Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Cris Collinsworth To Be Featured on Emmy Series ‘A Football Life’
By Space Coast Daily // November 20, 2018
Cris Collinsworth: A Football Life' Premieres Friday, November 23 at 8 p.m. ET
ABOVE VIDEO: Cris Collinsworth is among Brevard County’s greatest four-sport athletes as he starred in football, basketball, track and field and baseball for Astronaut High School. (Video aired in 2012)
2012 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The eighth season of NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Friday, November 23 at 8 p.m. ET with a profile of former NFL wide receiver and 16-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster for NBC Sports Cris Collinsworth.
The one-hour show produced by NFL Films features sitdown interviews with Collinsworth, NBC Sports broadcast partner Al Michaels, former NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol, former teammates such as Boomer Esiason and Anthony Munoz, family members and more.
Cris Collinsworth is among Brevard County’s greatest four-sport athletes as he starred in football, basketball, track and field and baseball for Astronaut High School.
Playing quarterback for the War Eagle’s outstanding coach Jay Donnelly, he was also named to the all-state team in basketball during his senior year, and won the 100-yard dash in the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships as a junior.
Each episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – can be streamed live through the NFL app and via Watch NFL Network on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices (Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and Roku). Access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers.
For more information, go to NFL.com/watch
Among the topics discussed in Cris Collinsworth: A Football Life are:
– Switching from quarterback to wide receiver at the University of Florida after Steve Spurrier’s arrival as offensive coordinator
– His eight-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals, which included two Super Bowl appearances and retiring as the Bengals’ all-time receptions leader
– Beginning his broadcasting career with HBO Sports and becoming the color commentator for NBC’s coverage of Notre Dame football
– Joining FOX Sports in 1998 and returning to NBC Sports in 2006
– His job as color analyst for NBC’s Sunday Night Football
Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.
Cris Collinsworth: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:
Holly Collinsworth – Wife
Jac Collinsworth – Son
Austin Collinsworth – Son
Al Michaels – NBC’s Sunday Night Football play-by-play announcer
Dick Ebersol – Former NBC Sports president
Fred Gaudelli – NBC’s Sunday Night Football producer
Ross Greenburg – Former HBO Sports president
Anthony Munoz – Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman
Boomer Esiason – Cincinnati Bengals teammate
Sam Wyche – Former Cincinnati Bengals head coach
Ken Anderson – Cincinnati Bengals teammate
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