JON RITCHIE

Analyst, Pro Football Talk

Former NFL fullback Jon Ritchie is an NFL analyst for NBC Sports Group, appearing primarily on Pro Football Talk, NBCSN’s NFL studio program that airs weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Ritchie is a veteran of seven NFL seasons, split between the Oakland Raiders (1998-02) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2003-04), appearing in 94 games during his NFL career. Ritchie was the third-round (63rd overall) draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 1998 NFL Draft, and was the Raiders’ starting fullback in Super Bowl XXXVII against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Following his retirement, Ritchie entered the broadcast booth, providing analysis as a commentator on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, ESPN First Take, and SportsNation. Ritchie has also served as a color commentator on NFL Network’s NFL Europe coverage.

Ritchie began his collegiate career at the University of Michigan, before transferring to Stanford University following his sophomore year. He is a native of Mechanicsburg, Pa., where he attended Cumberland Valley High School from 1989-93, and led the high school football team to the state championship in 1992.