College Football Analyst
Former 12-year NFL tight end Anthony Becht joined ESPN for the 2013 season as a college football analyst on the American Athletic Conference Network syndicated game of the week.
Becht was previously a studio analyst on NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk. During the 2012 season – his first full year of not playing – he co-hosted a pre- and post-game show on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers radio network. As his career headed to a close, Becht also performed work for Sirius XM, SNY and other outlets, and was a standout at the NFL’s Broadcast Boot Camp.
A first round NFL Draft selection by the New York Jets in 2000, Becht also played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2005-07), St. Louis Rams (2008), Arizona Cardinals (2009) and Kansas City Chiefs (2011). From 2000 to 2010, he played in 152 consecutive games, which at the time was third amongst all NFL offensive players – behind Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.
At the end of his four-year career at West Virginia University, Becht ranked second among tight ends with 83 catches for 1,173 yards, with a 14.1 average of yards per catch and 10 touchdowns. He was an All-American honorable mention as a senior and was named All-BIG EAST Second Team as a junior and senior.
A native of Drexel Hill, Pa., Becht graduated in 2002 from West Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.