Randy Cross, who returned to CBS Sports in 1998 as an analyst for the CBS Television Network's coverage of THE NFL ON CBS, joined THE NFL TODAY, the Network's NFL studio show, this season.
Cross, who was also a member of the CBS Sports team covering the 1999 AFC Divisional Playoffs and Championship game, had previously worked for the Network as a game analyst from 1989 to 1993 and was a member of the CBS Sports team covering the NFC Divisional playoffs and championship games and Super Bowl XXVI. In addition, he served as an analyst for CBS Radio Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XXIV.
Cross, a 13-year veteran and three-time All-Pro (1981, 1983 and 1984) and Pro Bowler (1981, 1982 and 1984), was a center and guard for the San Francisco 49ers and helped lead the team to three Super Bowl championships, in 1982, 1985 and 1989. He was the 49ers' Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1986, 1987 and 1988 and was voted the 49ers' Man of the Year in 1985 for his work in the community.
Following his work at CBS Sports, Cross spent four years at NBC Sports as an analyst for its NFL broadcasts. He also served as an analyst for selected Notre Dame games and the 1995 Fiesta Bowl and as a reporter for Super Bowl XXXII.
Cross, a two-time All-America at UCLA, played on the 1976 Rose Bowl-champion Bruins team and earned a degree in political science that year. He was the 49ers' second-round pick in the 1976 NFL Draft and started at center beginning that season. He missed only eight games over the next 13 years.
Cross was born April 25, 1954 in New York and grew up in Southern California. He now lives in Alpharetta, Ga., with his wife, Patrice, and their three children.
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