Mike Golic

Mike Golic
Mike Golic
Mike Golic sunglasses.jpg
Golic prepares to throw a pass while aboard the USS Russell (DDG 59).
Defensive tackle
Jersey #(s)
Born December 12, 1962 (1962-12-12) (age 48)
Willowick, Ohio
Career information
Year(s) 19861993
NFL Draft 1985 / Round: 10 / Pick: 255
College Notre Dame
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played 115
Sacks 11.5
Interceptions 3
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards
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Michael Louis "Mike" Golic (pronounced /ˈɡoʊlɨk/; born December 12, 1962) is a co-host of ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning and a former defensive lineman at Notre Dame and in the NFL. The NFL website lists him as 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and 265 pounds (120 kg).[1]

He is also an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2's NFL studio programming, as well as for the networks' college football coverage. Golic joined ESPN in 1995 as a reporter/analyst for Sunday NFL Countdown. Since then he has worked as the color commentator for the Arena Football League (1996–98, 2007–present) and the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars pre-season games (1995–98). In 1998, Golic began serving as college football analyst for ESPN and ABC, and was an original analyst for NFL 2Night (now known as NFL Live), the five-night-per-week news and information program on ESPN2.

Golic is also the host of the long running syndicated sports highlights, bloopers and gag fest called The Lighter Side of Sports.[2]


Early life and playing career

Golic was born in Willowick, Ohio and attended St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Golic is a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, majoring in finance and management. He served as captain of the football team during his senior season and also wrestled for the Irish.

Before working for ESPN Golic was a nine-year NFL veteran, playing defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins.[3] He recorded 11.5 sacks and three interceptions in his career. Golic admitted to taking corticosteroids (not anabolic steroids) briefly while recovering from an injury. Golic was selected in the tenth round in the 1985 draft, taken 255th overall by the Houston Oilers.[4][5]

Life after retirement

Broadcasting career

During his five years in Philadelphia, he began his television career with a weekly segment on the Randall Cunningham Show. He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his feature Golic's Got It. Prior to joining ESPN, Golic was a commentator for the now-defunct women's professional wrestling organization Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

Golic currently co-hosts Mike and Mike in the Morning with Mike Greenberg on ESPN Radio and ESPN2.[6]

Other appearances

On April 27, 2008, it was announced Mike Golic would appear alongside football's greatest players in the PS3 and Xbox 360 game, All-Pro Football 2K8.[7]

Mike made an appearance on ESPN's mini-series Tilt. He can be seen during the final episode eating a donut at the buffet table. Mike also appeared with Mike Greenberg on the TV series Guiding Light in 2008.[8]

Personal life

Golic's older brother Bob Golic also played at Notre Dame. He was a multi-time NFL All-Pro nose tackle and is currently a talk radio host Monday through Saturday on WNIR-FM in Akron, Ohio and co-hosts the Cleveland Browns television pre-game and post-game shows on Sundays on CBS affiliate WOIO-TV. Mike and Bob appeared with brother Greg on the May 28, 2009 of Mike and Mike in the Morning broadcast from Progressive Field in Cleveland. Their father Lou Golic also made a brief appearance. The three Golic brothers again appeared together on Mike and Mike on May 7, 2010, when the show broadcast from Progressive Field.

Golic currently endorses ESPN College Pick'Em for Dr. Pepper and the Nutrisystem program, with which he has lost more than 50 pounds.[9] He also endorses Tabasco hot sauce.

Mike resides in Avon, CT, approximately 12 miles from ESPN headquarters. During the February 20, 2007 broadcast of Mike and Mike in the Morning, Golic's 17-year-old son Mike called from Italy to reveal that he had verbally committed to play football at his father's alma mater, Notre Dame. The next season his other son, Jake, also committed to Notre Dame.[10] Mike and wife Christine also have a daughter, Sydney, who is a swimmer.[11]


External links

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