Dan Jiggetts

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Dan Jiggetts
No. 62
Position: Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1954-03-10) March 10, 1954 (age 61)
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 274 lb (124 kg)
Career information
High school: Westhampton Beach (NY)
College: Harvard
NFL draft: 1976 / Round: 6 / Pick: 161
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 98
Stats at NFL.com

Dan Jiggetts (born March 10, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American football offensive lineman. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1976 NFL Draft.


Early life[edit]

Jiggets grew up in Quogue, New York, and starred on the Westhampton Beach High School football team, The Hurricanes.

Collegiate playing career[edit]

A two-time first team All-Ivy offensive tackle, Jiggetts captained Harvard's first undisputed Ivy League Championship in 1975. Considered one of the finest lineman in the history of the League, he was named to the Ivy's Silver Anniversary All-Star Team and was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Hall of Fame. As an All-American player at Harvard University, Jiggetts was drafted in the 1976 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.

NFL playing career[edit]

He played for the Bears from 1976 to 1982, while holding an off-season position at the First National Bank of Chicago. During his NFL career, he played in 98 games.

Sportscasting career[edit]

Jiggetts was a co-host on "Monsters in the Morning" on CBS 2 Chicago in 2010. He is also a sportscaster for CSN Chicago and was the co-host of a daily morning show on the station. He has also worked for CBS and ESPN and hosted a highly rated radio show on WSCR in Chicago. In September 2010, he returned to WFLD-TV to anchor sports on Fridays and Saturdays.

He currently hosts several shows on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. They are Bears Blitz, Bears Pre-Game Live, Bears Post-Game Live, and Chicago Huddle where he and two others are in a Chili's discussing the upcoming Chicago Bears game since the show is on a Sunday.

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