Coy Wire is a famous former NFL football player, a TV host and a sports correspondent. He has played for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons. Currently, he works as a correspondent and sportscaster with CNN. He has been anchoring on CNN since 2015.

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Coy Wire was born on 7th of November, 1978 to Jane Wire and Rick Wire. Jane, his mother was a software analyst by profession. His father founded a sports company by the name of Dynamic Sports. This company guides aspiring athletes through the recruiting process. He has two siblings. His sister is Tiffany Wire and brother is Casey Wire. His brother is a teacher who has been certified by PGA. Coy is of Dutch, Irish, German and Japanese ancestry. He was named Coy after the Japanese word for “Love”. The former footballer attended the Cedar Cliff High School. Prior to this, he attended the Lemoyne Middle school and Highland Elementary school. All these schools are in the West Shore School District.

Coy graduated from the Cedar Cliff School. He was a prominent sportsperson and his records in wrestling and football have been unbeaten in school. Coy attended the prestigious Stanford University and continue to play football representing his University. His popularity led him to be scouted into the NFL. He played for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons. Post his retirement, Wire joined CNN to become a full time anchor and sports correspondent. The former player is married to Claire Wire. His wife is the founder and director of a home and interior design company. Her company also specializes in home renovations. Coy and his wife reside in Atlanta


Coy was taken into the Buffalo Bills in 2002 during the third round of NFL drafting. He originally started off as a rookie for 15 games. In 2003, he became a full time player. Wire was also named as the special team’s Player of the Year two times by Buffalo Bills. The talented star was then promoted to becoming the team captain. He was also named as the Walter Payton Man of The Year by his team, Buffalo Bills. Coy’s career took a small plunge in 2008 when he met with an injury which required him to undergo a surgery and get a titanium plate insertion at his neck area. Post this, he was made to quit the Buffalo Bills.

In the same year, Coy Wire joined the Atlanta Falcons. He played in 47 gamesstretching over three seasons for the Falcons. While he was playing for the Falcons, he was elected team captain and awarded the coveted Ed Block Courage Award. He was released by the Falcons in 2011. Post this, Coy started distancing himself from playing professional football. He ventured out to try other roles. He wrote a book tiled Change your Mind in 2012. Coy also featured as an analyst and online sports writer for Fox. Finally in 2015, he joined CNN. Wire also serves in the Make a wish foundation Georgia chapter as one of the directors.

17 Feb, 2018