Mike Golic Biography, Age, Family, Height, Diabetes, Weight loss, Net Worth

Mike Golic Biography

Mike Golic(Michael Louis Golic Sr.) is a former co-host of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike,former co-host of Golic and Wingo, and a former National Football League (NFL) defensive lineman.

Michael Louis is currently co hosting a one hour weekly Draft king podcast with Jessica Smetana entitled Golic &Smetty.The podcast began in March 2022.

He has served as an analyst for pro Football Talk and the analyst for Westwood One’s broadcast of Thursday Night Football.This is after leaving ESPN in 2021.

He was also an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2’s NFL studio programming and the networks’ college football coverage. Golic joined ESPN in 1995 as a reporter/analyst for Sunday NFL Countdown.

Since then he worked as the color commentator for the Arena Football League (1996–98, 2007–present) and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars pre-season games “1995–98”.

In 1998, Golic served as a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC and was an original analyst for NFL 2Night (now known as NFL Live), the five-night-per-week news and information program on ESPN2.

He was also the host of the long-running syndicated sports highlights, bloopers, and gag show called The Lighter Side of Sports.

How Old Is Mike?|Age

Mike was born on December 12th 1962, in Willowick, Ohio. He is 60 years old as of 2022.

He attended St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Golic graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 as a finance and management major.

Who are Golic’s Parents

He was born into the family of Bob Golic and Dorothy Golic.His father also played football in the Canadian Football League. Moreover, Mike was raised up with two brothers Bob and Greg Golic, his older brother Bob was also a notable football player at the Notre Dame University.

As a professional NFL player, Bob bagged several All-Pro Nose Tackle honors from the NFL and presently, he is on WNIR-FM in Akron, Ohio as a talk radio host.

Bob also comes in as the co-host of the Cleveland Browns television pre-game and post-game shows.

At one time, he made a performance with his dad along with his two brothers Greg and Bob on his program Mike and Mike in the Morning which was broadcast from Progressive Field in Cleveland on 28th May in 2009.

Again, on 7th May 2010, 9th May 2012, and 31st May 2017, the Golic brothers showed up on the program Mike and Mike but this time without their dad.


Mike is married to Christine Golic. The couple got married in 1987 and their union is blessed with three children namely; Mike Jr, Sydney, and Jake.

The three kids attended the same Notre Dame University that their dad attended and both Mike Jr and his younger brother Jake played college football for the Notre Dame football team.

Furthermore, they both went professional and joined the NFL after college. Their sister Sydney pursued a career in swimming.

In April 17th 2022,Mike’s daughter Sydney Golic wedded the love of her life,Ben Braunecker.Mike Golic took it to twitter to congratulate his daughter and his now son in law.

In June 2022,Mike Golic became a grandfather.His daughter in law Jenny(Jake’s wife)gave birth to a boy whom they named Jackson.

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Mike Golic Kids

They have 3 kids namely: Mike Golic Jr(son) Jake(son) and Sydney Golic(daughter)Both of their sons are involved in football and their only daughter decided to pursue her career in swimming.

Sydney Golic,got married to the love of her life Ben Braunecker on 17th April 2022.Ben Braunecker is a former NFL player.

Mike Golic Height

He stands at a height of 6feet 5inches(195cm).

Besides, he has a weight of 120 kilograms(264.6lbs).

Mike has brown hair as well as his eyes.

In general, he has average body measurements.

Mike Golic Net Worth

Mike Golic has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2023.

Early Life

He served as captain of the football team during his senior season and also wrestled for the Irish.

In the 1985 NFL drafts, Golic was drafted by the Houston Oilers selected in the 10th round with the 255th overall pick.

He was an eight-year NFL veteran, playing defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins.

Additionally, Mike played in 115 games starting 49 games” and 5 playoff games during his 8 seasons in the NFL. He recorded 11.5 sacks and three interceptions in his career. Golic admitted to taking corticosteroids “not anabolic steroids” briefly while recovering from an injury.

Golic Life after retirement

Broadcasting career

During his five years in Philadelphia, he decided to begin his television career with a weekly segment on the Randall Cunningham Show. He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his feature Golic’s Got It.

From January 2. 2000 to November 17, 2017, he hosted Mike & Mike with Mike Greenberg on ESPN Radio and ESPN2. Ten days later, he started a show with Trey Wingo named Golic and Wingo, which also featured Mike Jr.

Other appearances
On April 27, 2008, it was announced he would appear alongside football’s greatest players in the PS3 and Xbox 360 game, All-Pro Football 2K8.

Golic made an appearance on ESPN’s mini-series Tilt. He can be seen during the final episode eating a donut at the buffet table.

Mike also appeared with Mike Greenberg on the TV series Guiding Light in 2008.

In 2015, Golic was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in the Outstanding American category, designated for those who have used wrestling as a stepping stone to success in other fields.

How Is Mike Managing Diabetes?

At the age of 42,Mike was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.Unlike his father who is also diabetic,Mike has decided to go public about his condition.

This way he has raised awareness of diabetes and pre diabetes.To manage his condition he has started a game plan and he is using technology to build his plans.

He has changed his diet thus reducing his weight.