Some people are simply good at whatever they do, and Mike Golic, the American-born ex-footballer, is no exception. He is a National Football League veteran who has demonstrated his innate skills in defensive tackling for three NFL teams.
After joining the Houston Oilers in 1985, Mike Golic joined the Miami Dolphins (his second NFL team) and then the Philadelphia Eagles, his third and final team before retiring from active football.
His retirement marked the beginning of his illustrious career as a radio and television presenter. He made his television debut with a weekly feature on the Randall Cunningham Show, which was held in Philadelphia. Later, Mike received an Emmy Award from the Mid-Atlantic Region for his show “Golic Got it”. In collaboration with Mike Greenberg, he hosted Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio for 17 successful years. Mike was a sports analyst at ESPN and also covered college soccer for the station. He hosted a gag show called The Lighter Side of Sports and worked as a color commentator for the Arena Football League.
Mike’s multi-talented talent also extends to wrestling; he has been actively involved in professional wrestling and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2015 in the category of outstanding Americans. To top it all off, Mike Golic is also a writer. Together with Mike Greenberg, he is co-author of a book entitled Mike and Mike’s Rules for Sports.
Mike Golic Salary and Net Worth
Mike is one of those celebrities who have amassed a lot of wealth through the practice of their career. A former NFL defender and former co-host of “Mike & Mike” on ESPN radio, he has led a life of prosperity since his time in the NFL and on ESPN radio. His estimated net worth, which is estimated at a handsome $15 million, stems largely from his career in football and journalism.
During his time on the ESPN payroll, he received an average annual salary of $5 million and has completed several assignments for companies such as Steven Singer Jewelers of Philadelphia and Tabasco Hot Sauce. We have no news about his cars and real estate, which are thought to be quite extensive.
His Family: Wife, Daughter, Son, and Brother
The ex-football player was born into the family of Christine Golic and Lou Golic, who also played football in the past. Mike grew up with two brothers, Bob and Greg Golic. His older brother Bob was also a remarkable football player at Notre Dame University. As an NFL professional player, Bob has earned several All-Pro Nose Tackle honors from the NFL, and currently, he is a radio host at WNIR-FM in Akron, Ohio. Bob also co-host the Cleveland Browns’ pre and post-game television shows.
Once, Mike Golic appeared with his father and his two brothers Greg and Bob on his show Mike and Mike in the Morning, which was broadcast from Progressive Field in Cleveland on May 28, 2009. Again, on May 7, 2010, May 9, 2012, and May 31, 2017, the Golic brothers appeared on Mike and Mike in the Morning, but this time without their father.
As for his love life, Mike is in a marital relationship with his wife Christine Golic, who has been married for over three decades. The couple married in 1987 and their union is blessed with three children, Mike Jr, Sydney, and Jake. The three Golic children attended the same Notre Dame University as their father, and both Mike Jr. and his younger brother Jake played college soccer for the Notre Dame soccer team. Both went pro and joined the NFL after college. Their sister Sydney pursued a career in swimming.
The Golic family currently lives in Avon, Connecticut. Mike and his wife Christine seem to live happily together, even though it was once common knowledge that he had a gay affair. The man has proven to be a caring and responsible husband. When his father-in-law died, he left his show for a while to feel sorry for his wife’s family. As for his previous relationships, there are no records to confirm the existence of a previous affair.
The veteran presenter was one of the well-built players in the NFL, his height is given as 1.82 m, and his last reported weight is 120 kg, which complements his tall stature.