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Short Info

Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 25, 1960
SpouseKim Kiper
FactNFL draft analyst.

Mel Kiper Jr. (born August Melvyn Kiper Jr. on May 10, 1960) is an American football analyst for ESPN and has been one of the most recognizable figures in sports broadcasting for over three decades. Kiper was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Mel Sr. and Gertrude Kiper.

He has two sisters, Cindy and Debbie. Kiper Jr. grew up in Essex, Maryland and attended Calvert Hall College High School. He began his career in 1978 as a junior college football analyst for WMAR-TV in Baltimore.

In 1984, he joined ESPN full-time as an NFL draft analyst. He is widely credited with popularizing the practice of scouting and analyzing draft prospects. Kiper has served as a commentator on ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage since its inception in 1980. He is also a regular contributor to ESPN Radio and ESPN.

com. Kiper’s work has earned him numerous awards, including the National Headliner Award, the CableACE Award, and an Emmy Award. He was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 2006. Kiper is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

In addition to his work as a draft analyst, Kiper has also worked as a game analyst on ESPN’s college football broadcasts. He has also authored several books on the NFL draft and scouting. Kiper resides in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Kim, and their two children, Ashley and Trent. ..

General Info

Full NameMel Kiper Jr.
Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 25, 1960
ProfessionSports commentator, Analyst, Businessperson
EducationCommunity College of Baltimore County


SpouseKim Kiper
ChildrenLauren Kiper
ParentsMel Kiper Sr., Rheta Kiper

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1(After fellow analyst Merril Hoge disagreed with him on USC receiver Mike Williams being the best player in the draft) "I'll see you at his Hall of Fame induction."


1At the 1994 NFL draft, Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Tobin was told that Mel Kiper had questioned his team's choice of linebacker Trev Alberts over quarterback Trent Dilfer. Tobin responded, "Who the heck is Mel Kiper anyway? He has no more credentials to do what he's doing than my neighbor, and my neighbor's a postman." Kiper turned out to be correct as Dilfer ended up winning a Super Bowl with his hometown Baltimore Ravens while Alberts was out of the NFL after three injury-plagued and unproductive seasons.
2NFL draft analyst.
3ESPN sportscaster



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Arli$$1999TV SeriesMel Kiper Jr.
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Mike & Mike2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN Football Guru / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - ESPN NFL Draft Guru / ...
Year of the Quarterback2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Pardon the Interruption2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
2007 NFL Draft2007TV SpecialHimself
Two Days in April2007Video documentaryHimself - ESPN Draft Expert
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN NFL 2K52004Video GameHimself (voice)
2001 NFL Draft2001TV SeriesHimself - Draft Guru
2000 NFL Draft2000TV SpecialHimself - Draft Guru
1999 NFL Draft1999TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1998 NFL Draft1998TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1997 NFL Draft1997TV SeriesHimself - Draft Guru
1996 NFL Draft1996TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1995 NFL Draft1995TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1994 NFL Draft1994TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1993 NFL Draft1993TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1992 NFL Draft1992TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1991 NFL Draft1991TV SpecialHimself - Draft Guru
1989 NFL Draft1989TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1988 NFL Draft1988TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1987 NFL Draft1987TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1986 NFL Draft1986TV SpecialHimself - Draft Guru
1985 NFL Draft1985TV MovieHimself - Draft Guru
1984 NFL Draft1984TV SpecialHimself - Draft Guru

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Mike & Mike2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - ESPN Football Guro / Himself - ESPN Football Guru
Rome Is Burning2007-2009TV SeriesHimself

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