SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 Networks today announced that veteran football analyst Yogi Roth signed a multiyear extension as the Networks retain one of its top talent in football. Roth will continue to provide color commentary for the Pac-12 Networks’ football telecasts along with regular in-studio appearances on Pac-12 Sports Report and special football programming. In addition to his on-camera work, Roth will continue his role as a producer/narrator on Pac-12 Networks’ docu-series The Drive.
Roth, an award-winning filmmaker, New York Times best-selling author and media personality, has brought both a unique and multidimensional perspective to his role with the Pac-12 Networks since its launch in 2012.
This past season, Roth contributed to several special presentations for Pac-12 Networks including live on-site coverage of Pac-12 Football Media Days from Los Angeles, Pac-12 Football Training Camp coverage, and pre and postgame coverage of the 2017 Rose Bowl. The veteran analyst also played an integral role in the Networks’ 2017 NFL Draft coverage with Pac-12 All-Access: Path to the Pros and Pac-12 Sports Report: NFL Draft Special. Roth called several Spring Football games ahead of the upcoming season for Pac-12 Networks in addition to the 11 regular season Pac-12 games he called last season.
“I’m thrilled to continue here and honored to help tell the stories of our incredible student-athletes and teams who represent our 12 universities,” said Roth. “I truly believe the people here at Pac-12 Networks are innovators, competitors and game-changers. I am extremely fortunate and proud to be a part of this team.”
Prior to Pac-12 Networks, Roth was a coach and member of Pete Carroll’s staff at USC, which developed Pac-10 champion quarterbacks Matt Leinart, John David Booty and Mark Sanchez. As a former walk-on football student-athlete at the University of Pittsburgh, Roth earned a scholarship and graduated magna cum laude prior to earning his master’s degree in communication management from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.
Roth has several media credits to his name across multiple mediums. He made his film directorial debut with the feature-length documentary “Life in a Walk,” an award-winning film which follows Roth and his father along the famous Camino de Santiago and that has been shown across the globe. He also co-wrote the book “Win Forever” (2010) with Carroll, which reached #7 on the New York Times best-seller list, as well as his own book, “From PA to LA” (2010). Roth has also directed the “Elite 11” documentary series, which was distributed by Bleacher Report and NFL Network. Roth regularly speaks around the nation and hosts a podcast titled “Life Without Limits.” He is a consistent voice on all Pac-12 campuses speaking to student groups on the concept of storytelling.