Matt Stinchcomb joined ESPN in June 2009 as a college football analyst. He now teams with play-by-play commentator Tom Hart to call a game on the SEC Network each Saturday. Additionally, he appears on ESPNU studio programming throughout the week.
Stinchcomb began his broadcasting career in 2007 with Comcast Sports Southeast as an analyst and host. He has appeared as a commentator and college football expert on SportsNite and was a color announcer for the Georgia Bulldogs. He was also on SEC College Football Today on Atlanta radio AM 680 The Fan.
In 2007, he was an analyst on the Chick-Fil-A SEC Tailgate Show. Stinchcomb has also done pregame analysis and commentary for Fox Sports South and CBS in addition to being a co-host for Georgia Bulldog Radio Network AM 750’s postgame show Dawg Talk in Athens.
Prior to broadcasting, Stinchcomb was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. During his five seasons with Oakland, he was a starting guard, tackle, tight end and center, and he played in Super Bowl XXXVII. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004-06) and received the Ed Block Courage Award while playing in the NFL.
As an offensive tackle at the University of Georgia, he was a consensus All-America First Team in 1998 and a two-time All-American in 1997 and 1998. He was also named to the SEC First Team All-Decade Team for the 1990s.
At Georgia, Stinchcomb was the 1998 Academic All-American of the Year, Burger King Scholar Athlete of the Year and a two-time Academic All-America First Team. He also received the Wall Street Journal National Student Achievement Award and the Vincent DePaul Draddy Award.
He earned the NCAA Top Eight Award and the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, and was a Lombardi Award finalist. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Male Athlete of the Year for 1998 also was a two-time honoree of the AFCA National Good Works Team. In 2009 he was named as an SEC “Living Legend” and was also inducted into UGA’s Circle of Honor.
Stinchcomb is the president and founder of the Stinchcomb Family Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that supports public children’s charities. Together with his brother Jon, a right tackle for the New Orleans Saints, and former Georgia quarterback David Greene, he hosts “Countdown to Kickoff”, an annual children’s charity event at Georgia.
In addition to being a board member of the Georgia Transplant Foundation, Stinchocmb is also an FCA Regional Huddle Speaker; an annual Feed the Children food distribution organizer for Athens, Ga.; and a SouthSide Church High School small group leader.
Stinchcomb graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1998 from the University of Georgia with a bachelors degree in finance. In 2006, he completed the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program.
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