Kelly Stouffer Biography and Career

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Kelly Stouffer became a part of the ESPN team in 2012, assuming the role of a college football analyst.

During his college years, Stouffer showcased his quarterback talents at Colorado State University, where he remains the all-time leader in passing yards. His skills did not go unnoticed, as he was chosen as a first-round draft pick in 1987.

In 1988, he achieved a rookie record with the Seattle Seahawks for the most passing yards in a single game. Throughout his NFL career, he also played for the Miami Dolphins and the Carolina Panthers before retiring from professional football in 1996.

Following his retirement, Stouffer returned to his alma mater, Rushville High School in Rushville, Nebraska, where he served as the head coach for three years.

His journey with ESPN started in 2003 when he began calling various games for ESPN Regional Television. Over the years, he took on roles such as a color analyst for college football on Versus and NFL Europe on the NFL Network in 2007. In 2011, he served as a studio analyst for the Mountain West Network, and eventually, he joined ESPN in his current position.

In 1987, Stouffer earned his degree in Agricultural Education from Colorado State. Presently, he resides on a ranch in northwest Nebraska, embracing his roots and continuing to contribute to the world of sports analysis.