Former Heisman Trophy winner and Davey O’Brien Award recipient Andre Ware joined ESPN in 2003 as a college football commentator. In 2014, he joined SEC Network as a game analyst, working with commentator Dave Neal and reporter Laura Rutledge.
Ware is also a regular contributor to College Football Live and other ESPN studio shows as an analyst and calls games on ESPN networks as well as ABC.
A native of Texas, Ware is also an analyst for Houston Texans radio, with broadcast partner Marc Vandermeer. Before joining ESPN, Ware was a commentator for CBS.
The quarterback for the University of Houston operating under the highly successful Run & Shoot offense, Ware won the 1989 Heisman Trophy as a junior. That season he threw for 4,699 yards and 46 touchdowns, setting 26 NCAA records. He also won the Davey O’Brien Award that year.
Ware entered the NFL Draft in 1990 and was signed by the Detroit Lions in the first round, the seventh overall pick. He played for the Lions (1990-93) and Los Angeles Raiders (1994). Ware also played for the Canadian Football League’s Ottawa Rough Riders, B.C. Lions and Toronto Argonauts.
In 2004, Ware was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.