Todd Christensen Speaker Profile
Todd Christensen Biography
Todd Christensen was born August 3, 1956 and is a former football player and a current sports broadcaster for the CBS Sports Network.
Christensen began his NFL career as a second-round draft pick of Dallas in 1978. While playing fullback, he broke his foot in the final exhibition game that year and was cut. He later signed with the New York Giants and then the Oakland Raiders, who converted him to a tight end.
After three seasons of unspectacular statistics (including the Raiders' Super Bowl winning campaign in 1980), Christensen broke out in 1982, catching 42 balls for 510 yards and 4 TD's in the strike-shortened season, helping the Raiders to the best record in the NFL. The next year, Christensen caught 92 passes for a career high 1,247 yards and 12 touchdowns and earned the first of his five trips to the Pro Bowl for his efforts. His total catches led the NFL, making him the second tight end to ever do this (Kellen Winslow was the other). The Raiders finished the season with a resounding 38-9 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII. Christensen topped 1,000 yards again in 1984, catching 82 passes in the process. He hit 80 receptions again the following year, missing 1,000 yards by just 13 yards. The 1986 NFL season was Christensen's last big one statistically. He ended the year with a career-high, league-leading 95 receptions for 1,153 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also became the first tight end in history to catch 90 passes in two seasons.
Christensen's 1987 campaign was cut short, but in 12 games he still managed to catch 47 balls (a little less than 4 a game). His 663 yards averaged to 14.1 yards per reception, a career high in seasons where he caught at least 40. In Christensen's final year, he missed more than half the season with injuries and only managed 15 receptions, with none going for touchdowns, after which he retired.
In his career, Christensen caught 461 passes for 5,872 yards and 41 touchdowns. In eight postseason games, he caught 31 balls for 358 yards and only one touchdown. He led the league in receptions twice, and his 349 receptions from 1983-86 were an NFL record.
After retiring from football, Christensen became a broadcaster, co-hosting the second half of the first season of American Gladiators with Mike Adamle. He later joined the NFL on NBC as a color commentator from 1990 to 1994, teaming up with Charlie Jones for the first 4 years, see List of NFL on NBC commentator pairings.
He has recently done color commentary for ESPN's college football coverage before moving to MountainWest Sports Network. Christensen would remain with Mtn. until the network shut down in June 2012. Christensen was announced as the new analyst for CBS Sports Network Navy games in August 2012. In 2000, Christensen was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
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