Holly Bankemper is the longtime wife of former NFL player turned TV sportscaster, Cris Collinsworth. The couple has been married for decades and share four children together.
Holly’s hubby was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 1981 draft out of the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in accounting.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection during his NFL career, Collinsworth played in 107 games, catching 417 passes for 6,698 yards and 36 touchdowns. He had four 1,000-yard seasons, played in Super Bowls XVI and XXIII and ranks first on the Bengals all-time career receptions list.
Following an eight-year NFL career as a wide receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals (1981-88), Collinsworth moved smoothly into broadcasting as a reporter for HBO’s Inside the NFL in 1989. The following season he graduated to the show’s studio cast.
An All-America and Academic All-America, Collinsworth was inducted into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2001. He later returned to school at the University of Cincinnati Law School, completing his law degree in 1991.
Collinsworth, who first joined NBC Sports from 1990-96, has won a total of 16 Emmy Awards – nine for Outstanding Sports Studio Analyst in addition to seven for Outstanding Event Analyst.
He is currently in his ninth season as a game analyst for NBC’s Sunday Night Football and second on the network’s Thursday Night Football series.
Aside from his success on the field and on the screen, Cris has been happily married since 1989. The lucky lady would be, Holly Bankemper now best known as Ms. Collinsworth.
The blonde is a native of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. She graduated from Highlands High School. Holly Bankemper, like her hubby –attended the University of Cincinnati. In 1988, Holly earned her law degree.
Holly Bankemper is a CBA (Cincinnati Bar Association) Attorney Member.
The former NFL wife is also the mother of the couple’s four kids: Katie, Austin, Ashley and Jack.
Austin played safety at Notre Dame. According to Austin’s LinkedIn page, he earned a Masters in Finance in 2014.
Collinsworth’s youngest daughter Ashley is a 2012 Harvard graduate –where she ran track and earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology.
Katie Collinsworth Hughes, who attended Florida, works for Golf Channel’s GolfNow as a manager of Business Marketing. She earned a B.C. in Public Relations in 2012.
Back in August it was announced that Jack Collinsworth was joining ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown pregame show as a features reporter.