Kirk Herbstreit is an American former footballer and five-time Sports Emmy Award Winner for broadcasting. Further, he was a regular quarterback on the Ohio State football team. He had a vital role during his senior seasons, winning one Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior. Following his graduation from Ohio State University, he shifted his career from player to American sports analyst and color commentator.
He currently works as an analyst for a pre-game show broadcast of ESPN’s College GameDay. He also works as an analyst worldwide for ESPN and ABC. Previously, he worked as a commentator on EA Sports’ NCAA Football until it was replaced by the new series NCAA Football 14. Wanna know more information on the sports commentator then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The sports analyst and color commentator, Kirk Herbstreit.
Kirk Herbstreit: Bio, Family, Career
He was born on 19 August 1969 as Kirk Edward Herbstreit in Centerville, Ohio, the United States of America, under the zodiac sign, Leo. Kirk was born as the son of the former co-captain of the 1960 Ohio State team, Jim Herbstreit, and his wife Evelyn, a homemaker. He has a nationality of American and belongs to white caucasian ethnicity.
Regarding his education, he attended Centerville High School in Business Administration. After that, he went on to join Ohio State University from where he graduated with a degree in business administration in 1993. From 1989 to 1993, he was a four-year letter winner as a quarterback at Ohio State University. Also, in his high school days, he played as a quarterback for the Elks with the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior. Additionally, he was a standout in basketball and baseball player.
He then started his career in broadcasting and first appeared as a panelist for the series Who’s Now alongside Keyshawn Johnson and Michael Wilbon. Also, he had written a weekly in-season column, ‘Inside The Game With Kirk Herbstreit’ for The Sporting News. He then joined ESPN in 1996 as a lead analyst on College GameDay along with Rece Davis, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, Lee Corso. Furthermore, he had also contributed to the 97.1 The Fan, an ESPN Radio affiliate out of Columbus, Ohio.
Kirk Herbstreit: Personal Life & Wife
Speaking of his personal life, he is a happily married man and is the father of fours sons. Furthermore, he has married his longtime girlfriend turned wife Allison Butler on 13 June 1998. The duo first met during his university years where she was a cheerleader in his university. The couple shares four sons from their marriage. In 2000, they had identical twin sons Jake and Tye, Zak in 2003, and Chase in 2006 respectively.
Caption: Kirk’s wife Allison and his four sons.
Kirk Herbstreit: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has been maintaining a handsome amount of money from his career as an analyst for ESPN’s College GameDay. Additionally, ESPN pays an average salary ranging from approximately $50,000 per year or $25 per hour. The network pays the highest $124,000 annually to Associate Director and the lowest $27,000 annually to its Runner, according to sources. Talking about his net worth, it has an estimation of around $5 million from his career.
He is highly active on different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, he has an account @kirkherbstreit with 148k followers. He has a Twitter account @KirkHerbstreit with 1.6 million followers. Also, he goes by the verified Facebook account @KirkHerbstreit with 76k followers.
Kirk Herbstreit: Body Measurements
The sports analyst has an athletic body structure that has unknown body measurements of the chest or waist. Further, his body stands to a height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.90 meters and weighs around 95 kg. He has blue eyes color with light-brown hair color.