Life after football has already begun for retired New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl, but now his post-NFL career has taken a major leap forward with the announcement that he will join NFL on FOX in 2014 as a game analyst.
The hire was made official by FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Production and Executive Producer John Entz earlier this morning.
"We're really excited to have a former player with David's credentials join our team of NFL on FOX game analysts," said Entz. "Our sense is that he'll devote the same passion and preparation to his new career that he demonstrated in the trenches for 11 years, and he'll quickly develop to lead the next generation of NFL game analysts."
Diehl, who spent his entire 11-year NFL career with the Giants, was openly thrilled with his new hire — especially given that he only just stepped away from the NFL within the past few months.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to still be involved in the sport that I love so much and that has provided me so much in my life,” Diehl said in a news release. "Fox Sports has a tremendous team of talented analysts, and I’m excited to join them and add my knowledge and experiences to the mix.”
With his hire at FOX Sports, Diehl joins a growing list of former Giants to land a broadcasting/game analyst gig, which includes the likes of Pat Summerall, Frank Gifford, Phil Simms, Tiki Barber, Amani Toomer, Shaun O'Hara and, of course, Michael Strahan, who also works for FOX Sports.
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