Tedy Bruschi, the long-time star linebacker for the New England Patriots, will soon take the stage as an ESPN football analyst, the network announced Tuesday. Bruschi, who retired from the NFL in August, will provide commentary on ESPNBoston.com, the network’s new local sports site, and appear on “NFL Live,” “SportsCenter,” ESPN Radio and other ESPN platforms.
Bruschi was drafted by the Patriots out of college, in 1996. After serious health problems and a lengthy rehabilitation in 2005, he was named 2005 NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He also has a spot on NFL.com’s All-Interview Team for his ease with the press, so his move to television should come quite naturally.
“I hope to bring my passion and knowledge for the game as an analyst just as I did as a player. I look forward to the national exposure of covering the entire league while also having the opportunity to stay close to my roots here with ESPNBoston.com.” Bruschi said in a statement.
Norby Williamson, ESPN Executive VP of production, said that with the addition of Bruschi, ESPNBoston.com “will give New England sports fans a stable of authentic and familiar Boston voices.”