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College Sweetheart turned into Wife; Net Worth of Kirk Herbstreit 2022

College Sweetheart turned into Wife; Net Worth of Kirk Herbstreit 2022

Facts of Kirk Herbstreit

Full Name: Kirk Herbstreit
Birth Date: August 19, 1969
Age: 53 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Commentator
Country: United States
Horoscope: Leo
Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)
WifeAlison Butler
Net Worth$4 Million
Salary$2 Million
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlonde
Birth PlaceCenterville, Ohio
EducationCentreville High School, Ohio State University
FatherJim Herbstreit
MotherJudy Herbstrei
SiblingsTerri Holmes
KidsZak Herbstreit, Tye Herbstreit, Jake Herbstreit, Chase Herbstreit
Twitter Kirk Herbstreit Twitter
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An American sports analyst and sports commentator, Kirk Herbstreit is considered to be the face of College Football. He currently works as the co-host for the College GameDay broadcast on ESPN. Also, he works as an analyst for ESPN and ABC.

Early Life of Herbstreit

On August 19, 1969, Kirk was born to parents Jim Herbstreit and Judy Herbstrei in Centerville, Ohio. His father Jim was a former player who worked as an assistant coach at Ohio State. Having American nationality, Herbstreit belongs to the white ethnicity. He has a siblings’ sister Terri Holmes.

He completed high school education from Centreville High School in Centerville, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. Herbstreit was enthusiastic about football during high school. He enrolled at Ohio State University located in Columbus, Ohio.

College Sweetheart turned into Wife

The lover met in the college for the first time. In college, he was the starting QB for the Buckeyes. But his wife Allison Butler was cheering on the team as a member of the Ohio State cheerleading squad. Since then the couple has been together. Kirk popped the question after dating for about four years.

Kirk Herbstreit with his wife Allison holding the awards
Caption: Kirk Herbstreit with his wife Allison holding the awards (Photo: Glamour Fame)

In 1998, he exchanged the wedding vows with his wife Allison Butler. Soon after their wedding, the couple looking to start a family. After 2 years of their married life, they became parents of twins son Tye Herbstreit and Jake Herbstreit. Kirk and Allison’s third son Zak Herbstreit born in 2002. The couple’s fourth son Chase Herbstreit born in 2006.

Kirk Herbstreit with his wife and their sons
Caption: Kirk Herbstreit with his wife and their sons (Photo: Greenville News)

He spends quality time with his family despite having a busy schedule. He is a family man who travels to different t places with his family. Also, he often attends his son’s games to support them. So he is having a blissful married life with his wife.

Why did His Family Force leave Ohio?

Kirk Herbstreit’s family was forced to leave Ohio when his home address was published in public. His popularity came after working as an analyst for various sports networks. Fans of Ohio State Buckeyes took exception to the fact one of their own was criticizing them on national television.

Kirk Herbstreit's sons picture
Caption: Kirk Herbstreit’s sons’ picture (Photo: The Tennessean)

His honest opinions vitriolic fans were making life difficult for Kirk and his family. He said there were cars passing his house daily, stopping near his porch, and driving off. After suffering his wife called him crying. Then the family moved from Ohio to their new home in Tennessee.

Net Worth & Salary of Kirk Herbstreit

The journalist Herbstreit has earned a massive net worth from his work. He receives an annual salary of $2 million as per the contract. As of 2022, Kirk Herbstreit has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He is one of the most decorated college football reporters.

Kirk Herbstreit sitting inside the car with his co-host
Caption: Kirk Herbstreit sitting inside the car with his co-host (Photo: YouTube)

Kirk still works for ESPN and earns a handsome sum of money. Also, he was involved in charity works spending millions of dollars for good causes. He actively took part in raising funds for programs such as the 2012 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and The Make A Wish Foundation Ultimate Sports Auction. He is living a life full of comfort out of his earning.


His height is 6 feet 3 inches i.e 1.93 m tall. While he stands at a weight of around 65 kg. He has blonde hair color with hazel eyes color.

Ended being Journalist

  • Kirk started his professional career as a footballer who played as a quarterback for the ELKS.
  • Also, he played for the Ohio State football team. He was unable to grab success in football.
  • After ending his football career, Herbstreit started his commentating career by joining the expert panel in ESPN College GameDay set along with Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, and Lee Corso.
Kirk Herbstreit hugging his player
Caption: Kirk Herbstreit hugging his player (Photo: Glamour Fame)
  • After leaving the ESPN network, he joined ABC Sports. He currently works for the network as an analyst for ABC Sports’ college football primetime series.
  • For his work, he won the nomination for a 1997 sports Emmy but failed to win the trophy.
  • Then he hosts weekly college football radio programs on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus.
  • In 2007, he worked as the panelist for the series “Who’s Now”.
Kirk Herbstreit working as a Commentator
Caption: Kirk Herbstreit working as a Commentator (Photo: The Spun)
  • For his excellent work in television programs covering college football, Kirk became the face of college football.
  • He is the provider of color commentary on college football games on ESPN and ABC.
  • Many fans praised Kirk for his excellent services in college football.