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Chris Spielman, an 11-year NFL veteran, serves as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2 college football game telecasts and studio shows. Prior to joining ESPN in 2001, Spielman served as an NFL studio analyst for Fox Sports Net since 1999. He also has a weekly radio show in Phoenix and Columbus.

Chris Spielman gained a lot of attention as an All-American at Washington High School. Heavily recruited by major colleges, he came to play for coach Earle Bruce at Ohio State in 1984. He went on to become a two-time All-American with the Buckeyes and a three-time All-Big Ten selection. One of the most intense and motivated players in Scarlet and Gray history, Chris is OSU's all-time leader in solo tackles and is among the the school's all-time leading tacklers overall with 546.

The Detroit Lions selected Chris with the 29th pick in the 1988 NFL draft. During the following eight seasons, he earned Pro Bowl honors four times. He also was the first player to lead the Lions in tackles seven straight seasons. Chris played two years with the Buffalo Bills before joining the Cleveland Browns after the 1998 season.

When his wife, Stefanie, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, Chris took a year off to be at home with her and the kids. Many people were struck by his dedication. He even shaved his head (to match his wife's hair loss during chemo) to help his kids understand. He and his wife are involved in fundraising through the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

He returned to football the following year, only to suffer a career-ending neck injury. Chris was also interviewed for the Ohio State head football coach's job in 2001 after John Cooper was let go.

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Age: 51 years old
Birthday: October 11, 1965
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Charles Christopher Spielman
Birthplace: Canton, OH
Wife: Stefanie Belcher (6/24/1989 - 11/19/2009, her death, 4 children)

Chris Spielman 'Rise Up': ESPN Seeks to Inspire — Premiering Tuesday, September 13, the four-part series will chronicle four communities coming together to renovate their high school's athletic facilities. Read more...

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