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Kirk Herbstreit    

ESPN College Football Studio Analyst

Herbstreit is a 1993 Ohio State graduate with a degree in business administration where he was a four-year Buckeye letterman as a quarterback (1989-92). As the starter and team captain during his senior season of 1992, he passed for close to 2,000 yards in an option-oriented offense, guiding OSU to an 8-3-1 mark, second place in the Big Ten, a Florida Citrus Bowl appearance and a No. 18 final AP ranking. For his efforts, he was named team MVP and most motivational player.

Herbstreit, who joined ESPN in September 1995 as a college football sideline analyst for ESPN2, is also a game analyst for ESPN's first-ever three-man college football commentator booth with Corso (analyst) and Mike Tirico (play-by-play).

Herbstreit's experience as a former standout Ohio State quarterback lends itself to providing insightful and entertaining analysis. His talents were quickly noticed, as after just two seasons he was nominated for a 1997 Sports Emmy Award as television' s top studio analyst, along with veterans Cris Collinsworth (eventual winner), Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw and Steve Lyons.

Herbstreit is widely respected for his no-nonsense analysis and fresh-out-of-the-game perspective. His weekly "On Campus" segment on GameDay features insightful one-on-one interviews with college football's impact players. He is a frequent contributor to ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. In 1997, he wrote a weekly in-season column - "Inside The Game With Kirk Herbstreit" - for The Sporting News.

Since 1993, Herbstreit also has been the host of "Herbie and Benz," a daily sports radio show on The Fan SportsRadio 1460 in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio State University flagship station. Kirk also co-hosts "Wall to Wall," a weekend sports wrap up show for WBNS-TV, also in Columbus. In addition, he served as a radio sideline reporter for the Ohio State University Football Radio Network during the 1993 and 1994 seasons.

Herbstreit previously worked Thursday night games for ESPN as a color commentator, and he is currently in the booth for Saturday night college football games on ABC and a weekly college football radio program on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus.

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