Fast Facts

  • 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.

Relationships

  • Zak Herbstreit — Son
  • Allison Herbstreit — Wife
  • Chase Herbstreit — Son
  • Jake Herbstreit — Son
  • Tye Herbstreit — Son
  • Jim Herbstreit — Father

College

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (BS in Business Administration, 1993)

Details

  • Birth Place: Centerville, OH
  • Birthday: August 19, 1969, Leo
  • Profession: Football commentator
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