Chris Collinsworth is a former professional wide receiver in the NFL. He played college football for the University of Florida, and was recognized as an All-American.
Collinsworth was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round (37th pick overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft and spent his entire eight-year NFL career with the Bengals. He surpassed 1,000 yards receiving four times and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1981, 1982 and 1983. At six feet, five inches and fast, Collinsworth often created mismatches against much smaller cornerbacks. After his retirement as an NFL player, Collinsworth began a broadcasting career as a sports radio talk show host on Cincinnati station WLW. Initially, he was a guest host for Bob Trumpy, but took over the show full-time as Trumpy accepted more television assignments. He then became a reporter for HBO's Inside the NFL in 1989
As of 2020, he is currently a television sportscaster for NBC, Showtime, and the NFL Network and winner of 15 Sports Emmy Awards. He is also the owner of Pro Football Focus, a sports statistic monitoring service.