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John Congemi
No. 15
Born: (1964-06-19) June 19, 1964 (age 57)
Youngstown, Ohio
Career information
Career history
As player
1987–1990Toronto Argonauts
1991Ottawa Rough Riders
1992Toronto Argonauts
1993Miami Hooters
1993Saskatchewan Roughriders
1994Baltimore Stallions
Awards1984 Fiesta Bowl MVP

John Congemi is a former Canadian Football League quarterback and current college football analyst for ESPN.

Congemi played quarterback for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team during 1982–1986.[1] He finished second all time in passing yards and led his team to the 1984 Fiesta Bowl. He won the game's MVP award, despite losing the game 28–23.[2]

After college Congemi played in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders, Saskatchewan Roughriders. In 1993, he also played part of the 1993 season with the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League. After the stint, he went back to the CFL to play for the Baltimore Stallions in 1994.

After retiring, Congemi returned to his native Florida, where he worked as a football analyst for SportsChannel Florida and WQAM. Congemi served as a color commentator for the Big East Network from 2000 to 2011. He has been calling ESPNU games since the network began in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ Writer, FRAN LaBELLE, Staff. "INJURY ENDS CONGEMI'S PITT CAREER". Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  2. ^ "13TH ANNUAL FIESTA BOWL". Fiesta Bowl. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "College Football Coverage Begins Early with ESPNU Spring Football". ESPN.