Gainesville, FL - Former Florida Gator Great and current NFL
sportscaster Cris Collinsworth will be honored with the prestigious Pat
Summerall Award on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the annual Legends for Charity Dinner. Each year, the award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the sports field. Past recipients include
James Brown, Greg Gumbel, Jim Nantz and Chris Berman. The event will take place at the NFL Headquarters Hotel at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
During his time at UF from 1977-80, Collinsworth was a three-time
All-SEC and two-time All-American performer at wide receiver. As a
Gator, he caught 120 passes for 1,937 yards and 14 touchdowns, ran for two other touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another score. He was inducted into the Verizon Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2001.
Collinsworth played eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and the
1981 Rookie of the Year was also selected to play in three Pro Bowls.
Following his NFL career, he became a sportscaster and has since won nine Emmy’s for his work as a sports personality and football analyst. In 2008, Collinsworth covered the Olympic Games for NBC and currently joins Al Michaels as the host of NBC’s Sunday Night Football.