Former NFL Cornerback and two-time Pro Bowler, Charles “Peanut” Tillman is joining FOX Sports’ on-air lineup as an analyst for the Sunday morning pregame show, FOX NFL Kickoff. Tillman will join host Charissa Thompson, and analysts Colin Cowherd and Dave Wannstedt, for the one-hour program airing every Sunday during the season from 11a-12p ET on the FOX broadcast network.
“With Charles having spent his entire career in the NFC, we were obviously very familiar with his accomplishments on the field,” Richards said. “He always presented himself well as a player and we were impressed with his knowledge of the game and ability to articulate it when we met with him. We are really excited to add him to the team.”
“I am really looking forward to getting right back into the swing of things with FOX Sports,” Tillman said. “My family and I are very excited about this next chapter in my life.”
Originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (No. 35 overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft, Tillman (@peanuttillman) recently announced his retirement after playing his final season in 2015 as a member of the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers. He spent 12 years as one of the leaders and faces of the Chicago Bears. His 36 career interceptions in Chicago rank third all-time in team history and he is one of only two players (Brian Dawkins) in NFL history to have recorded at least 35 interceptions and 35 forced fumbles.
Held in high regard throughout his career for several different charitable endeavors off of the playing field, Tillman was named the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2013, an award that recognizes one player in the league for community service off the field, as well as on-field excellence.