THIS IS EPISODE 99 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Daniel Jeremiah is an analyst with NFL Network. He is also the co-host of the “Move the Sticks” podcast and contributes to NFL.com. Daniel will be a part of the NFL Network’s NFL Draft coverage starting Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET.
Growing up a “pk” (pastor’s kid) to well-known preacher David Jeremiah, Daniel’s love of sports came from his father and continued throughout high school and college, where he played quarterback at Appalachian State.
A former NFL scout with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, Jeremiah did work with ESPN prior to signing with the NFL Network and entering the media side in 2012.
On this episode of the podcast, Daniel shares about the six-week grind that is preparing for the NFL Draft, how ESPN’s Chris Mortensen gave him his first break coming out of college, getting to be a part of NFL chapel services as a kid with his father, and why Jesus is his savior.
My favorite moment of the weekend–This is a couple hours before the draft on Thurs night. When I was in college, I met Chris Mortensen and we instantly hit it off. I let him know early on how much I loved the NFL Draft. He was kind enough to let me intern for him at the Draft in 2000…it was a thrill to be a small part of my favorite event. Fast forward 17 years later– I found myself sitting at the main desk for NFL Network's draft coverage. I wouldn't have a broadcasting career without Mort's help and guidance. So, it was pretty special to share this moment with him. Love you Mort!!!
You can follow Daniel on social media on Twitter @MoveTheSticks and Instagram @MovetheSticks.
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