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National Signing Day Update: Renasant Signs Kirk Herbstreit

February 05, 2020

Twelve-time Sports Emmy Award Winner Joins Renasant as Branding Partner

TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI – Renasant Bank (the “Bank”) today announced that twelve-time sports Emmy award winner, television broadcaster and ESPN’s College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit has signed with the Bank as a brand partner and spokesperson. 

“Kirk Herbstreit is an American sports broadcasting icon, and we’re thrilled to add Kirk to the Renasant team as a brand partner and ambassador,” said John Oxford, Renasant’s Director of Marketing. “As one of the most recognizable names and voices in sports, we look to leverage Kirk’s professionalism, popularity and talent to drive excitement around the Renasant brand.” 

Kirk Herbstreit

Herbstreit will lend his talents to Renasant in a variety of ways such as digital and social media promotion, brand spokesperson, business development and content creation. In addition, he will aid Renasant in its partnership as the official bank and jersey sponsor of the newest Major League Soccer team, the Nashville Soccer Club.

“Renasant is one of the strongest bank brands in the South, and I’m excited to join their team as a branding partner,” said Herbstreit. “From their 190-plus locations to their award-winning products and services, I look forward to helping contribute to their future success, and I’m proud to be part of the Renasant team.”

Since 1995, Herbstreit has been a college football analyst for ESPN/ABC. In 1996, he joined Chris Fowler and co-analyst Lee Corso on ESPN’s College GameDay program making 2019 Herbstreit’s 24th season on this popular Emmy Award-winning studio show. Since 2006, Herbstreit has been the game analyst for ABC’s Saturday Night Prime Time broadcast. 

Herbstreit has won 12 Sports Emmy Awards including Best Studio Analyst, Best Game Analyst and Best Studio Show. Herbstreit has also called 12 National Championship games and 13 Rose Bowls, more than any other college football analyst. 

Herbstreit is a 1993 graduate of The Ohio State University, and is a former OSU quarterback and was the team captain for the 1992 season. He and his family reside in Nashville, Tennessee.


Top photo credit: ESPN Images

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