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Kirk Herbstreit's Personal Details

Kirk Herbstreit is a football analyst for ESPN's College GameDay

InformationDetail
BirthdayAugust 19, 1969
NationalityAmerican
FamousFootball Commentator, Ohio State University, Media Personalities
City/StateOhio
SpousesAlison Butler (m. 1998)
Universities
  • Ohio State University
  • Centerville High School
  • Ohio State University
Notable Alumnis
  • Ohio State University
Birth PlaceCenterville, Ohio
Height193cm
GenderMale
Sun SignLeo
Born inCenterville, Ohio
Famous asFootball Commentator
Socials

// Famous Football Commentator

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Who is Kirk Herbstreit?

Kirk Herbstreit is a former footballer from the Ohio State University who is currently working as an analyst for ESPN's College GameDay, a pre-game show broadcast by ESPN as part of the network's coverage of college football. He also works as a summarizer (also known as analyst worldwide) for the ESPN and ABC. Previously, he appeared as a commentator on EA Sports' NCAA Football, an American football video game series, until it was replaced by the new series NCAA Football 14. Before becoming a sports commentator, Kirk was a regular quarterback on the Ohio State football team and played a vital role during his senior seasons, winning one Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior. Interestingly, Kirk was also a good baseball player during his college years.

// Famous Media Personalities

Career

After graduating from Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio, Kirk played as a quarterback for the Ohio State University football team during his senior years. After John Cooper was confirmed as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes in 1988, Kirk became the very first player to commit himself to the team. In the next five years, Kirk established himself as one of the major names on the team and became a four-time letter winner. During his tenure, he played alongside Greg Frey and Kent Graham, and also led the team in 1992. He was voted the MVP in the 1992 season.

Interestingly, Kirk and his father Jim Herbstreit became only the second father and son duo to represent the Ohio State as captains as his father had represented the 1960 Ohio State team as co-captain along with offensive tackle Jim Tyrer. At one point, Kirk also held the record of most passes completed by any player for the Ohio State (28 passes for 271 yards in a 13–13 tie in 1992), before it was broken by Troy Smith in 2006.

After ending his playing career, Kirk Herbstreit became a commentator. He, along with Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, and Lee Corso, joined the expert panel in ESPN College GameDay set, discussing and analyzing the college football games, highlights and player profiles. He then joined ABC Sports' college football primetime series as an analyst alongside Chris Fowler, for which he was nominated for a 1997 Sports Emmy Award as television's top studio analyst.

He later worked as a color commentator for ESPN on Thursday night games. Eventually, he started commenting on Saturday night college football games on ABC and became a host for the weekly college football radio program on the radio station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus.

Personal Life

Kirk Edward Herbstreit was born on August 19, 1969, in Centerville, Ohio, as the son of the former co-captain of the 1960 Ohio State team, Jim Herbstreit. He went to Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in business administration in 1993. Kirk met Allison Butler when she was a cheerleader in his university and the duo got married on June 13, 1998. They had identical twin sons Jake and Tye in 2000 and later two more sons, Zak and Chase, in 2003 and 2006 respectively. Kirk lives with his family in Franklin, Tennessee.

// Famous Alumni of Ohio State University

Kirk Herbstreit biography timelines

  • // 19th Aug 1969
    Kirk Edward Herbstreit was born on August 19, 1969, in Centerville, Ohio, as the son of the former co-captain of the 1960 Ohio State team, Jim Herbstreit. He went to Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in business administration in 1993. Kirk met Allison Butler when she was a cheerleader in his university and the duo got married on June 13, 1998. They had identical twin sons Jake and Tye in 2000 and later two more sons, Zak and Chase, in 2003 and 2006 respectively. Kirk lives with his family in Franklin, Tennessee.
  • // 1988
    After graduating from Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio, Kirk played as a quarterback for the Ohio State University football team during his senior years. After John Cooper was confirmed as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes in 1988, Kirk became the very first player to commit himself to the team. In the next five years, Kirk established himself as one of the major names on the team and became a four-time letter winner. During his tenure, he played alongside Greg Frey and Kent Graham, and also led the team in 1992. He was voted the MVP in the 1992 season.
  • // 1997
    After ending his playing career, Kirk Herbstreit became a commentator. He, along with Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, and Lee Corso, joined the expert panel in ESPN College GameDay set, discussing and analyzing the college football games, highlights and player profiles. He then joined ABC Sports' college football primetime series as an analyst alongside Chris Fowler, for which he was nominated for a 1997 Sports Emmy Award as television's top studio analyst.

// Famous People From Ohio

Kirk Herbstreit's FAQ

  • What is Kirk Herbstreit birthday?

    Kirk Herbstreit was born at 1969-08-19

  • Where is Kirk Herbstreit's birth place?

    Kirk Herbstreit was born in Centerville, Ohio

  • What is Kirk Herbstreit nationalities?

    Kirk Herbstreit's nationalities is American

  • Who is Kirk Herbstreit spouses?

    Kirk Herbstreit's spouses is Alison Butler (m. 1998)

  • What was Kirk Herbstreit universities?

    Kirk Herbstreit studied at Ohio State University, Centerville High School, Ohio State University

  • What was Kirk Herbstreit notable alumnis?

    Kirk Herbstreit's notable alumnis is Ohio State University

  • How tall is Kirk Herbstreit?

    Kirk Herbstreit's height is 193

  • What is Kirk Herbstreit's sun sign?

    Kirk Herbstreit is Leo

  • How famous is Kirk Herbstreit?

    Kirk Herbstreit is famouse as Football Commentator

  • What is Kirk Herbstreit's twitter?

    Kirk Herbstreit's twitter is https://twitter.com/kirkherbstreit

  • What is Kirk Herbstreit's instagram?

    Kirk Herbstreit's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/kirkherbstreit/

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