College Football Analyst
Jon Berger, who joined ESPN in 2009, currently serves as a studio analyst for Goal Line – ESPN’s 12-hour show that runs each Saturday during the college football season providing live look-ins and analysis of the top games across the country that are in progress.
Previously, Berger was on College Football Overdrive on ESPNEWS and a game analyst covering the Big Ten, Mid-American and Western Athletic Conferences. Prior to ESPN, Berger began his broadcasting career at Fox Sports Net, and from 2003-05 he was a studio analyst covering the Big 12 Conference. He also served as a game analyst from 2006-08 for the Mtn. Network covering the Mountain West Conference.
Berger graduated from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in 1992, having previously completed the University College General Studies Program with summa cum laude honors. As a Buckeye, he was a Special Teams letterman and three-time University Scholar-Athlete.
Berger is a nephew of Jay Berwanger, who was awarded the first Heisman Trophy in 1935 for his outstanding performance at the University of Chicago and was the top selection in the first NFL draft in 1936.
Active in the Dallas Community, Berger is heavily involved in Project Next Generation – which focuses on youth being raised in poverty – and breaking the cycle. The program motivates young people to make good choices leading to brighter futures by combining mentoring, exposure to opportunity, choice making and contract/incentive. Berger is also an active contributor to the Wounded Warriors Project and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Berger was raised in Austin, Texas, attending high school in Centerville, Ohio. He now resides in Dallas.