CROSS, IRV

IRV CROSS

Inducted:  June 23, 1996 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth:  July 27, 1939 in Hammond, IN                       

High School Attended:  Hammond               Graduated:  1957

High School Honors:  All-Conference Halfback 1956; Calumet Region Times Athlete of the Year 1957 for accomplishments in football, basketball, and track.

College Attended:  Northwestern University    Graduated:  1961

College Honors:  Played both fullback and defensive end; earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten Team as end 1960;  Northwestern's Athlete of the Year 1961.

Professional Athletic Background:  Seventh round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive halfback in 1961; traded to Los Angeles Rams in 1965 where he played 2 seasons; played in 1965 and 1966 Pro Bowls; returned to Eagles in 1969 as player/coach; became a full time defensive backs assistant coach in 1970.

Special Recognition:  Following coaching career became an NFL game analyst with CBS Sports and Co-Host on NFL Today for 15 years; Athletic Director at Idaho State University; Director of Athletics at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN; member of Board of Directors of the NCAA Foundation and is involved in numerous community and charitable projects; as a fitness enthusiast, served as an advisor to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports' Youth Fitness Committee.

Family:  Wife, Elizabeth; children from first marriage, Susan and Lisa; son, Matthew with Elizabeth.