Kirk Herbstreit born August 19, 1969, Centerville, Ohio is an Emmy Award-winning analyst for ESPN’s College GameDay, a television program covering college football and a provider of color commentary during college football games on ESPN and ABC.
Kirk Herbstreit: the man who is now widely recognized as the name and face of college football.
In 2008, 2010 and 2011 College Gameday won the Sports Emmy for Best Studio Show, for all sports.
Since 2006 Kirk, along with his partner, Brent Musburger, have broadcast ABC’s Saturday Night prime time college football game. Kirk and Brent have broadcast the last 6 Rose Bowls and last 4 National Championship Games.
In 2010 and 2011 Kirk won the Sports Emmy for Best Studio Analyst, recognizing Kirk as the best studio analyst for all sports.
Kirk Herbstreit appears annually as a commentator in EA Sports’ NCAA Football. He was a quarterback on the Ohio State football team. He saw action in a few games his junior season (including the bowl loss against Syracuse) and was the starting quarterback throughout his senior season.
In his high school quarterbacking days, he was the Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior for Centerville. He also was a standout baseball player.
Jim Herbstreit (Kirk Herbstreit’s father) had been a co-captain of the 1960 Ohio State team, and was later an assistant coach at Ohio State. When Kirk Herbstreit was named co-captain in 1992, the two became only the second father-and-son duo to have each been Ohio State captains.
Kirk Herbstreit graduated from Ohio State in 1993 with a degree in Business Administration. He currently lives in Franklin, TN, with his wife and four boys.