Todd Christensen
Player of American football
Todd Christensen
Todd Jay Christensen is a former professional American football player and a current sports broadcaster for the CBS Sports Network.
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15 Money Management Tips for College Students
Yahoo News - 5 months
In fact, 64 percent of college students have run short on funds at some point before the end of their semesters, mainly due to unexpected expenses, according to a 2016 survey by Edvisors.com. With that in mind, here are 15 money management tips that could help equip college students with time-tested wisdom, as well as an arsenal of new apps and web services that should make saving and managing money easier to handle. An accepted rule of thumb stipulates that a student should not borrow more money in student loans than what they can expect to earn their first year out of college, says Todd Christensen, director of Education & Bankruptcy Certificate Services, and author of "Everyday Money for Everyday People." "I just spoke today with a fifth-year senior who already has $50,000 of student loan debt, and is planning to get a master's degree to become a school counselor.
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FSU QB Winston is subject of sex assault probe- Former NFL star Todd Christensen dies at age 57- Ex-Bear Hurd gets 15 years for drug distribution
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Former Raider Todd Christensen dies at age 57 - San Jose Mercury News
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Washington Post Former Raider Todd Christensen dies at age 57 San Jose Mercury News Former Raiders standout tight end Todd Christensen passed away Wednesday morning as a result of complications from surgery. Christensen was 57. "He was a great Raider," Raiders owner Mark Davis said by phone. "He definitely was a unique player at ... Former Oakland Raiders great Todd Christensen diesSportingNews.com Archives: Todd Christensen just thankful for the rideSalt Lake Tribune BYU football: Todd Christensen's career highlights includes two Super Bowl ...Deseret News USA TODAY -Sacramento Bee -TMZ.com all 145 news articles »
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Todd Christensen passes away at 57
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
The Raiders lost one of their more memorable figures Wednesday with the passing of Todd Christensen. The five-time Pro Bowl tight end and two-time Super Bowl champion for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders died Wednesday morning in a Utah hospital due to complications from surgery, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Christensen was 57. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the former BYU star had “battled liver disease and other serious illnesses in recent years.” General Manager Reggie McKenzie, a teammate of Christensen with the Raiders from 1987-88, was “deeply saddened to hear the news about the passing of Christensen. “Todd was a special player and an exemplary teammate Read More
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Raider, 'Renaissance Man' Todd Christensen dead at 57
USA Today - over 3 years
Former Raiders tight end succumbs to complications from liver surgery in Salt Lake City.
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Your Week 6 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
The first Saturday in October brings plenty of juicy matchups all over college football.  Primetime will be particularly stacked with big games.  Will Fox be able to win the night once again behind unbeaten Texas aganst Geno Smith and West Virginia?  As if that wasn't enough, there's also Notre Dame-Miami, Ohio State-Nebraska, and Georgia-South Carolina.  All the games, dates, times, and announcers are below for you to plan your weekend accordingly. FBS: Thursday, October 4 7:30 PM- Arkansas State at Florida International (ESPNU) Joe Davis, Jay Walker 8 PM- East Carolina at Central Florida (CBS Sports) Dave Ryan, Doug Chapman, Evan Washburn 9 PM- USC at Utah (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele Friday, October 5 7 PM- Pittsburgh at Syracuse (ESPN) Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra 10:15 PM- Utah State at BYU (ESPN) Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith (BYUtv Delay) Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, ...
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River cleanup riles residents - Coeur d'Alene Press
Google News - over 5 years
Craig Wilcox, Todd Christensen and Len Crosby have started a grassroots effort called Citizens for Affordable Sewer Rates. The group, the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce and some local businesses had organized a meeting for Sept
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Jason Witten Proud To Wear The Star - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
He has had at least 80 catches in four straight season, equaling Todd Christensen's mark for a tight end. A third-round pick in 2003, Witten has missed only one game in his career -- he had a broken jaw as a rookie -- and his seven Pro Bowl appearances
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NY Jets #56 – Part 3 - Gack Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Plunkett hit Cliff Branch, then Todd Christensen, and my feelings of desperation crept in. I gripped my aching stomach. Don't blow the lead. Please. Please, not again. I remember Lyle Alzado from that Divisional Game. He would suffer years later from a
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Todd Christensen
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 56
    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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  • 2012
    Age 55
    Christensen was announced as the new analyst for CBS Sports Network Navy games in August 2012.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000, he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 37
    In 1994, Christensen guest-starred on an episode of Married... with Children titled "Kelly Knows Something."
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  • 1990
    Age 33
    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).
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  • 1987
    Age 30
    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).
    More Details Hide Details His 663 yards averaged to 14.1 yards per reception, a career high in seasons where he caught at least 40 passes. In Christensen's final year, he missed more than half the season with injuries. He only caught 15 passes, with none going for touchdowns, and then he retired from pro football. In his career, Christensen only missed one game with the Raiders, caught 461 passes for 5,872 yards and 41 touchdowns. In eight postseason games, he caught 31 balls for 358 yards and only one touchdown. He led the league in receptions twice, and his 349 receptions from 1983 through 86 (four seasons) was an NFL record. Following his football career Christensen had tryouts with the Oakland Athletics and the Anaheim Angels but found his niche in Masters Track and Field where he set an age-group World Record in the Heptathlon and was the top decathlete in the world for ages 45-and-over. Christensen became a broadcaster, co-hosting the second half of the first season of American Gladiators with Mike Adamle.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 29
    The 1986 NFL season was Christensen's last big one statistically.
    More Details Hide Details He ended the year with a career-high, league-leading 95 receptions for 1,153 yards and eight touchdowns. He also became the first tight end in history to catch 90 passes in each of two consecutive seasons.
  • 1984
    Age 27
    Christensen topped 1,000 yards again in 1984, catching 82 passes in the process.
    More Details Hide Details He hit 80 receptions again the following year, missing 1,000 yards by just 13 yards.
  • 1982
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The next year, Christensen caught 92 passes for a career high 1,247 yards and 12 touchdowns and earned the first of his five trips to the Pro Bowl for his efforts. His total catches led the NFL, making him the second tight end to ever do this (Kellen Winslow was the other). The Raiders finished the season with a resounding 38–9 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII.
  • 1979
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Being the son of a college professor, he was scholarly and enjoyed the mastery of words, he also quoted famous authors and volunteered on different occasions poems, some of which were written by him. His eccentricities helped him fit in with the Raiders, even if he wasn't tailor to the renegade mold.
  • 1978
    Age 21
    Christensen was selected in the second-round (56th overall) of the 1978 NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys.
    More Details Hide Details While playing fullback and leading the team in rushing, he broke his foot in the final exhibition game, so he was placed on injured reserve and couldn't play a down in a season the team won the conference title and played in Super Bowl XIII. The next year the Cowboys wanted to convert him to tight end, but he didn't agree with the move after working one week in his new position, so he was waived at the end of training camp. Christensen was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants but only played in one game and lasted two weeks with the team, before being released to make room for wide receiver Dwight Scales.
    He graduated with a degree in social work in 1978 before embarking on his pro career.
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  • 1977
    Age 20
    He is survived by his wife Kathy, whom he married on Nov. 28, 1977, and his four sons, Toby Jay (b. 1978), Tory James (b. 1980), Trevor John (b. 1983) and Teren Joel (b. 1987).
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details His career numbers while at BYU: 276 rushing attempts for 1,072 yards and 8 touchdowns, 152 receptions for 1,568 yards and 13 touchdowns.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1974
    Age 17
    He graduated from Sheldon High School in Eugene in 1974, and then attended Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on August 3, 1956.
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