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Chris Spielman        

Former All-Star Linebacker, NFL Analyst with Fox Sports & Breast Cancer Awareness Advocate

Chris Spielman is an All-Star linebacker from Massillon Ohio. He was a 2-time All American for The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Spielman played 11 years in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and the Cleveland Browns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Spielman was hired by the Detroit Lions as special assistant to chairman and president & CEO on December 15, 2020.

Currently, Spielman is a NFL analyst with Fox Sports, a professional speaker, and his most important role besides being a father of 4 is that of a Cancer Warrior. Spielman continues the fight that he and his wife, Stefanie, started together shortly after her first diagnosis. Stefanie survived four bouts with breast cancer, during which both she and Spielman were active in raising funds for breast cancer research. While undergoing treatment, she lost her hair, prompting Spielman to shave his head in a show of solidarity. Stefanie died on November 19, 2009, after the disease returned for the fifth time.

In 2013, Spielman married Carrie Yocom, who brought 2 daughters to the family. Spielman is an advocate of faith, family, and community – and he lives it daily in that order.


Chris Spielman to join Lions front office as Special Assistant
Spielman spent eight years with the Lions after they selected him in the second round of the 1988 draft, and he led the team to NFC North (then Central) division  ...

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