sportscaster for NBC, Showtime, and the NFL Network.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 27 January 1959, this eminent personality has turned 64 years old. He seems very tall with his towering height which is 196 centimeters and 6’5” in feet & inches. He is very conscious about his physique and maintains himself with a weight of 87 kilograms and 192 lbs in pounds.

He is also very conscious about his physique and maintains his perfect body measurements. Moreover, his personality is enhanced by his brown eyes and brown hair.

Net Worth

According to the sources, Cris estimated net worth is $14 million approximately.

Education / Family

Born in Dayton, Ohio in the United States, Cris belongs to the white ethnicity. He is the caring and talented son of Abraham Lincoln “Abe” Collinsworth (Father) and Donetta Browning Collinsworth (Mother). Apart from that, he grew up with his older brother named Greg Collinsworth.

Moreover, when he was four years old, his family moved to Titusville, Florida. Talking about his education, he enrolled at Astronaut High School where his father was the principal. During high school, Cris started playing football and was a high school football, All-American quarterback.

In fact, in the year 1976, he became the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 3A 100-yard-dash state champion for the Astronaut War Eagles. After completing his graduation from high school, he studied at the University of Florida on an athletic scholarship. Initially, he played college football as a quarterback but later switched to wide receiver.


Cris Collinsworth

Nick Name Cris Collinsworth
Birth Place Dayton, Ohio, United States
Date of birth 27 January 1959
Age 64 Years
Height In feet & inches: 6’5”

In centimeters: 196 cm

Weight In kilograms: 87 kg

In pounds: 192 lbs

Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Profession Sports Broadcaster
Sexual orientation Straight
School Astronaut High School
College University of Florida
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town Dayton, Ohio, United States
Fathers name Abraham Lincoln “Abe” Collinsworth
Mothers name Donetta Browning Collinsworth
Brothers Greg Collinsworth
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

Reflecting on his career, Cris started his professional career by entering the 1981 NFL Draft. Later, in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals. Moreover, he gave his entire eight-year NFL career with the Bengals.

In 1985, he signed a deal with Tampa Bay Bandits but his contract was discarded after he failed the physical due to a bad ankle and he returns to Bengals. He surpassed 1,000 yards receiving four times in 1981, 1983, 1985, and 1986 during his NFL career. In 107 games of NFL, he did 417 receptions for 6,698 yards and 36 touchdowns.

In 1981, 1982, and 1983, he was named to the Pro Bowl three times and retired after the 1988 season. He began his broadcasting career after retirement. Later, in Cincinnati, he became a sports radio talk show host for WLW and then in 1989, became a reporter for HBO’s Inside the NFL.

In 1990, he became associated with the NBC network’s NFL broadcasts and joined the NBC pregame show in the year 1996. In 1998, NBC lost its broadcast rights to CBS. In 2002, he became part of the network’s lead game broadcasting crew. Then, he worked for three years for Fox’s Super Bowl XXXIX.

During his stay at Fox, he hosted the television show Guinness World Records Primetime. In 2006, he was the color commentator on the NFL Network, a studio analyst for Sunday Night NFL coverage on NBC, and the co-host of Inside the NFL on HBO.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he was one of the commentators in the NBC broadcasts. In 2009, on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, he filled the color-commentator role vacated by John Madden.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

Reflecting on his personal life, he tied the marriage knot with his beautiful wife Holly Bankemper, who worked as an attorney.

The couple is blessed with 3 sons, Jack Collinsworth, Jac Collinsworth (a featured reporter for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown), Austin Collinsworth (a former football player and team captain at the University of Notre Dame), and two daughters named Ashley Collinsworth, & Katie Collinsworth.

Girlfriend Not Known
Marital status Married
Wife Holly Bankemper


Cris Collinsworth with his wife
Cris Collinsworth with his wife

Children Son – Jack Collinsworth, Jac Collinsworth, Austin Collinsworth

Daughter – Ashley Collinsworth, Katie Collinsworth

Cris Collinsworth with his wife & children
Cris Collinsworth with his wife & children

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Destination Not Known
Favorite Musical instrument Not Known
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Favorite food Not Known
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Cris Collinsworth

Some Interesting Facts About Cris Collinsworth

  • His full name by birth is Anthony Cris Collinsworth.
  • He played entire eight seasons for Cincinnati Bengals in his NFL career.
  • Currently, he resides in Titusville, Florida.
  • While playing for Cincinnati Bengals, his shirt number is 80.
  • His father was the principal in his school.
  • Initially, he played football as a quarterback but later switched to wide receiver.
  • In 1981, he was inducted into the University of Florida Student Hall of Fame
  • He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and Juris Doctor degrees.
  • He shared his birthday with Abraham Lincoln.
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