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.”
The CBS Sports family mourns the passing of Irv Cross. pic.twitter.com/BxYz8s5xmq— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) March 1, 2021
The Eagles are saddened to learn of the passing of Irv Cross.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 1, 2021
Irv Cross, broadcasting legend with CBS Sports and Pro Bowl NFL cornerback, dies at 81https://t.co/c9vZ8NNh9H— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) March 1, 2021