Episode #137- Ed Cunningham- NFL Player/ Announcer/Academy Award Winning Producer
Ed Cunningham is an American sports announcer, film producer, and former professional American football player.
Following his career in the National Football League, Cunningham worked as an commentator for different media outlets, most recently ESPN. In 2017, he resigned citing his personal concerns with safety risks posed by the sport of football.
He played center for five seasons for the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Prior to his professional football career, Cunningham played center for the Washington Huskies, helping them win a national championship in 1991.
Cunningham resigned from ESPN prior to the 2017 college season, citing disenchantment with football due to growing evidence of the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy that the sport poses for its players.
He then became an award winning was a producer on the documentaries The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters and Undefeated, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.