Kirk Herbstreit wiki, Kirk Herbstreit Biography
Kirk Herbstreit wiki: He is an American analyst for ESPN‘s College GameDay, a television program covering college football and a provider of color commentary on college football games on ESPN and ABC. He appeared annually as a commentator in EA Sports’ NCAA Football until the series was put on hiatus following NCAA Football 14. From 1989-1993, Herbstreit was a quarterback for Ohio State football team; he saw action in several games his junior season and was the starting quarterback throughout his senior season.
|Born||August 19, 1969
|Occupation||College football analyst|
Kirk Herbstreit subsequent activities in Ohio
Herbstreit is actively involved in multiple charities including the 2012 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and The Make A Wish Foundation Ultimate Sports Auction.
He has lent his name to the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic in Columbus, Ohio, and Arlington, Texas. According to the website, the Kickoff Classic “pits high school teams from the states of Ohio and Texas against prep football powerhouses from across the nation” over the Labor Day weekend. The games in Ohio are usually held at Ohio Stadium, while the games in Texas are held at AT&T Stadium.
Kirk Herbstreit Broadcasting career and achievements
Rece Davis, Desmond Howard, and Lee Corso sit alongside Herbstreit on the ESPN College GameDay set, discussing the day’s college football games, and analyzing highlights and players. Every Saturday, College GameDay goes to colleges all around the United States to preview the school’s upcoming football game. Herbstreit serves as an analyst for ABC Sports’ college football prime time series alongside play-by-play man Chris Fowler. He was nominated for a 1997 Sports Emmy Award as television’s top studio analyst, along with Cris Collinsworth (eventual winner), Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw and Steve Lyons. He is a frequent contributor to ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. In 1997, he wrote a weekly in-season column—”Inside The Game With Kirk Herbstreit”—for The Sporting News. Herbstreit previously worked Thursday night games for ESPN as a color commentator, and he is currently in the booth for Saturday night college football games on ABC. On the day of the 2007 SEC championship game, Herbstreit incorrectly reported on ESPN’s College GameDay that Les Miles had accepted an offer to succeed Lloyd Carr as the head coach at the University of Michigan.
Herbstreit is also a contributor to the Columbus, Ohio-based FM radio station 97.1 The Fan; 97.1 is also an ESPN Radio affiliate. In July 2007, he served as a panelist for the series “Who’s Now” alongside Keyshawn Johnson and Michael Wilbon.
It was announced on June 28, 2010, that Herbstreit would host a weekly college football radio program on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus.
Kirk Herbstreit Personal life
Herbstreit met his wife, Allison, at Ohio State, where she was a cheerleader. They were married in 1998 and have four sons (including one set of twins).
Herbstreit and family moved from his home in Ohio in 2011 because of harassment by vocal Ohio State fans accusing him of directly criticizing his alma mater. Herbstreit was quoted as saying “It’s the vocal minority that make it rough. They probably represent 5 to 10% of the fan base but they are relentless.” Herbstreit resides in the Nashville, Tennessee area. His twin sons are students and athletes at Nashville’s Montgomery Bell Academy.
Kirk Herbstreit Family, Wife, Kids
Kirk is married to his wife Allison Butler with whom he shares number four children. Allison was a cheerleader while Kirk was in the football team. A seed of friendship got planted between them like in most college relationships but theirs soon sprouted into a relationship that led to their June 13, 1998 marriage. Allison’s first pregnancy saw to the birth of their twin boys Jake and Tye in the year 2000 and in 2002, Zak was born – followed by number four Chase in 2006.
Kirk Herbstreit Salary
Though Kirk Herbstreit didn’t go pro, he has amassed a net worth of about $4 million with an annual salary of $2 million for being a college football games color commentator.
Kirk Herbstreit Net Worth
Herbstreit has an estimated net worth of about $4 million with an annual salary of about $2 million at present.