ESPN College Gameday host Kirk Herbstreit gets paid a lot of money to talk about college football, whether on set or in the broadcast booth. He has some pretty strong opinions, too. There are very few instances where you see him left pretty speechless, but August 29, 2019, was certainly one of them.
Herbstreit joined Rece Davis, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard to preview the Clemson Tigers against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets before making their way to Texas for the first big show of the college football season.
Watching Clemson University honor their College Football Playoff National Championship was great. So was watching the No. 1 team in the country take care of business. But before the game, when the cameras went to Kirk Herbstreit’s twin sons before their first collegiate game will be something he will never, ever forget.
Watching Tye and Jake Herbstreit warm up before the football game is such a proud dad moment caught live on national television.
Kirk Herbstreit’s Twin Sons
The Herbstreit twins played high school football at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee before joining Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s program.
Jake Herbstreit, No. 37, is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback. Tye Herbstreit, No. 86, is a 5-foot-10, 165-pound wide receiver. The freshman duo of preferred walk-ons didn’t record any stats in the 52-14 blowout, but that didn’t stop Herbstreit, the father, from being very, very proud when the camera showed his twin sons.
“Oh yeah. There you go. How about that? That’s pretty cool. That’s pretty cool. That’s the first time they had the opportunity to be out here. Yeah, it’s pretty sweet. I can’t imagine what’s going through their minds tonight just being a part of this program.”Advertisement
— Kirk Herbstreit
No matter what happens during their careers with Clemson football team, the smile of college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who played quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes, says it all. That was definitely a cool, under-the-radar moment to kickoff the college football season.
You better believe he will be in the broadcast booth with Chris Fowler looking for his sons during warmups of the CFP National Championship Game between Clemson and LSU, too.
This post was originally published on August 30, 2019, but is too touching not to watch again.