August 8, 1967|
|High school:||New Hope|
|NFL Draft:||1989 / Round: 6 / Pick: 158|
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Cross played football at New Hope High School in New Hope, Alabama. In college, he was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was drafted out of the University of Alabama in the 1989 NFL Draft by the New York Giants in the sixth round.
Over his career, Cross played in a total of 207 games as a Giant, second only to Michael Strahan's 216 games. Cross won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XXV when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19. He was the only player on both the 1990 Giants team as well as the 2000 team that lost Super Bowl XXXV to the Baltimore Ravens 34-7.
After retiring, Cross moved into broadcasting. He is currently a co-host of the YES Network's This Week in Football, as well as serving as color commentator alongside John Sterling on the network's Ivy League football telecasts. Cross is also a sideline reporter for the New York Giants Radio Network. He has spent a great deal of time working with youth to help ensure that they stay in school. He currently resides in Northern New Jersey and is a commercial real estate broker for Cushman & Wakefield. His son, Howard Cross III, recently committed to the University of Notre Dame to play football in the fall of 2019.
- "Howard Cross NFL Football Statistics | Pro-Football-Reference.com". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-18.