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ESPN Announces It Has Hired A Former NFL QB As A CFB Analyst

A pylon at the CFP National Championship game.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

ESPN routinely brings back former players as analysts and announcers. Today, the network announced it has added a 12-year NFL veteran quarterback to its college football coverage.

Dan Orlovsky, who starred at UConn before playing in the NFL from 2005-2016, has been hired by the Worldwide Leader as a studio analyst and color commentator. Orlovsky will work alongside Clay Matvick and Paul Carcaterra calling games on ESPN and ESPN2 this coming season, the network announced.

He will also work in the studio during the season and appear on other ESPN programming such as SportsCenter and Get Up!.

"To say this is a dream come true for a kid born and raised in CT is an understatement, and I can't wait to get started," Orlovsky wrote in a statement on Twitter after the news became public.

After being released by the Los Angeles Rams in September 2017, Orlovsky did some work for NFL Network. He's well-regarded for his ability to break down the X's and O's of football.

In 12 NFL seasons, Orlovsky appeared in 26 games, making 12 starts. He threw for 3,132 yards, 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

A native of Bridgeport, Conn., Orlovsky still holds a number of records at his alma mater. He was a fifth-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2005.

You can view all of ESPN's recently-released television info for the 2018 college football season here.