Desmond Howard is staying at the Worldwide Leader in Sports. The former Michigan football star has agreed to a multiyear deal to remain at ESPN, the company announced Tuesday.
Howard has been with ESPN since 2005 as a college football analyst and is best known for his role on College GameDay. The 1991 Heisman Trophy winner will be with the network for years and also will start calling “select midweek games.”
“I am both excited and reflective as I embark upon my 13th season with ESPN,” Howard said in a statement. “When I transitioned from playing the game to talking about it for a living, I could not have landed on a better team than College GameDay, where I’ve been fortunate to learn from and grow with some of the very best in this industry.”
Added GameDay producer Lee Fitting: “The name Desmond Howard is synonymous with college football. Desmond has been a key part of our College GameDay family for over 10 years and will be into the foreseeable future.”
ESPN went through rounds of layoffs recently, cutting on-air and editorial talent.