Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Updated: May 15, 11:31 AM ET
Greg Buttle has served as co-host of ESPN New York's Jets Gameday pre-game and post-game shows since 2001. In 2010, he co-hosted New York Football Live with Bonnie Bernstein. In 2009, he co-hosted the station's weeknight series New York Football Tonight.
Buttle has also served as a co-host for a variety of ESPN New York programs and initiatives, including its 2009 live event/webcast Q-and-A with legendary coach/member of the Football Hall of Fame, Don Shula. Since 2006, the former Jet has also served as SNY's studio-based NFL analyst and appears on a number of SNY's Jets shows, including "Jets Extra Point", "Jets Nation" and SNY's Jets Draft Show.
Buttle is also an on-air, color analyst for WCBS Channel 2, for New York Jets pre-season games.
Buttle was drafted into the NFL in 1976 as the Jets' third round pick. During his 9-year pro career, Greg was recognized with many honors and was selected to the NFL All Rookie Team, picked as a NFL All-Pro Linebacker and honored as the Miller Lite NFL Man of the Year. Buttle was also named to the NY Jets All-Time Football Team.
Buttle is a graduate of Penn State University where he was a member of the National Honor Society, captained the Nittany Lions football team and received consensus All-America linebacker honors. He still holds every tackling record for a game, season and career while under the tutelage of Coach Joe Paterno. In 2001 he was honored with the Silver Anniversary "Butkus Award" as the most outstanding college linebacker in the country for the 1975 season.
Greg has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his commitment to the community including National Spokesman for the United Way.
Buttle is a long-time resident of Long Island. He and his wife Rita have two children: daughter Christina and son Gregory.