Chris Spielman

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Linebacker + Coach + College Football Hall of Fame Member
Born Oct 11, 1965

Charles Christopher Spielman is a former American football player and is currently an analyst for ESPN's coverage of college football games.

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  • Announcer Pairings For Espn College Games This Weekend
    Houston Chronicle - Sep 04, 2013
  • 'experts' Make Bcs Title Game Predictions
    Huffington Post Sports - Jan 07, 2013
  • Your Week 6 College Football Announcing Schedule
    Awful Announcing - Oct 04, 2012
  • Bn Gameday: Oregon State At Ucla Open Game Thread
    Bruins Nation - Sep 22, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Spielman.


1965 Birth Born on October 11, 1965.


1983 17 Years Old Spielman graduated from Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, where he was awarded the Dial Award for the national high-school scholar-athlete of the year in 1983. … Read More


1988 22 Years Old In the 1988 NFL Draft, Spielman was drafted in the second round with the 29th overall pick by the Detroit Lions.
1991 25 Years Old Spielman played eight seasons with the Lions (1988–95), where he was a defensive stalwart during the team’s run to four playoff appearances, two NFC Central titles, and a berth in the 1991 NFC Championship Game. … Read More
1993 27 Years Old Spielman represented the Lions in four Pro Bowls (1990–92, 1995) and was named the team’s defensive MVP in 1993 and 1994.


1996 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He played for the Buffalo Bills in 1996 and 1997.
1997 31 Years Old His 1997 season was limited because of a neck injury that required spinal surgery.
1998 32 Years Old He chose to miss the 1998 season to assist his wife battling cancer.
1999 33 Years Old He returned to the NFL in the 1999 season, with the Cleveland Browns. … Read More
2001 35 Years Old Spielman is also notable for being one of the players notable NFL Draft "guru" Mel Kiper, Jr. has "missed" on, Kiper admitting in a 2001 post that he had underrated the linebacker.


2009 43 Years Old In April 2009 Spielman was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.
2010 44 Years Old His induction came in July 2010.
2012 46 Years Old In 2012 he appeared in an episode of the NFL Network show A Football Life, the episode showed how he was not only a great player on the field but a great man off the field for his family. … Read More


2016 50 Years Old In 2016, Fox Sports announced that Spielman had joined Fox NFL coverage as a game analyst alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton and sideline reporter Kristina Pink. … Read More
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