Craig James is an analyst for CBS Sports, and is becoming one of the most respected and knowledgable sports broadcasters today.
James' credits at CBS Sports include reporting on bobsled and luge at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, hosting AT THE HALF, CBS Sports' college basketball halftime studio show, and serving as a reporter for the Network's coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. Craig James joined CBS Sports after serving as studio analyst for ESPN's "College GameDay" and "College Football Scoreboard" programs, college halftimes and "NFL PrimeMonday." He also provided commentary and analysis for ESPN Sports Radio and ESPN2's "SportsNight." He started at ESPN in 1991 as an analyst for College Football Association games.
Before working for ESPN, Craig James was a radio analyst for Southern Methodist football (1989-90). He went on to host "Special Edition" and "Profiles" for Dallas Cowboys television and co-hosted "The Jimmy Johnson Show" (1990-91). He was also a sportscaster at KRLD Radio in Dallas, executive producer and co-host of "The Michael Irvin Show" on KDFW-TV Dallas and anchor at KDFW (1992-93).
The former Southern Methodist University tailback was teamed with Eric Dickerson to form the famed "Pony Express." After being named first-team All-Southwest Conference (1980-83), James played for the USFL's Washington Federals (1983-84) and the NFL's New England Patriots (1984-88). He was the Patriots' Rookie of the Year (1984) and Most Valuable Player (1985), in addition to being named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year (1985). James started in the 1986 Pro Bowl and in Super Bowl XX (1986) against the Chicago Bears.
Craig James , who was graduated from SMU in 1983 with a liberal arts degree, owns and operates the Craig James School of Broadcasting in Dallas. He was born Jan. 2, 1961 in Jacksonville, Texas, and now lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife, Marilyn, and four children.