- Named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Ohio football in the 1987-88 high-school year.
- Quarterbacked and co-captained the 1992 Ohio State football team, joining his father Jim (co-captain in 1960) as just the second father-son duo to captain the Buckeyes. Herbstreit led OSU to a 13-13 tie with bitter-rival Michigan, snapping a four-game losing streak in the series.
- Hosted a daily radio show called Herbie and Benz on radio 1460 in Columbus, as well as Wall to Wall, a weekend sports wrap-up on WBNS-TV. Has also contributed to several ESPN Radio shows.
- Rose quickly through the ranks at ESPN, from sideline reporter to College GameDay co-host, later adding game analyst and radio analyst to his duties.
- Nominated for a Sports Emmy Award in 1997, 2005 and 2006 for Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst. Cris Collinsworth was the winner each year.
- Appears annually as a commentator on the popular EA Sports NCAA Football video game.
- Created, with his father Jim, the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series, a sponsored Labor Day-weekend challenge featuring top teams from Ohio and around the country.
- Allison Herbstreit — Wife
- Chase Herbstreit — Son
- Jim Herbstreit — Father
- Zak Herbstreit — Son
- Jake Herbstreit — Son
- Tye Herbstreit — Son
- The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (BS in Business Administration, 1993)
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