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Ben Leber: December 11, 2019
Ben Leber December 11, 2019
Retired NFL Linebacker, Broadcaster and Sideline Analyst
Ben Leber is a retired 10-year NFL linebacker who played for San Diego, Minnesota and St. Louis. He is currently working as a college football broadcaster for Fox Sports and for the Minnesota Vikings as a sideline analyst. Ben’s football journey began when he accepted a full-ride scholarship to Kansas State University in the summer of 1996. In his time at KSU, Ben was twice named to Big 12 All-Conference Teams, 3rd Team All-American team, ended up 5th in tackles in school history, graduated with a Business Degree in 4.5yrs and was named a team representative his junior and senior years. The work and sacrifice put in on the field paid off when the San Diego Chargers selected him in the 2002 NFL Draft as the 71st overall pick. In his four years with San Diego, he was named a 3x player representative, continuing to show his leadership ability he honed while in college. In 2006, Ben signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings, bringing him closer to his hometown of Vermillion, SD. In the five seasons with Minnesota, he was an important piece of defenses that ranked #1 in the NFL versus the run. He went on to play his 10th and final year with the St. Louis Rams.
As Ben moved away from life as a professional football player, he knew he wanted to stay close to the game. He began working for Fox Sports as a college football color commentator. He has worked his way up the ladder and now is a full-time analyst working nationally televised games for the Big 10, Big 12 and Pac 12 Conferences. He also maintains his life in Minneapolis and began contributing and later working for KFAN radio. He appears on numerous radio shows throughout the week mostly as a Minnesota Vikings/NFL insider. And this year concluded his second full season as sideline analyst for the Vikings Radio Network.
Ben has spoken to numerous groups, from elementary schools to corporations. Ben also gives his time to help numerous charities. He was the co-host of Taste of the NFL Super Bowl Gala for Super Bowl VII and was on the board for the St. Jude’s Legends for Charity event. He also proudly supports the U of M Children’s Masonic Hospital.
Aside from his working duties, Ben considers his greatest job as husband and father the most important. He and his wife of 15yrs have 3 kids; a daughter (10) and two son’s (7 & 4). They currently live in Edina, MN along with 3 dogs, 1 cat and a guinea pig.