Bob Griese Biography
Bob Griese is a former famous American football quarterback. Griese with the Purdue Boilermakers earned All-American honors before being drafted by the American Football League’s Miami Dolphins in 1967. He led the Dolphins to a then-record three consecutive Super Bowl appearances, including two Super Bowl victories in VII and VIII.
Later, Griese served for NBC Sports and college football for ESPN and ABC Sports as a television commentator, calling NFL games. Bob is one of three quarterbacks from Purdue to win the Super Bowl along with Drew Brees and Len Dawson.
Bob Griese Age
Bob Griese was born in Evansville, Indiana, United States on February 3, 1945. He is 77 years old.
Bob Griese Height
Griese is a man of tall stature and stands at an average height of 6 ft 1 inch (Approx. 1.85 m).
Bob Griese Education
He studied at Evansville’s Rex Mundi High School where he starred in football and basketball. Later, Griese enrolled at the University of Purdue where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
While there, Bob pitched for the Purdue baseball team, played guard on the Purdue basketball team, and played quarterback, kicker, and punter for the Purdue football team. His achievements during his college career in the College Football Hall of Fame gave him induction in 1984.
Bob Griese Family
Bob was born and raised by his parents Ida (Ulrich) and Sylverious “Slick” Griese in Evansville, Indiana. His father owned a plumbing company in Evansville and died in 1955 when Bob was 10 years old. He has a handsome brother called Bill.
Bob Griese Wife
He was married to his Purdue classmate called Judi Lassus in June 1967. The duo shared three sons including Brian. Judi was a nurse and died due to breast cancer at age 44 in early 198. Later, Griese married Shay, and currently live together in Jupiter, Florida, and Banner Elk, North Carolina.
Bob Griese Son
His son Brian played quarterback in the NFL. He founded Judi’s house in memory and honor of his mother who died when he was 12 years old.
Bob Griese Net Worth
Griese has an approximate net worth of $5 million.
Bob Griese Career
He was chosen as the fourth player by the AFL’s Miami Dolphins in the 1967 Common Draft. Bob threw for 2,005 yards and 15 touchdowns in his rookie year. Griese was an AFL All-Star his first two years with the Dolphins and received AFL All-Star or AFC-NFC Pro Bowl honors in six additional seasons.
While he never put up huge numbers, His leadership played an important role in helping the Dolphins compete in three consecutive Super Bowls, winning the latter two contests.
Bob has been an analyst of Miami Dolphins preseason TV broadcasts since 2002. In 2011, He joined the Dolphins Radio Broadcast team as a color commentator replacing former teammate Jim Mandich.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1984. Bob was also elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990 and inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1992.
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