Los Angeles – Today on SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, Skip Bayless announced that Pro Football Hall of Famer and longtime broadcaster Cris Carter has joined FOX Sports as a FS1 NFL analyst. The eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver will bring his distinctive insights to a number of FS1’s daily studio shows.
Watch the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2hthovf
“Cris is one of sports media’s most-respected NFL analysts with a track record of offering thought-provoking commentary on television for nearly 15 years,” said Whit Albohm, Vice President, Daily Studio Production for FS1. “His incredibly successful playing career and years of broadcast experience make him uniquely well-positioned to provide insight on the NFL that viewers would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.”
One of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, Carter scored 130 touchdowns and racked up 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards (12.6 avg.) in 16 seasons, finishing his career as the NFL’s second all-time leading receiver and with the second-most touchdowns in league history. Carter is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s, honors he shares with new FS1 colleague and UNDISPUTED co-host, Shannon Sharpe.
Carter transitioned seamlessly into broadcasting following his playing career, joining HBO’s Inside the NFL as a studio analyst in 2002. He became well-known for his candor, creating one of the show’s most memorable segments when he interviewed his former coach Buddy Ryan and opened up about his controversial release from the Philadelphia Eagles early in his career. Carter moved to ESPN in 2008, appearing on a variety of programs as a studio analyst, including Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown, becoming a fixture on the sports television landscape.
In addition to his work on the field and TV screen, Carter is co-chair and founder of CarterBrothers Charities, a foundation devoted to improving the lives of victims of domestic violence, hunger and homelessness. He is also committed to supporting young people, receiving the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 1999 in recognition of his work with inner-city youth and was selected as a mentor in President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Program aiming to have a national impact on changing the trajectory of at-risk minority youth.
An Ohio native, Carter attended Ohio State University where he studied communications and was a first-team All-American and two-time All-Big Ten performer. He lives in Boca Raton, Fla., and has two children, son Duron, a wide receiver in the Canadian Football League, and daughter Monterae.