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Vinny
11-13-2013, 10:54 AM
The BYU football family lost one of its great members Wednesday as sources confirmed that former Cougar running back and NFL tight end Todd Christensen passed away.

Christensen played for Cougar from 1974-77 and was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1992. http://www.heraldextra.com/sports/blogs/jared-lloyd/byu/article_f6d7de86-4c7c-11e3-bff3-0019bb2963f4.html#.UoOuObN7BfM.twitter

HoustonFrog
11-13-2013, 10:55 AM
RIP. Great TE. Great perm.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57123746-88/christensen-nfl-byu-football.html.csp

Provo Former BYU football star, five-time NFL Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl champion and television sports analyst Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning during surgery at a local hospital.

Christensen, who has battled liver disease and other serious illnesses in recent years, was 57.

Dread-Head
11-13-2013, 11:31 AM
I remember him as a great athlete AND a great announcer. My FAVORITE Todd moment still has to be the episode of Married With Children where he was a game show host in Chicago and was asking Kelly sports Trivia and the ONE question she got wrong was: "Who was the Polk High fullback who scored a record four touchdowns in one game?"

FirstTexansFan
11-13-2013, 04:45 PM
I remember him as a great athlete AND a great announcer. My FAVORITE Todd moment still has to be the episode of Married With Children where he was a game show host in Chicago and was asking Kelly sports Trivia and the ONE question she got wrong was: "Who was the Polk High fullback who scored a record four touchdowns in one game?"

That was exactly what I thought as soon as I saw this... definitely one of the better episodes :)

Honoring Earl 34
11-14-2013, 09:26 AM
Todd started out with the Cowboys and they cut him . The rest is history . Even worse , I remember watching him play for the Cowboys in a pre season game .

BullNation4Life
11-14-2013, 10:11 AM
Dude was a beast in Tecmo Bowl. Woudl run your arse right the hell over...

Vinny
11-14-2013, 11:46 AM
he was one of the first jock color commentators that used big 'ol .25 cent words when breaking down plays.

Honoring Earl 34
11-14-2013, 11:54 AM
he was one of the first jock color commentators that used big 'ol .25 cent words when breaking down plays.

One game he was working , his partner said a player was a speedster , ran a sub 4.4 forty . Todd told him that the fastest player he ever saw was Cliff Branch and he barely cracked a 4.4 . Todd said nowdays everyone hits a 4.4 and he just doesn't buy it . His partner asked him what he ran in the 40 and Todd said 4.4 like evryone else .

fmdog44
11-18-2013, 08:12 AM
Great team player, loved by all. Excellent in the booth after his playing days. RIP