Austin Collinsworth, 30, Is Cris Collinsworth Eldest Son
Austin Collinsworth became a celebrity son right after his birth on December 24, 1991 (age 30 years).
He is the eldest son of a former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver and 17-time Sports Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth. Growing up in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Austin Collinsworth dreamed of walking in his father's footsteps.
As a result, even while having a successful father has many benefits, the pressure to attain similar success is equally as tricky. Despite Cris's expectations, Austin has defied them and established himself as a reputable NCAA player for Notre Dame.
From early childhood, Austin was a football fanatic and used to play football with his dad and siblings. When he attended the University of Notre Dame, he registered on the college's football team, the Florida Gators football team, and began his collegiate football career.
Recurring Injuries and Early Career Retirement
He was gaining popularity among the people, and big NFL teams started noticing his presence. They are keeping tabs on the youngster, but all of a sudden, everything collapsed as he suffered a career-ending injury in 2014.
In December 2014, Collinsworth successfully underwent surgery on his left shoulder, and the medication was still working as intended. After suffering a right knee injury that kept him out of the first four games of the season, Collinsworth was given a ride to the stadium in a golf cart a few hours before Notre Dame's season opener versus Rice.
Though Austin made a comeback after a few weeks, a left shoulder injury forced him to miss Week 6. Three further weeks of inactivity followed. Collinsworth left some room for the possibility that he would try to play football again the following season. There is some football in his father's DNA because Cris was a veteran NFL receiver and is now an accomplished announcer for NBC's Sunday night NFL games.
But the series of injuries and more time off from the touchline ultimately killed off his career.