He burst from Florida and the second round to become the first Bengal to have a 1,000-yard receiving season with 1,009 on 67 catches on the way to Super Bowl XVI. A towering 6-5, he had the speed of a Florida 100-yard dash state champion, the hands of a schoolboy All-American quarterback and the brains of a University of Cincinnati Law School grad circa 1991. Popular and personable, he was a perfect fit for the Bengals craze that shook the city his rookie year in 1981 as he went on to make three Pro Bowls in a career he had four 1,000-yard seasons before retiring as the Bengals all-time leading receiver with 417 catches. Collinsworth book-ended his career in the Super Bowl with his 107 yards leading all receivers in Super Bowl XVI and his last career catch converting a third-and-eight on the drive the Bengals took a 6-3 lead midway through the third quarter in Super Bowl XXIII. A winner of 16 Emmy Awards, Collinsworth went on to become one of the NFL's greatest broadcasters.
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