Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Booger McFarland - Former NFL Player, Monday Night Football Analyst

THIS IS EPISODE 363 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Anthony “Booger” McFarland is a former NFL player turned analyst on ESPN’s Monday Night Football coverage.

After becoming a first-team All-American in 1998 with LSU, McFarland was selected in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played eight seasons with Tampa and won a Super Bowl ring in 2002 before being traded to Indianapolis in October 2006. He spent two seasons with the Colts and won another Super Bowl ring in ’06 before retiring after the 2007 season.

In 2014, McFarland began his broadcasting journey when he joined the SEC Network and ESPN. In 2018, he was named an analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football coverage.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk with McFarland about his role on Monday Night Football, how he got the nickname “Booger,” his story of faith, growing up without a dad in his life, how the loss of his mother tested his faith, and what coach Tony Dungy meant to him as a player and as a person.

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