They are the beauties among the beasts, the great-looking gals who roam the sidelines, interview the coaches and report on injuries.
For years this area was the domain of men but the big breakthrough for women – good looking ones – started with the head-turning Erin Andrews. The blonde bombshell also happened to be a heck of a reporter (I met her at a press conference and was quite impressed with her as a reporter) and from there is seemed there were pretty girls everywhere on the sidelines.
Then ESPN hired a former Miss Florida, Laura Rutledge, and made her a regular on the SEC Network. Today she’s off the sidelines and mostly in the studio hosting ESPN NFL shows and making appearances on the SEC Network. A lot of the current past and current female reporters are real-life beauty queens. One is Alley LaForce, who was the CBS college sideline reporter for many years and is now at the NBA on TNT; she was Miss Teen USA in 2005.
Here is PubClub.com list of college football’s hottest sideline reporters.
1.) Molly McGrath, ESPN
The Calforinia native looks like she probably came from the beaches of L.A., or San Diego, but in fact is from San Francisco. She attended Boston College and worked as a production assistant at ESPN before eventually bcoming a sideline reporter in 2016. She also occassionall hosts College Football Live. She also has a heck an eye for fashion. The girl knows how to dress!
2.) Katie George, ESPN, ACC Network
A former Miss Kentucky (2015), she played on the University of Louisville volleyball team. In the pageant, she advanced to the semifinals and made it into the top 11. Her grandfather on her mother’s side played football at the University of Kentucky for Bear Bryant.
3.) Jennny Taft, FOX
A college lacross player at Boston University she comes from an athletic family. Her mother competed as a speed skater and her father was capatain of 1976 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team team, Originally from Minnesota, she speaks fluent French.
4.) Alyssa Lang, SEC Network
The North Carolina native and South Carolina Gamecock is a sideline reporter, co-host of the network’s “Out Of Pocket” show and makes regular appearences on The Paul Finebaum Show and other SEC Network programs. Before joining that network, at First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida, home of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.
5.) Brooke Fletcher, Big 10 Network
The daughter of MLB player Scott Fletcher (15 seasons for several America League teams), Brooke spent much of her young life in Georgia. She was Miss Georgia in 2015 and competed against Katie George in the Miss USA contest. The Auburn graduate also works for Apple TV+ and Bally Sports.
4,) Studio Host: Kelsey Riggs ESPN/ACC Network
The Charleston Southern grad, where she was on the soccer team, hosts ACC Huddle, Nothing But Net and other studio shows for the ACC Network. She can also be found anchoring pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage from ACC games, so technically she’s not a sideline reporter. She is also a host of College Football Live.