Jac Collinsworth is an American sportscaster and the son of former NFL player Cris Collinsworth. Cris is a big name in American sports and has won the Sports Emmy Award fifteen times.
Growing up under the shadow of such a huge sports personality, Jac dreamed of making his career as a football player from his childhood days. But, he later changed his mind and has been pursuing a career as a sportscaster.
So, why did Jac Collinsworth leave football as a player? How did he turn into Sports Media? Let’s get into Jac’s personal and professional details down below.
When was Jac Collinsworth Born? His Early Life and Siblings
Jac was born on February 13, 1995, in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. So, as of 2022, Jac is 27 years old. He is the son of famous former NFL star Cris Collinsworth and Holly Bankemper, a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association.
Besides, he belongs to the White ethnicity and is of American nationality. His religion is Christianity.
Jac grew up with his three siblings; his older brother, Austin Collinsworth, and sisters, Ashley, and Katie Collinsworth. Jac’s older brother Austin is a football player as well.
Jac Collinsworth’s Father Cris is Also a Sportscaster for NBC
Jac’s father Cris Collinsworth joined NBC Network in 1990. At that time, he entered as a part of NFL broadcasts. Later, in 1996, he got involved in the NBC pregame show. But with more opportunities with other sports channels, Cris, for a while made a distance with NBC.
Ultimately, in 2006, Cris returned to NBC as a studio analyst. Cris has been working as a studio analyst for sixteen seasons on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. On top of that, he has also worked as a color commentator and sportscaster for the NBC network.
Jac Collinsworth’s Short-Lived Football Career and His Shift to Sports Media
Collinsworth, in his days in Highlands High School, had joined the football team and had started playing football. But unfortunately, he couldn’t continue his passion for football after he suffered from a back injury. So, as a high school student, he eventually entered the field of broadcasting. After, he became habituated with the skills of editing, recording, and producing videos.
Likewise, he attended Notre Dame University for his college where he started a digital series named ND Live as a founder and host, that covered the Notre Dame football team. Besides, Jac also covered Notre Dame’s pro day for NFL Network in 2016 and 2017.
He graduated from Notre Dame University in 2017.
Jac Collinsworth’s Career: How Did He Become a Sportscaster?
From his early childhood, Jac was interested in sports which is why he started indulging himself in playing football. But because of some unfortunate conditions, he diverted his path and he chose Sports media for his career.
In the year 2013, when he was still a student at Notre Dame University, Jac began working in the production team of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) as a subsidiary. Later, he worked as a sideline reporter for NBC production in 2016 and 2017. Likewise, he also served as a social media correspondent for NBC at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Further, in the year 2017, he entered the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) and worked as the features reporter for Sunday NFL Countdown. The next year, he became a host of NFL Live and was granted another opportunity of hosting The Huddle, ACC Network’s premier football show.
At such a young age, Jac didn’t miss a chance to uplift his career as a sportscaster and joined the NBC network in 2020. There, he served as a host and co-host in Football Night in America and Notre Dame Peacock Postgame respectively.
Additionally, Collinsworth also works as a pre-and post-race host for NASCAR, play-by-play announcer, and voice of the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball tournament. Coming to the year 2022, Jac debuted in Super Bowl as a co-host of the Super Bowl LVI Pregame show.
Jac Collinsworth and His Father Chris are Co-workers on NBC: What was Chris’ First Reaction to It?
Jac’s dad, Cris was not happy initially when he learned that his son Jac was also joining the NBC network. As a matter of fact, he never intended to share the same workspace with his son. In The Adam Schefter Podcast, Cris talked about his inconvenience with the idea of being a co-worker with his son. There, he said,
“I’m gonna be really, really, really honest with you here, I didn’t want him to leave ESPN. [NBC executive] Sam Flood came to me at the Hall of Fame Game at the beginning of the year, and he said ‘I just want you to know that I’m gonna make a run at Jac.’
“And I said ‘Ugh, don’t do that.’ I go ‘He’s doing great…he’s on ESPN…” concluded Cris.
What is Jac Collinsworth’s Relationship Status? Is He Dating a Girlfriend in 2022?
Jac, till today, hasn’t officially spoken about his romantic relationship in the media. It seems like he is completely busy making his career as a sports personality.
However, in the past, there was a rumor about him being in a relationship. He even uploaded a post with a girl on his Instagram account writing “You always have my back” in the caption. However, the sports broadcaster didn’t address the rumors, so, it isn’t confirmed if he really had a girlfriend in the past or if it was just a rumor.
Meanwhile, talking about his current relationship status, he appears to be single looking through his social media.
Jac Collinsworth is much active on the Social Media
Moving forward to his social media presence, Jac is active on Instagram and Twitter. He goes as @jaccollinsworth on Instagram where he keeps posting his photos and videos with his working team and family. He has 14.6k followers and altogether 321 posts on his Instagram as of 2022. Likewise, the NBC Sportscaster is also on Twitter where he goes as @JacCollinsworth and has 19.7k followers. He joined Twitter in May 2010.
Also, Jac also has a Facebook account where he has around 2.1k friends. But, he hasn’t been active on the platform lately as his last post on Facebook was on November 28, 2017.
Jac Collinsworth’s Net Worth
Jac, at such a young age, has accomplished a lot in the sports field. As we mentioned above, he is a sportscaster on NBC. So, it is sure that he has accumulated a lot of amount in his pocket as a professional. As of 2022, he has a net worth of $2 million.
On the other hand, his popular father Cris Collinsworth has an estimated net worth of around $16 million.