College Football Analyst
Brian Griese joined ESPN in 2009 as a college football analyst. For the last decade, Griese has been regularly seen on college football Saturdays calling prominent games for ESPN and ABC. He currently teams with play-by-play commentator Steve Levy, field analyst Todd McShay and reporter Molly McGrath. In addition to his regular season responsibilities, he also calls a New Year’s Six bowl on television, as well as a College Football Playoff game on ESPN Radio.
In 2018, Griese returned to the Denver Broncos booth after serving as a radio color commentator for two seasons (2010-2012) to call the team’s first three preseason games on TV with his college football booth partner, Steve Levy. Additionally, he has called a game during ESPN’s Monday Night Football season-opening doubleheader in 2018 and 2019.
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft, Griese’s NFL career spanned 11 years from 1998-2009. He also played for the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears and ended his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. An AFC Pro Bowl selection with the Broncos in 2000, Griese earned a Super Bowl ring with the team in Super Bowl XXXIII. He holds the single-season passer rating records for both Denver and Tampa Bay, and won the NFL passing title in 2000 with a QB rating of 102.9. Brian and his father Bob Griese are the only father/son quarterback combination in NFL history to both win Super Bowl titles. The elder Griese won back-to-back titles with Miami in Super Bowls VII & VIII.
Griese played quarterback for the University of Michigan, and helped lead the Wolverines in his senior season to an undefeated record and a share of the national championship. He was selected as the MVP of the Rose Bowl, passing for 251 years and three touchdowns in the win over Washington State.
A native of Miami, Fla., Griese graduated from Michigan in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Griese is founder and board chair of Judi’s House, a children’s grief support center in Denver, Colo., named in honor of his mother Judi, who succumbed to breast cancer when he was 12. Since 2002, Judi’s House has helped more than 9,000 youth and caregivers grieving a death find connection and healing.
He co-authored the book Undefeated with his father Bob, a Hall of Fame quarterback, which was published in 2000, about their lives through their undefeated seasons and living through the breast cancer illness and death of Judi.