In the 1988 NFL Draft, Spielman was drafted in the second round with the 29th overall pick by the Detroit Lions.
Spielman played eight seasons with the Lions (1988–95), where he was a defensive stalwart during the team’s run to four playoff appearances, two NFC Central titles, and a berth in the 1991 NFC Championship Game.
He later played one season with Cleveland Browns in 1999 Edit Chris' broadcasting career began in 1999 as an NFL studio-show analyst for Fox Sports Net.
Chris has reached the age of 51 and has height of 6 feet and weight around 110 Kg.
Spielman recounted the story in the HBO Documentary "Michigan vs.
Ohio State: The Rivalry": My dad said, "Okay, where are you going to go? Don't ever come home if you do." Spielman was a two-time All-American at Ohio State, intercepted 11 passes, and won the Lombardi Award as the best college football lineman or linebacker.
In the happier days of 2000, Chris and Stefanie Spielman posed outside their Columbus home as Stefanie was in remission from cancer. It's an easy and emotionally compelling read thanks to some wonderful writing by co-author Bruce Hooley, a former PD sports writer and now a radio talk show host on WKNR.
The battle that ensued when it returned is at the heart of Chris' book, "That's Why I'm Here." CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When Chris Spielman decided to write a book, he wanted to pay tribute to his wife, Stefanie, who died of cancer in 2009. And then drive around and see how long he'd last "before having to spit" the tobacco. But none of that helped when Stefanie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. Not only is the book a must for anyone dealing with cancer, it's also a good book for dads.