Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden, 53, is a former American college football player, football coach and current ESPN sportscaster. Gruden played football in college but never got very much playing time and graduated with a degree in communications in 1985. After graduating he was hired as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennessee from 1985-1986 which launched a lengthy sports coaching career. He was worked numerous coaching positions, such as tight ends coach, wide receivers coach, and head coach for teams such as the San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He earned the Buccaneers a Super Bowl title in 2003, defeating his team the Raiders that had traded him off the season before. At the time he was the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl title. He was fired from the Buccaneers in 2009 after 7 seasons with the team. In 2009 he was hired onto ESPN as a color analyst on its program Monday Night Football and covered postseason college football games for ESPN. In 2014 Gruden and ESPN signed a deal extending his broadcasting with the company until 2021. His input as a former college football player and former NFL coach makes him a valuable asset to any football game he commentates on and to ESPN.


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