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Mike Golic Jr.

Mike Golic Jr.
No. 67
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1989-09-28) September 28, 1989 (age 34)
Voorhees, New Jersey, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:West Hartford (CT) Northwest Catholic
College:Notre Dame (2008–2012)
Undrafted:2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2014 FXFL All-Star[1]

Michael Louis Golic Jr. (born September 28, 1989) is a broadcaster and podcast host. He was most recently affiliated with ESPN Radio (until February 8, 2022) and was an American football offensive guard. He played college football at Notre Dame. He signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Early life

Golic attended Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, where he was a standout lineman for the Northwest Catholic Indians high school football team.[2] He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.[2][3] He was named to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Class S all-state team in both his junior and senior season.[2][4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Mike Golic Jr.
OL
West Hartford, CT Northwest Catholic 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 260 lb (120 kg) 5.1 Feb 19, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 30 (OG)   Rivals: 8 (OL), – (National), 4 (Connecticut)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2008 Notre Dame Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  • "2008 Notre Dame Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  • "2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 1, 2013.

College career

Golic played college football at Notre Dame. On November 8, 2012, he was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District V team[5] and on December 6, 2012 he also was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Football Team along with his Notre Dame Fighting Irish teammate Manti Te'o.[6]

Professional career

Pittsburgh Steelers

On April 27, 2013, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent.[7] On August 31, 2013, the Steelers announced that he was among the players cut to reach their 53-man roster.[8]

New Orleans Saints

On May 10, 2014 the New Orleans Saints signed Golic to a two-year deal.[9] He was then waived from the Saints on June 2, 2014. Golic re-signed with the New Orleans Saints on April 16, 2015 and was released by the team on September 5, 2015.[10]

Montreal Alouettes

Following his release from the Saints, Golic took part in the Montreal Alouettes training camp. He joined the team on June 11[11] but was released prior to the start of the season.[12]

Arizona Rattlers

On September 25, 2014, Golic was assigned to the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (AFL). On November 11, 2015, Golic was placed on recallable reassignment.

Retirement

On August 19, 2016, while co-hosting The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, Golic announced his retirement from professional football.

Broadcasting career

ESPN Radio

As of April 4, 2016, Golic is the host of First and Last.[13] He was also a regular guest co-host of Mike & Mike (normally filling in for his dad), and subsequently became a regular on the succeeding program Golic and Wingo in November 2017. He also co-hosted "Weekend Observations" with Jon "Stugotz" Weiner from February 12, 2017 through February 4, 2018.[14]

On August 17, 2020, Golic Jr. and his new partner, Chiney Ogwumike, debuted their new afternoon drive radio show, Chiney & Golic Jr., on ESPN Radio from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Chiney Ogwumike left the show in the fall of 2021 to take over duties as a regular analyst on ESPN's NBA Today. Chris Canty took over her post. On February 8, 2022, Golic used his Twitter account to announce that he had worked his last day at ESPN.[15]

Personal life

Golic was born in Voorhees, New Jersey, to parents Mike and Christine Golic.[2] His father Mike Golic was a defensive tackle in the National Football League where he played eight seasons.[2] His uncle Bob Golic was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for fourteen seasons and was selected for three Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams.[2] His younger brother Jake Golic was a tight end at Notre Dame[2] and Cincinnati.

His father is the former co-host (with Mike Greenberg) of ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike; that show ended on November 17, 2017, and ten days later, Mike Jr. joined his father alongside Trey Wingo for its successor program, Golic and Wingo.

References

  1. ^ Football Gameplan's 2014 FXFL Awards. YouTube. November 11, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Notre Dame Fighting Irish Profile". und.com. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "Golic Jr. selected to play in All-American Bowl". pucciblognhr.blogspot.com. Retrieved October 26, 2007.
  4. ^ "2006 Connecticut High School Football All-State Teams". iwasallstate.com. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mike Golic Jr. and Manti Te'o Named Academic All-District". und.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Mike Golic Jr. and Manti Te'o Selected to Capital One Academic All-America® Football Team". und.com. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Steelers' 15 undrafted free agents include Golic's kid". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. April 27, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  8. ^ "Steelers release 22 players to reach roster limit". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  9. ^ Larry Holder, "New Orleans Saints agree to terms with guard Mike Golic Jr. on two-year deal", Times-Picayune, May 10, 2014.
  10. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce transactions to meet 53-man limit". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 6, 2015. Archived from the original on September 23, 2017. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  11. ^ https://montrealgazette.com/touch/story.html?id=9930133[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Montreal Alouettes Jamel Richardson Among Final Roster Cuts". La Métropole Sports. June 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "ESPN Radio Weekday Schedule Goes Fully Live with Debut of First and Last with Lundberg & Golic Jr. on Monday". espnmediazone.com. March 31, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  14. ^ "Weekend Observations with Stu & Jr. Archive". espn.com. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "Mike Golic, Jr. Archive". twitter.com. Retrieved February 8, 2022.
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