Todd Christensen

Player of American Football
Born Aug 3, 1956

Todd Jay Christensen is a former professional American football player and a current sports broadcaster for the CBS Sports Network.

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1956 Birth Born on August 3, 1956.


1974 17 Years Old He graduated from Sheldon High School in Eugene in 1974, and then attended Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.


1977 20 Years Old 1 More Event
At BYU, Christensen was a four-year starter (1974–1977) for the Cougars at running back, led the team for three consecutive seasons in receiving and was an All-Western Athletic Conference selection as a senior in 1977. … Read More
1978 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He graduated with a degree in social work in 1978 before embarking on his pro career.
1979 22 Years Old After being unclaimed, he was signed by the Oakland Raiders in 1979 and became a key player on special teams, which included the role of long snapper. … Read More
1982 25 Years Old He finally agreed to play the tight end position and after three seasons of unspectacular statistics (including the Raiders' Super Bowl winning campaign in 1980), Christensen broke out in 1982, catching 42 passes for 510 yards and four touchdowns during the strike-shortened season, helping the Raiders to the best record in the NFL. … Read More
1984 27 Years Old Christensen topped 1,000 yards again in 1984, catching 82 passes in the process. … Read More
1986 29 Years Old The 1986 NFL season was Christensen's last big one statistically. … Read More


1987 30 Years Old Christensen's 1987 campaign was cut short due to the players' strike, but in 12 games he still managed to catch 47 balls (a little fewer than four per game). … Read More
1990 33 Years Old He later joined the NFL on NBC as a color commentator from 1990 to 1994, teaming up with Charlie Jones for the first four years and Jim Lampley in 1994 (see List of NFL on NBC commentator pairings).
1994 37 Years Old In 1994, Christensen guest-starred on an episode of Married... with Children titled "Kelly Knows Something."


2012 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Christensen did color commentary for ESPN's college football coverage before moving to MountainWest Sports Network. Christensen would remain with "the mtn." until the network shut down in June 2012.
2013 57 Years Old Christensen died at age 57 on November 13, 2013, from complications during liver transplant surgery at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, near his home in Alpine.
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