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Howard Cross

Howard Cross
Date of birth: (1967-08-08) August 8, 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth: Huntsville, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): Tight end
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 6 / Pick: 158
As player:
1989-2001 New York Giants
Career stats
Playing stats at

Howard Edward Cross, Jr. (born August 8, 1967) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League.

Early life

Cross played football at New Hope High School in New Hope, Alabama. In college, he was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was drafted out of the University of Alabama in the 1989 NFL Draft by the New York Giants in the sixth round.[1]


Over his career, Cross played in a total of 207 games as a Giant, more games than any other player in team history. Cross won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XXV when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19. He was the only player on both the 1990 Giants team as well as the 2000 team that lost Super Bowl XXXV to the Baltimore Ravens 34-7.

Although he was known more for his blocking expertise, he finished his career with 201 receptions for 2,194 yards and 17 touchdowns.[2]

Post-playing career

After retiring, Cross moved into broadcasting. He is currently a co-host of the YES Network's This Week in Football, as well as serving as color commentator alongside John Sterling on the network's Ivy League football telecasts. Cross is also a sideline reporter for the New York Giants Radio Network. He has also spent a great deal of time working with youth to help ensure that they stay in school. He currently resides in Northern New Jersey. Howard is currently a real estate broker for Cresa NY. Cresa is a tenant rep firm.


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