Chris Rix
Date of birth: (1981-05-01) May 1, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth: Santa Margarita, California
Career history
High school: Santa Margarita Catholic
(Rancho Santa Margarita, California)
* Florida State (2001−2004)
Bowl games
* Gator Bowl (2002)
Career highlights and awards
* ACC Rookie of the Year (2001)
Stats at

Christopher Charles Rix (born May 1, 1981) is a former American football quarterback. Rix is also widely known as a coach and sportscaster.

Early life

Chris Rix was born and raised in upstate New York.[citation needed] He is of Filipino, German, and Irish descent.[1] Rix was primarily raised by his father Christopher Carroll Rix, after his mother died from cancer in 1989 when Rix was 7 years old. After his mother's death, Rix and his father moved to Seattle, WA and lived there from 1989–1995. Prior to entering high school, Rix and his father moved to Southern California to be closer to his family. Chris Rix attended both Bishop Amat Memorial High School and Santa Margarita Catholic High School, graduating in 2000.

College career

Chris Rix is the first and only four year starter at quarterback (2001–2004) in the school's history, having played under Bobby Bowden. Despite a severe ankle injury suffered early during his senior season, Rix ranks second in every major passing category at FSU. During Rix's career at Florida State, the Seminoles claimed three Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) titles and appeared in four straight bowl games.[2]

Rix had his most successful season in 2003 when he passed for 3,107 yards and 23 touchdowns. He ranks second in school history in passes attempted, completed, and touchdowns thrown. Rix missed the 2003 Sugar Bowl after he overslept and missed an exam, subsequently causing him to be suspended for the game.[3]

Despite a promising start, including being named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) freshman of the year, his overall career was disappointing with respect to the high standards of the 2-time National Champion FSU program.[3] Rix finished with a 25–11 record as a starting quarterback and was benched several times during his senior year.[3] Rix lost to in-state rival the University of Miami all five times during his career.[4] He is the first quarterback to lose to the same team five times.

Broadcasting career

Rix went undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was invited to the San Diego Chargers' rookie camp on a tryout basis.[5] Within the same year he began a career in sports broadcasting, first as a high school football analyst for Fox Sports Net in Los Angeles. In 2005, he worked as a college football analyst for Fox Sports Radio. Then in 2006 he signed with CSTV, a division of CBS, to work as a color commentator and analyst in their coverage of college football games.[6] Rix was the sideline reporter for FOX Sports for the 2006 Cotton Bowl Classic between Texas Tech and Alabama as well as a FOX NFL game between the San Diego Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals. In 2007, Chris Rix served as a college football studio analyst for ABC in Los Angeles.

Rix currently is a college football and NFL analyst for Fox Sports Radio. He is also a regular contributor on the Chris Myers and Steve Hartman Show, along with hosting Fox Gametime segments as a part of the Clear Channel Radio Affiliate.

After his playing career Rix founded the Champion Training Academy, and The Champion Organization. The venture focuses on developing and mentoring young athletes.[7] In the spring of 2008, Bishop Amat High School named Rix as the school's varsity quarterbacks coach. Following one successful season, Rix resigned as a full-time coach to focus on family, sportscasting, and ministry.

Chris Rix served as the Master of Ceremonies for the BCS National Championship Breakfast on January 5, 2010 which featured the Texas Longhorns and the Alabama Crimson Tide. The event was hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in which Rix is also currently on staff as a Director of Ministries in Southern California.


In 2010, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes sports ministry hired Chris Rix, where he serves on staff as the Director of Ministries for the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles, CA.[8]


Rix currently resides in Diamond Bar, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles, with his wife Anita, and their three children.[7] He runs the Champion Training Academy.[9] He also runs P.E. at Western Christian P.S.P[10]


  1. Williams, Gene. "Not your typical college QB". Archived from the original on October 31, 2003.
  2. Chris Rix Profile Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.,, accessed January 13, 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Associated Press.Senior gets nod in final game,, accessed January 20, 2007.
  4. Florida State won't pull plug on Rix after Miami loss,, accessed January 20, 2007.
  5. Badger, Emily (May 9, 2005). "Undrafted Rix makes bid for NFL job". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  6. Trev Alberts And Chris Rix Join CSTV As Football Analysts,, accessed January 13, 2007.
  7. 7.0 7.1 About Chris,, accessed August 31, 2010.
  8. SGV Director[dead link],, accessed August 31, 2010.
  9. "Ex-Florida State QB Chris Rix on the 'bounty' Miami had on him – Chopping Block – Seminoles Blog – Orlando Sentinel". Archived from the original on 2011-11-13. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  10. "Friday School" (in en).

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