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Kirk Herbstreit Biography

Birth Place:
Centerville, Ohio, United States
Profession
football commentator

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

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