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Encyclopedia > Irv Cross
Irv Cross
Date of birth July 27, 1939 (1939-07-27) (age 68)
Place of birth Hammond, Indiana
Position(s) CB
College Northwestern
NFL Draft 1961 / Round 7
Pro Bowls 1964, 1965
Statistics
  • Pro Football Reference
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Team(s)
1961-1965
1966-1969
1969
Philadelphia Eagles
Los Angeles Rams
Philadelphia Eagles

Irvin Acie Cross (b. July 27, 1939) is a former professional American football player and commentator. is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Lake Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1961 National Football League Draft took place on December 27 and December 28, 1960. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


In 1961, Cross was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the National Football League (NFL) draft. Later in 1966 he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Then in 1969, he returned to the Eagles and became a player/coach. He retired from playing football in 1970, when he became just a coach for the Eagles. The 1961 NFL season was the 42th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1961 National Football League Draft took place on December 27 and December 28, 1960. ... The St. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ...


Cross was an NFL analyst and commentator for CBS Sports from 1971, when he became the first black sports analyst on national television, to 1994, including anchoring The NFL Today from its inception in 1975 through 1989. He served as athletic director at Idaho State University from 1996 to 1998.[1] CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Today is a TV show that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports. ... The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... Idaho State University (ISU) is a public university operated by the State of Idaho. ...


Cross was the Director of Athletics at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota until May of 2006 and now is the Co-CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. He has two children Matthew, 18, who is attending Dana College in the fall of 2007 and Sarah, 16, who is attending Concordia Academy. His wife Liz, is also a Co-CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. Macalester College (popularly known as Mac) is a privately supported, coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Concordia Academy or CA is a small christian high school in Roseville(1st one) and Bloomington Minnesota. ...


See Also

  • List of NFL on CBS commentator pairings

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References

  1. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE7DF143EF935A35752C1A96E958260

External links

  • Eagles profile on Irv Cross
  • Sports Illustrated Flashback: "Boss Cross"

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IRV CROSS : Encyclopedia Entry (189 words)
In 1961, Cross was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the National Football League (NFL) draft.
Cross was an NFL analyst and commentator for CBS Sports from 1971, when he became the first fl sports analyst on national television, to 1994, including anchoring The NFL Today from its inception in 1975 through 1989.
Cross was the Director of Athletics at Macalester College, St.
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