Joel Klatt Biography
Joel Klatt is a college football color commentator and Fox Sports‘ lead college football game analyst, working alongside play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and reporter Jenny Taft. In 2020, Joel served as the network’s lead XFL analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Curt Menefee. He played college football for the University of Colorado Buffaloes.
Klatt is considered one of the best players to have ever played the quarterback position at Colorado. He joined the program as a preferred walk-on in 2002 and set 44 school records as the Buffaloes’ starter between 2003 and 2005. Moreover, he became only the third player in school history to throw for more than 2,500 yards in his first season as a starter at Colorado, racking up 2,614 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Joel finished his Colorado career as the school’s all-time leader in passing yards(7,375), touchdowns (44), competition percentage (60.8), and completions (666). Notably, his 44 school records were the second ever by a Colorado student-athlete in any sport behind Byron White who set 51 as a halfback between 1934 and 1937.
Klatt’s college football career was delayed after he made a post-high school entry into professional baseball. He played two seasons for the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. After his graduation from Colorado, Joel joined the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints rookie mini-camps in 2006 and was later signed as a free agent by the Saints.
Joel Klatt Age
How old is Joel Klatt? Joel is 41 years old as of 2023. He was born on February 4, 1982, in Arvada, Colorado, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on February 4th every year and his birth sign is Aquarius.
Joel Klatt Wife
Is Joel married? Klatt is married to his lovely wife Sara Ordway since 2005 and has three sons. Klatt resides in Newport Beach, California, and enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
Joel Klatt Family
Klatt was born to his parents in Colorado, the United States. His father is Gary Clatt and he was raised along with his brother Jason Clatt. However, he has not disclosed further details about his family members. We promise to update you once the information is available.
Joel Klatt Height
Klatt stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs approximately 82 Kgs.
Joel Klatt Fox Sports
Klatt started broadcasting when he first filled in as an analyst on Friday night high school football games in the Denver area in the fall of 2006 for Fox Sports Rocky Mountain. Shortly after, Joel became a studio host for Fox Sports Southwest’s Saturday college football coverage from 2007 – 2008 and late rose to serve as a color analyst for Fox Sports Net in 2009.
Back in Denver, Colorado, Klatt used his baseball experience to work as a host for Colorado Rockies pre and post-game shows on Root Sports Rocky Mountain. Moreover, he hosted a series of sports radio shows in the Denver area from 2007 – 2012, including a popular program on the FM station 104.3 The Fan from 2011-2012.
Later, Joel left the Denver area and joined FS1 during its launch. He spent his first two seasons with FS1 and the Fox broadcast network as a full-time studio analyst for the station’s college football coverage, host of FOX NFL KICKOFF, and part-time game analyst. He primarily worked on Thursday night contests on FS1 as well as the 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game on Fox.
Before the 2015 season, Klatt was promoted to serve as Fox Sports’ lead college football game analyst, teaming with play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson. Notably, he also contributed to Fox Sports’ coverage of the US Open Championship from 2015 to 2019.
Joel Klatt Net Worth
Klatt has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. His income is mainly from his successful career as a football player and a sports analyst.
Joel Klatt Salary
Klatt receives an average annual salary of between $50,000 – $110,500.