1985: CBS Analyst Irv Cross talks into a microphone during a season game circa 1985. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Former NFL star and pioneering broadcaster Irv Cross has died at the age of 81.

Cross was a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Eagles and Rams in the 1960’s, but was most famous as a broadcaster and analyst for CBS, including a 14-year stint hosting The NFL Today.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a broadcaster in 2009.

Cross’s former on-air partner, Brent Musberger, wrote “I don’t know that I could give you one person who was nicer than Irv Cross.”


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