Ex-Eagle Irv Cross selected for award

Posted: July 24, 2009

Former Eagles defensive back Irv Cross will receive the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award for his work on CBS' "The NFL Today."

Cross, who played for the Eagles in the 1960s, became the first African-American sports analyst on national television when he joined CBS in 1971. He spent 15 years with "The NFL Today."

"The game means a great deal to me and I have a high regard for the people who made pro football what it is today," Cross said. "I am humbled to have been selected as one of those in the radio-TV business to have had an impact on the game."

Cross is currently the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. *

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