Showing the dedication and work ethic that made him an NFL star, former Dallas Cowboy fullback Daryl Johnston is now a successful sportscaster for FOX Sports, as a member of FOX’s No. 2 broadcast team along with seasoned NFL play-by-play man Dick Stockton. A true student of the game, Johnston’s keen analysis has been well-received, prompting the New York Daily News to report: “Johnston consistently delivers the most credible player’s-eye view of the game.”
Johnston joined FOX in 2001 after serving a year of duty as a game analyst for the NFL on CBS. He began broadcasting in 2000 during FOX’s coverage of the 2000 NFL Europe League season. His other broadcasting credits include co-hosting Inside the Huddle with Craig James on KDFW-TV (1996), The Daryl Johnston Show on KXAS-TV (1997), as well as the The Moose Call, a weekly radio show on KRLD/KLIF in Dallas for six years.
Nicknamed “Moose” by former teammate Babe Laufenberg, Johnston became a full-time starter in 1991 and was a key member of the Cowboys’ three Super Bowl winning teams (1993, 1994 and 1996). A two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1993 and 1994 (the first ever Pro Bowl Fullback), he played in 149 consecutive games, including postseasons. He finished his career catching 294 passes for 2,227 yards and 14 touchdowns, as well as 232 rushes for 753 yards and eight touchdowns. He had a career-high 50 receptions in 1993.
Johnston has contributed time to many charities including the Special Olympics, Children’s Cancer Fund, Cystic Fibrosis and Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT). He has served as honorary chairman for MDA’s “Aisles of Smiles” campaign, an organization he has served for over ten years, and for the American Cancer Society’s Gunslingers’ Ball. In 1999, Johnston’s numerous community service activities led to his nomination for the prestigious “Whizzer White Humanitarian Award.”
A second-round draft pick out of Syracuse University in 1989, Johnston was an All-America and All-Big East selection in 1988 while earning his degree in economics. Born on February 10, 1966 in Youngstown, N.Y., he now resides in Plano, Texas with his wife Diane, son Aidan, and daughter Evan.
Speaking Topics Include: Football, Motivation