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Boomer Esiason

Boomer Esiason is a renowned American sports analyst, retired football quarterback player, and network color, commentator. Boomer Esiason is popular for playing fourteen seasons of the National Football League (NFL).

Early Life and Childhood

Boomer Esiason was born Norman Julius Esiason on 17th April 1961. He stepped into this world in East Islip, New York, United States.

By this, he is currently 60 years old and holds American citizenship. Likewise, as of his birth date, his sun sign is Aries.

Moving on towards his family members, he was born to his father Norman Esiason, and his mother Irene Esiason.

His father was of Norwegian and Swedish descent and was a veteran of WWI. Similarly, his mother Irene was a singer, dancer, and piano player.

Boomer also has two sisters named Susan Esiason and Robin Esiason. He used to like playing football, basketball, and baseball as a kid.

He also used to kick his mother’s womb when she was pregnant with him, earning him the nickname Boomer before he was born.


He went to East Islip High School and Timber Point Elementary School. In 1979, he graduated from high school.

He used to play football, baseball, and basketball in high school. He attended the University of Maryland after graduation.



Similarly, he was coached by Jerry Claiborne and Bobby Rose at the university level. He set 17 school records while passing for 461 yards and 42 touchdowns.

He got the Distinguished Alumnus Award during his academic years.

Professional Life and Career

Following college, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals and began his professional career in Maryland. With the 38th overall choice 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 victory over Houston. Three years later, he guided the club to their second Super Bowl appearance,

but they were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers. He earned the NFL MVP award in 1988 and was chosen to the Pro Bowl during his time with the Bengals.

Moving on, he was traded to the New York Jets for a third-round selection in 1993. He was hurt in the 1995 season and suffered a serious concussion. He won’t be able to play until November 19.

In 1996, he signed as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals. He considered retiring the next year, but he returned to the Bengals for one more season.

The Cincinnati Bengals won four of their five games with Esiason as a quarterback. He had four 30-point games.

Esiason worked as a color analyst for USA Network’s 2-year broadcast while still playing. Blue Bloods, Game Plan, Spin City, and Miss America are just a few of the TV shows and movies in which he has appeared.

He also worked as a color commentator for ABC. Esiason recently presented the Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials for the fourth year in a row, from 2012 to 2015.

In his tenure as an NFL player, Esiason has won several trophies and is regarded as the 25th greatest quarterback of all time.

Boomer Esiason

Caption: Boomer playing football (source: American Football Wiki – Fandom)

Boomer Esiason – Net Worth 2023

Boomer has made a huge amount of money from his football career. According to the wiki sites, he is currently enjoying an estimated net worth of $20 million US dollars.

Relationship Status

Cheryl Hyde, Esiason’s wife, and he had a child together. The pair married on May 24, 1986. They have two children: Gunnar Esiason, a son, and Sydney Esiason, a daughter (b 15th August 1992).

At the age of two, his son Gunnar has diagnosed with the uncommon condition cystic fibrosis.

He has recovered and currently serves as the director of the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which assists individuals with comparable health issues.

Sydney, his daughter, is a model and a sportscaster. He and his wife live in Manhasset, New York.

Boomer Esiason

Caption: Boomer with his family (source: The Boomer Esiason Foundation)

Boomer Esiason – Body Measurements

Being involved in an athletic career, he has maintained a fit and healthy body. talking of his height and weight, he is 6 feet 5 inches or 1.96 meters tall and weighs around 102 kg.

Similarly, he has grey-white hair and a pair of light brown eyes.

Social Media

When it comes to his social media handles, he has his private account only on Twitter. His @7BOOMERESIASON Twitter account has more than 224.8k followers.

However, he also uses Facebook and Instagram under the name “Boomer Esiason Foundation”. He has over 28k followers on Facebook and more than 8.8k followers on Twitter.