Professionally, Chris Spielman is an analyst for Fox NFL. Before this, he was an American football player who played linebacker at Ohio State University. There he was a two-time All-American in the National Football League and for the Detroit Lions. At the same time, he was a three-time All-Pro.
Chris Spielman entered this earth on October 11, 1965, Canton, Ohio, United Staes. As of 2019, his age is 54 years old under the birth sign Libra. He was born to parents Charles Edward Spielman Jr (father) and Nancy Spielman (mother). He was raised in Ohio, USA. Further, Spielman has a brother named Rick Spielman as his siblings.
By nationality, he is American and belongs to a white ethnical background. Spielman stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches with a decent weight of 112 kg. He has a pair of eyes with light-brown color and brown hair color. Further, Chris is also active on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Education From Ohio State University
Regearing his education, he studied at Washington High School located in Massillon, USA. There he played for his high school football team. After completing high school, he enrolled at Ohio State University and played for the Ohio State University.
At the beginning of his career, Spielman was awarded the best college football linebacker. After that, he was awarded the Lombardi Award. Later he became the Ohio State football team MVP. There he was also awarded the ‘Touchdown Club of Columbus’s Chic Harley Award’.
After that, he was drafted in a second round with the 29th overall pick at the 1998 NFL Draft. Before this, he played eight seasons for the Detroit Lions since 1988. In the mid-1990s, he was the captain of the Lions’ defense. There he was one of the statistically best performances in the NFL.
As a member of Lions, he had done several impressive things such as he has recorded 10 sacks and four interceptions. Also, he has made 13 forced fumbles as well as 17 fumble recoveries, and 30 pass defenses. Then in the following season, he moved to the Cleveland Browns and retired from the same team after having the major neck injury.
Previously, he was a member of Lawrence Taylor’s all-pro team at Wrestlemania XI since 1995. In addition, he was also a member of Buffalo Bills for two seasons in 1996 and 1997.
In the year 1999, he started working as an NFL studio-show analyst for Fox Sports Net. After two years with FSN, he moved to work at ESPN in 2001. He worked primarily as a color analyst for college football broadcasts, as well as a studio analyst for college football.
Besides, he worked as a contributor for the Columbus-based FM radio station 97.1 The Fan, an ESPN Radio affiliate. Before this, he hosted the show Spielman on Sports. Similarly, he used to appear every Tuesday afternoon on AM 1270 WXYT, a sports-talk radio station out of Detroit.
During the NFL preseason, he worked for the Detroit Lions. There he appeared as a color analyst. In the year 2006, he hosted a reality series on ESPNU called Summer House. According to Fox Sports, Spielman is currently working for Fox NFL coverage. There he appeared as a game analyst alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton and sideline reporter Kristina Pink.
What is the Net Worth of Chris Spielman?
Former American football player and currently working as an analyst for Fox NFL, Chris Spielman has an estimated net worth of around $4 million as of 2019. He has collected this hefty amount of sum from his professional career.
According to many sources, he earned an estimated salary of $64,359 per year from the NFL. Besides, he also owns a Home in Upper Arlington.
Married Twice; Information on His current & First Wife
Yes, Chris Spielman is a married man. He has been married twice in his life. At first, Chris was married to Stefanie Spielman in 1989. From their relationship, they raised four children Madison Spielman, Macy Spielman, Noah Spielman, and Audrey Spielman.
However, his first wife died on November 19, 2009, due to breast cancer. After 12 years-long fight with breast cancer, she finally died. Chris used to support his wife during her cancer days and even retired from football to support her.
After the death of his wife, Chris Spielman again married his second wife Carrie Yocom. She is a former Strategic Investment Analyst at Cardinal Health Foundation. They tied the knot in July 2013. From his wife’s previous relationship, she shared two daughters named Kendra Spielman and Gina Yocom Spielman his step-daughter. As for now, the whole family lives in Upper Arlington, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.
Facts of Chris Spielman
|Full Name||Chris Spielman|
|Date Of Birth||October 11, 1965|
|Age||54 years 5 months|
|Place Of Birth||Canton, Ohio, United Staes|
|Profession||Former American Football Player/ Analyst|
|Education||Washington High School located in Massillon, USA/ Ohio State University|
|Spouse||Stefanie Spielman (1989) & Carrie Yocom|
|Children||Madison Spielman, Macy Spielman, Noah Spielman, Audrey Spielman/ Kendra Spielman and Gina Yocom Spielman|
|Parents||Charles Edward Spielman Jr. (father) and Nancy Spielman (mother)|