Boomer Esiason is a renowned American sports analyst, retired football quarterback player, and Network Color commentator. Boomer Esiason is known for playing fourteen seasons of the National Football League (NFL).
Early Life and Childhood
Boomer Esiason was born Norman Julius Esiason April 17, 1961. He entered this world in East Islip, New York, USA. He is currently 60 years old and has American citizenship. Likewise, as of his date of birth, his sun sign is Aries.
Moving on to his family members, he was born to his father, Norman Esiason, and mother, Irene Esiason. His father was of Norwegian and Swedish descent and a World War I veteran. Likewise, his mother Irene was a singer, dancer and pianist.
Boomer also has two sisters named Susan Esiason and Robin Esiason. As a child he enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball. He also kicked his mother in the stomach while she was pregnant with him, earning him the nickname Boomer before he was born.
He attended East Islip High School and Timber Point Elementary School. In 1979 he graduated from high school. In high school he played football, baseball and basketball. After graduating, he attended the University of Maryland.
Similarly, he was coached at the college level by Jerry Claiborne and Bobby Rose. He set 17 school records while passing 461 yards and 42 touchdowns. During his studies he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
working life and career
After college, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals and began his pro career in Maryland. With the 38th overall pick in the 1984 NFL Draft, he was selected in the second round. He made his NFL debut against the Houston Oilers.
He was the driving force behind the team’s 13-3 win over Houston. Three years later, he led the club to their second Super Bowl appearance, but they were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers. He received the 1988 NFL MVP award and was selected to the Pro Bowl while with the Bengals.
He was then traded to the New York Jets in 1993 for a third-round pick. In the 1995 season he was injured and suffered a severe concussion. He will not be able to play until November 19th. In 1996 he signed as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals. He considered retiring the next year but returned to the Bengals for another season. The Cincinnati Bengals won four of their five games with Esiason at quarterback. He had four 30-point games.
Esiason worked as a color analyst for USA Network’s biennial show while he was still acting. Blue Bloods, Game Plan, Spin City and Miss America are just a few of the TV shows and films he has appeared in. He also worked as a color commentator for ABC. Esiason recently presented the Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials for the fourth straight year, from 2012-2015. During his tenure as an NFL player, Esiason has won multiple trophies and is considered the 25th greatest quarterback of all time.
Boomer has made a lot of money from his soccer career. According to the wiki pages, he is currently enjoying an estimate net worth of $20 million.
Cheryl Hyde, Esiason’s wife and he had one child together. The couple married on May 24, 1986. They have two children: Gunnar Esiason, a son, and Sydney Esiason, a daughter (born August 15, 1992). At the age of two, his son Gunnar was diagnosed with the rare disease cystic fibrosis.
He has recovered and currently serves as the director of the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which helps people with similar health conditions. Sydney, his daughter, is a model and sports reporter. He and his wife live in Manhasset, New York.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Through his sporting career he has kept a fit and healthy body. Speaking of height and weight, this is him 6 feet 5 inches or 1.96 meters tall and weighs about 102 kg. He also has off-white hair and a pair of light brown eyes.
When it comes to his social media handles, he only has his personal account on Twitter. His Twitter account @7BOOMERESIASON has more than 224.8k followers. However, he also uses Facebook and Instagram under the name Boomer Esiason Foundation. He has over 28,000 followers on Facebook and more than 8.8,000 followers on Twitter.