Formerly paid to PLAY football, now they get paid to TALK about it too: Football Players Turned Broadcasters

Formerly paid to PLAY football, now they get paid to TALK about it too: Football Players Turned Broadcasters

When an athlete's career is over, many of them contemplate what they will do with the rest of their lives. Many of them get into coaching and a smaller number of them become play-by-play announcers or color commentators on NFL telecasts. Some of them participate in studio panels as well. Let's see how well you can identify these players-turned-broadcasters! Lights, camera, action!

What NFL commentator played wide receiver for the Packers, Bills, and Raiders?

What former NFL QB who was famously injured in a Monday Night game later became an announcer on Monday night games?

What former Giants quarterback is part of a weekly in-studio group of commentators every Sunday during the season?

What former L.A. Ram allstar defensive lineman became an actor and then turned to announcing NFL games?

What former Super Bowl winning QB was a commentator on Monday Night Football?

What former Raiders lineman has served as part of a weekly in-studio group of commentators on Sundays for many years?

What position did current announcer Jonathan Vilma play in the NFL?

What former Cincinnati quarterback is part a weekly in-studio group of commentators every Sunday during the season?

What two former QBs are featured on an alternative broadcast of current Monday night games?

What former New York Giants star was an announcer on Monday Night Football for many years?

What NFL commentator played QB for multiple teams and went to the University of Delaware?

What former NFL defensive lineman became an announcer and then starred on the tv show Webster?

Where did former Saint and current broadcaster Drew Brees play his college ball?

What current NFL announcer played QB for the Cardinals, the Giants, and the Rams?

For what team did former QB Steve Young first play for in the NFL?

What former USC Heisman winner was a commentator on Monday Night Football?

For what team did current announcer/former player Nate Burleson play in the NFL?

How many Super Bowls did current NFL broadcaster Terry Bradshaw win during his playing days?

For what team did current NFL announcer Booger McFarland primarily play for in the NFL?

What position did current announcer Jason Seahorn play in the NFL?

Which of these former players is given credit for his amazing ability to predict the next play in a game?

What former Dallas Cowboys quarterback shared the booth with Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football?

Dan Fouts has been an NFL announcer for over 2 decades. For which NFL team did he star at QB?

Which of the following former Dallas Cowboy quarterbacks was NOT ever an announcer?

What distinctive facial feature does NFL announcer Michael Strahan have?

Formerly paid to PLAY football, now they get paid to TALK about it too: Football Players Turned Broadcasters

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.