Ray Bentley Biography
Ray Russell Bentley is an author, broadcaster, and former professional American football linebacker. He is working as a Statistics Analyst for ESPN Television since January of 2020.
Ray Bentley Age
He was born on November 25, 1960, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ray Bentley Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Ray Bentley Parents
Information about his parents has not yet been disclosed.
Ray Bentley Wife
There have not been any details about whether he is married or not.
Ray Bentley Kids
There is no information regarding his children is known.
Ray Bentley ESPN News
Bentley has worked as an ESPN college football analyst. Bentley spent six seasons (1986-1991) with the Buffalo Bills and one year with the Cincinnati Bengals as a linebacker in the NFL (1992). Ray worked as an NFL analyst and play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports from 1998 to 2001, following his professional career. He was the general manager and head coach of the Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena Football League from 2000 to 2002. He then returned to NBC as a commentator for AFL games (2003-06).
Along with that, Bentley also worked as a play-by-play announcer for Buffalo Bills preseason games. He spent his first three years in professional football with the United States Football League’s Michigan Panthers and Oakland Invaders. Eventually, he joined the Buffalo Bills, where he spent six seasons, including the team’s first two Super Bowl appearances in the 1990s.
Additionally, Bentley’s career came to a conclusion in 1992 with the Cincinnati Bengals. He set the franchise record for longest kickoff return touchdown (75 yards). From 1998 to 2001, Ray was a member of the NFL on Fox’s broadcast team. He then left Fox for a position as head coach and general manager of the Arena Football League’s Buffalo Destroyers, which he held for two years before leaving.
Moreover, Bentley worked as a color commentator for NBC’s Arena Football League coverage from 2003 to 2006 and has done so for ESPN since 2003. Ray returned to the Buffalo Bills as a play-by-play announcer for their preseason television games, in 2007. He’s also on the board of advisors for the USFL’s resurrection. Bentley was a radio DJ on 107.3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 2009 to 2016. Ray is presently the defensive coordinator for the Byron Center Bulldogs, a high school football club.
Ray Bentley Books
Bentley has also written and published several children’s books featuring Darby the Dinosaur and Bubba Gator, including Shopping with Darby, Darby’s Christmas Adventure, Naptime for Darby, The Great Gator Princess, No More Hiccups, and Nobody said Happy Birthday.
Ray Bentley Salary
She earns a salary of approximately $87,000 annually.
Ray Bentley Networth
His networth has amassed to approximately $ 1 million