Meet Kirk Herbstreit's wife Alison Butler and their children

Joshua Rogers November 4, 2022
Meet Kirk Herbstreit's wife Alison Butler and their children
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Here’s what we know about Kirk Herbstreit’s wife Alison, and their four sons, Chase, Jake, Tye, and Zak, who have all played football to a decent standard.

Thursday Night Football has found a new home in 2022. The long-running show has moved to Amazon Prime, who have exclusive rights to televise 15 regular NFL season games this season.

Joining Amazon’s announcement booth are Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit. Herbstreit played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he was their starting quarterback throughout his senior season.

Herbstreit joined ESPN in 1996, where he has gone on to win five Sports Emmy Awards, establishing himself as a true legend of the booth.

What we know about Kirk Herbstreit’s wife Alison and their children

Kirk Herbstreit met his wife Alison Herbstreit (née Butler) at Ohio State during his college years between 1989-1993. Kirk was the school’s quarterback at the time while Alison was cheerleader for the team.

The couple dated for several years before tying the knot in 1998. Kirk and Alison have four children together, Chase, twins Jake and Tye, and Zak.

For a while they lived in Ohio and Nashville, but more recently returned to Ohio.

Alison isn’t active on social media but Kirk did post a Mother’s Day message with her and the children last year.

‘Happy Mother’s Day!’ Kirk wrote.

Kirk’s sons are big into football

The reason why the Herbstreit family returned to Ohio recently was to be close to their son Chase. Chase plays football for Cincinnati St. Xavier High School. 

All of Kirk’s sons are into football and have played to an extremely respectable standard. Both Jake and Zak played for the Clemson Tigers in college. However, Jake Herbstreit opted transferred to Ohio State University to focus on academic studies instead.

According to Jake’s Instagram bio, he is a summer intern on The Pat McAfee Show. Jake has 4,954 followers on IG with 13 posts.

His younger brother, Zak, who is a tight end, also joined him at Ohio State as a preferred walk-on in 2021 for the Buckeyes.

Chase once joined Lee Corso and dad Kirk on set during an ESPN College GameDay broadcast.

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Chase Herbstreit recently threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns for St. Xavier’s:

It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.