Kirk Herbstreit
Kirk Herbstreit
Real Name/Full Name Kirk Edward Herbstreit
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Kirk Herbstreit
Birth Place: Centerville, Ohio, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 August 1969
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –193  cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 65 Kg
In Pounds – 144 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Jim Herbstreit
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Centerville High School
College: Ohio State University
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Alison Butter
Kids/Children Name: Chase, Zak, Jake, Tye
Profession: College football analyst
Net Worth: $6 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Kirk Edward Herbstreit is a popular American football analyst working for ESPN College GameDay. This is a television program which covers college football. He has also worked for ESPN and ABC as a color commentator for college football. He is also a television host and had won several awards for his works. He also played college football as a quarterback,

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Biography and Early Life

Kirk Herbstreit was born in Centerville, Ohio, on 19 August 1969. He is the son of Jim Herbstreit, who was a co-captain for the Ohio Team in the 90s together with Jim Tyrer. His father later became an assistant coach for Ohio State, with Woody Hayes as the captain. After Herbstreit became a co-captain in 1992, they became the second father and son duo to be Ohio State captains.

His father being a footballer, inspired him to start playing from a young age and continued in his high school and college years.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Kirk Herbstreit in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Kirk Herbstreit’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024 having been born on 19 August 1969. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 144 lbs in Pound and 65kg in Kilograms.


Herbstreit studied at Centerville High School. He used to play as quarterback of the Elks, and as a senior, he became the Ohio Gatorade Player of the year. He also played basketball and baseball. He was hired by Ohio State Buckeyes in 1988 after John Cooper was hired as a head coach.

He joined Ohio State University in 1989 and played as a quarterback for the four years until 1993. He was made a co-captain in his senior year. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Ohio State in 1993.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Kirk Herbstreit With Wife Alison Butter
Kirk Herbstreit With Wife Alison Butter

Herbstreit has been married once in his entire life. He met his future wife, Allison Butter, at Ohio State. She was working as a cheerleader when they met. They later got married in 1998. The couple is blessed with four lovely sons. Two of their sons are twins who studied at Montgomery Bell Academy and were athletes. They later attended Clemson University, where they played football.

Currently, he lives with his family IN Franklin, Tennessee.

Is Kirk Herbstreit Gay?

Herbstreit is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has no such rumors in his entire life. He has been married once and has four sons with his wife. They live together happily and are neither fighting nor having marital issues.

Professional Career

Herbstreit began his professional career in 1988 after John Cooper was hired as a coach. He became the first player to be committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes. After joining Ohio State in 1989 for his degree, he continues to be part of the Buckeyes. For the four years he spent at Ohio State, he emerged as a letter winner as the quarterback.

He started his career as a broadcaster in July 2007. He worked as a panelist together with Michael Wilbon and Keyshawn Johnson on the series “Who’s Now.” After his continued contribution to and ESPN magazine, he was hired to work as a color commentator for their Thursday Night Football show.

He started working with ESPN earlier in 1996 and worked as an analyst on College GameDay. He worked together with Rece Davis, David Pollack, Maria Taylor, Desmond Howard, and Lee Corso. Again he worked with Taylor as the analysts and sideline reporters of the ABC Saturday College football prime game.

In 2018, he replaced Jon Gruden for the ESPN NFL Draft for night one. Later, ABC acquired rights over the first two nights of this draft, Herbstreit moved on for the ABC coverage together with other GameDay colleagues.


Herbstreit has won various awards and nominations from his career. He was nominated for the 1997 Sports Emmy Award in the category of top studio analyst in television. He has also won the award on five different occasions. He has been three times Outstanding Studio Analyst, in 2010, 2011, and 2019. He has also been two times Outstanding Event Analyst, in 2018 and in 2020.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Kirk Herbstreit in 2024

Kirk Herbstreit Net Worth
Kirk Herbstreit Net Worth

As of 2024, Herbstreit has an estimated net worth of $6 million. His sports commentator job gives him an annual salary of $2 million. He has earned all this income from his commentator job, having worked for quite some time. With this wealth, he has bought a house for his family, where they currently stay.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He loves to be involved in charity works, including the 2012 Buckeyes Cruise of Cancer.
  • His name is used for the Kickoff Classic of Columbia to be Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic

Herbstreit has remained one of the most popular sports analysts known. He has been working with ESPN for quite some time. He is a very talented commentator who is celebrated by his fans all over the United States. He was a good football player during his school days before becoming a college football commentator.


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