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Saturday, February 20, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Chair, Moffitt Board of Advisors
Miami Dolphins Radio Analyst
Member, College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Bob Griese combined excellence in two distinct areas — on the football field and in the broadcast booth. He was a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Miami Dolphins and then became one of network television’s most respected football analysts.
As a collegian, Griese was a
After his outstanding collegiate career, Griese was drafted fourth overall as the Miami Dolphins’ number one pick in 1967. Known as the “thinking man’s quarterback” during his brilliant
Griese led the Dolphins to three straight Super Bowl appearances and
Griese, who became the 14th passer to join the NFL’s exclusive
“He’s probably the most unselfish guy I’ve ever been around,” said Shula. “He got as much of a thrill calling the right running play for a touchdown as he did connecting on a bomb. That’s just his makeup.” Dolphin founder Joe Robbie felt the same way, calling Griese “the cornerstone of the franchise.”
Following his retirement as a player, Griese took his football acumen to the broadcast booth, where he excelled as one of the most insightful football commentators in the industry. He spent 29 years on national television — five with NBC Sports’ NFL coverage and 24 seasons with ABC/ESPN covering college football.
Direct, frank commentary and skillful use of a telestrator during replays helped distinguish Griese as an insightful and enlightening analyst. He worked with the legendary Keith Jackson for 12 years on ABC’s weekly coverage of college football, broadcasting the sports’ marquee matchups nationally, as well as the Fiesta, Sugar, Orange and Rose Bowls and several National Championship games. During much of that time he also covered the Miami Dolphins’
Griese serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Moffitt Cancer Center. A senior member of the Orange Bowl Committee, he also is a devoted supporter of Judi’s House, a place where children who are grieving the loss of a loved one can go for support in Denver. He has endowed a football scholarship at his alma mater, Purdue University.
He is the father of three sons, one of whom, Brian, is a retired NFL quarterback. The two
The Grieses published a cookbook, GRIESE SPOON, with all the proceeds going to Moffitt Cancer Center and Judi’s House.