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Mike Golic Jr.

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Mike Golic Jr. is a prominent American broadcaster, podcast host, and former football player. Mike Golic Jr. worked as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2’s NFL studio programming, as well as for the network’s college football coverage.

Early Life

Mike Golic Jr. was born in Voorhees, New Jersey, the United States, on September 28, 1989. His full name is Michael Louis Golic Jr. He is an American by nationality and is currently 34 years old. According to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Libra.

Caption: Mike Golic Jr. with his parents and siblings (Source: Life of Dad)

The names of his parents are Mike Golic (father) and Christine Golic (mother). Additionally, his father is also a former football player who played defensive tackle in the National Football League where he played eight seasons.

Mike was raised along with his two siblings; a brother named Jake Golic and a sister Sydney Golic. His brother Jake is also a football player.

Mike Golic Jr. – Education

In terms of his academics, he attended Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, where he was a standout lineman for the Northwest Catholic Indians high school football team.

He was chosen to compete in the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. In both his junior and senior seasons, he was chosen to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Class S all-state team.

Later, he enrolled at Notre Dame and played college football. In November 2012, he was chosen to the Capital One Academic All-District V team and in December 2012, he also was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Football Team.

Professional Career

In the 2013 NFL Draft, Mike Golic Jr. was undrafted. Fortunately, he impressed the Pittsburgh Steelers, who, in turn, signed him as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2013. On August 31, 2013, the Steelers announced that he had been cut from their 53-man roster.

Later, he signed a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on May 10, 2014. He could not really impress the Saints and they waived him on June 2, 2014. On April 16, 2015, he re-signed with the New Orleans Saints and was waived by the team on September 5, 2015.

Caption: Mike Golic Jr. grabbing the football (Source: 247 Sports)

After this, he took part in the Montreal Alouettes training camp and he joined the team on June 11, 2015. However, he was released prior to the start of the season. Later, he was assigned to the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (AFL) on September 25, 2014. He was placed on recallable reassignment on November 11, 2015.

Moreover, he announced his retirement from professional football on August 19, 2016, while co-hosting ‘The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.’

Broadcasting

After his retirement, he started working as a full-time broadcaster. He was the co-host of ‘First and Last’ as of April 4, 2016. In addition, he was also a regular guest co-host of ‘Mike & Mike’ (usually stepping in for his father), and in November 2017, he became a regular on the succeeding program Golic and Wingo. From February 12, 2017, to February 4, 2018, he co-hosted ‘Weekend Observations’ with Jon “Stugotz” Weiner.

Caption: Mike Golic Jr. working as a broadcaster (Source: Land-Grant Holy Land)

Golic Jr. and his new companion, Chiney Ogwumike, begin their new afternoon drive radio program, ‘Chiney & Golic Jr.,’ on ESPN Radio from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on August 17, 2020.

Moreover, Chiney Ogwumike departed from the show in the fall of 2021 to become a regular analyst on ESPN’s NBA Today. Chris Canty has taken up her position. On February 8, 2022, Golic Jr. announced on Twitter that he had worked his final day at ESPN.

Net Worth 2023

As of 2023, Golic Jr.’s net worth is measured at $500k while his exact salary and income are yet missing at the moment. In addition, he has managed to live a comfortable lifestyle through his playing and broadcasting career.

Relationship Status

Mike Golic Jr. is married to his lovely wife, Christine. However, the exact information about their first met and their marriage date is still a mystery. With the marriage, the couple is blessed with three kids named Mike Jr., Sydney, and Jake.

There are currently no speculations of him having any affairs. Throughout his great career, he was never involved in any contentious problems.

Body Measurements

Caption: Mike Golic Jr. posing for a photo (Source: Players Bio)

This former football player is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 136 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of brown eyes with dark brown hair colour, and his other body measurements are unknown.

Mike Golic Jr. – Social Media

Golic Jr. is active only on Instagram. Whereas, there are over 51.5k followers on his Instagram page ‘@mikegolicjr.’ Other than this, he is not present on Facebook and Twitter.