|No. 59, 79|
August 17, 1969 |
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||285 lb (129 kg)|
|High school:||Mount Vernon (VA)|
|College:||University of Washington|
|NFL Draft:||1992 / Round: 3 / Pick: 61|
|Career NFL statistics|
Ed Cunningham (born August 17, 1969) is an American sports announcer, film producer, and former professional American football player.
Following his career in the National Football League, Cunningham worked as an commentator for different media outlets, most recently ESPN. In 2017 he resigned citing his personal concerns with safety risks posed by the sport of football.
He played center for five seasons for the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Prior to his professional football career, Cunningham played center for the Washington Huskies, helping them win a national championship in 1991.
After his football career, he became a football analyst for TNN (now known as Spike) calling games for the Arena Football League with Eli Gold as his broadcast partner. Cunningham also called Arizona Rattlers games for KUTP TV and KGME AM.
Cunningham resigned from ESPN prior to the 2017 college season, citing disenchantment with football due to growing evidence of the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy that the sport poses for its players.
- Branch, John (August 30, 2017). "ESPN Football Analyst Walks Away, Disturbed by Brain Trauma on Field". The New York Times. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · Pro-Football-Reference · Databasefootball.com
- Ed Cunningham on IMDb
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