Los Angeles – With Super Bowl LI on FOX just around the corner, FOX Sports is making a major addition to its NFL roster. Super Bowl XLV champion Greg Jennings has joined the network as an NFL analyst, contributing to a number of FOX Sports studio shows. Jennings’ arrival is just in time for SUPER BOWL WEEK on FS1, an unprecedented slate of ancillary programming originating live from Houston’s Discovery Green during the week leading up to the big game.
SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, Skip Bayless made the announcement and welcomed Jennings to FOX Sports. Watch Jennings’ appearance here.
“We’ve been fortunate to have Greg on as a guest across many of our studio shows and have been incredibly impressed by his insight and ability to speak on a wide variety of topics,” said Whit Albohm, Vice President, Daily Studio Production for FS1. “His lengthy playing career and deep connections to the NFL make him an incredible asset to our team, and we are thrilled to have him at FOX Sports.”
Drafted in 2006 by the Green Bay Packers, Jennings immediately found success on the gridiron and was named to the 2006 PFWA NFL All-Rookie Team. His early accolades foreshadowed a successful NFL career, highlighted by his integral role in the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers at the close of the 2010 season. Jennings recorded four receptions for 64 yards and scored two touchdowns in the 31-25 showdown. A two-time Pro Bowler, Jennings recorded three consecutive seasons of 1,000+ receiving yards from 2008-10, and finished his 10-year career with 571 receptions for 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns.
During his playing career, Jennings dipped a toe into television, appearing on episodes of Criminal Minds, Royal Pains and The League, in addition to traditional sports television outlets. Following his retirement, Jennings began making regular appearances on a variety of sports shows, including FS1’s UNDISPUTED, where his insightful analysis established an immediate rapport with co-hosts Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, as well as moderator Joy Taylor.
“I am very excited to join the FOX Sports family,” said Jennings. “They’ve built a talented and creative group of people, from executives to on-air personalities, with a shared mindset of creating great programming for viewers.”
Beyond the gridiron and small screen, he is deeply committed to the Greg Jennings Foundation, a private family foundation that partners with Michigan and Wisconsin organizations in educating youth by providing the necessary resources in order to help them reach their academic potential.
A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., Jennings attended Western Michigan University where he was a breakout star, becoming just the 11th player in NCAA Division I history to record three career 1,000-yard receiving seasons. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Nicole, daughters Amya, Alea and Ayva, and son Aice.
SOURCE: FOX Sports Release