A former American football quarterback and current color commentator for Monday Night Football on ESPN, Brian David Griese had an illustrious career in both American football and as a commentator. His love for football began early in high school itself, and he was also playing football in college, Michigan.
Born in Florida, Griese has always played sports like football, basketball and golf. Former NFL Quarterback Bob Griese is the father of Brian. His early days of youth are replete with playing various sports day in and day out. He also played football at Michigan University for four years.
His skill set was so predominantly on the rise at that point that without the scholarship from Michigan, he still went on to decline scholarships from other universities. He even refused it from his father’s alma mater.
For some time in 1994, he was only restricted to do placeholding part, and he took over the quarterback in 1995. For the longest time during the return of Dreisbach, Griese was just on the bench with respect to his standing in the team.
However, he eventually replaced him. 1997 saw him become a starter and retain the position for a long time to come. He led the wolverines to a season of no defeat, and the national championship was theirs to behold.
Significantly though, the Wolverines were in for a hattrick against Ohio, and they won all three games in which Griese quarterbacked. In 2012, Griese was conferred to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
Being born on 18 March 1975, Brian Griese is 47 years old as of today’s date 2nd May 2022. His height is 1.83 m tall, and weight is 97 kg.
His grieving phase led him into many epiphanies, including one where he realized the need for a special space to be created for trauma healing and grief healing for children.
He came up with Judi’s House because of that. He founded a children’s grief center in Colorado to support grieving children and help them with their traumatic experiences and difficult emotions.
He is a Phi Gamma Delta fraternity member. Griese did his graduation from the University of Michigan in 1997. He and his father are a first in terms of father and son duo to win a Super Bowl in NFL History.
Together, they wrote a book named Undefeated that was released in 2000. The book carries their victories and the terminal illness of Griese’s mother and her death.
In the spring of 2004, Griese got married to a clinical psychologist, Brook McClintic. Their wedding happened in U.S. Virgin Islands, and they began dating when Griese was associated with Denver Broncos.
Annalia Rose is their daughter’s name, and she was born to Brian and Brook in 2006.
Griese has won the Big Ten’s Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award in 2014 and the Big Ten’s Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award in 2015. He became the first one to achieve both of the prestigious awards in the annual awards in their conference.
Brian Griese, ex-football quarterback and current color commentator for Monday Night Football on ESPN, earns $4,00,000 per year. His weekly earnings amount to $8,000 and monthly to $32,000. His total net worth is $15 Million as of May 2022.
Griese has not just been a sportsman with a dynamic career but has also been actively philanthropic with his many projects. His many associations with numerous groups of footballers have been a reflection of his talent and merit as a sportsman. His work with Judi’s House has been a great work of human kindness and empathy.