Bearing the Cross My Inspiring Journey from Poverty to the NFL and Sports Television By Irv Cross, With Clifton Brown, Foreword by Gil Brandt
 
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Born into poverty in Hammond, Indiana, not much was expected from Irvin Acie Cross. But with much hard work and dedication, he put together one of the most incredible life stories imaginable.

After being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1961 out of Northwestern University, Cross went on to have a nine-year career in the NFL, appearing in two Pro Bowls. After retiring, he joined the Eagles as a coach, and did so until 1971 when a rare opportunity came along.

With his player career over and without any experience, Cross hired by CBS sports as an analyst and commentator, becoming the first African American to work full-time as a sports analyst on national television. He then joined NFL Today in 1975 with Brent Musburger, former Miss America Phyllis George, and sports bookie Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, and the show would go on to win thirteen Emmy Awards that first year.

Throughout his life, Irv Cross has shown off his signature smile. With his strong spiritual belief, he has accomplished more than most people could ever dream of. His hard work and dedication have led him on a storied journey, and in 2009 we was awarded the Pete Rozelle Radio and TV Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Bearing the Cross is Irv at his finest. From childhood to retirement, he shares an incredible life; the friends he’s made, the people he’s helped, and the lives he’s changed. With the help from longtime journalist Clifton Brown, Bearing the Cross will not only give you an inside look into this incredible man, but teach you the life lessons that have warmed his life.
TitleBearing the Cross
SubtitleMy Inspiring Journey from Poverty to the NFL and Sports Television
AuthorBy Irv Cross, With Clifton Brown, Foreword by Gil Brandt
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSports Publishing
Published17 October 2017
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781683581178
Pages256
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
ISBNs: 9781683581178 978-1-68358-117-8 Title: bearing the cross category:SPO 
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