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Howard Cross
Date of birth: August 8, 1967 (1967-08-08) (age 42)
Place of birth: Huntsville, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): Tight end
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 6 / Pick: 158
 As player:
1989-2001 New York Giants
Playing stats at

Howard Edward Cross, Jr. (born August 8, 1967 in Huntsville, Alabama) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League. Cross was drafted out of the University of Alabama in the 1989 NFL Draft by the New York Giants in the sixth round. Cross played in 207 games for the Giants, and although he was known more for his blocking expertise, he finished his 13 year career in 2001 with 201 receptions for 2,194 yards and 17 touchdowns.

He also spent a great deal of time working with youth to help ensure that they stayed in school. In college, Cross was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Cross played football at New Hope High School in New Hope, Alabama.

Cross won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 1990.

Cross played in more games as a Giant than any other player in team history.

After retiring, Cross moved into television, working for the YES Network. He currently is a co-host of the networks This Week in Football as well as serving as color commentator alongside John Sterling on YES' Ivy League football telecasts. In addition, Cross is also a sideline reporter for the radio broadcast of the New York Giants.

Howard currently resides in Northern New Jersey.



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