Joel Klatt Bio: Records, Wife, Draft & NFL

Football is one of the best sports globally, and Joel Klatt is considered one of the powerful players among all others. It’s a fact that Joel is not an all-time player; however, his team was able to win different championships with his skills.

Coming from a sports family, Joel was always coached by his father from an early age which became the base for his flourishing career.

Besides football and baseball, Joel is equally engaged in building up his broadcasting career.

Klatt Posing on Ground
Joel Klatt Posing on ground

“My lifestyle wasn’t great in baseball, and I’m much happier now. After spending three years in the minors, getting a chance to play at Colorado was a dream come true for me.”

Quick Facts

Full NameJoel Klatt 
Birth DateFebruary 4, 1982
BirthplaceArvada, Colorado, United States
Age39 years old
Weight180 lb(82 kg)
Father NameGary Klatt
Mother NameUnknown
SiblingsYes (1 Brother)
EducationPomona High School
University of Colorado Boulder
ProfessionBaseball player
Football player
AffiliationSan Diego Padres
Detroit Lions
Fox Sports
Current AffiliationNFL 
Marital StatusMarried
WifeSara Ordway
KidsYes (3)
Net-Worth$1 Million – $5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
MerchColorado Buffaloes Apparel
Last UpdateNovember, 2021

Joel Klatt | Early Life, Family, and Education

Joel was born on February 4, 1982, somewhere in Arvada, Colorado, United States. He is the son of proud parents, Gary Klatt.

Sadly the information regarding his mother is still unknown at the moment. When talking about siblings, he has a brother named Jason Klatt, who is now a baseball coach at Mead High in Colorado.

Klatt’s father, Gary, worked as a baseball head coach in the Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado.

So during the early days or, let’s say, childhood period, Joel learned baseball from his father. 

Coming to the academic records of the commentator, he attended Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado, for his high school degree.

Upon completing a successful high school degree, Klatt joined the University of Colorado Boulder, where he studied a B.A. in economics.

Besides learning during his school and college, he showed much interest in sports activities. Although, not many details are available on how Joel spent his childhood; we can predict that he grew up creating beautiful memories with his family.

Joel Klatt | Age, Height, and Personality

As of 2021, Joel is 39 years old. According to the horoscope charts, he belongs to the sun Aquarius sign.

And from what people say, they are independent, intelligent, unique, and idealistic. So it seems that Klatt somehow matches his horoscope character.

Moving on, Joel possesses a dashing personality. In addition, he has an outstanding height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85m).

Similarly, with regular physical exercise and balanced diet food, Klatt weighs around 180 lb (82 kg). But, again, this is an average weight for a player like him. 

When talking about the physical appearance of Joel, he has blonde hair and a green pair of eyes. Sadly the information related to Klatt’s body measurements, shoe size, tattoos (if any) is not available at the moment.

Not to mention, the baseball player belongs to American nationality with Caucasian ethnicity group. Likewise, the religion Joel follows is still unavailable. 

Joel Klatt | Professional Career

Early Career

Joel always showed a deep interest in baseball from a very young age in his life. As mentioned earlier, he was coached by his father, Gary.

During the early stage of his life helped to win the Jefferson County league championship with a 9-3 record.

Likewise, on his senior level, with a record of 6–5 with 78–125 passes, 1,250 yards, and 16 touchdowns record, he helped to earn second-team all-state honors.

After playing as a shortstop in baseball, Joel earned first-team all-state in his senior year, which also helped his team win the first runner in the state tournaments.

During the four years at his high school, Joel played football, basketball, and baseball.

For the 2000 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, Klatt got drafted by San Diego Padres.

Moreover, after playing for Arizona League Padres, Joel led his team with 12 doubles and batted .209 with 1 H.R. and 15 RBIs. Later on, he moved to the University of Colorado to play with the big league.

College Career

After moving to the University of Colorado in his freshman year, he played in 3 games against Missouri and Iowa State. The following year Klatt played in the Quarterback position, which helped him set 19 records and 1 tie.

Moreover, Klatt helped to earn all Big 12 honors and Colorado’s John Mack Award too.

During the game with Washington state game, he suffered from a sprained shoulder injury that led him to miss two games against Florida State and Baylor.

However, after returning from the injury, he set a record against Kansas with 38–54 with 419 yards.

Klatt Playing for Colorado
Klatt Playing for Colorado

Joel started the 2004 season with 12 games with a 192–334 for 2,065 yards and 9 touchdowns. He continuously helped Colorado Boulder to win many titles, such as the Big 12 Conference North title.

Unfortunately, Joel’s college career came to an end in 2005. He was knocked out when he was being hit by Texas linebacker Drew Kelson in the Big 12 Championship Game against Texas.

Football Career

For the 2006 NFL Draft, Joel was not drafted; however, he attended the mini camps of the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints.

Luckily right after the mini camps, Joel signed the contract with New Orleans. But he was released from the Saints after 11 days of signing contracts on June 2, 2006.

Broadcasting Career

Joel started his broadcasting career in 2006 after he worked as an analyst on Friday night high school football games for the FSN Rocky Mountain sports network.

After that, he worked as a studio host in the Fox Sports Southwest for the Saturday college football coverage.

Klatt Jersey No 14
Klatt Jersey No 14

Klatt continued his successful career in broadcasting and became a color analyst for Fox Sports Net in 2009.

After that, he worked for Colorado Rockies and Root Sports Rocky Mountain. Klatt started hosting a series of sports radio shows from 2007-2012 in the Denver area.

While working with the Denver area, he hosted a program on an FM Station 104.3 from 2011-12. In August 2013, Klatt joined Fox Sports (FS1), where he spent two years.

Also, after joining Fox’s broadcast network, he spent two years there, where he worked as a full-time studio analyst for the college football coverage.

For the 2015-16 season, Joel worked as a digital host for the U.S.Championships. He also served as Curt Menefee’s color analyst on telecasts of the XFL. Joel also appears as a guest commentator in various sports network channels.

Klatt has appeared as a guest commentator on WJOX-FM, The Ticket 1310-AM, and 96.7-FM. Likewise, Joel is also seen hosting the college football season for FOX Big Noon Saturday alongside Gus Johnson.

As of 2017, the American broadcaster hosted a weekly podcast Breaking the Huddle with Joel Klatt, produced by Cadence13 and sponsored by Dr. Pepper.

Furthermore, he has worked with prominent broadcasters like Colin Cowherd. The two have talked about college football, their potential, and head coaches on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

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Joel Klatt | Wedding, Wife, and Kids

Many renowned personalities have some sort of love triangle in their life. Most have successful love and married life, whereas some end in disaster due to different misunderstanding. 

However, the renowned commenter, Joel, is a happily married man. He married his long-time girlfriend, Sara Ordway.

The couples tied the knot in May 2005. They are often seen roaming around the different parts of countries and spending the best part of their life.

Klatt with his Wife and Kids
Klatt with his wife and kids

After a few years of marriage, the couple is blessed with 3 sons together. However, the Klatt couple has not revealed the names and status of their children.

It is said that Klatt enjoys playing golf and spending quality time with his wife and son.

In general, Katt lives together with his wife and sons, and there are no rumors of divorce or separation in-between the Katt couples.

Joel Klatt | Net-Worth, Salary, and Personal Assets

There is self-evidence that Joel earns quite a satisfying amount of money from his professional career. From baseball, football, and broadcasting career, Klatt has successfully accumulated good net worth.

As of 2021, Joel’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $1 Million – $5 Million.

In the past few years, Klatt’s net worth and income source have been increasing rapidly. All the wealth amount has been made primarily through his football player and broadcasting career.

According to different sources, Joel’s annual salary is around $42,153-$109,815. When talking about the personal assets of the broadcaster, he has owned a house in Manhattan Beach, California, U.S., but he sold the house for $1.7 Million.

Besides that, Joel is quite a happy person and is seen spending holidays in different countries. But the information regarding personal assets of Klatt’s personal assets, bank balance, etc., is not available at the moment.

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Joel Klatt | Social Media Presence

As a media personality, Joel is exposed to a wide number of audiences. He has millions of fan following worldwide who await to see his broadcasting news on T.V.s.

Also, being a commentator is making it easy to increase social profiles as well for Klatt. At present, he is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

On Instagram, Klatt is available as joel_klatt making 24.5 K followers. Likewise, he has made around 170 posts on Instagram.

Most of his posts are related to his personal career. However, Joel also shares snaps of his wife and sons on Instagram.

Klatt is active on Twitter as @joelklatt, which he joined in March 2011. He has shared around 18.9 k tweets on Twitter and has around 202k followers. 

Moreover, the commentator is also available on Facebook with 17k followers. He mostly shares posts related to his professional career on Facebook.

Some FAQs

What was the Jersey Number of Joel?

Joel wore the Jersey Number of 14.

Where can I watch Joek Klatt’s mock draft?

You can watch Joel Klatt’s mock draft on Fox Sports.

How did Joel Klatt spark Ohio State vs. Oregon Debate?

The Oregon Ducks recently beat the Ohio State Buckeyes. However, moving on, the Ducks lost to the Stanford Cardinals. 

So, Klatt asked through Twitter whether the Ducks win against the Buckeyes should matter more than their loss to the Cardinals. This resulted in many fans chiming in to give their opinions on which team is better and who could beat who. 

What happened to Joel?

When playing for the Washington State game championship, Joel suffered from a sprained shoulder injury. 

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